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Rona Ramon– A Hero in Her Own Right

Rona Ramon– A Hero in Her Own Right

This video [1:06], published by ILTV Israel Daily news platform, reports on Rona Ramon, who passed away on December 18, 2019, at age 54. In 2003, Rona’s husband Ilan Ramon,

Beresheet: A Spacecraft to Inspire the Next Generation Of Israeli Youth

Beresheet: A Spacecraft to Inspire the Next Generation Of Israeli Youth

i24 NEWS, an Israeli international news channel, reports in this video on the motivation behind the creation of the Israeli Spacecraft, Beresheet. Though Beresheet ultimately crash-landed on the Moon’s surface

Remembering Israel’s First Astronaut: Ilan Ramon

Remembering Israel’s First Astronaut: Ilan Ramon

This video [01:53], published by the official YouTube channel of the State of Israel, commemorates Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. Ramon was killed along with his other crew members

Israel Boasts the Most Vegans Per Capita in the World

Israel Boasts the Most Vegans Per Capita in the World

This article, from the magazine Israel21c, reports that Israel has the most vegans per capita in the world, due to the initiative of the non-profit organization, “Vegan-Friendly.”  Vegan-Friendly’s leader, Omri

Idan Raichel: Bringing Collaborative Israeli Music to the World

Idan Raichel: Bringing Collaborative Israeli Music to the World

This exclusive interview (07:34) with iconic Israeli musician Idan Raichel (07:34) reveals his thoughts on the power of collaborative music, representing Israel abroad, and his solo career. Raichel is the

Israeli Musicians Strike a Note Abroad

Israeli Musicians Strike a Note Abroad

This video (03:20) explores the recent phenomenon of Israeli musicians making it in the international music scene, especially New York. Mentioning both established and up-and-coming musicians, the video discusses what

Moran Samuel: Israeli Para Athlete and Rowing Champion

Moran Samuel: Israeli Para Athlete and Rowing Champion

This article, from the online news magazine Israel 21c, reports on Moran Samuel, a world rowing champion and winner of the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Samuel, originally a

Static & Ben El On Their Success Abroad

Static & Ben El On Their Success Abroad

From the KTLA news channel in Los Angeles, this interview (02:07) puts the spotlight on Static & Ben El, an Israeli musical pop duo made up of Liraz Rousseau (Static)

Spacecraft Beresheet Proclaims, “Small Country, Big Dreams”

Spacecraft Beresheet Proclaims, “Small Country, Big Dreams”

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reports in this video, on the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s unsuccessful moon landing. Though SpaceIL, the non-profit organization which created Beresheet, was disappointed with the spacecraft’s

Spacecraft Beresheet — The Beginning of a New Era in Space Exploration

Spacecraft Beresheet — The Beginning of a New Era in Space Exploration

In this video [04:32], Tech Insider, the tech branch of Business Insider, provides background information on the Israeli spacecraft, Beresheet. At 1,290 pounds, and an expenditure of $100 million funded

Yarden Gerbi: Israeli World Champion in Women’s Judo

Yarden Gerbi: Israeli World Champion in Women’s Judo

This interview [02:42], published by the official YouTube channel of the State of Israel, features an interview with world Judo champion, Yarden Gerbi. Gerbi reminds viewers that though Israel is

The Story of Israeli Soccer Superstar Yossi Benayoun

The Story of Israeli Soccer Superstar Yossi Benayoun

This article, featured in “From the Grapevine,” a website offering positive stories about Israel, reports on Yossi Benayoun’s April 2019 decision to retire. Benayoun grew up Dimona, one of the poorest cities

Alex Shatilov: Israeli Artistic Gymnastics Champion

Alex Shatilov: Israeli Artistic Gymnastics Champion

“Love Israel” magazine, created to show the positive aspects of Israeli culture  regularly overlooked by the media, interviews artistic gymnast and Floor Exercise champion, Alex Shatilov, in this article. Shatilov made

Arab-Israeli Munas Dabbur: the highest paid Israeli soccer player in History

Arab-Israeli Munas Dabbur: the highest paid Israeli soccer player in History

  This video [02:39], published by the Israeli international news channel, i24 NEWS, features the Arab-Israeli Soccer star, Munas Dabbur, the highest paid Israeli soccer player in history. Dabbur, a

Sagi Muki: Israeli Judo Champion Proudly Represents Israel

Sagi Muki: Israeli Judo Champion Proudly Represents Israel

This video, published by the official YouTube channel of the State of Israel, spotlights Sagi Muki, an Israeli judoka (Judo expert) who has been training since age four. He hoped

Omri Casspi: The First Israeli in the NBA

Omri Casspi: The First Israeli in the NBA

This video [04:09], published by the Sacramento Kings after drafting Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to ever play in the NBA, shows his journey from Maccabi Tel Aviv to the NBA.

