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This week from Israel

By Noga Gur-Arieh

May 27, 2013 | 12:34 pm

King David's at the top!

The lifestyle magazine Robb Report, has selected the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and Hotel Montefiore in Tel Aviv as two of the world's top 100 hotels in the... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 24, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Sarit Hadad is one of Israel's most successful singers, known by her out of this world voice. Recognized as a child prodigy, Hadad began performing at the age of eight, while playing the piano at a local club. At the age of 15, she joined the a local Youth Band, and was officially... read on

  • When we don’t play fair

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 23, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    I want to start this post by saying it took me a long time to write what I'm about to write. It is something I'm thinking, but I never really had the guts to say, especially to people outside of Israel. The reason I did not want to write it down, was my belief that outside of... read on

  • Propaganda lies in a disguise

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 21, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Muhammad al-Durrah, the little boy who became the symbol of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, is returning to the headlines after a decade. A photo of him, crying, leaning against a wall with his father trying to protect him from the fire of IDF soldiers, was taken on September 30th 2000... read on

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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 20, 2013 | 12:39 pm

    A 1500 year old mosaic discovered in Israel

    Israel is a place full of history. In thousands of years, many nations, tribes and empires of many cultures settled here, built and ruined, and left many discoveries to be found. With time, more and more beautiful memories are being... read on

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 17, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Rotem Shefy is a 28 year old Israeli singer, and the voice of the most unique cover of Radiohead's Karma Police.

    Shefy's oriental version of Karma Police was uploaded to YouTube on April 23rd and in less than two weeks reached over 210,000 views, becoming a must hear song. In an... read on

  • State, Religion, and Women of the Wall- an Interview with MK Stav Shaffir

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 14, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    On March 11, first time MK (Member of the Knesset,) Stav Shaffir (27) from Ha'Avoda (labor) party, joined the Women of the Wall in prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. With threats from several Orthodox groups, and attempts for arrests by the police, they welcomed the new "Rosh... read on

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 13, 2013 | 12:22 pm

    Shurat Hadin vs. Hawking

    Stephen Hawking's announcement of cancelling his visit here and joining the boycott of Israel did not pass by quietly. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, responded publicly to this ridiculous decision, saying: ... read on

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