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Broadway musical about Egyptian band stranded in Negev town wins Tony Award for best musical

Bands Visit(JTA) — “The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best musical.

Watch a clip of scenes from "The Band's Visit" at


New biography of Binyamin Netanyahu helps to unravel the mystery surrounding a very complicated man

"Bibi"/author Anshel Pfeffer

“Bibi – The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu”
By Anshel Pfeffer
McClelland & Stewart
Published May 2018
423 pages
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Even his name adds to the confusion surrounding just who is Bibi Netanyahu.