City Notes: Music festival marks 10 years since Naomi Shemer’s death

Weekly wrap up of local news around the country.

The theme of the 24th International Stone Sculpture Festival last week in the Galilee was ‘Art and I
Photo by: Courtesy

President Shimon Peres on April 16 opened the annual Ein Gev Music Festival, which this year marked 10 years since the death of Naomi Shemer, known as “the first lady of Israeli song.” The president sang the song “Hakol Patuah” (Everything Is Open) together with a children’s choir. Singers performing in the festival included Miri Aloni, Saraleh Sharon, Shlomit Aharon and the Gevatron.

Read More..., the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014