Jerusalem's festival

BySHULA KOPF
May 13, 2014 14:30

The Israel Festival, held in Jerusalem, is considered one of the more prestigious multi-disciplinary festivals in the world.




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Yoram Gaon, a living, breathing Israeli icon; (right) singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan. (photo credit:Courtesy)

WHEN YOSSI TAL-GAN decided to leave his post as CEO and artistic director of the Israel Festival after 22 years, he wanted the last festival under his baton to be special.

The seventh generation Jerusalem native decided that, this year, alongside a dazzling array of more than 40 international and Israeli performances, he would invite Jerusalem-born artists to come home and take center stage.

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