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Ding Dong: Dana International's 2011 Eurovision entry

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011
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The Israeli pop star performs her entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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Viva: Dana International's 1998 Eurovision win

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011
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Dana International is to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest this May. Watch her win the top spot in 1998 with "Viva".

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Dana International to represent Israel at Eurovision

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011

Thirteen years after she won the competition for Israel Dana International is to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The transgender performer, whose song “Diva” convinced European voters to give her the top spot in 1998, was the third entrant to ever win the contest for Israel.

Her win came as Israel celebrated its 50th birthday.

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Pink Floyd star announces Israel boycott

By Jennifer Lipman, March 7, 2011

British singer Roger Waters has announced that he has joined the campaign to boycott Israel and compared his stand to that of opponents of apartheid South Africa.

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Mad Dog becomes Snoop Dogg

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011
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In a beautiful irony, an Israeli journalist has made Gaddafi a YouTube hit among young Libyans.

Noy Alooshe turned the dictator’s speech last week into a rap video complete with dancing girls.

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Robbie Rosen: Jewish American Idol to be?

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011
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New York teenager Robbie Rosen will find out on Thursday whether he has won a place in the semi finals of this year's American Idol.

Watch the singer who could become the first Jewish American Idol yet perform Yesterday by The Beatles for his audition.

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Matisyahu: I'm more Jewish than Drake

By Jennifer Lipman, February 21, 2011

Matisyahu has declared himself more worthy of the Jewish rapper crown than Grammy-nominated Canadian artist Drake.

The Orthodox rapper told celebrity website TMZ that his musical rival, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, did not represent Jews.

He said: “He happens to be Jewish, just like Bob Dylan happens to be Jewish, just like anyone happens to be Jewish.

“What I’m doing is really tapping into my roots and culture and trying to blend that with mainstream society and culture."

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Bryan Ferry to perform in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2011

British singer Bryan Ferry is to perform in Israel next month.

The former Roxy Music frontman will sing solo at a Tel Aviv venue in April, in the same week that teenage star Justin Bieber takes to the stage in the city.

The show will take place almost exactly four years after Mr Ferry was forced to apologise for describing Nazi parades and art as “amazing” and “really beautiful” in an interview with a German newspaper.

His Jewish manager Steven Howard later said of the controversy that Mr ferry did not “have a drop of antisemitic or racist blood in his body”.

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Bryan Ferry to perform in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2011

British singer Bryan Ferry is to perform in Israel next month.

The former Roxy Music frontman will sing solo at a Tel Aviv venue in April, in the same week that teenage star Justin Bieber takes to the stage in the city.

The show will take place almost exactly four years after Mr Ferry was forced to apologise for describing Nazi parades and art as “amazing” and “really beautiful” in an interview with a German newspaper.

His Jewish manager Steven Howard later said of the controversy that Mr ferry did not “have a drop of antisemitic or racist blood in his body”.

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Barbra Streisand live on stage at the Grammys

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2011
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The legendary singer performed at America's top music awards ceremony last night.

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