The DJ, Producer and Performer Who Pioneered Israel’s LGBT Music Culture

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If one man links Israel’s pop music scene to the LGBT community’s emergence out of the closet, it’s the enigmatic Offer Nissim. Ha’aretz sheds light on one of the most intriguing and secretive figures in Israeli culture. “Offer Nissim embodies the story of the maturing of the LGBT community of Israel in general, both accompanying it and […]

Singer Ohad Hitman Recruits Husband and Kids for New Video

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Israeli gay singer Ohad Hitman releases his new album, “Re’idot” (‘Quakes’) next week and with that he drops a new single, “Ani Od Ma’amin” (‘I Still Believe’).   “Ani Od Ma’amin,” according to the official press release, is a song of self- examination. “It speaks through the eyes of kids, the future generation, who doesn’t differentiate […]

Israeli Lesbian Singer-songwriter and Peace Advocate Releases New Single “Home”

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Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum has just released “Home,” the first official single of The Mothers Ensemble.  Yael created this ensemble following the phenomenal success of “Prayer of the Mothers,” which turned into the anthem of the March of Hope. Yael: “We are on the way. There are 12 women in the ensemble from left and right, secular, […]

Queer Singer Morrissey: Israel haters are just ‘jealous’ of the country

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Former Smiths frontman Morrissey openly defends the Jewish state in his new song “Israel.” The near six-minute pro-Zionist ballad is the closing track on Morrissey’s new album Low In High School. In the lyrics of his new song entitled “Israel” the former Smiths frontman accuses unnamed enemies of wanting to instill their own “dark sky” […]

Boy George Denounces BDS, Performs with Dana International at Concert

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Gay British pop singer Boy George and his band Culture Club dazzled audiences in his Tel Aviv Concert on November 8, 2017.  It wasn’t just the music – he also wowed audiences with his fierce opposition to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Before his Israel concert last night, pop star Boy George […]

After 30 years, Boy George Arrives in Tel Aviv for Reunion Gig With Culture Club

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Boy George has landed in Israel, his signature harem pants in place, ready for his Tuesday performance in Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena. Culture Club’s Boy George arrives in Tel Aviv. (Courtesy Orit Pnini) It’s been 30 years since the eighties pop singer played in Israel with his band Culture Club. The Tel Aviv performance […]

The Song “A Full City” By Dana International Has Been Selected to Lead A Wider Brunch 2017

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The song “Ir Shlema” (A Full City) by Dana International has been selected to lead this year’s A Wider Brunch, the biggest annual Pro-Israel LGBTQ event in the United States. “Ir Shlema” follows “Silsulim” by Statik and Ben El Tavori, that led last year’s event, and “Golden Boy” by Nadav Guadj which was the theme […]

Israel Confirmed for 2018 Eurovision

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After months of worry, Israel’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest is safe – at least for next year.  According to the EBU, which runs the annual singing contest, Israel will be allowed to participate in the 2018 Eurovision in Portugal but its permanent membership – and future participation – is still in jeopardy.  Famed […]