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  • Obama told Trump that embassy move to Jerusalem could be ‘explosive’

    1 day ago

    President Barack Obama said he told his successor Donald Trump that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could be “explosive.”

    “Obviously it’s a volatile environment when sudden unilateral moves are made that speak to the core issues or sensitivities of either side. That can be...

  • Trump tells Israeli reporter in Washington he will move embassy to Jerusalem

    1 day ago

    President-elect Donald Trump told an Israeli reporter that he will move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

    Trump made the remarks at an event Tuesday evening in Washington, the Israeli daily Israel Hayom reported on Thursday.

    Israel Hayom reporter Boaz Bismuth, who served as...

  • Trump reportedly moves ahead with embassy relocation

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    1 week ago

    The incoming White House team has already begun informing U.S. allies in the Middle East and Gulf about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a report by CNN.

    The Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed in 1995, stated that...

  • Elon Gold: Three weeks in Israel and I go blond and gay

    December 14, 2016 | 12:09 pm

    It was my first kiss — on camera. 

    I was filming a TV pilot in 1998 where I played a Jewish guy marrying a shiksa, the first of many similar roles. In the rehearsal, I cautiously leaned into actress Cynthia Geary and gently kissed her lips. The director stopped me. He pulled me...

  • Obama renews waiver delaying Jerusalem Embassy relocation

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    December 1, 2016 | 10:28 am

    This article originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    President Barack Obama gave President-elect Donald Trump some breathing room before deciding whether to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, renewing on Thursday a presidential waiver suspending the relocation of...

  • Terrorism sweeps Israel again

    September 20, 2016 | 10:07 am

    This article originally appeared at themedialine.org.

    Over the course of five days, Palestinians carried out or tried to execute nine separate attacks, in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    “The weekend's terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and Hebron is further testament to...

  • To curb binge drinking, follow Israel’s lead

    September 14, 2016 | 10:53 am

    The scene outside a bar in Tel Aviv looks very different from the scene outside a college party in the United States. 

    Young American college kids may spend their evenings slumped over a curb, with heads in hands and consciousness in question. Young Israelis actually seem to be...

  • Shimon Peres’ son says family ‘will have to make decisions’

    September 13, 2016 | 2:32 pm

    The son of former Israeli President Shimon Peres gave a sober assessment of his father’s condition following a massive stroke and said the family “will have to make decisions.”

    Shortly after 11 p.m., several hours after Peres, 93, was admitted to Sheba Medical Center in Tel...

  • Israel rabbi: Deadly parking garage collapse due to Shabbat desecration

    September 12, 2016 | 11:13 am

    An Israeli rabbi said the collapse of a parking garage under construction in Tel Aviv that killed six was due to lack of Sabbath observance.

    Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the head of the Tunisian Jewish community in Israel, made the comments during a lecture he delivered Saturday night in...

  • Israel’s best kept secret (weapon) is a tour guide

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 7, 2016 | 2:57 pm

    Our group’s infatuation with Michael Bauer began in a small conference room at Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel, where he stood at the front of the room armed with a set of maps and taught the history of Israel — from Abraham to Operation Protective Edge, the most recent Gaza war — in 45...

  • Death toll in Tel Aviv construction site collapse rises to 4

    September 6, 2016 | 1:36 pm

    The body of a worker was pulled from the rubble of the collapse of a four-level underground parking structure under construction in Tel Aviv, bringing the death toll to four.

    The third and fourth bodies were located several hours apart on Tuesday afternoon.

    Three other workers,...

  • New rail line to connect high-tech Tel Aviv with holy Jerusalem

    September 6, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are only 60 km (40 miles) apart but they often feel like different planets, not just in terms of mentality but because the commute from the Mediterranean to the hills can sometimes take two hours.

    That is set to change in the next 18 months with the...

  • Israeli startups on cutting edge of aging tech

    August 31, 2016 | 11:18 am

    The world’s fast-growing over-60 population needs tech solutions for issues ranging from retirement planning to health monitoring, and Israeli companies are stepping up to meet the challenge. Some of the most promising products were displayed earlier this year at the Israel Aging...

  • An Israeli start-up interprets dreams and turns them into art

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 30, 2016 | 6:18 pm

    In 2012, Sharonna Karni Cohen was sitting on a bench in Tel Aviv when she found herself sandwiched between two engineers. By the time she stood up, she had a new boyfriend and a new business idea: What if, like in the Joseph story, people could submit their dreams to interpreters,...

  • Why Tel Aviv is so crazy about dogs

    August 30, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected.

    At Tel Aviv’s first official dog festival, hundreds of dogs took over Yehoshua Park and its dog park on Friday afternoon. As canine customers wandered among vendors selling...

  • Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, ex-defense minister and longtime Knesset member, dies at 80

    August 29, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a former Labor Party leader and defense minister who served in the Knesset for 30 years, has died.

