The Hagar school won’t solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or achieve peace. The Beersheba school simply wants to bring cooperation and understanding to their local community.
An old Tel Aviv neighborhood now being gentrified has become the unlikely heart of Israel’s burgeoning alternative fashion industry. It’s one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhoods, but now Gan Hahashmal — the Electric Garden — so called for being Israel’s first neighborhood to house a power plant, is famous for its alternative fashion boutiques. “There’s an atmosphere of creativity in the neighborhood,” says Idit Barak, owner of Delicatessen Boutique “There are some artists’ studios and fashion. It’s not like Dizengoff [Boulevard] where the boutiques are glued back to back. There’s a nice mix. Here it’s more like a stroll in the city and you find all kinds of little places.” Gan Hahashmal is a prime place to view Bauhaus style buildings, many of them currently being renovated, along with an eclectic mix of trendy stores, cafes, hardware stores and shoemakers — even a medical supply warehouse. “I choose to work here because it’s an interesting place, a place that stimulates inspiration,” says jewelry designer Hagar Satat (www.hagarsatat.com). Video on YouTube: DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
With the release of Galeet Dardashti’s album “The Naming,” we can officially say we are in the year of the female Jewish voice. Following the exhilarating Mycale project (who opened for Dardashti this week at the intimate Le Poisson Rouge in New York) and Charming Hostess’s new album, Dardashti contributes seven tracks of impressive vocal dexterity and only slightly less compelling lyrical material. The album also finds her working solo, instead of with her regular gig: the Middle East global-fusion band Divahn.