Madonna refuses calls to back out of appearance in Israel

Pop singer says she's not backing down on plans to perform at Eurovision competition in Tel Aviv, despite pressure from BDS movement.David Rosenberg, 5/14/2019, 12:06 PM

Watch: Eurovision bloggers feel 'safe' and 'welcome' in Israel

'I think it’s funny when someone calls to boycott Eurovision because of the situation. In Gaza something like this would not be possible.'Yoni Kempinski, 5/14/2019, 11:01 AM

Mel Gibson to play a ‘Rothchild’ in upcoming film

Actor, director who made drunken anti-Semitic rant to play Whitelaw Rothchild in film alongside Shia LaBeouf.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 5/13/2019, 9:29 PM

Madonna arriving in Israel on Wednesday

Famed singer to perform at Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 3:32 PM

Former Miss Iraq responds to Roger Waters

Former Miss Iraq condemns former Pink Floyd member's latest anti-Israel rant: Use your power to bring people together.Elad Benari, 5/13/2019, 6:08 AM

Supermodel Bar Refaeli ordered to pay millions in back taxes

Two days before Refaeli serves as host at Eurovision, the court orders her to pay millions in back taxes on unreported income.Sara Rubenstein, 5/12/2019, 6:18 PM

New arrangement for Israeli Eurovision entry revealed

After receiving heavy criticism for being 'depressing,' song representing Israel in contest gets new arrangement, with new clip.Rafael Levy, 5/12/2019, 2:31 PM

Iceland delegation's provocation at Eurovision

Band representing Iceland at Tel Aviv Eurovision competition supports BDS, seeks to 'eliminate capitalism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2019, 10:06 AM

Watch: Croation Eurovision composer sings Jewish music hit

Jacques Houdek, composer of Croatian entry in Eurovision and part of Croatian delegation that arrived in Israel, sings Yonatan Razel hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2019, 9:47 AM

'Shtisel,' popular Israeli show about haredim, gets 3rd season

Israeli show about haredi Jews that became a surprise hit on Netflix will get a third season, show's writer confirms.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 5/9/2019, 9:12 AM

Watch: Shalva Band at torch-lighting ceremony

The Shalva band sang at the torch-lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl which marks the start of Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2019, 4:12 AM

Gaza artists call for boycott of Eurovision

Gazan artists call on Eurovision contestants to boycott the competition, claim Israel using the event to "perpetuate oppression".Elad Benari, 5/9/2019, 3:40 AM

Films show American contributions to Israeli independence

Ruderman Family Foundation and Toldot Yisrael make archival materials accessible and user-friendly for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2019, 1:07 AM

Rapper Snoop Dogg backs Farrakhan following Facebook ban

Ignoring Farrakhan's history of anti-Semitism, rapper calls on fans to share videos by Nation of Islam leader, excoriates Facebook over ban.David Rosenberg, 5/6/2019, 2:33 PM

Jussie Smollett’s character will not return to ‘Empire’

Actor arrested in Chicago for staged hate crime attack won't be returning for next season of 'Empire' TV show.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/2/2019, 6:50 PM

British celebrities reject boycott of Eurovision

British celebrities sign letter speaking out against a proposed boycott of this year’s Eurovision song contest which will be held in Israel.Elad Benari, 5/1/2019, 6:39 AM

Eurovision winner: Boycott calls spread darkness

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won last year's Eurovision song contest, slams calls to boycott this year's contest in Israel.AFP, 4/29/2019, 5:16 PM

Comedian: 'If you can't stand the heat get out of the oven'

Australian comedian Isaac Butterfield jokes about Nazi gas chambers. ADL: Apologize, meet Holocaust survivors.Henry Benjamin, JTA, 4/23/2019, 11:12 AM

Watch: The new Israeli 'We Are the World'

30 of Israel's greatest artists sing of their love for the land and people of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 10:42 AM

Jennifer Lopez to perform in Israel for the first time

Pop star and actress to play at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on August 1.Ben Ariel, 4/18/2019, 6:29 AM

Roger Waters demands Madonna cancel Eurovision peformance

Anti-Israel activist pressures Madonna to bow out of Eurovision, claims to be fighting for 'human rights.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 2:40 PM

Netherlands wins Jewrovision song contest

The Netherlands wins song contest for Europe’s Jewish communities, with song praising Israel as 'most beautiful place in the world.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2019, 3:18 PM

BDS activists to Madonna: Cancel Eurovision performance

Palestinian Arab academics and intellectuals call on pop singer to abandon her plans to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.Elad Benari, 4/11/2019, 6:21 AM

Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Israel.

Pop star Madonna to take the stage at Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv on May 28.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 4/8/2019, 9:36 PM

Watch: Mati Shriki with new single & music video

After releasing a single from his upcoming second album called "Mistater", Shriki now releasing singel and music video from the Alps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 11:46 PM

From the IDF Rabbinate band to the Eurovision stage

Mark performs at weddings and is also the leading role in the musical 'Rewrite The World.'Ido ben Porat, 3/29/2019, 12:44 PM

German band Rammstein slammed for concentration camp-style video

A yellow Star of David could be seen on at least one of the band member's uniforms.Sara Rubenstein, 3/28/2019, 7:16 PM

Watch: Connecting the world through dance

DJ Raphi goes out to the streets of Jerusalem to get people dancing and smiling in honor of the Purim holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 5:27 AM

