Showbiz

Husband Thomas Cohen mourns 'beloved and adored' Peaches Geldof

By Rosa Doherty, April 8, 2014

Peaches Geldof, who was found dead aged 25 on Monday, was married to a Jewish musician and had only recently discovered her own Jewish roots.

The daughter of musician Bob Geldof and model Paula Yates, was married to Thomas Cohen and had two young sons: Astala, one, and Phaedra.

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A lot of love for Pixie - but survivor steals show

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2014

Pixie Lott was the star attraction but the ovation of the night at the Jewish Care young patrons dinner went to Holocaust survivor Renee Salt.

The 350 diners at the Marriott Grosvenor Square fell silent as an emotional Mrs Salt recalled harrowing encounters with Nazi officers.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce marriage split

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow is splitting from Coldplay singer Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage.

The couple who have two young children said they were “consciously uncoupling”.

The Hollywood actress, whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, made a joint announcement on her website, Goop.

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Pharrell Williams very happy about Israeli video

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2014

American singer Pharrell Williams has paid special tribute to the Israelis who covered his award-winning single ‘Happy’.

The Grammy-winning rapper and record producer chose the video tribute filmed in Tel Aviv, to be shown at the UN’s International Day of Happiness .

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Rolling Stones confirm they will play in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2014

The Rolling Stones will perform their first-ever Israel concert, it has been confirmed.

Representatives said on Tuesday that the band would go ahead with its performance in Tel Aviv this summer as planned.

The Stones were reportedly offered £4.5 million to play the open-air concert in Park Hayarkon on June 4 – the largest sum ever offered for a music act to play in the country.

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New Tel Aviv rock festival attracts top international bands

By Rosa Doherty, March 24, 2014

A line-up of international bands will play at a new rock festival in Israel, it was announced this week.

Artists such as The Pixies, The Hives and Soundgarden will perform in the country for the first time at the Rock ‘N’ Roller Festival in Tel Aviv in June.

They will play alongside home-grown Israeli talent Elisha Banai and his band The Forty Thieves.

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Nobel laureate and designer to be celebrated in new Royal Mail stamp set

By Rosa Doherty, March 24, 2014

A Jewish-born Nobel laureate and a pioneering graphic designer are celebrated in a new set of Royal Mail stamps issued this week.

Max Perutz and artist Abrams Games are among 10 20th-century figures from the fields of sport, economics, and the arts who are remembered in the “Remarkable Lives” series.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: working out with George and Dave

By Mrs Cohen, March 21, 2014

* I’m just back from Israel where Dave had a triumphant visit. Yes there was predictable stuff about the two-state solution and how Israel and the Palestinians really should let bygones be bygones, yada yada yada. But the thing everyone was talking about was that Dave went out for a run – in the rain.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Anne Frank's house

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z have visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The American couple, who are currently performing on tour around Europe, viewed the former Frank family safe-house that was later discovered by the Nazis, on Wednesday.

Beyoncé, wearing a denim jumpsuit and black hat, was pictured signing the visitors book.

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I stand by my SodaStream decision, says defiant Scarlett Johansson

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has mounted a strong defence of her decision to promote Israeli company SodaStream.

The actress resigned as an ambassador for Oxfam after the charity criticised her role advertising fizzy-drink products made in a West Bank factory.

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