March 26, 2014 |
The Rolling Stones have added a June 4 trip to Tel Aviv to the group's 2014 tour itinerary, the veteran band's first performance in Israel and the latest in a growing series of performances in the nation by major pop and rock acts. “We are thrilled to announce the first-ever performance in Israel by one of the most influential musical groups of all time, which further adds to an already dynamic lineup of performances and festivals taking place in Israel this year," Israel's commissioner for tourism, North and South America, Haim Gutin, said in a statement.
February 21, 2014 |
TEL AVIV - Before the Israeli rock band 9 Lives takes the stage, its members gather for a rowdy group hug. They slap one another on the back, jump a few times in unison and gulp shots of arak, a popular anise-infused spirit. The nine musicians have overcome crippling injuries and post-traumatic stress to arrive together at a popular Tel Aviv nightclub, where on this night they share billing with Israeli rock legend Ehud Banai. "This band keeps me alive," said 9 Lives vocalist Dekel Darchani, 37, who wears his black hair in a rockabilly pompadour.
February 1, 2014 |
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January 5, 2014 |
JERUSALEM - In an unusual show of strength by one of the weakest groups in Israeli society, thousands of African migrants demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest their treatment by the Israeli government. An estimated 10,000 migrants from African countries poured into Tel-Aviv's Rabin Square, chanting slogans that demanded human rights and opposed government policies aimed at discouraging them from staying in Israel by forbidding them from working and placing them in detention.
December 25, 2013 |
Amid controversy that has flared recently over calls for cultural boycotts agains Israel, the bands the Pixies and Soundgarden have been booked to play in June at a rock festival at a stadium in Tel Aviv, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports . Boycotts have long been a political pressure tactic advocated by some of the most intense critics of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians, and debate has intensified with this month's call ...
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November 26, 2013
Arik Einstein Israeli pop singer, movie actor Arik Einstein, 74, a beloved Israeli singer and cultural icon whose voice was called the soundtrack of a nation, died Tuesday at a hospital in Tel-Aviv after collapsing at his home. He died of an aneurysm, according to Gaby Barabash, director of Tel-Aviv's Ichilov Medical Center. Born in Tel-Aviv in 1939, Arik (Aryeh) Einstein was a star athlete as a teenager. When called up for military service in the 1950s, the nearsighted youth was barred from combat service and tried out for an army entertainment troupe, almost accidentally launching a career that would span 50 years and most of the nation's history.