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  • Collection of Video Reports on Social Issues in Israel

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 12, 2014 | 5:30 am

    This week in the “Social Order” edition:

    • Why are leftist activists taking part in an ultra-Orthodox demonstration?
    • "Heart at East", but the money is in the West - discrimination in allocating funds for Mizrahi culture.
    • The ongoing use of ‘contract’ workers by the...
  • On a bike, on a jet ski, climbing Masada — the sporty Bibi gets his TV special

    By Simone Wilson

    February 26, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    “Can you get me a sandwich?” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said aloud to no one in particular in the film crew as he emerged from the back of an SUV, stepping into a bright, egg-yolk-hued sunset over Jaffa, Israel. A swarm of security dudes in sunglasses and...

  • Tel Aviv eyeing way to let businesses open on Sabbath

    September 4, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality is working to change a city by-law that bans businesses from opening on the Jewish Sabbath.

    City officials told the Israeli Supreme Court late Tuesday night that the municipality would not fine businesses that until now have opened consistently on...

  • Mass Arab grave from 1948 war discovered in Jaffa

    June 6, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    A mass grave holding the remains of dozens of Arabs killed during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence was unearthed at a Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.

    The discovery of the mass grave — six underground rooms with the skeletons of adults and children — was made last week during...

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  • Lessons from Israel’s programs for the disabled

    August 15, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    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...

  • Palestinian principal punished for Israeli beach party

    May 29, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    A Palestinian principal was punished over a spontaneous beach party that emerged during a field trip in Israel.

    Mohammad Abu Samra, 33, says he landed in hot water when video and images of his pupils dancing on a beach in Jaffa with bikini-clad women and Israeli beachgoers were sent...

  • Arab restaurant torched in Jaffa

    October 31, 2011 | 11:00 am

    An Arab-owned restaurant in Jaffa was torched and graffiti pointing to a price-tag attack was spray-painted on its walls.

    The Abu al-Abed restaurant, which has been in existence since 1949, was set ablaze early Monday morning. It serves Palestinian and Lebanese food.

    The words...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • Jaffa Mosque bombing plan was to be blamed on right wing Israelis

    May 17, 2011 | 8:09 am

    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.

    At least eight people have been under arrest for the last month in the case, from which a gag order was lifted Tuesday, according to reports.

    The plan...

  • Jaffa rally protests Islamic Movement advances

    March 2, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    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 counter-demonstrators were arrested during Wednesday’s march as a result of clashes with police.

    Arab store owners...

  • Israeli nonprofit representatives meet

    March 1, 2011 | 10:16 am

    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...

  • Haredim riot in Jaffa over excavations

    June 16, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    Hundreds of haredim rioted in Jaffa, attacking police officers with bricks and rocks, over an archeological dig.

    Five policemen were injured and 15 ultra-Orthodox Jews were arrested in the riots Wednesday over the dig, which the demonstrators say is disturbing a nearby Jewish burial...

  • Real life comedy at the flea market in Jaffa, Israel

    August 10, 2007 | 11:09 pm

    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 . . .

  • Jaffa flea market offers bargains and co-existence

    By Sarah Price Brown

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A young woman from Tel Aviv made her way past tapestries, bracelets and scarves toward a row of brightly hued polyester shirts. She admired a blue button-down with white polka dots before flitting away like a butterfly into a narrow arcade of the Jaffa Flea Market.

    "There is magic...