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Israel’s rich cultural tapestry is a blend of traditional Jewish culture, local Middle Eastern culture, and the diverse backgrounds of Israel’s population, hailing from every corner of the world. Reflected in music, food, literature, art, and more, “Israeli culture” is a colorful combination of aromas, tastes, sounds, and sights that bring together ancient and modern to create something entirely unique. KKL-JNF’s educational and leadership programs celebrate Israel’s cultural diversity, promote creativity, and deepen the connection with Israel’s rich Jewish heritage.

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First Israeli Book to Win Man Booker Prize

First Israeli Book to Win Man Booker Prize

Published by i24NEWS, this news clip (1:52) celebrates Israel’s first win, and winner, of the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Israeli writer David Grossman and his English translator Jessica Cohen took

‘Fauda’ Star Explains Inspiration Behind Hit Show

‘Fauda’ Star Explains Inspiration Behind Hit Show

Co-creator and lead actor Lior Raz talks about his inspiration for the show ‘Fauda‘ in this interview (4:34) with Fox News. Based on the life experiences of Raz and other

Solomon Souza: Israel’s World Renowned Graffiti Artist

Solomon Souza: Israel’s World Renowned Graffiti Artist

This video (02:46) from i24NEWS introduces Solomon Souza, the world renowned street artist best known for his graffiti portraits of contemporary and historical characters on the shutters of the Machane

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s Award-Winning Debut Novel

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s Award-Winning Debut Novel

In this clip (6:53), Ayelet Gundar-Goshen speaks about her award-winning 2012 debut novel One Night, Markovitch. Gundar-Goshen is a relative newcomer on the Israeli literary scene, but her her work

10 Israeli Artists Making Their Mark on the World’s Canvas

10 Israeli Artists Making Their Mark on the World’s Canvas

This article from ISRAEL21c introduces ten Israeli artists adding their unique style and creativity to museums, public and private spaces around the world, including Yosef “Jojo” Ohayon, a sculptor, painter

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

A Taste of Israeli Fashion

A Taste of Israeli Fashion

Produced by Israel21see, this video (04:51) introduces viewers to the Israeli fashion scene that is taking the world by storm through interviews with Israel’s veteran and up-and-coming designers and visits

Borgore in his L.A. Studio

Borgore in his L.A. Studio

Israeli DJ Borgore is known for his over-the-top, jaw-dropping lyrics, videos, and musical style, but in this interview (7:02), you’ll see a softer side. Born and raised in Tel Aviv

‘Prisoners of War’ – the Precursor to ‘Homeland’

‘Prisoners of War’ – the Precursor to ‘Homeland’

In this short clip (1:44), Gideon Raff discusses his award-winning Israeli televisions series ‘Prisoners of War.’ The format for the series was sold to various international broadcasters to be adapted for

Guy Gerber on DJ-ing in Ibiza

Guy Gerber on DJ-ing in Ibiza

Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber talks Ibiza’s party scene in this clip (1:57). Consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, Guy Gerber has played some legendary live

Borgore on Being “the Most Hated Man in EDM”

Borgore on Being “the Most Hated Man in EDM”

In this interview (6:11) for Radio.com, Tel Aviv-born DJ Asaf Borger, or Borgore, as he’s known to most, spills his thoughts on Amy Winehouse‘s passing, his infamous feud with female

Becoming Infected Mushroom

Becoming Infected Mushroom

Get to know Infected Mushroom – one of Israel’s most popular psytrance bands – in this in-depth interview (9:28) with the 2 Haifa-born artists who started it 23 years ago. Over the

Beauty and the Baker

Beauty and the Baker

This is the trailer (1:56) for the Israeli series ‘Beauty and the Baker‘ that tells the story of an impossible romance between a penniless baker and an international superstar. As the

Israeli Sitcom ‘Nevsu’ Wins Emmy Award

Israeli Sitcom ‘Nevsu’ Wins Emmy Award

This i24NEWS interview (2:25) with ‘Nevsu‘ star Yossi Vasa and his wife Yarden touches on some of the real-life experiences informing the Emmy-winning series. The sitcom follows the lives of

Dror Mishani on His Early Literary Influences

Dror Mishani on His Early Literary Influences

Dror Mishani reflects on his early literary influences in this brief clip (1:21). Mishani is an up-and-coming Israeli crime writer and literary scholar whose award-winning novels have already won several