Shahar Peer: A World Class Tennis Player and Proud Jew

Shahar Peer: A World Class Tennis Player and Proud Jew

In this article, published by the major Jewish content website, Aish.com, Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer reveals the challenging and triumphant moments in her career.  While the rest of her competitors

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Music

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Lazer Lloyd: Rockin’

Lazer Lloyd: Rockin’

This video of a live festival performance features American-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist, Lazer Lloyd, one of the few artists playing Americana, folk and blues in Israel. Popular throughout the United

Noga Erez: Dance While You Shoot

Noga Erez: Dance While You Shoot

This is the official music video for the song that gained Noga Erez international recognition after it was used by Apple in an advertising campaign in 2017. Trained in jazz music,

Ester Rada: Life Happens

Ester Rada: Life Happens

This is the music video for the most famous song by Ester Rada, an Israeli singer of Ethiopian origins who has a unique cross-cultural sound reflecting Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul, and

David D’Or: Hagidi Li

David D’Or: Hagidi Li

This is music video for a Hebrew pop song by Israeli singer, composer and song-writer, David D’Or, Israel’s representative at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. A countertenor with a vocal range of

Balkan Beat Box: Move It

Balkan Beat Box: Move It

This is the official music video for a high-energy song by Balkan Beat Box, an Israeli musical group that plays a creative blend of Jewish, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Gypsy punk,

Orphaned Land: Norra El Norra

Orphaned Land: Norra El Norra

This is the official music video for a song derived from the Yom Kippur prayer service by Orphaned Land, a progressive Israeli heavy metal band that combines Jewish, Arabic and

Asaf Avidan: Reckoning Song (One Day)

Asaf Avidan: Reckoning Song (One Day)

This video presents the original version of the song which ultimately brought Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan to international success. Originally from Jerusalem, Avidan is best known for his unique voice,

David Broza: East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem (ft. Wyclef Jean)

David Broza: East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem (ft. Wyclef Jean)

This music video features Israeli superstar, David Broza, and Grammy award winning American rapper, Wyclef Jean, singing a duet about Broza’s coexistence project, “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem.” The  collaborative peace

Static & Ben El: Tudo Bom

Static & Ben El: Tudo Bom

This is the official music video for the English version of Static & Ben El’s hit song, “Tudo Bom,” featuring Colombian singer, J Bavlin. The Israeli pop duo, made up of Liraz

The Idan Raichel Project: Mi Ma’amakim (From the Depths)

The Idan Raichel Project: Mi Ma’amakim (From the Depths)

This music video presents one of the most popular songs from the Idan Raichel Project, a unique, intercultural, collaborative musical initiative that integrates musicians of different styles from around the world

Infected Mushroom: Becoming Insane

Infected Mushroom: Becoming Insane

In a combination of Spanish and English, this music video presents a popular song by Infected Mushroom, a successful Israeli musical duo comprised of Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani that

Yemen Blues: Um Min Al Yaman

Yemen Blues: Um Min Al Yaman

This music video presents the unique sounds of Yemen Blues, a blend of traditional Yemenite, West African, jazz, and funk music. Led by Israeli musician of Yemenite origin, Ravid Kahalani,

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Recipes

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Chef Einat Admony, the Ultimate “Balaboosta”

Chef Einat Admony, the Ultimate “Balaboosta”

Published by the Michelin guide to restaurants, this video [04:17] features Israeli chef Einat Admony, the owner of three highly successful restaurants in NYC, including “Balaboosta,” (Yiddish for an exceptional homemaker). Admony

A simple recipe for Homemade Pita

A simple recipe for Homemade Pita

Learn how to make Israel’s favorite and most versatile bread, pita, with this video [06:48] from Chef John on the Food Wishes channel. Though pita is often sold in stores,

Want to make Tahini? It’s Easy, delicious, and super healthy.

Want to make Tahini? It’s Easy, delicious, and super healthy.

Tahini, made from ground sesame seeds, is a nutrient-rich healthy dip which is very popular in Israel. This video from the Haaretz YouTube channel shows how quick and simple it

How to Make Israeli Salad

How to Make Israeli Salad

You’ll find Israeli salad in almost every restaurant, home, or family get together– it’s a staple in the quintessential  Israeli meal. Watch this video from Haaretz’s YouTube channel to find

How to Make Delicious Homemade Hummus

How to Make Delicious Homemade Hummus

This video [03:56], from Adam and Joanne’s inspiredtaste.net, reveals the secret to making fresh, homemade, creamy hummus. Bring the taste of Israel home with you by preparing this simple, easy to

How to make Shakshuka–easier than it seems

How to make Shakshuka–easier than it seems

This video [01:12] from the Haaretz YouTube channel, illustrates how to make the North African dish, Shakshuka, a flavorful mix of of spiced tomatoes, onions, red peppers, and poached eggs.To

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Anecdotes

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A Brief History of Yiddish Food in Israel

A Brief History of Yiddish Food in Israel

  This clip [02:13], from the documentary film, “Make Hummus Not War,” offers a brief history of Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) food in the Israel. Acclaimed food writers Janna Gur

What’s so Good About Israeli Breakfast?

