ELSKA Magazine visits the men of Gay Haifa , Israel’s most diverse gay city

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    After shooting the last issue of Elska in Istanbul,  editor and chief photographer Liam Campbell stayed in the Middle East traveling to Israel and its 3rd largest city Haifa. At the beginning of this century, Haifa suffered a population drain as young people moved in vast numbers to the bustling capital Tel Aviv. … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews LIKE ME an Israeli coming-of-age film by Eyal Kantor

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  Tom (up-and-coming Israeli actor Yoav Keren) is a handsome, quick-witted gay eighteen-year-old man in Tel Aviv who knows what he wants. By day he is a theatre studies student and by night a pizza delivery boy, Tom is grasping life, opportunities, and men as they occur. His best friend Gilad (Mendi Barsheshet) is a … Continue reading

And the Winner of Eurovision 2018 is ……..

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  Its been exactly 20 years since Israel won the annual Eurovision Competition and it did so in a style that no-one will ever forget.  The song was DIva and was performed by the transgender singer Dana International.  It was a real first for this 60 year old competition and whilst the win was celebrated around the world, … Continue reading


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Brit filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld’s impressive and heartwarming documentary thankfully settles down after a somewhat uneven start to become an intriguing snapshot of what life is like for gay Arabs living in a trendy suburb of Tel Aviv today.  He follows three extremely engaging best friends in their early twenties for 18 months through 2013 – … Continue reading

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