Q&A with Ofir Touché Gafla

Q&A with Ofir Touché Gafla

In this casual interview (8:21) put out by “On the Map”, meet Ofir Touché Gafla: a highly talented Israeli author with a cult-like following both in Israel and abroad. His

‘When the World Became White’

‘When the World Became White’

This Times of Israel article by reporter Mitch Ginsburg celebrates Dalia Betolin-Sherman’s work and budding contribution to the Israeli literary scene. Born in Ethiopia in 1979, Betolin-Sherman crossed the Sudan by

Israeli Premiere of ‘Hostages’

Israeli Premiere of ‘Hostages’

In this clip (4:04), hit Israeli TV series ‘Hostages‘ co-creators Rotem Shamir and Omri Givon chat with The Israel Bureau at the show’s premiere. Bought on paper by CBS before

Behind the Scenes of CBS’s ‘Hostages’ Pilot

Behind the Scenes of CBS’s ‘Hostages’ Pilot

In this behind-the-scenes look (3:15) at the pilot of CBS’s ‘Hostages‘, hear from the show’s executive producers and lead actors about some of the controversial characters and plot lines they portrayed.

Ari Shavit’s best seller wrestles with Israel’s complexity

Ari Shavit’s best seller wrestles with Israel’s complexity

In this PBS NewsHour interview (7:46), prolific author and reporter Ari Shavit shares some of his complex views on the Israeli-Arab conflict. Shavit, the former senior correspondent at popular left-leaning news outlet

Worldwide Success of Israeli TV Series

Worldwide Success of Israeli TV Series

Produced by ISRAEL21see, this video (03:36) explores why so many Israeli television series have been adopted by international producers, including interviews with industry leaders at the International TV Formats Conference in

Remembering Amos Oz

Remembering Amos Oz

PBS NewsHour pays tribute to one of Israel’s most internationally acclaimed thinkers and writers in this clip (3:26). Born in Jerusalem to European, right-wing Zionist parents, Amos Oz forged his own

‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari

‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari

This animated book summary (5:39) walks us through the New York Times bestseller by Israeli writer, historian, and professor Yuval Noah Harari. Recommended as a must-read by the likes of  Bill

Up Close and Personal with A. B. Yehoshua

Up Close and Personal with A. B. Yehoshua

Published by the Dan David Prize committee, this clip (3:14) introduces one of Israel’s most beloved and internationally acclaimed writers: A. B. Yehoshua. Yehoshua has been hailed by the New York

Aqua Creations: Lighting Up the World

Aqua Creations: Lighting Up the World

Produced by ISRAEL21see, this video (03:35) introduces Aqua Creations, an Israeli lighting design company that has can be found in hotels and museums around the world. Created by Ayala Serfaty,

Sigalit Landau: Bringing Salt Art from the Dead Sea Around the World

Sigalit Landau: Bringing Salt Art from the Dead Sea Around the World

From the American PBS News Channel, this segment (03:09) highlights the uniquely Israeli art of Sigalit Landau, a sculptor, video creator and installation artist who draws her inspiration from the landscape

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Attracts Art-Lovers From Around the World

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Attracts Art-Lovers From Around the World

Featuring tourists from all over the world, this video from ISRAEL21see (02:52) introduces the Amir Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, opened in 2012, which doubled the size

Mayumana: Bringing Israeli Creativity to the International Stage

Mayumana: Bringing Israeli Creativity to the International Stage

Produced by ISRAEL21see, this video (03:16) puts the spotlight on Mayumana, an internationally-acclaimed Israeli dance troupe that combines music, rhythm, dance, acting, singing, video art and humor in unique shows

A Quilt Exhibition Brings the Story of the Kibbutz Movement to the World

A Quilt Exhibition Brings the Story of the Kibbutz Movement to the World

Produced by Israel21see, this video (03:29) spotlights the Israel Quilter’s Association’s international exhibition, the story of the kibbutz movement to the world through a collection of 56 unique quilts created

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

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

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,

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Astrix @ Munay Festival 2017

Astrix @ Munay Festival 2017

This clip (2:12) from legendary Israeli DJ Astrix’s live set at 2017’s Munay Festival gives a taste of his unique progressive psychedelic trance music. Born in the USSR and raised

