3 June 2020 - 12 Sivan 5780 - י"ב סיון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Arts & Culture
2,000-year-old Roman arrowhead discovered E-mail

Israeli archaeologists found a nearly 2,000-year-old Roman arrow in northern Israel, the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee said on 12 August.

According to the researchers, the arrow was fired in the year 67 AD from a Roman military shooting device (catapult) during the Roman siege of the city of Yodfat.

Earlier that year, Emperor Nero had decided to suppress the Jewish revolt that had broken out in 66 AD. Following this decision, an army of 60,000 soldiers, commanded by Vespasian and Titus, gathered in the ancient city of Acre, situated on the Mediterranean coast.

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Overall Fashion Festival in Jerusalem E-mail

The debut Overall Festival recently took place at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, from 16-20 July.

The event was a first –of –its- kind -platform for designers, artists, musicians and scholars to share and explore new concepts, narratives, and frontiers within the realm of fashion.

Overall aims to provoke fresh insights regarding the many ways today’s global fashion ecosystem operates, both in theory and in practice. “One of the things that both unites and characterises Jerusalem is the blend of old and new, ancient and modern,” said Sarit Goldstein, Director General of the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage.

The Tower of David Museum hosted dozens of designers and artists, all participating in a unique conversation surrounding fashion. Live demonstrations of craft-making punctuated every nook and cranny of the Tower of David Museum – from traditional crafts through to the use of modern technology. From machine-knitting to shoemaking, jewellery-making to fashion sketching, every medium of practice was given a voice, This includes those of interactive installations, as well as a workshop to learn traditional Palestinian embroidery. In addition there were live performances by Ester Rada, AWA, and Shai Tsabari, and a market of “made in Israel” designer clothes, shoes, and accessories.

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Philippine community in Israel celebrate Labour Day and Flores de Mayo E-mail

In May, about 170 people, including representatives from the Tel-Aviv City government and members of the local and religious Philippine community in Israel, gathered at Hayarkon Park in Northern Tel-Aviv to commemorate the annual joint celebration of Labour Day and Flores de Mayo.

Over a dozen Philippine community organisations participated in the Flores de Mayo parade, carrying flower arches and wearing costumes representing their hometowns in the Philippines.

The event, organised in partnership with the Philippine Overseas Labour Office and Overseas Workers’ Welfare Office in Israel, served as the Embassy’s salute to over 25,000 Philippine caregivers in Israel on the occasion of Philippine Labour Day.

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial thanked the community and the Embassy’s guests for joining the celebration, and took the opportunity to honour the contributions of the Philippine workers to the country’s development.

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