What’s so Good About Israeli Breakfast?

Israel is known for its lavish breakfasts which include fresh salads, different cheeses, spreads, breads. Watch this video [01:10], published by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, for a taste of

Israeli Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Discusses his new dessert cookbook, “sweet”

Israeli Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Discusses his new dessert cookbook, “sweet”

This video [04:30] from “CBS This Morning,” features Yotam Ottolenghi, an Israeli chef who became successful through his London-based restaurants and award-winning cookbooks. Ottolenghi grew up in Jerusalem, served in

A Taste of Sarona Market’s Diverse Israeli Cuisine

A Taste of Sarona Market’s Diverse Israeli Cuisine

Explore Tel Aviv’s chic Sarona Market through four delicious cuisines showcased in this video [02:22], published by Israel’s official YouTube channel. Stop in for a lunch of locally sourced Rainbow

Traditional Moroccan Jewish Cuisine in Israel

Traditional Moroccan Jewish Cuisine in Israel

Moroccan Jewish culture has largely influenced Israeli culture, and one can see this clearly from the popularity of Moroccan food throughout Israel. This video, published by Israel’s official YouTube channel, features

Chef-Artist Moshe Segev breaks the mold

Chef-Artist Moshe Segev breaks the mold

The magazine,“From the Grapevine,” features this interview with top Israeli chef, Moshe Segev. Segev owns 11 restaurants in Israel, serves as the head chef at the prime minister’s residence, owns

16 of the Best Greatest-Hits Albums from Iconic Israeli Artists

16 of the Best Greatest-Hits Albums from Iconic Israeli Artists

A crash course in Israeli music from ISRAEL21c, this article presents a roundup of the best “greatest hits” compilation albums from Israel’s most influential artists throughout the decades. Highlighting the most

7 Israeli Singers to Watch in 2018

7 Israeli Singers to Watch in 2018

This article from ISRAEL21c presents a roundup of a few up-and-coming Israeli singers who are developing solid fan bases across the world, including electronic-pop artist, Natan Goshen, melodic duo, JonZ,

9 Popular Israeli Snacks You Should Try

9 Popular Israeli Snacks You Should Try

This article, from Israel 21c, an online news magazine reporting on a variety of current in events in Israel, covers nine top Israeli snacks: Bamba, Krembo, Bissli, pretzels (Beigel), Klik,

What Is the Most Popular Street Food in Israel?

What Is the Most Popular Street Food in Israel?

This video [01:43], published by the official YouTube channel of the state of Israel, highlights the most popular street food in Israel: shakshouka, felafel, and sabich, served around the clock

Shaya Restaurant: Where Modern Israeli Cuisine meets Southern Flavors

Shaya Restaurant: Where Modern Israeli Cuisine meets Southern Flavors

This video [04:50], from CBS’s “The Dish,” features acclaimed Israeli-American chef, Alon Shaya. Alon won “Best Chef” in 2015 and in 2016 his restaurant, Shaya, won “Best Restaurant” from the James

Award Winning Chef Michael Solomonov Popularizes Israeli Cuisine in the United States

Award Winning Chef Michael Solomonov Popularizes Israeli Cuisine in the United States

In this video [04:42], published by 70 Faces Video, a digital media channel dedicated to telling the story of the Jewish people, Michael Solomonov tells his moving story of how

Chef Nir Mesika Brings Modern Israeli Cuisine to NYC with his Successful Restaurant, Timna

Chef Nir Mesika Brings Modern Israeli Cuisine to NYC with his Successful Restaurant, Timna

In this video [02:32], Good Morning America features Israeli Chef Nir Mesika, the owner of Timna restaurant in NYC. Voted “Best New Restaurant” in 2015 by USA Today, Timna offers

Top Israeli Chef Eyal Shani Discusses His Israeli Cuisine Innovations

Top Israeli Chef Eyal Shani Discusses His Israeli Cuisine Innovations

This interview [04:42], published by My Jewish Learning, a nondenominational Jewish media platform, features Israeli celebrity chef, Eyal Shani. The owner of restaurants in Israel, Europe, and New York, Shani

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