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Justin Bieber is chased around Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011
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The teenage singer behind Baby and other hits temporarily outsmarts the Israeli paparazzi.


Justin Bieber's meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

The Justin Bieber-Benjamin Netanyahu "summit" has become the latest to fall foul of PR and spin.

The teenage singer, in Israel for the first time to perform in Tel Aviv on Thursday, was understood to have asked for a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister.


Hall of Fame: Mark Ronson

April 13, 2011

"I perform everywhere – in Christian and Muslim countries, and definitely in Israel too. I have family here and I like this country.

"A woman in the hotel stopped me and asked if I was Bieber. I'm going to make it a rule to stay in the same hotel as he does everywhere I go."


Paparazzi stop Justin Bieber from walking like Jesus in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Justin Bieber has hit out at the paparazzi for photographing him inside a church in Israel.

The star, who is set to perform in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on Thursday – his first show in Israel– complained on Twitter that more respect should be shown in holy paces.


Hall of Fame: Justin Bieber (part 2)

April 12, 2011

"Amazing place...I’m in the holy land and I am grateful for that.

"I just want to have the same personal experience that others have here."


Justin Bieber hits Israel ahead of Tel Aviv show

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

The biggest teenage pop star on the planet has landed in Israel.

Justin Bieber, the singing sensation behind hits including Baby and One Time is to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on Thursday.


If Miley Cyrus was Jewish: Best Seder in the USA

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011
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If Hannah Montana ate matzah...

Full coverage of Pesach here


Rising star Kelly Erez sings 'Letters'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2011
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Jewish singer-songwriter Kelly Erez performs a track from her debut EP 'This Is Me'.


Now Bob Geldof does like Mondays

By Jennifer Lipman, March 25, 2011

Bob Geldof is to make his first trip to Israel to accept an honorary degree from Ben Gurion University.

And the Boomtown Rat, who shot to fame with I Don't Like Mondays, will have to change his tune - because the ceremony is planned for Monday May 30.

The award marks his anti-poverty campaigns such as the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts and his work with a range of charities.


Bob Dylan set for Israel concert

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2011

Bob Dylan is to perform in Israel for the third time this June, according to tour news on a fan website.

The American singer-songwriter, born Robert Allen Zimmerman to Jewish parents in Minnesota, is expected to perform at the Ramat Gan stadium which has recently seen shows by Leonard Cohen and Rod Stewart.