London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Idit Eshel

Contributors

Idit Eshel is a Jaffa based singer-songwriter and emerging star on the Israeli music scene. She has also voice coached major Israeli rock stars including  Shoteh Hanevoa. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2004

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2007

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Viewed from the outside, Israel sometimes appears to be a maelstrom of violence, insecurity and religious-secular conflict. But Israel is also a hub of creative energy with its emerging subcultures producing often radical and highly distinctive art in a number of fields. “Postcards from the Unholy Land” discussed the significance of the new Israeli culture with some of its most idiosyncratic and interesting practitioners. What are the implications of the vibrancy of Israeli culture for the Israeli state? Are they a challenge to the status quo or an escape from it?

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.