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Iran plans to decrease genetic diseases by 50%

Iran plans to decrease genetic diseases by 50%

.jwplayer{ display: inline-block; } TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – Iran’s Health Ministry has aimed to decrease genetic diseases across the country by 50 percent based on a 5-year plan, said head of Non-communicable diseases committee of the ministry. Special screening programs for different genetic diseases, including chromosomal diseases and genetic […]

by August 20, 2018
Celebrating The Bar Mitzvah at TLVFest

Celebrating The Bar Mitzvah at TLVFest

When Eytan Fox, the director of the comedy webseries The Bar Mitzvah, which will be shown at this year’s TLVFest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, needed someone to play an American woman on a plane, naturally he thought of me. I had never acted before, but since one […]

by August 20, 2018
‘I knew if I had the chance, I could make those people dance’

‘I knew if I had the chance, I could make those people dance’

‘A long, long time ago… I can still remember,” said Don McLean in response to my question about his 1960s folkie days in New York. Well, not really. But in that slightly nasal twang that hasn’t changed in 50 years, it was impossible to listen to McLean speak without being […]

by August 15, 2018
An ode to hip hop

An ode to hip hop

Anyone who grew up in France in the 1980s may remember a television show called H.I.P. H.O.P. Running for exactly 43 weeks in 1984, the program is credited with laying the groundwork for France’s illustrious hip hop scene. For performer and choreographer Kader Attou, Sunday afternoons turned into TV tutorials, […]

by August 15, 2018
Having their sabra baby – on television

Having their sabra baby – on television

It is one of the most intimate moments of their lives. There is crying, screaming and yelling, as well as sweat, tears and emotion are on every face in the room. It‘s a hospital delivery room, and for the fifth season running, couples across Israel have invited cameras inside for […]

by August 15, 2018
Enrique Iglesias can be your ‘Hero’ in Tel Aviv

Enrique Iglesias can be your ‘Hero’ in Tel Aviv

Enrique Iglesias put on one hell of a show for more than 40,000 fans in Tel Aviv on Sunday night. It didn‘t involve all that much singing, but the lasers, pyrotechnics, gyrations, fireworks and even an Israeli flag made it a pretty memorable night in Hayarkon Park. Iglesias strongly fed […]

by August 15, 2018
The Lounge: Business-Academic Club

The Lounge: Business-Academic Club

1. Business-Academic Club Members of the Business-Academic Club of the Friends of Tel Aviv University held a meeting with Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh. The event was hosted by Prof. Joseph Klafter, president of the University, Amnon Dick, chairman of the Friends Association, and Sigal Adar, executive director of the Association. […]

by August 15, 2018
Wigging Out: Imagining the end of ‘The Americans’

Wigging Out: Imagining the end of ‘The Americans’

There is just one episode left of The Americans, the FX series about two deep-cover Soviet spies in Washington, DC, in the Eighties, and the fate of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, the troubled but fascinating couple we’ve come to care deeply about, looks to be as bleak as the Cold […]

by August 15, 2018
Israel Festival: Bach in Ein Kerem Eden-Tamir Music Centre

Israel Festival: Bach in Ein Kerem Eden-Tamir Music Centre

There was nothing festival-like in the opening concert of the Israel Festival’s classical music section. All the festival did was shamelessly adopt the regular weekend concerts of the Eden-Tamir Music Center in Ein Kerem into its own programs, as though these concerts were a production of its own and did […]

by August 15, 2018
Israeli magicians perform their latest illusions on Israel Railways

Israeli magicians perform their latest illusions on Israel Railways

Israeli Magicians, Hezi Dean and Nimrod Harel have found a new venue for their acts – the Israel Railways. The two performers treated some 100 passengers en route from Kiryat Motzkin to Tel Aviv to an evening of fun and magic in a series of in-train entertainment: ‘Fun Experiences on […]

by August 15, 2018