‘Davay Davay’ by Skazi

‘Davay Davay’ by Skazi

Get a glimpse of Israeli DJ Skazi‘s signature style in this live performance of the song ‘Davay Davay‘ (3:23). The band’s unique punk rock-psytrance combo emerged from front man Asher

‘Bella Ciao’ Resistance Anthem Mash-Up by Skazi

‘Bella Ciao’ Resistance Anthem Mash-Up by Skazi

This is DJ Skazi‘s modern mash up of ‘Bella Ciao’ (3:57) – an Italian folk song that has become an internationally-recognized anthem of freedom and resistance. Italian women working in the

Infected Mushroom at Tomorrowland 2018

Infected Mushroom at Tomorrowland 2018

Israeli psytrance duo-gone-band Infected Mushroom takes Tomorrowland in this snippit (4:20) from their live set there. Haifa-born Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani started making music together over 23 years ago and have

Borgore – Are You Sure Now?

Borgore – Are You Sure Now?

The song ‘Are You Sure Now?’ (3:04) gives you a taste of the EDM (electronic dance music) stylings of Asaf Borger, aka Borgore, the Israeli DJ with, probably, the largest

Infected Mushroom @ T.I.P. Festival 2015

Infected Mushroom @ T.I.P. Festival 2015

Israeli psychedelic trance duo Infected Mushroom performs live at 2015’s T.I.P. Festival in this clip (7:26). Listed twice in U.K.’s DJ Magazine as one of the world’s “10 Best DJs,” Infected Mushroom is one

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Avi Toledano: Hora – 2nd Place in Eurovision (Horragate, UK, 1982)

Avi Toledano: Hora – 2nd Place in Eurovision (Horragate, UK, 1982)

This video present’s Israel’s entry in the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest in Harrogate, United Kingdom, “Hora” by Avi Toledano,which earned Israel second place in the international competition. In this up-beat, nostalgic

Gali Atari & Milk & Honey: Hallelujah – Israel’s 2nd Eurovision Victory (Jerusalem, 1979)

Gali Atari & Milk & Honey: Hallelujah – Israel’s 2nd Eurovision Victory (Jerusalem, 1979)

This video present’s Israel’s winning song in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, “Hallelujah” by Gali Atari & Milk & Honey. The up-beat, optimistic song inspires people to unite

Netta: Toy – Israel’s 4th Eurovision Victory (Lisbon, 2018)

Netta: Toy – Israel’s 4th Eurovision Victory (Lisbon, 2018)

This video present’s Israel’s winning song in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, “Toy” by Netta Barzilay, a global symbol of feminism and diversity, described by some as the

Dana International: Diva – Israel’s 3rd Eurovision Victory (Birmingham, 1998)

Dana International: Diva – Israel’s 3rd Eurovision Victory (Birmingham, 1998)

This video present’s Israel’s winning song in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham, “Diva” by Dana International, a transgender woman and one of Israel’s most successful singers ever. The first

Medley of All of Israel’s Eurovision Songs (1973-2018)

Medley of All of Israel’s Eurovision Songs (1973-2018)

This video (07:25) presents short clips of each of Israel’s performances at the Eurovision Song Contest from 1973-2018. For a list of each of Israel’s entry’s to Eurovision, including the

Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta: A-Ba-Ni-Bi – Israel’s 1st Eurovision Victory (Paris, 1978)

Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta: A-Ba-Ni-Bi – Israel’s 1st Eurovision Victory (Paris, 1978)

This video present’s Israel’s winning song in the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” by Izhar Cohen and Alphabeta. The up-tempo disco song explores the way in which humans

Ofra Haza: Chai – 2nd Place in Eurovision (Munich, 1983)

Ofra Haza: Chai – 2nd Place in Eurovision (Munich, 1983)

This video present’s Israel’s entry in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest in Munich, “Chai” by Ofra Haza. The song earned Israel second place in the international competition for the second consecutive

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Guy Gerber and Sean Combs Present ‘11 11’

Guy Gerber and Sean Combs Present ‘11 11’

This documentary (8:13) features one of the oddest collaborative projects in modern music history – Israeli DJ Guy Gerber and hip hop superstar Sean Combs‘ 2014 album ’11 11.’ Gerber,

How to Create a Drum Groove with Guy Gerber

How to Create a Drum Groove with Guy Gerber

In this clip (2:16), learn how to create a top-notch electronic drum beat loop from the studio of world-renowned DJ and producer Guy Gerber. Originally from Holon, Israel, Gerber has

