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  • Getting into the spirit of the games

    By  Orit Arfa

    1 week ago

    As the sun began to set over a Tel Aviv sports field, six athletes wrapped up their training session and gathered near the bleachers for their final pep talk.

    Glistening in the hot, humid air at Israel’s National Sport Center, the men and women of the country’s Special Olympics...

  • In the land of milk and honey, Israelis turn vegan

    2 weeks ago

    Nana Shrier, owner of the stylish Georgian restaurant Nanuchka in downtown Tel Aviv, shocked Israel's culinary world when she removed all animal-based products from the menu. A year later business is thriving, defying those who predicted its demise.

    Nanuchka is part of a growing...

  • Israel won’t strike Iran alone, no matter how much it hates the nuclear deal

    2 weeks ago

    The day after a nuclear deal with Iran was announced, the sun rose high above Jerusalem's shimmering hills just as it does every July, as if the ancient land shrugged off two decades of apocalyptic warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and decided to go about its...

  • WATCH: 50 Reasons to love Tel Aviv (and never, ever leave)

    By Simone Wilson

    3 weeks ago

    A video version of Simone Wilson's ode to Tel Aviv: We LOVE you, Tel Aviv

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  • ADL to introduce graphic novel about tragedy in Tel Aviv bar

    By Ryan Torok

    June 17, 2015 | 4:32 pm

    American filmmaker and freelance journalist Jack Baxter got more than he bargained for when he set out in 2003 to make a film about Mike’s Place, the famous live music bar in Tel Aviv. He was one month into shooting a documentary about the bar and the people who run it when a...

  • Mobli takes on Internet giants with event-based photo and video search

    June 15, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday.

    Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and...

  • Tel Aviv Pride, the California connection

    June 15, 2015 | 4:16 pm

    A high-profile California contingent contributed to the size and impact of the week-long LGBT Pride Celebration in Tel Aviv last week, with Los Angeles leaders joining Bay Area collegues in staging events aimed at strengthening the standing of Israel’s gay community.

    “Five years...

  • Israeli-Arab drag queen finds refuge in Tel Aviv

    June 15, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Marching through a Tel Aviv bar in a tight purple bodice and skirt, pink lipstick glittering, eyelashes fluttering, Karam Dadu certainly turns heads. What those watching may not realize is that Dadu is a transvestite homosexual Israeli Arab.

    Banished by his family in northern...

  • Tel-Aviv Celebrates - Pride Parade 2015!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 15, 2015 | 8:17 am

    Tel-Aviv's 17th Pride Parade, one of the most talked about LGBTQ events worldwide drew approximately 160,000 people from all around the world. The grand festival, which opened Israel's Pride Month, took place this Friday, all across the city with parties and colorful gatherings....

  • Thousands celebrate gay pride in Tel Aviv

    June 12, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    Tens of thousands of people participated in Tel Aviv’s annual gay pride parade, whose theme this year was the transgender community.

    Friday’s parade, Tel Aviv’s 17th, featured an appearance by Conchita, the transgender Austrian performer who last year won the Eurovision song...

  • A road trip through Israel’s culinary revolution

    June 3, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    The Startup Nation has morphed into the Food and Wine Nation.

    If you want to see how, go north. There, amid newly planted vineyards and refurbished grain mills, you’ll find a new generation of Israelis channeling their passion, energy and creativity toward eating and drinking.

    ...
  • Ethiopian-Israelis stage peaceful protest in Tel Aviv

    May 19, 2015 | 9:13 am

    Approximately 1,000 Ethiopian-Israelis protested in Tel Aviv against police brutality and racism.

    The protest, which began Monday afternoon and grew as it continued into the night, saw protesters march up the city’s central Rothschild Boulevard, stopping at major public squares...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis vow protest rally in Tel Aviv will be peaceful

    May 18, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    Ethiopian-Israelis are protesting on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality.

    Several hundred protesters arrived on Monday afternoon at Rothschild Boulevard, with thousands expected by the evening. Protesters plan to march to Rabin Square in the...

  • At Tel Aviv’s first Limmud, participants confront Israel’s raucous politics

    May 18, 2015 | 8:50 am

    The debate over Jewish law’s role in Israel’s government has raged for 70 years. Should the state, above all, be Jewish, or should it put its democracy first?

    Addressing a crowded room Thursday, Yotam Yizraeli argued that Jewish tradition suggested a third option: no government...

