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  • To live with the Iranian threat

    By Elad Massuri

    1 week ago

    When I was 5 years old,  my mom picked me up from kindergarten and brought me back to our house in North Tel Aviv.

    I asked her a question that seemed so normal: “Mom, at what age do people go to the military?”

    “At the age of 18,” she answered.

    “And what will I need to do...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    1 week ago

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

  • Israel reaches deal to develop Leviathan gas field

    3 weeks ago

    Israel's government said on Thursday it had reached a deal with a U.S.-Israeli consortium on the development of the huge Leviathan gas field and two other offshore wells.

    After weeks of talks over the government's initial proposal in June, the controversial deal will allow...

  • In Paris, ‘Tel Aviv on Seine’ goes ahead under heavy security

    3 weeks ago

    Hundreds of police deployed in the heart of Paris on Thursday to monitor a celebration of Tel Aviv and a nearby rally against it staged by pro-Gaza demonstrators during a beach festival on the banks of the Seine river.

    Paris' decision to fete the Israeli city as "Tel Aviv on...

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  • Between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv: missing Israel

    By Elad Massuri

    3 weeks ago

    It will soon be two years since I moved to the United States. What began as a study-related visit in the cool climate of Washington, D.C., turned into a permanent stay in the warm climate of Los Angeles. I’d always heard about the perfect California weather, but now that I’m here,...

  • Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction

    3 weeks ago

    In 2011, when Los Angeles shut down a stretch of one of its busiest highways for a weekend of repairs, residents braced for a traffic jam “of biblical proportions.” Similar sentiments preceded the start of construction on Tel Aviv’s long-awaited light rail system last Sunday.

    But...

  • Paris lawmaker calls to cancel festival day celebrating Tel Aviv

    August 10, 2015 | 11:27 am

    A Paris City Council member called for the cancellation of a city festival day dedicated to Tel Aviv.

    Danielle Simonnet, a left-wing lawmaker, has objected to the celebration of an Israeli city during the weeklong Paris Plages festival, which turns the banks of the Seine River...

  • Pride Parade slaying sparks calls for change to LGBT protections

    August 5, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    The slaying of a 16-year-old girl at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has sparked calls for LGBT-rights legislation — as well as pushback from those who oppose it.

    Shira Banki died Aug. 2 after being stabbed while marching in the July 30 parade. Five others were wounded in the...

  • Kanye West to perform in Israel

    August 4, 2015 | 9:44 am

    American rapper Kanye West will perform in Israel.

    Promoters announced the Sept. 30 concert in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, nearly four months after West visited the country with his wife, the reality star Kim Kardashian, and their daughter, North. During the April visit, the power...

  • Getting into the spirit of the games

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 24, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    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

    July 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    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

    July 16, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    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

    July 14, 2015 | 9:41 am

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

  • 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...

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