Jewish Journal

  • Looking back on 2014 - the most beautiful Israeli moments

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 30, 2014 | 8:02 am

    In the year of 2014, Israelis have been through a lot. From the war in Gaza through multiple terror attacks and people turning against each other based on political views, through the announcement of going to a second election in four years. Those difficult times drained our... read on

  • Oil spill costs, Segway successor, nonstop summer and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 29, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Decline in cruise ships docking

    Cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in 2014 in comparison with the year before. The overall trend of declining cruise ship traffic has its roots in a conflict between Israel and Hamas, but not the one of 2014. It was around... read on

  • Fall in love in (and with) Israel with a new interactive video created by Israeli students

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 26, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    Want to determine how a couple falls in love? In Israel? A group of Tel Aviv students is utilizing the latest interactive video technology to tell a love story and give Israeli tourism a boost.

    The Tel Aviv University students are part of the StandWithUs Fellowship, an Israeli... read on

  • So Israel is a little bit of a fixer-upper…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2014 | 8:33 am

    In recent years, it seems as if every policy Israeli decision makers issue is followed by massive, harsh criticism by the global community. World leaders use every opportunity to look down at Israel's leaders, judge them for their "problematic decision" and urge them to reconsider... read on

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 19, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    This week, I would like to urge you to watch the best Israeli film of the year – Zero Motivation!

    It is a dark comedy by director Talya Lavie, which exposes the viewer to the everyday life of  young women serving  in an IDF unit at a remote desert base. They serve in a human... read on

  • Israelife in the Far East

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2014 | 8:38 am

    What happens when you take an online pro-Israel, anti- anti-Semitism activist to a place where no one care about Israel? In one word- RELAXATION!

    After a very intense summer and a disturbing experience during what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in London, I've decided to... read on

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 12, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    This week, I would like to introduce you to a brand new Israeli musical group, which is about to take over the Israeli playlist very soon.

    Snorkel is mostly about soft rock, with a touch of funk and an addictive sound. They are a combination of the very best of various well-known... read on

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