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  • Jennifer Lopez to make debut performance in Israel

    1 week ago

    American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez reportedly will perform in Israel for the first time.

    Lopez agreed to hold a concert this summer in Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, the Ynet news website reported Monday.

    She is among several high-profile artists and bands who are scheduled...

  • Jeb: Israel is under attack

    3 weeks ago

    The United States needs to restore its relationship with Israel to confront the challenges she faces from terrorist attacks to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Thursday. 

    “Israel is under attack. We are negotiating with Iran...

  • Trump: ‘100 percent’ in favor of moving embassy to Jerusalem

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he’s “100 percent” on board with the remaining field of candidates in support of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if elected president in the fall of 2016.

    In an interview with The Brody File, published...

  • Motherhood, Brooklyn & a Birthday in Israel

    By Ilana Angel

    January 12, 2016 | 6:40 am

    My son will be 20 years old next week. It is hard to believe I have been a mother for two decades. Some days it feels like just yesterday that I was blessed to become this child’s mother, while other days it feels like I have been a mom for 100 years. There has been no greater joy...

  • Charlie Hebdo caricature by Israeli artist removed from Tel Aviv exhibit

    January 11, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    An Israeli artist’s caricature marking the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris was removed from a Tel Aviv exhibit.

    Also, another Israeli artist had his caricature censored in the monthlong exhibit titled “Apres Charlie” (“After Charlie”) at the...

  • Rental properties in U.S., landlords in Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    January 6, 2016 | 11:10 am

    Three years ago, Dana Lebel, a marketer of health supplements, bought her first apartment in Rishon Lezion, a city just south of Tel Aviv. Over time, with equity in her apartment and some disposable income, Lebel became interested in purchasing investment property to leverage her...

  • One father loves Israel, the other hates it. Guess which one is Arab?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    January 5, 2016 | 5:14 pm

    I was struck by the contrasting reactions of the fathers of two accused terrorists, both Israelis. One son shot up a Tel Aviv pub, murdering two and wounding seven, while the other firebombed a house killing an infant boy and his parents and severely injuring his 4-year-old...

  • Father of alleged Tel Aviv gunman arrested as accessory

    January 5, 2016 | 10:53 am

    The father of the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting on a Tel Aviv bar was arrested in connection with the attack.

    Mohammed Melhem was questioned on Tuesday along with five other family members and friends. They are suspected of being accessories to the killings on Friday.

  • Report: Israel asks PA for help in capturing Tel Aviv shooter

    January 4, 2016 | 11:43 am

    Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

    Israeli officials, who suspect that Nashat Melhem, 31, of Arara, a village in Wadi...

  • With gunman still at large, Tel Aviv streets go quiet

    January 4, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Until Friday, this city had been largely untouched by the recent wave of near-daily attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians.

    Several incidents had struck Tel Aviv — a soldier was stabbed with a screwdriver outside Israel Defense Forces headquarters in October and, the...

  • At least 2 killed, 5 seriously injured in shooting attack in central Tel Aviv

    January 1, 2016 | 10:55 am

    A gunman identified by relatives as a member of Israel's Arab minority killed two people on a bustling thoroughfare in central Tel Aviv on Friday before fleeing, an incident that ramped up tensions after three months of Palestinian street violence.

    Security camera footage showed...

  • Two Jews walk out of Israel: With Seinfeld in Israel

    December 30, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    Literally minutes after Jerry Seinfeld and I finished four great shows at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, where we played to a total of 32,000 people in two days, we stood at the stairs of the plane. 

    We were getting ready to board and leave Israel to head back home to...

  • Jewish-Israeli teen held for planning attack on left-wing demonstrators

    December 28, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    A Jewish-Israeli teenager is in police custody for allegedly planning an attack on left-wing demonstrators at a Tel Aviv march.

    The 18-year-old man was arrested at the Dec. 19 rally after throwing a glass bottle at protesters, according to the Times of Israel. No one was injured,...

  • Helping First Responders, Hollywood’s “Sin City” and More- This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 21, 2015 | 8:37 am

    Israel’s Fruitful Week in Science and Its Secret to Success

    For a country the size of New Jersey that seems to always be on the verge of war, it is unlikely that Israel would be one of the world’s science superpowers. But somehow, the State of Israel defeats all odds. The amount...

