Jewish Journal

This week from Israel

by Noga Gur-Arieh

February 11, 2013 | 10:47 am

Oh no, he's back!

A new bestseller novel in Germany takes a turn in history, and describes the imaginary scenario of Hitler's return to the world, after 66 years of disappearance.  In the comedy novel, named, "He's Back" (Er Ist Wieder Da), Hitler wakes up in 2011 without the slightest idea about what has happened in the intervening 66 years.

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Defying security threats

A new Waldorf Astoria hotel in Jerusalem is finishing construction now, after an investment of 150 million dollars. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in summer 2013, is a risk of some sort, taken by investors who believe that in spite of security threats, Israel has the potential of remaining a prime tourist destination.

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Segway, make room for Muve

Inventor Amir Zaid combined forces with the design software company Autodesk, to create what will  probably be the new big thing in urban transportation, thus becoming way cooler than Segway…$2000 and you can bust a Muve!

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Israeli film takes over Berlin Film Festival

"The Gatekeepers," the Israeli Academy Award-nominated documentary, which goes behind the scenes of Israel's Shin Bet security agency, won the Cinema for Peace prize at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday evening.
This is the first time an Israeli film receives the prize, which has been handed out since 2001.

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Our Kineret is almost back to her best

Turns out the cold and wetness we suffered from in the past few weeks weren't in vain. The water level of Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, is slowly inching its way towards its maximum capacity! After years of drought, there is very very good news!

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Will Alicia Keys be joining us this summer?

Israeli producer Shuki Weiss is holding talks with the singer's agents for what is expected to be the first in a series of international performances in the country. Keys, if you read this, I have only one thing to say: Pleeeeeaaaaasssseee come!

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Israeli surfers become heroes of the day in Hawaii

Three Israeli surfers, Tzvika  Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz,  went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, after huge waves began surging toward the coast.

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The Israeli Fed Cup team is back on track

The Israeli national tennis team members, Shahar Pe’er and Julia Glushko performed more than well at the Europe/Africa Zone Group I campaign in Eilat on Saturday.

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Tel Aviv.COM

The Tourism Ministry, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and Tel Aviv Hotels Association have launched a new website to promote Tel Aviv. The initiative, in cooperation with representatives of the gay community in the city, is designed to expose tourists to the many tourist and cultural opportunities offered in the city.

Take a look of the new website.

Watch the new video, presenting Tel-Aviv


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My name is Noga Gur-Arieh, and I’m an Israeli Journalist, currently studying for my B.A degree in Media and Political Science, at Tel Aviv University.

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