Israeli Musician Ariel Zilber Denied Lifetime Achievement Award

Right-wing artist’s snub sets off a firestorm about free speech and art

Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

Tel Aviv’s Karma Police

When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.

Fat Man Saves Israeli Hip-Hop

How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap

Israeli Band Invades Britain

Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London

Q&A: Miri Ben-Ari

The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF

Criminal Record

Israeli singer Shmulik Kraus wrote a classic of psychedelic rock while sitting in a jail cell in the 1970s. His album deserves another listen.

Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

Message

The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment

Sundown: Bibi Talks A New Talk

Plus the U.S. advertises in Israel, and more

Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

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