News in Brief

Palestinian art show featuring internationall artists opens in Qalandiyah

A first-of-its-kind Palestinian art show, "Qalandiyah International," will open tomorrow. It will feature works by 50 Palestinian and international artists at seven institutions in several different cities, including Ramallah, Jerusalem, Gaza and Nazareth. The opening event will take place in Qalandiyah. Farid Abu Shakra, who curated a group exhibit on "The Palestinian connection to Palestine" for the show, said he sees Qalandiyah International as a welcome start to artistic cooperation between Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority and those living in Israel. (Kamea Smith )

New Israel Museum exhibit focuses on European art

A new exhibit on the significance of reading in European art will open at the Israel Museum on November 13, titled "By the Book: 500 Years of Readers and Reading in European Art." Alongside works by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer, two contemporary artists will be featured: Max Ferguson and Einat Arif-Galanti. The exhibit will also display rare copies of some of the books featured in the artworks, including a 1781 edition of "Robinson Crusoe," a 1782 edition of "Gulliver's Travels" and an 1859 edition of "Grimm's Fairy Tales." (Maya Sela )

Veteran Swedish correspondent in Jerusalem dies at 83

Cordelia Edvardson, a Holocaust survivor and award-winning Swedish journalist who reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for three decades, has died. She was 83. Edvardson was the Jerusalem correspondent for Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet from 1977 to 2006 and later worked as a columnist for the paper. Born in Munich, Germany to a Jewish father, she was raised Catholic, but regarded as a Jew by the Nazis who sent her to concentration camps in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. She described her experiences in a 1984 autobiography for which she won the German Geschwister-Scholl literary award. Edvardson moved to Sweden after the war and started her career in journalism, winning several awards for her work. (AP )