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Palestinian calls to ban a West Bank barrier football game commercial

By Jessica Elgot, July 13, 2009
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An advert for an Israeli mobile phone company which shows soldiers playing football across the West Bank barrier has been slammed by Palestinian leaders.

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Klezmer Krazy: Jewish music revival

By Jessica Elgot, July 3, 2009
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Kol Simcha, one of Europe’s oldest Klezmer bands started as a wedding band in Switzerland playing the Jewish simcha classics, but now play to concert halls with their mixture of jazz, classical music and klezmer, a brand of east folk music with a distinctly Jewish flavour and a strong clarinet.

Now, as one of the genre’s most successful groups, they are part of the Klezmer revival happening this summer in the UK.

The group will play at the Cheltenham Festival on July 9, and will be preceded by a special screening of a film by Simon Broughton Klezmer: Fiddler on the Hoof

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JC Dragons' Den 2009

By TheJC.com, June 30, 2009
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The dragons were fired up for the entrepreneurs to do battle in the annual JC and London Jewish Cultural Centre's Dragons' Den.

Read all about the winners and their big ideas here

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Let's not forget Gilad!

June 16, 2009
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A video from the pupils of an Italian elementary school who read the fairy tale written by Gilad: When the shark and the fish first met

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