FILM

LISTEN TO HANNAH

The film Hannah Arendt, a new GermanIsraeli co-production, takes a look at the life of the philosopher and political theorist who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann that took place in Jerusalem. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, with Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer. In English and German.

TELEVISION

REMEMBER THE RADIO DAYS

In Israel 1949, the lives of two families, who gather everyday around the radio listening to the messages of people who try to locate their lost loved ones, are turned upside down. The drama Whereabouts Unknown was written by Nava Semel and Yali Bergman.

Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 1

INDEPENDENCE DAY

READ THE DECLARATION

A special event combining religious and secular ceremonies and mixing intellectuals and politicians with artists, journalists and musicians will be held on the eve of Independence Day in Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum at 8 p.m. Part of this new tradition is a reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by film screenings, discussions, theater, study, a campfire, a concert with the Giraffes and a party until dawn. A Havdala ceremony to mark the transition from Remembrance Day to Independence Day will be held at 9 p.m. The concert starts at 11 p.m.

Pre-purchased tickets NIS 50; at the door NIS 70. Call *2884. The number of tickets is limited. More information: www.towerofdavid.org.il

NAVIGATE IN JERUSALEM

Beit Shmuel offers an Independence Day activity for the whole family. Discover Jerusalem via a navigating game, solving riddles at every station from Mishkenot Sha’ananim to Nahlaot.

NIS 60. Pre-registration at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem (02) 620-3461

WATCH THE AIR SHOW

For a great vantage point to watch the annual air show, go to the Tel Aviv Port and enjoy a host of other attractions such as dancing with the Groovatron band, a photo exhibition, chill-out sitting corners and much more.

Tel Aviv Port, from 1 p.m. Free entry.

FORM A CIRCLE

Dance the hora at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem on Yom Ha’atzmaut with Mimi Kogan, and watch the dancers from the Hora Jerusalem children’s troupe perform original Israeli dances in an array of costumes at the Shrine of the Book plaza.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free entry.

TAKE A JEZREEL JOURNEY

On Independence Day, take a tour of the Jezreel Valley and learn about the pioneers at The Museum of Pioneer Settlement in Kibbutz Yifat. The museum relates the story of The Valley from 1911–1951, with an emphasis on personal and local stories.

Kibbutz Yifat, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free on Independence Day. (04) 654-8974

EXHIBITIONS

VIEW THE ANCIENT HOLY LAND

Ancient maps of the Holy Land, from the collection of Sir Trevor and Lady Susan Chinn, London, will be on display at the Norman Bier Section of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, as the first in a series of annual exhibitions illuminating the different facets of the museum’s collection of maps of the Holy Land.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, April 17 – July 13

GO WABI SABI

A new exhibition of works by artist Moshe Gordon opens tonight in Tel Aviv. Influenced by John Cage and the Wabi Sabi method, the artist chooses to use “poor materials” inspired by the Arte Povera movement.

His artworks are handcrafted from basic materials such as paper, newspapers, books, cardboard boxes and candy wrappers.

Tonight, 7, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, 3 Lilienblum Street, Tel Aviv, (03) 517-0344, www.etgallery.co.il

DON’T CUT YOURSELF

A new exhibition at the Hankin Gallery Holon displays “mathematical” papercutting artwork that includes Arab motifs.

Artist Ruth Mergi, who grew up near Washington, was first exposed to this type of art as a student. Her works focus on the way shapes are formed, using her hands as well as laser machines, and adds color to some of the pieces.

Opens tonight at 7:30 until May 13, at 109 Hankin Street, Holon, (03) 559-0021 9 10

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