  • Supermodel Bar Refaeli is under investigation for tax evasion in Israel

    December 17, 2015 | 10:03 am

    Supermodel Bar Refaeli is under investigation in her native Israel over allegations that she evaded paying local tax on earnings from her international career. 

    Lawyers for the 30-year-old, who Israeli media have reported is worth up to $20 million, rejected the accusations. 

  • Tel Aviv terrorist’s mother is ‘proud’ that son stabbed Jews to death

    November 19, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    The mother of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death called her son a “source of pride for Hebron and Palestine.”

    Raid Halil bin Mahmoud, 36, who also moderately injured a third man during a prayer service in a Tel Aviv building, attributed his actions to the...

  • Two Jews walk into Israel

    November 19, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    On Dec. 19 and 20, Jerry Seinfeld and I will be performing stand-up comedy at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv. I have not been this excited about doing a gig in years. Jerry and I had talked about going to Israel to perform and, God willing, it’s now happening.

    Jerry and I...

  • U.S. yeshiva student among 5 dead in Palestinian terror attacks

    November 19, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Three people were killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, including an American yeshiva student, hours after two Jewish men were stabbed to death in Tel Aviv at a prayer service.

    The five deaths in the attacks, reportedly by Palestinians, are the most on a single day since...

  • Three Israelis killed in two terrorist attacks

    November 19, 2015 | 9:24 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    More than five weeks after the last attack in Tel Aviv, a terrorist stabbed and killed two people and wounded a third just outside a makeshift synagogue in a jewelry store. The terrorist, who was detained, is 36 year old and...

  • Two Jews killed in Tel Aviv stabbing attack

    November 19, 2015 | 7:53 am

    Two Jewish men were stabbed to death and one was injured while praying at an office building in Tel Aviv.

    A Palestinian assailant who was wounded while being apprehended following the Wednesday afternoon attack is in police custody. Police are searching for a second alleged...

  • 3rd-century mosaic found near Tel Aviv to be unveiled

    November 17, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    A 1,700-year-old mosaic unearthed in the summer of 2014 — adjacent to the site where a world-famous mosaic was unearthed in Israel — is going on display for the first time.

    While excavating during construction of a permanent home and visitors center for the Lod Mosaic, which was...

  • Rabin memorial draws 100,000 in Tel Aviv, with many expressing hope for peace

    November 5, 2015 | 1:22 pm

    In numbers far-exceeding expectations, more than 100,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Nov. 1 to mourn the assassination and celebrate the legacy of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was killed 20 years ago by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir, who opposed Rabin’s efforts to...

  • At Rabin rally, calls to pursue peace and defend democracy

    November 2, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying for.

    The demonstration, which marked the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a Jewish...

  • Palestinians attack Israeli soldiers, civilians with knives – one killed

    November 2, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Three Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and civilians in the Tel Aviv suburbs with knives on Monday and one of them was shot dead,Israeli authorities said. 

    Now in its second month, the worst spate of violence since the 2014 Gaza war has been caused by...

  • Rabin’s grandson remembers losing a great leader

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The night Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in downtown Tel Aviv, his grandson, Jonathan Benartzi, was two weeks away from completing his three years of duty in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper. He was also in the crowd with his sister that fateful night — two...

  • There’s no business like Israel business

    By Ryan Torok

    October 28, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    Rob Anders, co-founder and CEO of software company Niio, said his company is poised to become the “iTunes of art” when it launches next year with a product that allows consumers to purchase and rent digital artwork and exhibit it on screens in their homes.

    At the recent Israel...

  • 3,000 in Tel Aviv protest government, call for two-state solution

    October 26, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in an anti-government rally in Tel Aviv and called for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    About 3,000 demonstrators gathered Saturday night in Rabin Square and marched to the Israel Defense Department headquarters at a rally...

  • Understanding Israel’s new – and nameless – intifada

    October 16, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Since the beginning of the latest spate of violence here, Israelis and Palestinians have been at a loss about what to call this amorphous, scary thing.

    The main question hovering above the public sphere is, "Is this finally the third intifada?"

    The Jerusalem Press Club thinks...

  • Israel sets up East Jerusalem roadblocks in bid to stem attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Israel began setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks.

    In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a 70-year-old woman outside...

  • Stabbing attacks reach Israel’s commercial capital

    October 8, 2015 | 9:41 am

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday, police and ambulance sources said, as a rash of such Palestinian attacks spread to Israel's commercial capital.

    The assailant was shot and killed by another...

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