Vesti (Israeli newspaper)
Vesti is an Israeli Russian-language daily newspaper. Based in Tel Aviv, the paper is Israel's most read Russian-language paper and its only remaining daily paper in Russian; the paper was started in 1992 by Yedioth Ahronoth Group. It was widely read in the 1990s but its sales have slumped more recently; the paper was edited by the refusenik Eduard Kuznetsov from 1992 to 1999. In 1996 Vesti was read by around 200,000 people. Since the 1990s sales of Russian-language papers in Israel have fallen as emigration from Russian-speaking countries has slowed and immigrants who arrived earlier have switched to Hebrew papers. Israeli newspaper sales have declined across the board due to the internet. Vesti's sales have fallen forcing it to take cost-cutting measures, including dropping its earlier broadsheet format for a compact format in 2004. In 2005 its claimed top circulation was 55,000, it employed 50 journalists in 2001. In 1994 the paper cost 0.60 shekels, a third the cost of the Hebrew papers Yedioth Ahronoth and Maariv, reflecting its poor immigrant readership.
Vesti has a right-wing editorial stance, like Israeli Russian-language media in general. In 1999 it was described as "rightist-to-center on the peace process, close to Likud on internal issues", it supported Natan Sharansky in Israel's 1996 elections. The Israeli academic Tamar Horowitz states that the paper, the Russian press in general, played an important role in those elections: "It was Vesti that defined Netanyahu's success in the 1996 elections; the voice of the Labor Party was absent from the pages of the Russian newspapers. Had there been a Labor equivalent to Vesti, the results would have been different." In 1997 Vesti's readers chose Avigdor Lieberman as "Politician of the Year". The paper opposed disengagement from Gaza in 2005; each day the paper includes a supplement on a different topic: health, home life, etc. Vesti was edited by one of its founders, the right-wing Soviet refusenik Eduard Kuznetsov, until he was fired in December 1999. Many people attributed a political motive to Kuznetsov's firing.
At the time The Jerusalem Post reported anonymous claims that Kuznetsov had been fired for his criticism of Sharansky's Yisrael BaAliyah party, or at the party's request, while Religious Zionist news outlet Arutz Sheva stated that an advisor to Ehud Barak "was instrumental in bringing about Kuznetsov's dismisal ". The Zionist Forum and the right-wing group Professors for a Strong Israel protested the firing. Kuznetsov was succeeded by Vera Yedidia the presenter of a program on Israeli public television. Vesti managing editor Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich, another of the paper's founders became a Kadima politician, joining the Knesset in 2009. Eduard Kuznetsov Alexander Vladimirovich Averbukh Alexander Dubinsky Ilya Naymark Vera Edidya Lev Baltsan Sergey Podrazhansky Anna Sadagurskaya Danny Spektor In 2006 the paper's opinion page editor and one of its writers were taken to court over an racist poem it had published. In 2008 the Russian newspaper Kommersant sued it for republishing their articles without permission or adequate attribution.
Reprinting articles published elsewhere is a common practice of the Russian language press in Israel and elsewhere, Vesti had faced similar complaints in the past. 1990s Post-Soviet aliyah
Hilla Nachshon is an Israeli TV host and model. Nachshon was raised in Kiryat Tivon. In the late 1990s Nachshon did her national service in the Military Police Corps. Nachshon gained fame as a model. In 2003 Nachshon participated in the musical The Little Prince. On she appeared in TV commercials for the popular Israeli dairy pudding Milky and for the Israeli fashion brand Tamnun; as a result of her success, in 2005 Nachshon began to host the entertainment show Y on ten on the broadcasts of the satellite television provider Yes alongside Michael Hanegbi and alongside Aviad Kisos. That year she played a cameo role in the daily TV drama HaShir Shelanu. In that year, she began to host the Israeli version of the reality show Dancing with the Stars on the Israeli channel 2, along with Avi Kushnir. In 2010 and in 2011 Nachshon hosted the Miss Israel beauty pageant competition. Nachshon was married to soccer player Asi Domb between the years 2004 and 2006. In 2007 Nachshon began a high-profile relationship with the model Jonathan Cohen.