    Ben Eliezer, who withdrew from the country’s presidential election in 2014 over corruption charges, died Sunday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 80.

    Known by...

  • The missing children: Yemenites who found their way to L.A. carry family wounds from Israel’s past

    By Eitan Arom

    August 24, 2016 | 2:43 pm

    On a recent Sunday morning, Meir Cohen switched off the Israeli news playing on the television in his Encino home. He poured himself a glass of tea with hawaij, a cardamom-scented mix popular among Yemenite Jews such as himself. Then he reclined into a leather armchair.

    Cohen had...

  • IDF razes homes of Sarona Market attackers

    August 4, 2016 | 8:41 am

    The West Bank homes of the two terrorists who killed four Israelis in a shooting attack on the popular Sarona Market in Tel Aviv were demolished.

    The Israel Defense Forces razed the Hebron-area homes of cousins Mohammed Mahamra and Khaled Mahamra on Wednesday night using...

  • Possible wreckage from EgyptAir crash washes up in Israel

    July 7, 2016 | 12:49 pm

    Debris apparently from the crash of EgyptAir MS804 was found on a beach north of Tel Aviv on Thursday, an official in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.

    Netanyahu, who was briefed about the discovery during a visit to Ethiopia, instructed Israeli authorities...

  • Istanbul and Hallel

    By Rob Eshman

    July 1, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    After the Istanbul airport terror attack that left 49 dead and hundreds wounded, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement, “Make no mistake, for terror groups, there are no differences between Istanbul, London, Berlin, Ankara or Chicago.”

    Too bad he left out...

  • Morrissey of Smiths fame returning to Israel in August

    June 28, 2016 | 3:23 pm

    Morrissey, the British singer-songwriter best known for his involvement in The Smiths, will perform two concerts in Israel this summer.

    The 57-year-old solo musician will play Tel Aviv on Aug. 22 and Caesarea two days later, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday.

    Morrissey sold out his most recent concerts in Israel, in 2012. His latest album, released in 2014, is “World Peace is None of Your Business.”

    He is an outspoken advocate for animal rights and vegetarianism.

  • Palestinian teen bystander killed by Israeli soldiers responding to rock-throwing attack

    June 21, 2016 | 9:12 am

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded several others whom they wrongly thought were involved in a rock-throwing attack, the Israel Defense Forces said.

    The military said it was investigating the incident, which happened early Tuesday morning outside...

  • My experience in an active shooter incident

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    June 16, 2016 | 2:13 pm

    The Jewish Journal columnist Shmuel Rosner wrote the following in his blog (Rosner’s Domain, June 13, “5 Comments on How to Stop a Lone Wolf Terrorist”):

    “Stopping a person who kills with a knife or a gun is a scary thing to do. The natural instinct of all people when such a...

  • On Michael Feige – a colleague and a victim of the Tel Aviv terror attack

    By David N. Myers

    June 10, 2016 | 2:47 pm

    We live in a very violent world, marred by state-sponsored murder, horrifying acts of terrorism, and a gun epidemic in our own cities.   For most of us, this violence is an abstraction about which we read—until it hits close to home.  

    My sense of vulnerability and loss was...

  • Trump condemns ‘outrageous’ terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 9, 2016 | 12:39 pm

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.

    “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four...

  • Terror in Tel Aviv: Responding to a heinous attack

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 9, 2016 | 4:16 am

    It was nice to have a few weeks of relative quiet on the terror front, but no sane Israeli was under the illusion that Palestinian terrorism has been eliminated. It was calming to see that the Intifada of knives – like previous Intifadas – is a passing phenomenon. It was a wave,...

  • Israeli reporter calls Tel Aviv attacks ‘gruesome’

    By Ryan Torok

    June 8, 2016 | 5:12 pm

    Israel Channel 2 news reporter Gilad Shalmor told the Journal that Wednesday’s terrorist attack by two Palestinians that left four dead in an upscale Tel Aviv marketplace “was one of the most gruesome ones I’ve ever covered.”

    “I’ve been covering too many terror attacks,” Shalmor...

  • Clinton condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 8, 2016 | 4:45 pm

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton expressed her “unwavering support” of Israel’s right to defend itself in the wake of the horrific shooting attack that claimed other lives of four Israelis at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on...

  • Tonight, 20 Minutes from Tel-Aviv

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 8, 2016 | 1:03 pm

    Terror attacks have become a part of our routine, ever since the latest wave started, about 8 months ago.

    But the thing about terror attacks is that even in this unrealistic reality of ours, they still take us by surprise. Time and again, they leave us in disarray and complete...

  • Four dead, four seriously wounded in shooting attack in central Tel Av

    June 8, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    This story is developing.

    Four people were killed and four seriously injured in a shooting at Sarona Market, a fashionable new food and retail shopping center in Tel Aviv.

    The two gunmen who carried out the apparent terror attack were disarmed, according to the police. One was...

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