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  • As Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm

    August 29, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Daniela Hayoum arrived at a Tel Aviv post office at 7 a.m. and took a number.

    The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned in the afternoon to find hundreds of Israelis crowding under a hot sun on the building’s wide...

  • Protesters torch National Insurance Institute branch

    July 16, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Protesters set fire to a branch of Israel’s National Insurance Institute in solidarity with a man who set himself alight the previous night.

    The vandals set fire to the NII branch in Ramat Gan Sunday night following a rally in Tel Aviv to support Moshe Silman, who poured gasoline on...

  • Madonna appeals for world peace at Israel concert

    June 1, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Launching her world tour in Israel, Madonna appealed for Middle East and world peace.

    “You can’t be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world,” she told 30,000 fans packed into Ramat Gan station.

    She said she chose Israel to launch her tour in order to spread her message of...

  • Yahoo! to acquire Israeli start-up

    October 12, 2010 | 9:43 am

    Yahoo! has agreed to purchase an Israeli start-up company reportedly for more than $50 million.

    Dapper Inc., which was founded in 2006, has developed technology to create interactive display ads and target the personalized ads at Internet users.

    While neither Yahoo! nor Dapper...

  • 18th Maccabiah Opens in Ramat Gan Stadium

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 14, 2009 | 5:37 pm

              The opening ceremony last night at Ramat Gan was an incongruous mixture of kitschy theatricality and truly uplifting communal values.  Security is obviously intense at an event like this, but even so, ticketholders got to their seats by 8 p.m. and then began a bit of a...

  • Capture Stirs Mixed Mideast Reactions

    By Dan Baron

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    After surviving the Holocaust and five Middle East wars, Ze'ev is a hard man to impress. But news of Saddam Hussein's capture Sunday managed to move the Israeli retiree to tears.

    "It is good to see Israel a little bit safer," Ze'ev said in his hometown of Ramat Gan, as footage of...