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.

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.

Sometime in the late 1970s / early ‘80s, someone at the Netherlands Embassy in Israel (perhaps the Cultural Attaché?) hosted a friendly dinner for several of the leaders of the then still-very-closeted local LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. It was a gesture of outreach, with the Embassy’s approval, that surprised us all. The Attaché moved on, the community moved on and that special dinner was forgotten. Until now.


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.


Screening into cinemas
The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Margruerite and Armand

June 2017 at 21:157 Wednesday
Cinema City Glilot I Cinema City Jerusalem I Cinema City Rishon LeZion

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton.