Europe

Dana International Dana International to appear in Eurovision 60th anniversary show

Israeli diva, who won song contest in 1998, to participate in TV special Saturday marking six decades of celebrated annual competition. Dana International, who did Israel proud in 1998 when she won the European Song contest with the song Diva composed by Tzvika Pik to lyrics by Yoav Ginai, will be singing it again on […]

April 9, 2015
WATCH: Israel’s entry to Eurovision 2015

Teenager Nadav Guedj will sing ‘Golden Boy’ in English at the 2015 European song contest, which will be held in Vienna, Austria. The song that will be sung by the Israeli representative at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest premiered on Thursday night. Israel selected its representative for the international music competition through a reality show […]

March 13, 2015
TelAvivAward German LGBT magazine names Tel Aviv ‘The Place to Be’

Israeli metropolis honored as part of ITB Berlin trade tourism fair by one of Europe’s leading magazines for LGBT community. BERLIN – Despite its relatively poor attendance at the ITB Berlin trade tourism fair last week, Tel Aviv won a new prize and title during the event. The Israeli metropolis has been named “The Place […]

March 11, 2015
Photo credit: Rachel Herman 1-on-1 Interview with Israeli Designer Extraordinaire Aviad Arik Herman

We at SDM had the exclusive opportunity to speak to Israeli designer extraordinaire and official sponsor and designer for Miss Universe Sweden, Aviad Arik Herman. How did you get into design / fashion? For my second birthday I received a Barbie doll as a gift from the ambassador’s wife (we lived for 3 years in […]

February 5, 2015
Tracx Social enterprise platform Tracx raises $18m

The proceeds will fuel go-to-market capacity, product innovation and global expansion. Next-generation unified social enterprise platform provider TracX has raised $18 million in Series C financing led by Edison Partners, which is investing $10 million. The proceeds will fuel go-to-market capacity, product innovation and global expansion. Existing investors Flybridge Capital, Mousse Partners, Klingenstein, and Fields […]

February 3, 2015
VIDEO: A flock of starlings form spectacular flyover in Israel’s sky

After a long absence of some 20 years, short distance migrant starlings have started to return to Israel in 2012, a phenomenon experts find difficult to explain. A flock of synchronized starlings formed spectacular sights of ‘dancing clouds’ in the skies of southern Israel on Monday. The murmuration, a phenomenon when the synchronized flyover creates […]

February 3, 2015