Jerusalem, Israel
Yonatan, 31
Cultural Events Producer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

In the past 10 years iv'e been taking a very active part in the cultural revolution of Jerusalem. i have been working together with the municipality creating large art and music festival all over the city, huge electronic street parties, and lots more. now i have my own company for cultural event branding and advertising.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?


What are the best TV shows of all time?

sopranos, sienfeld, chefs table, anything VICE

Name some spots in Jerusalem that are good for a Tinder date.

TIPA bar, Gatsby bar, Machne yehuda, Nortre dam hotel

Who’s your hero and where in Jerusalem would you take them out for a serious hang?

Jimmy Hendrix, i woud take him to the birman for a jamsession

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

nowhere, i wear black Tshirts and jeans.allwaus

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?


What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

rest. or go to the zoo

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Jerusalem and where did you get it?

turkey testicles at Moriss grill in the market

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Jerusalem that you particularly like?


What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Jerusalem? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

MAMILA, 1000 a night, grandparents

What restaurant in Jerusalem looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

YAGNE kiosk on yaffo 19, nobody knows it (NOBODY) it makes the best toasts from jerusalem style salty bagel, rice&beans and breakfast. the cheapest place ever

Where can you get the best cocktail in Jerusalem? Which one do you like?

GATSBY, The culinary workshop, wine bar on azza

Where would you take your partner in Jerusalem if you wanted to really pamper them?

breakfast and TURKISH BATH at mount zion hotel a

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

eat SABICH!! fuck falafel its overated. you have 2 epic ones in JLM one is called Ha'Sabichia or Yigal's Sabich on Shamai street. The second one is called Aricha and its on Agrippas street.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Jerusalem?

cinema city

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Jerusalem?

LEV THEATER, the cinemateq,

What are the Jerusalem spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Ha'shikma street in Machne yehuda market, Hummus lina in the old city, Jafar sweets, israel museum, Raves at Hansen house

Tomorrow’s your last day in Jerusalem. How do you spend it?

EATING TILL I DIE! going over all the shikma street eating everything there, then drinking 10 cocktails at gatsby, then going to die sit on Mishkanot Sheananim grass park with a beatifull Jerusalemite girl

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

ISTANBUL, Buenos aires. Food, music, art, passion

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