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Israel Phil and Zippity Dudamel

11:17 20 November in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Mandy Katz [caption id="attachment_1577" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Gustavo Dudamel"][/caption] The Israel Philharmonic must be the most relaxed symphony orchestra in the world. Really, some of these musicians literally lean back in their chairs while they play. Others sway, and I caught a trombone player whispering with the...

Israel's Donald Trump? Reality Show to Feature "The Arcadi"

18:35 18 November in Arts & Culture, Latest, Politics
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[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Mayoral also-ran Gaydamak"][/caption] By Mandy Katz Jerusalem voters may have told Arcadi Gaydamak, "You're fired" last week, as Nir Barkat edged him for the Jerusalem mayoralty. But don't imagine the oligarch just sitting at home counting his shekels, or making prank phone calls to...

A Dangerous Place?

10:44 11 August in Arts & Culture, Latest, Politics
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Senior Editor Mandy Katz reports from Israel: Megiddo, an ancient city overseeing the mountain pass from Mesopotamia across the Jezreel Valley, supposedly saw some of history's fiercest battles. Indeed, many Christians expect an even bigger conflagration there, as the site is also called "Armageddon," a variant...