In a crowded living room in the dilapidated suburbs of Jaffa, the delegates from the Special Needs Study Mission from Los Angeles gathered closer to hear the testimony of an Israeli woman with severe disabilities tell the story of how proper intervention changed her life in countless ways. The program, which is subsidized by the State of Israel, provides Etty S. with home visits from a social worker, an emergency button to contact round-the-clock medical help, and perhaps most importantly, organized excursions with other disabled people in the vicinity.
A Palestinian principal was punished over a spontaneous beach party that emerged during a field trip in Israel.
An Arab-owned restaurant in Jaffa was torched and graffiti pointing to a price-tag attack was spray-painted on its walls.
An Arab-Israeli crime mob planned to bomb a mosque in Jaffa and pass it off as an attack by right-wing settlers, police discovered.
Jewish right-wing activists demonstrated on a main street in Jaffa to protest what organizers see as the "Islamic Movement gaining control over the city." At least 16 counterdemonstrators were arrested during Wednesday's march as a result of clashes with police.
Hundreds of representatives of Israeli nonprofits met to discuss how to improve their own organizations and the entire sector. The first Future of Nonprofit Summit Israel met Monday in Jaffa, a follow-up to the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit in New York last July. The summits are an initiative of REACH3K, a company that consults nonprofits on their development and fundraising strategies, and CAUSIL, a Maryland-based consultancy firm.
Hundreds of haredim rioted in Jaffa, attacking police officers with bricks and rocks, over an archeological dig.
Here's all we know: A wacky college student on a Taglit-birthright trip to Israel found a kindred spirit at the flea market in Jaffa . . .
The magic of the Jaffa Flea Market derives from both its past and present. The market began as a small bazaar in the mid-19th century. It is a rare remnant of the old Middle Eastern way of life in this modern Jewish country. But the market is also a place where Jews and Muslims work side by side as neighbors and friends.