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April 9, 2019 9:07 am
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Madonna to Perform at Eurovision Finals in Tel Aviv

JNS.org - The Michigan-born music icon Madonna will perform two songs, including one from her upcoming album, at the Eurovision Song Contest grand finale in Tel...

March 18, 2019 11:33 am
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Microsoft to Host Tel Aviv Eurovision Hackathon in April

CTech - A two-day hackathon dedicated to the Eurovision song contest will take place at Microsoft’s Tel Aviv tech hub in early April, Tel Aviv-based company...

March 12, 2019 3:32 pm
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Eurovision Co-Host Addresses Calls for Boycott of Show in Israel, Says ‘Leave Politics to Politicians’

Assi Azar, co-host of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, spoke out against activists calling for the cultural boycott of the singing competition, which will take place in Tel Aviv...

March 6, 2019 1:28 pm
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Israeli Mentalist Lior Suchard Impresses Jonas Brothers, Hints at Eurovision Act on Late Night Show

Famed Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard shocked the Jonas Brothers with his talents on Monday night during an appearance on "The Late Late Show With James...

February 12, 2019 12:06 am
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‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott...

February 6, 2019 9:04 am
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Yes to the Ayalon Bridge on Shabbat, But No to the Eurovision Song Contest

On September 1, 2016, I published an essay discussing the crisis about people working on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway on Shabbat. I argued that if it...

February 4, 2019 3:32 pm
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Israeli Culture Minister Calls on Eurovision Producers to Accommodate Shalva Band’s Shabbat Observance

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev asked the producers of Eurovision on Monday to accommodate the Shalva Band and its observance of Shabbat if...

February 3, 2019 12:51 pm
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UK Chief Rabbi Slams Anti-Israel BDS Movement Over Bid to Spoil Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has castigated the anti-Israel BDS movement over its effort to organize a boycott of the Eurovision competition set to be...

February 3, 2019 11:23 am
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Shalva Band Advances to ‘Rising Star’ Finals, Amid Looming Shabbat Controversy

The Shalva Band, an Israeli ensemble made up of eight musicians with disabilities, on Saturday night became the first group to advance to the final...

January 30, 2019 3:36 pm
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BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC had rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on...

January 16, 2019 3:38 pm
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Producers Reportedly in Talks With Madonna to Make Guest Appearance at Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop star Madonna...

January 14, 2019 12:36 pm
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Israeli Pop Star Turns Down Eurovision Performance Due to Rehearsals on Shabbat

JNS.org - One of Israel’s most popular singers, Omer Adam, has rejected an offer to perform at the international singing competition Eurovision because rehearsals for the...

December 23, 2018 2:07 pm
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Ireland’s Former Eurovision Winner Says Boycotting ‘Isn’t Always the Answer’ Ahead of Upcoming 2019 Contest in Israel

A past Eurovision winner who hails from Ireland recently denounced calls to boycott the singing competition next year that is set to be hosted by Israel,...

December 14, 2018 2:28 pm
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Report: Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest in Tel Aviv

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, famed mentalist Lior Suchard and actor Erez Tal are slated to host the 2019 Eurovision singing competition that will take place in...

Culture

Jewish Celebrities Share Passover Photos on Social Media

A number of Jewish celebrities took to social media over the weekend to share pictures from their Passover Seders and...

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Several top Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

DePaul University Professor Attracts Criticism Over Op-Ed Encouraging Israe...

A professor of ethics and philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago is facing criticism for supporting Israeli annexation of the...

Israel

Netanyahu Bodyguard Seen Carrying State-of-the-Art Chinese Anti-Drone Rifle

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bodyguards was seen on video Tuesday carrying an unusual weapon later identified as an anti-drone rifle. The video, published by Hebrew news site Mako,...

Middle East

Iran Lawmakers Authorize Firm Action Against US ‘Terrorist’ Act...

Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to "terrorist actions" by US...

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