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The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic comes to town

The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic comes to town

This piece is sacred for this hall, for this orchestra” says the concert master of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Lev Klychkov, as we sit in the city’s magnificent Philharmonic Grand Hall. The hall was built in 1839; beautiful white columns, which emanate stability, as if saying that art is here to […]

Beit Lessin, Cameri neck in neck in nominations for Israel Theater Prizes

Beit Lessin, Cameri neck in neck in nominations for Israel Theater Prizes

The 2018 Israel Theater Prize Awards (ITP) will take place May 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Habima’s Rovina Hall with the Bet Lessin and Cameri theaters running neck and neck with 15 nominations each for the 12 major award categories, such as Play of the Year and Best Director/Actor/Actress. This […]

K‘s my choice

K‘s my choice

The memo that rock ‘n’ roll is dead apparently didn’t reach the capacity crowd at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, or the band they came to see. Belgian treasure K’s Choice arrived in their “second home” of Israel, as lead singer Sarah Bettens put it, to mark […]

Lag Ba‘omer with Jamiroquai sets Rishon ablaze, burns BDS

Lag Ba‘omer with Jamiroquai sets Rishon ablaze, burns BDS

Jamiroquai, the British acid-jazz-turned-techno-funk band from 1992, brought together two generations of Israeli fans Wednesday night in an evening of electric energy, epic tunes and groove at the Rishon LeTzion Live Park. After a number of Israeli bands gave warm-up performances, at around 9:30 pm, Jamiroquai‘s lead singer, Jason Kaye […]

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts – CNBC report

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts – CNBC report

WASHINGTON – China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports. The move, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in […]

Bonfire explosion in Jewish London neighborhood injures up to 30

Bonfire explosion in Jewish London neighborhood injures up to 30

About 30 people were injured following a bonfire explosion during Lag Ba‘omer celebrations in London, the British daily Express reported on Thursday. The explosion in Stamford Hill may have been caused by a mobile phone, according to the report.

Syrian rebels prepare to quit south Damascus

Syrian rebels prepare to quit south Damascus

BEIRUT – Buses arrived in south Damascus on Thursday to transport Syrian rebels from an enclave they have surrendered there, but some fighters in another besieged area near Homs kept fighting despite an agreement to quit, a war monitor said. The opposition still holds two large areas in the northwest […]

Bus crashes in northern Israel after driver was allegedly stabbed

Bus crashes in northern Israel after driver was allegedly stabbed

A bus crashed in Afula after the driver was reportedly stabbed in his upper body, according to Magen David Adom. MDA paramedics are providing the victim, who is in his 60s, medical treatment. The circumstances of the incident are unclear. This is a developing story.

Trump replaces White House lawyer in Russia probe

Trump replaces White House lawyer in Russia probe

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – Lawyer Emmet Flood, who advised President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, will assist President Donald Trump with Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russia‘s role in the 2016 election, replacing Ty Cobb, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday. The latest lawyer shuffle comes as the […]

As Trump visits State Department, Pompeo says N.Korea must denuclearize

As Trump visits State Department, Pompeo says N.Korea must denuclearize

WASHINGTON – North Korea must commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons program, new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a swearing-in ceremony at the State Department where he was strongly endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump. It was Trump‘s first visit to the State Department, where […]