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Dana International outside chance for Eurovision 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2011

Israel has only an outside chance of winning the top spot at this year's Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening in Dusseldorf.

Bookmaker Paddy Power is putting former champion Dana International's chances at 80 to 1, while Ladbrokes is offering odds of 125 to 1.

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Blue: I Can - Eurovision 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2011
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Jewish popstar Anthony Costa and his former Blue bandmates have reunited to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The tune is called "I can", but can they win?

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Residents rocked by concert plans

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 6, 2011

Residents of one of Manchester's largest Jewish communities have condemned plans to stage a series of local rock festivals for a potential audience of well over one million.

At the end of the month, Manchester City Council will decide on an application for the 45 days of concerts in Heaton Park, close to the thousands of Jewish families living in Prestwich.

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Duran Duran to perform in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 27, 2011

Hot on the heels of Justin Bieber and Mark Ronson, British band Duran Duran has announced plans to perform in Israel for the first time in 17 years.

The 1980s New Wave band behind hits including My Own Way and Planet Earth, once described as "the prettiest boys in rock", played in both Haifa and Tel Aviv in 1994.

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Justin Bieber on stage in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011
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A clip of the star's first ever concert in Israel.

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Justin Bieber performs in 'amazing' Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

Justin Bieber has performed for the first time in Israel to a crowd of screaming fans.

The star, famous for the song Baby, was greeted with rapturous applause when he took to the stage at Hayarkon Park.

The Canadian teenager, whose manager Scooter Braun is Jewish, arrived in Israel on Monday morning and checked in at Tel Aviv's Sheraton Hotel.

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Usher and Ke$ha - a Pesach mash up

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011
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With the Maccabeats taking a break for Pesach, could the group Six13 steal their crown with this seder night song?

Full coverage of Pesach here

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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.

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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.

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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."

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