  • Israel’s lesson for a Latina

    May 13, 2015 | 4:20 pm

    I’d been to Israel before as a CBS news correspondent covering Saddam Hussein lobbing Scuds into Tel Aviv. I marveled at Israel’s spirit and saw firsthand how critical America’s alliance is to Israel’s security. But my last trip was very different. 

    I was part of an elite...

  • The story of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

    May 13, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Within the past two weeks, Ethiopian Jews in Israel have engaged in public protests in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against racial discrimination. The protests were  ignited by a physical attack on an Ethiopian-Jewish Israeli soldier, who at the time was in uniform, by Israeli police...

  • Stumbling into Riots

    May 7, 2015 | 11:17 am

    Last Sunday night in Tel Aviv, where I live, I had a 40-minute glimpse into what it’s like to feel like an outsider, like a rejected member of society. I wasn’t given a chance to explain myself, to answer questions, to say, “No I’m just passing through, I’m not looking for...

  • Tribute outshines controversy at UCLA Heschel conference

    By Jared Sichel

    May 5, 2015 | 5:03 pm

    During the two weeks leading up to a major conference at UCLA to honor the late rabbi and civil rights leader Abraham Joshua Heschel, controversy swirled around one of the event’s two keynote speakers — Cornel West — an outspoken academic who severely criticized Israel during its...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash in Tel Aviv during demonstration

    May 4, 2015 | 9:14 am

    A demonstration in Tel Aviv by thousands protesting police brutality against Ethiopian-Israelis degenerated into violence.

    As evening fell on Sunday, protesters in Rabin Square threw bottles at mounted police and clashed with officers. At least 41 police officers and...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    April 28, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Report: Violent anti-Semitic incidents worldwide soar by 40 percent

    April 15, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday.

    The report, by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, said 766...

  • Celebrity Israeli rabbi pleads guilty to bribery charges

    April 14, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Yoshiyahu Pinto, an Israeli rabbi who has counseled such celebrities as LeBron James, pleaded guilty in a Tel Aviv court to bribery charges.

    In a plea deal, Pinto, 39, pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, attempted bribery and obstruction of justice for attempting to bribe a...

  • Will Netanyahu join partners’ push for the poor?

    March 30, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel got his wish in last week’s elections: a larger and more stable right-wing government marching in lockstep on security and diplomacy.

    But while the coming coalition may be more unified when it comes to the conflict with the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Sometimes, we get so caught up in the Rat Race, that we forget the most important thing in life- happiness. 

    In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more equitable and balanced approach to...

  • Shifting sands of truth unravel in ‘The English Bride’

    March 18, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    As the play “The English Bride” begins, the audience is immediately thrust into a near cataclysm with a burst of police sirens and an announcement over a loudspeaker: “Attention! Attention! All passengers on El Al flight 1540 to Dusseldorf and Tel Aviv. The flight is canceled.”  

    ...
  • Polls get it wrong as Netanyahu wins big

    March 18, 2015 | 10:19 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Israelis went to sleep believing that the two largest parties – the Likud of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog – had each received 27 seats in the Israeli Knesset, and Israel’s...

  • Israel’s election: It’s the economy, stupid

    March 16, 2015 | 4:33 pm

    Ambassador Michael Oren and professor Manuel Trajtenberg, both immigrants who have served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s most respected — and visible — public servants, have joined campaigns against the Likud. Their voices reflect 11th-hour polling suggesting the Israeli electorate is...

  • Israel’s Herzog takes election momentum to Tel Aviv market

    March 12, 2015 | 9:55 am

    With opinion polls showing his party holding a narrow but steady lead five days before Israel's election, opposition leader Isaac Herzog took his campaign to a central Tel Aviv market on Thursday, glad-handing and haggling with eager stallholders.

    Street markets are a traditional...

  • Tens of thousands gather in Tel Aviv for anti-Netanyahu rally

    March 9, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square calling for a change in the government.

    “Israel Wants Change,” as the anti-Netanyahu rally held Saturday night was titled, attracted up to 40,000 people. The event was organized by the One Million Hands movement, a...

  • China’s courtship, parking revolution, life-saving apps and more - This week form the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 2, 2015 | 8:44 am

    Tel-Aviv – world’s 3rd best city for technology business

    Tel Aviv is the third best place in the world for technology business, according to a new report by property consultants Savills. Austin took the top spot, followed by San Francisco. Savills surveyed 12 global cities with...

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