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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Thursday, 6 July 2017, at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah Games.

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

"Dear Maccabiah participants,

Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.

I have two messages for you today.

The first is: Excel in sports; run, kick, jump, jump with the skies. Achieve everything you want and beyond what you want.

Now, I have personal experience in this. It's mixed. You see, I was pretty athletic when I was young and I tried out for the wrestling team. I broke my arm at 14.

Then recently, I thought I'd take a shot at soccer. I played in a soccer game of young Jews and Arabs in Israel. I broke my leg.

So, I cannot tell you, dear athletes, break a leg. I say: succeed, excel, win. You are all winners, you are all champions.

The 6th edition of the Beer Sheva International Fringe Theatre Festival will take place between July 11-13, 2017 in the Old City and the Beer Sheva Fringe Theatre.

The Romanian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv supports the presence of the theatre and dance performance“Zic Zac”, directed by Andrea Gavriliu, as part of the international program of the festival.The performances will take place on July 12th, 2017, at 18:00 and 21:30 at the Beer Sheva Fringe Theatre (15 Anielewicz st, Old City).

Tickets: telephone - 08-6466657 oronline https://www.iffb7.com/en/zic_zac_-_romania/#show_list

”Zic Zac”

Director: Andrea Gavriliu

Cast: Andrea Gavriliu, Ștefan Lupu, Gabriel Costin

Scenography: Andreea Săndulescu

Light design: George Rotaru

Duration: 65 minute

Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSzCMIP8AI

Synopsis: Him and her in a nightclub. Against their will, they become the puppets of the DJ which influences through music their entire being. It starts as a paring ritual and slowly makes them give off all of their inhibitions, frustrations, hidden passions and fears until they are fully unleashed and ready to lose themselves in each other’s beings.

Zic Zac is our generation's performance. It speaks about a relationship's steps: likes and dislikes, brutish kickoffs and philosophical debates, sensibility and cruelty, personal fears and the need to find our other half. All these are embedded in a psychedelic trip full of humor and especially MUSIC!

An annual multi-disciplinary festival, which takes place the 7th year in a row, the Beer Sheva International Fringe Theatre Festival has become the biggest cultural event in the south of Israel. During the festival, 40 shows and over 200 artists will take part in the three days of performance program.

The artistic program presents a unique line of original, critical and diverse work, combining original productions, the best of fringe theatre productions, premieres that were created especially for the festival, and a selection of international shows that provide a fascinating and contemporary look at independent art.

During the festival, the audience will be able to enjoy street theater from Spain, a French street circus, Romanian dance show, and a highly acclaimed show from Austria. In addition, there will be music performances by Lola Marsh and Shafita, children's plays in the form of stage adaptation for literary classics such as The Little Prince and The Sixteenth Sheep, and street performances by local artists.

More details about the festival and complete program: https://www.iffb7.com/en/

 Romanian show “Zic Zac”, director: Andrea Gavriliu, at the Beer Sheva International Fringe Theatre Festival, July 12th, 2017 at 18:00 and 21:30





A unique event of the 51st Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival (May 30th – June 3rd 2017) was Ensemble PHOENIX' “A Brazilian Requiem for a Portuguese Queen”, taking place at the Kiryat Yearim Church on June 3rd. PHOENIX is known for its performance of Renaissance-, Baroque- and South American music on authentic instruments. This program, researched and conducted by Brazilian-born PHOENIX founder and director Myrna Herzog, offered festival-goers a totally new listening experience, with the ensemble transformed into a full orchestra performing on period instruments from the Classical period.

Starting today- and for the first time ever – 'united for Israel's soldiers' is launching a unique "week of appreciation", thanking IDF's soldiers across Israel. Throughout the week, special events will be held, treats and gifts will be handed out and discounts by various businesses will be offered- all to the benefit of IDF's soldiers.

Volunteers will travel across the country, advancing different individual initiatives and activities aimed at one purpose- showing their gratitude.

 During the 29.6.2017-8.7.2017, shows, events and various volunteer initiatives aimed to benefit the welfare of soldiers throughout the country.

In addition, Different brands and businesses will offer various benefits and especially for soldiers.


Screening into cinemas  OTELLO World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann New Production

June 28, 2017 at 21:15 Wednesday 
Cinema City Glilot I Cinema City Jerusalem I Cinema City Rishon LeZion

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.