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Israel Festival 2014

The 2014 festival offers a wide range of events – dance, theater and music, comprising classical, ethnic and jazz – from various parts of the world.

Esther Ofarim
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The Israel Festival, the largest and most prestigious cultural official event of the year, is set to renew ties with local creators and performers, something that had not been a focus over the past few years. Taking place from May 29 to June 20, it will kick off with a homage to late beloved singer, writer and actor Yossi Banai, born and raised in the capital’s Mahaneh Yehuda neighborhood, and will also feature a special evening with Assaf Avidan – also Jerusalem-born and raised, and nowadays an internationally acclaimed singer and writer.

Additionally, former city council member and actor and singer Yehoram Gaon, well-known for his Jerusalem roots (spotlighted in his film I Am a Jerusalemite) will host another Israeli living legend, singer Esther Ofarim, in a special gala evening.

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