Eitan Katz releases new video for Purim: Nigun

In time for Purim, Eitan Katz releases new sing-along dance-along music video made to track 'Nigun' from latest album, Ashrecha.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2019, 10:31 PM

Legendary Jewish drummer Hal Blaine dies at 90

Blaine, dubbed 'the most recorded drummer in history,' dies of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert, California.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/13/2019, 10:57 PM

Israel PM Music Prize winner to teach at UC Berkeley this spring

Aviya Kopelman is among youngest recipients of PM's Prize for Musical Composition and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2019, 11:05 AM

Israel's Eurovision entry revealed

Kobi Marimi's song "Home" will represent Israel in the May competition. Watch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2019, 11:16 PM

Eurovision tickets sold within an hour and a half

10,000 tickets for 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv sold out after an hour and a half. Another sale will start around Passover.Ben Ariel, 3/1/2019, 4:12 AM

Ukraine will not participate in this year's Eurovision

Ukrainian broadcaster pulls out of international song contest in Tel Aviv after singer refuses demand to boycott Russia.Gary Willig, 2/27/2019, 8:44 PM

Tel Aviv recruiting volunteers to assist Eurovision tourists

Ahead of Eurovision contest to be held in Tel Aviv, municipality issues call for volunteers to assist visiting tourists and journalists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2019, 6:34 PM

'This was an Israeli win'

Israeli Director Guy Nattiv wins an Oscar for Short Film for SKIN at Oscars 2019, a film on teaching kids about racism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 11:39 AM

Stanley Donen, who directed “Singin’ in the Rain,” dies at 94

Filmmaker and choreographer Stanley Donen, best known for 1952's Singin' in the Rain, dead at 94.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/25/2019, 7:31 AM

Israeli filmmaker wins Oscar

Guy Nattiv, who was born in Israel and now lives in Los Angeles, wins Oscar for best live action short film.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 5:28 AM

How much will Eurovision tickets cost?

Tickets for Eurovision in Tel Aviv will range from 1,150 shekels for seating far away from stage to 2,000 shekels for perks in Green Room.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2019, 9:43 AM

Achievement for Israeli cinema

"Synonyms" by Israeli director Nadav Lapid wins Golden Bear award for best film at the Berlin film festival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2019, 2:05 AM

Kobi Marimi to represent Israel in 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Singer Kobi Marimi wins television competition “Hakohav Haba” (Rising Star) and will represent Israel at Euroivion in May.Orli Harari, 2/12/2019, 11:49 PM

Spanish filmmaker calls to boycott Israeli-hosted Eurovision

At Spanish award ceremony, winner of best documentary film calls for boycott of 2019 Eurovision, which is set to be hosted by Israel.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/12/2019, 2:37 PM

Settlement in Israeli Eurovision intellectual property dispute

Rock star Jack White now credited as co-writer of Israeli entry "Toy" over sonic similarities to his song "Seven Nation Army."Gabe Friedman, JTA, 2/10/2019, 2:58 PM

Britain: BDS activists protest Israel hosting of Eurovision

Dozens of BDS activists protest in Manchester against Israel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this year.Elad Benari, 2/10/2019, 5:33 AM

Woody Allen sues Amazon for nixing movie deal

Filmmaker says online giant axed $68 million film deal over 'baseless 25-year-old allegations', refused to release film.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 2/8/2019, 10:27 AM

Who will take responsibility for Eurovision security?

Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest claims Netanyahu breached a commitment on securing contest in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, 2/6/2019, 4:41 AM

Final decision: Shalva will not attend Eurovision

European Broadcasting Corporation refuses to accommodate religious needs of Shakva band composed of musicians with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2019, 7:50 PM

Shalva expected to withdraw from Eurovision selection contest

Shalva Band expected to withdraw from TV competition “Rising Star” due to issues with Sabbath observance.Ben Ariel, 2/4/2019, 5:17 AM

Britain's Chief Rabbi defends Israel's right to host Eurovision

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis warns BDS activists could harm peace by calling to boycott Eurovision in Israel.Elad Benari, 2/4/2019, 1:10 AM

Shalva Band advances to Eurovision selection finals

Band composed of adults with disabilities receives 87 points to advance to finals of “Rising Star” television contest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 4:45 AM

Listen: Eitan Katz sings 'Nigun Chazak'

Musician Eitan Katz releases “Nigun Chazak”, the first single from his new album.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2019, 2:40 AM

ABC orders pilots based on two Israeli television series

Pilots for two new TV programs based on Israeli shows ordered for ABC.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/30/2019, 7:18 AM

British cultural figures call for boycott of Eurovision

Group of British cultural figures sign letter calling on BBC to cancel Eurovision coverage because it is taking place in Israel.Elad Benari, 1/30/2019, 6:47 AM

Will the rules be adjusted for observant Eurovision competitors?

Israeli disabled musicians favorites to represent Israel at Eurovision, but might be forced to quit due to Shabbat rehearsals.Elad Benari, 1/29/2019, 2:41 AM

Bar Refaeli to co-host Eurovision with Arab-Israeli poet

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli to host Eurovision in Tel Aviv - despite possible indictment for tax fraud.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/28/2019, 9:41 AM

Protesters crash Israeli Eurovision winner's performance

Protesters crash stage of Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals in France, call for boycott of contest in Israel.Elad Benari, 1/20/2019, 4:57 AM

Gal Gadot to voice Wonder Woman in ‘The Lego Movie 2’

Israeli actress to voice Wonder Woman in sequel to Lego Movie, slated for February 2019 release.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/16/2019, 8:18 AM