During the same year she moved with Cohen to the moshav Beit Nekofa. On 31 March 2008 their daughter was born. In 2011 Nachshon separated from Cohen. Nowadays Nachshon is married to businessman Eyal Hassid, they had a son, they live together in the Tel Baruch neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Hilla Nachshon on IMDb
Yedioth Ahronoth is a national daily newspaper published in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded in 1939 in Mandatory Palestine, Yedioth Ahronoth has been the largest newspaper in Israel by sales and circulation. Yedioth Ahronoth was established in 1939 by an investor named Gershom Komarov, it was the first evening paper in the British Mandate of Palestine, attempted to emulate the format of the London Evening Standard. Running into financial difficulties, Komarov sold the paper to Yehuda Mozes, a wealthy land dealer who regarded the paper as an interesting hobby and a long-term financial investment, his sons and Noah ran the paper with Noah as the first managing editor. In 1948, a large group of journalists and staff members led by chief editor Ezriel Carlebach left to form Yedioth Maariv known as Maariv. Carlebach was replaced by Herzl Rosenblum; this began an ongoing battle for circulation and prestige between the rival newspapers, which peaked during the 1990s when both papers were discovered to have bugged one another's phones.
As of 2017, the paper is headed by Arnon Mozes. For many years it was edited by Herzl Rosenblum's son, Moshe Vardi, replaced in 2005 by Rafi Ginat, it is published in tabloid format, according to one author, its marketing strategy emphasizes "drama and human interest over sophisticated analysis." It has been described as "undoubtedly the country's number-one paper." The paper is open to a wide range of political views. It is owned by the Yedioth Ahronoth Group, which owns stocks in several Israeli companies, such as "Channel 2", a commercial television channel. Shilo De-Beer was promoted to editor in April 2007. In January 2017, secret recordings were released of conversations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mozes discussing a potential deal in which the newspaper would provide better coverage of Netanyahu in exchange for the government limiting the circulation of competitor Israel Hayom. In a TGI survey of the media comparing the last half of 2009 with the same period in 2008, Yedioth Ahronoth retained the title of most read newspaper in Israel but saw its market share fall from 35.9 to 33.9 percent.
In July 2010, a TGI survey reported that Israel HaYom had overtaken Yedioth Ahronoth as the most read newspaper in terms of exposure with a rate of 35.2% compared to Yedioth's 34.9%. After only a few months of publication of a weekend edition, it scored it 25.7% of exposure compared with Yedioth's 43.7% rate. Yedioth Ahronoth is critical of Benjamin Netanyahu. A study conducted by Moran Rada with the Israeli Democracy Institute showed that Yedioth's coverage of the 2009 Israeli legislative election was biased in favor of Kadima and its leader Tzipi Livni in most editorial decisions and that the paper chooses to play down events that do not help to promote a positive image for her, while on the other hand and inflating events that help promote Livni and her party. Oren Frisco reached a similar conclusion after the 2009 Knesset elections, writing that throughout the campaign, Yediot Ahronoth was biased against Netanyahu. In 2017 it was revealed that Netanyahu taped conversations he held with Yediot chairman and editor Arnon Mozes, in which Mozes proposed to him a deal to have more favorable coverage of Netanyahu in the paper in return for legislation harming the paper's main competitor, Israel Hayom.
This led to the opening of "Case 2000", a corruption investigation with Netanyahu and Mozes as its main suspects. List of newspapers in Israel Media of Israel Ynet, internet version of the newspaper in Hebrew Ynetnews, internet version of the newspaper in English Official website Yedioth Ahronoth subscriptions portal Ynetnews news website linked to the paper
Michael Lewis (model)
Michael Mario Lewis is an Israeli actor and fashion model. In summer 2007 and winter 2008 Lewis was modeling for the Israeli clothing company Fox, with Esti Ginzborg, he appeared in fashion shows for Castro, has been on the cover of several Israeli magazines. In early 2010, he and professional dancer Anna Arronov were the winners of the fifth season of Rokdim Im Kokhavim, the Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars. In 2011, Lewis was chosen by E!: Entertainment Television as one of “The 25 Sexiest men in the world”, next to George Clooney and Brad Pitt. In 2012 he participated in the sixth season of the Israeli version of the reality show Survivor The VIP season, he retired early in the game due to health problems, he took part in the third season of Italian Peking Express in 2014, along with rally pilot Luca Betti, ending their journey in the fourth episode. Lewis was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a Jewish family, his mother was born in Argentina. Lewis speaks 3 languages, he started acting and modeling.
