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  • Israeli Ballet to Perform in USSR

    The thaw in Soviet-Israel cultural relations continued with the announcement Monday that Israel’s Bat Dor ballet company will soon tour three cities in the Soviet Union. The dance group will give 13 performances in Moscow, Leningrad and Vilna beginning late in November, at the invitation of the Soyuz Union of Soviet Theaters. Bat Dor will… More ▸

  • Polish Defector Seeks Asylum

    Sygmond Ereneusz, the Polish dancer who defected at a folk dance festival in Haifa last week, has applied for political asylum in Israel. Ereneusz gave himself up to well-known prisoners’-rights activist Herut Lapid of Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar. Appearing with Lapid at a press conference in Tiberias Wednesday, Ereneusz denied that he defected to be with… More ▸

  • Polish Dancer Defects to Israel

    A non-Jewish member of a Polish dance troupe that performed in Israel has defected to the Jewish state. Zigmund Iriniash, 27, a member of the Slovianki folk dancers, who participated in an international folk-dance festival in Haifa this week, defected and remained in Israel when the troupe returned home Tuesday. Iriniash is believed to have… More ▸

  • JNF Responds to Worldwide Arab Propaganda Offensive

    The Jewish National Fund says it has become the target of a worldwide propaganda war against Israel. Moshe Rivlin, JNF chairman, himself encountered a raucous pro-Palestinian demonstration in Basel, Switzerland, he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Tuesday. He said Arab propagandists in the United States and Europe increasingly are focusing on JNF’s long history of… More ▸

  • Reservations over Israeli Policies Won’t Stop Ballet Troupe’s Performance

    Maurice Bejart and his world famous ballet company of Lausanne will be coming to perform in Israel this summer, despite strong reservations over Israeli policies toward the Palestinians in the administered territories. The 59-member dance group will present Bejart’s new ballet, “The Dybbuk,” at the Israel Festival. Bejart stated in large advertisements in Israeli newspapers… More ▸

  • Israel and Poland Are No Longer Poles Apart

    The Poles are invading Israel this month — but it is an artistic invasion. The Warsaw National Opera last night gave its Israeli premiere of “Mannikins,” based on a story by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schultz, at a performance at the Cameri Theater, its hosts in Israel, attended by President Chaim Herzog, Prime Minister Shimon Peres… More ▸

  • Spain Sets Maimonides Commemoration

    Formal commemoration by the Spanish government of the 850th anniversary of the birth of Maimonides will be marked by a series of events which will include conferences by academic specialists, concerts of Sephardic music, performances by an Israeli dance group, and Jewish/Moslem philosophical encounters, the World Jewish Congress reported today. According to Samuel Toledano, Secretary-General… More ▸