In June he’s coming to New York to another meeting with a possible modeling agency (EMG) which sends models to magazine fashion shoots and runways all over the world. “This is the second time I’m coming to New York this year,” he tells Abbanibi.com exclusively. “Last time I had a few meetings with other agencies and some auditions. This time I’ll also be meeting with the screenwriter and director Barry Levinson [former executive producer of 'Oz' who's currently working on two new movies to be released later this year], who’s a relative of mine. I wanted to be in the entertainment business since I was 8, and entering the business in Israel was a dream come true to me, so now I continue my hard work, I’m learning acting, working every day at the gym and watching what I eat.”
SlutWalk – the “modest” version: Some 70 activists, mostly women, took part Friday in a protest march that started from Jerusalem’s Paris Square and ended at Horse Park in the city center. Some of the demonstrators wore risqué outfits and carried signs reading “No more harassment,” “Enough – blame the rapist,” and “I’m a proud slut.”
A police escort secured the protesters, who shouted “We’re not weak!” and “We won’t be exploited!”
Despite the opposition of the city’s Ultra-Orthodox population to the march, the demonstration concluded without event, although far from unnoticed. David Davidov, an observant resident, called the SlutWalk “a provocation. The provocative clothes of the marchers – and women in general – prompts men to attack them.”
The SlutWalk movement grew out of an incident that occurred in Canada in 2011 in which a police office said that women should keep themselves safe by “not dressing like sluts.” The first SlutWalk was held in Canada, and the idea took off around the world. The Jerusalem version – organized by Or Levy, 22 – comes on the heels of two marches already held in Israel, in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
“The women here all have a common goal. We are against harassment and want to feel safe walking in the street, no matter what we’re wearing. It’s every woman’s right to feel safe, just like men feel secure,” Levy said.
“This is not meant as a provocation against the haredim,” Levy explained. “We live in this city, so this is where we’re demonstrating. We understand the sensitivity of the haredim, and the protest isn’t against them – it’s against the men who harass us daily.”
Lily, a 28-year-old Jerusalem resident who also took part in the SlutWalk, said that “too often, we hear the victim being blamed by questions like ‘what was she wearing? Why did you drink? Why did you leave the house alone so late? The society that supposedly lets you do what you want is quick to judge.”
Passers by watched the march with interest. Lital Levy agreed that the marchers were “right,” but said that she “wouldn’t join a protest like this in Jerusalem. There are people here who are really sensitive to this kind of dress, and it offends them.”
Source: <a href=”http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4224724,00.html”>Ynetnews.com
With the help of a young male rhino who was recently born at the safari — which is also called The Zoological Center Tel Aviv — the South African female is expected to help enlarge the local rhino population.
Source: Times of Israel
“It has been 10 years since Jagger died, and Yossi (Ohad Knoller), his erstwhile commander and lover, hasn’t recovered yet. Now a cardiologist working in Tel Aviv, Yossi is still closeted, living in an emotional straitjacket woven of loneliness, mourning and the fear of being devastated by more tragedy. If only something would change…”
Rock the house- They were already scheduled to perform in Israel a number of times in the past, but their plans were cancelled for various reasons. This time, Swedish metal band Dark Tranquility is really heading to Israel, and will perform on May 5 at the Barbie in Tel Aviv.
“We are very excited to come to Israel,” Niklas Sundin, the lead guitarist, told Ynet.
“Israel is one of the only countries that we haven’t played in yet. During the years we had to cancel at the last minute due to unexpected problems in your country, but its wonderful that this is finally happening,” he said.
Sundin said the band has prepared a playlist that “will hopefully satisfy all the fans – those who know us for years and those who prefer the new material. This will be an unforgettable night,” he promised.
Accoring to the band, there have never been any cancellations, and they do promise and unforgettable show!