His hobbies include sports and reading. Michael Lewis on IMDb
Miss Israel is a national Beauty pageant in Israel. In the late 1920s, a Queen Esther Beauty Pageant was held in Tel Aviv centering on the holiday of Purim; the first Miss Israel Pageant took place in 1950. Since Miss Israel has been the national franchise holder for the Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Europe pageants; the official winner represents Israel in the Miss World competition and the runners-up in the Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Europe competitions. Sometimes the winner competes at other international pageants, such as the Miss World pageant in 1953, 1968, 1992, 1996–1998, the Miss International pageant in 1963, Miss Asia Pacific, Miss Earth. In 2001 Miss Israel became the national franchise holder for the Miss Earth pageant until 2009. In 2010, the Miss Israel pageant did not send a candidate to the Miss Earth pageant. In 2006, Miss Israel did not send a candidate to Miss Europe. In 2006 Miss Israel chose a new format awarding four crowns. Contestants must be 5-foot-6 or taller, never been married or had children.
1951: Michal Har'el – chair of Women's International Zionist Organization and wife of Yitzhak Moda'i 1958: Miriam Hadar 1976: Rina Mor - The first and only Miss Universe winner from Israel 1985: Nurit Mizrachi - The first Miss Asia Pacific winner from Israel 1992: Tali Ben-Harush - The second Miss Asia Pacific winner from Israel 1994: Lilach Ben-Simon - The first and only Miss Europe winner from Israel 1998: Linor Abargil - The first and only Miss World winner from Israel 1999: Rana Raslan – The first Arab-Israeli Miss Israel 2004: Gal Gadot – actress 2013: Yityish Titi Aynaw – The first Ethiopian-born Miss Israel Color key In some years, spectators at home were able to choose their favorite contestant by SMS: 2000 – Nirit Bakshi 2003 – Shahar Nehorai 2004 – Keren Friedman 2005 – Jennifer Bop 2008 – Shunit Faragi Color key Since 1952, Israel competes at major international pageants. Israel has three international winners namely. In 2006 Miss Israel changed format with the grand winner competing in the Miss World competition and second place automatically declared "Miss Universe Israel."
In 2013, the winner competed in Miss Universe 2013 in Russia. Began in 2018 the format was back to past era. Color key Prior to 2005 The 1st runner up of Miss Israel competes at Miss World or another runner up if the winner is unable to compete. Since 2006 Miss Israel represents the country at Miss World until 2018 where the Main winner goes to Miss Universe Color key In 1960–2005 Miss Israel sent runners-up of the Miss Israel pageant to the Miss International competition. In 2006–2007 the official representatives withdrew for unknown reasons. Color key In 1985 and 2005, Miss Europe Israel was the third-place winner. No pageant has been held since 2006. LaIsha Israeli fashion Culture of Israel Israel at major beauty pageants missisrael.ynet.co.il
Galit Gutman is an Israeli actress, television host and fashion model. Galit Gutmman is married to photojournalist the mother of two daughters, she began her modeling career after winning the title “Discovery of the Year.” She went on to become one of Israel's leading models. She was a model for Castro, H & O, Croacker and Dani Mizrahi. Gutmann studied acting at Yoram Levinstein School of Acting and appeared in the Israeli soap opera "Ramat Aviv Gimel". In 2003 she presented the Golden Curtain Awards of the E! channel. From 2006 to 2008, she hosted the Israeli version of America's Next Top Model. In 2012 she hosted "Brothers for Life", a documentary that deals with children in a family with many children. Israeli fashion Look http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3429227,00.html
Sivan Klein is an Israeli beauty queen who represented her country at the Miss Universe 2003 pageant in Panama City and television personality. Sivan Klein joined the Miss Israel Pageant in 2003, in which she won the most-coveted title Israel's Beauty Queen, replacing last year's winner Yamit Har-Noy, she won the rights to represent Israel at the Miss Universe 2003 pageant in Panama. Sivan Klein flew to Panama for the Miss Universe 2003 pageant, she was a favorite to make it into the Top 15. However, she did not make it into the cut, she was 19 years old. Miss Israel 2003 at Pageantopolis Jerusalem Post article on Sivan Klein