The Best Israeli DJs on the Tel Aviv Nightlife Scene

The Best Israeli DJs on the Tel Aviv Nightlife Scene

Love techno and trance? Check out TimeOut’s rundown of Tel Aviv’s most talented DJs. Some on this list, like Astrix and Guy Gerber, are seasoned “old-timers” on the scene, internationally

12 Israeli Shows to Binge-Watch Now that You’re Done with ‘Shtisel’

12 Israeli Shows to Binge-Watch Now that You’re Done with ‘Shtisel’

If you’re looking for some great Israeli TV to watch, check out Lior Saltzman’s rundown of her 12 favorite streamable Israeli series in this Times of Israel article titled ‘12

Behind the Scenes of the American Adaptation of ‘In Treatment’

Behind the Scenes of the American Adaptation of ‘In Treatment’

This clip (2:18) takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew from hit HBO drama ‘In Treatment‘ – the American adaptation of the acclaimed Israeli series ‘BeTipul.’ The program’s format,

Storyboard to Scene in ‘Euphoria’

Storyboard to Scene in ‘Euphoria’

This brief clip (1:15) walks us through the journey of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ from storyboard art to top-notch TV. Executive producer Sam Levinson worked through each scene with an artist before

Conan Interrogates ‘Fauda’ Star

Conan Interrogates ‘Fauda’ Star

This ‘Fauda’ spoof (2:02) with Conan O’Brien and Lior Raz is an entertaining comedy sketch based on the wildly popular Israeli television series. Originally broadcast locally in Israel, the show gained

Yuval Noah Harari on Fear Mongering

Yuval Noah Harari on Fear Mongering

Put out by Newsnight, BBC’s place for “ideas and debate,” this brief clip (2:11) of Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari offers a fresh, though controversial, insight into the psychology that drives

‘8 New Israeli Writers You Need to Read Right Now’

‘8 New Israeli Writers You Need to Read Right Now’

Looking for a good summer read by an up-and-coming Israeli writer? In ‘8 New Israeli Writers You Need to Read Right Now‘, Beth Kissileff has you covered. Meet the first

‘Euphoria’ – Rotating Room Scene Breakdown

‘Euphoria’ – Rotating Room Scene Breakdown

There’s more to the rotating room scene from episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Euphoria‘ than meets the eye, as you’ll see in this behind-the-scenes breakdown (2:08). Writer and executive producer Sam Levinson

Gal Gadot on The Tonight Show

Gal Gadot on The Tonight Show

This video clip (06:11) presents Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon, where she talks about how she almost gave up acting before landing the

Animated clip of Etgar Keret’s ‘Pipes’

Animated clip of Etgar Keret’s ‘Pipes’

Best-selling Israeli author Etgar Keret is lauded for his zany ingenuity, as you’ll experience in this brief scene (1:46) from the full-length movie Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story. Like most of

‘Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story’

‘Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story’

This is the trailer (1:19) for the hybrid documentary about the life and work of renowned Israeli author Etgar Keret. Producers Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm blend documentary filmmaking, fiction,

Israel State of the Art 2018

Israel State of the Art 2018

Produced by CultureBuzzIsrael, this video (02:31) presents clips of Israel’s most successful artists at home and abroad in the fields of film, music, visual arts, fashion, design, literature, dance, theatre,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Israelis Love Eurovision

Why Israelis Love Eurovision

In light of Israel’s 2018 victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, which resulted in Israel hosting the competition in 2019, this article analyzes why Israelis have always been such big

Israel Reacts to Netta’s Eurovision Victory

Israel Reacts to Netta’s Eurovision Victory

This i24NEWS segment (05:34) recaps the euphoric reaction in Israel to Netta Barzilai’s victory in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, including all night partying in the streets of Jerusalem and

Eurovision 2019: The Musical

Eurovision 2019: The Musical

Produced by KAN DIGITAL, the official Israeli broadcasting body for the Eurovision Song Contest, this satirical video features Eurovision co-host, Lucy Ayoub, and Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation reporter, Elia Grinfeld, welcoming

Netta Barzilai on Representing Israel & Bridging Gaps

Netta Barzilai on Representing Israel & Bridging Gaps

In this i24NEWS segment (04:13), filmed before her victory at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Netta Barzilai expresses what an honor and privilege it is for her to represent Israel on

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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

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,

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

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 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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