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  • Pianist Inon Barnatan to bewitch audience with one of Mozart’s greatest concertos

    By Rick Schultz

    August 13, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    Soloists such as Van Cliburn and, more recently, Lang Lang, made their mark on the world’s stage at a relatively young age. But such careers often hit a plateau or, worse, suffer burnout. Other artists, like the 35-year-old Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan, grow more gradually....

  • Tel Aviv to allow some businesses to open on Shabbat

    August 11, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    The Tel Aviv municipality passed a by-law that will allow some grocery stores to remain open on Shabbat.

    Under the measure passed Sunday, about 15 percent of the city’s grocery stores will receive permission to remain open on Saturdays. They will be spread out throughout the...

  • Dozens of Israelis defy police to protest Gaza war

    August 9, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    More than 150 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday against a Gaza war entering its second month, in defiance of a police ban on the assembly that cited military restrictions on public gatherings in cities within range of rocket fire.

    The relatively small turnout was similar...

  • Savoring life in Tel Aviv under the rockets

    August 6, 2014 | 11:53 am

    I walk six blocks each morning through the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv to the bus stop for the 51. At block number five, in the shade off to the right of the sidewalk, I spot the familiar sight of the old man sitting in a folding chair. We don’t know anything about each...

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  • Tel Aviv terrorist suspect says he changed his mind

    By tessc

    August 4, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    An anonymous terrorist suspect called Tel Aviv police forces on Monday, August 4, and said he was fully equipped with explosives, prepared to detonate a bomb, but experienced a last-minute change of heart. Following two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv was already in...

  • Why Israel is so united

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    You would think that the global outcry against Israel in the wake of the human devastation of Gaza would have had an effect on Israeli self-esteem. After all, Israelis love to be loved, especially in the cosmopolitan capitals of Europe.

    And yet after four days of hanging out in...

  • Israeli man seriously injured in rocket strike

    July 31, 2014 | 10:34 am

    An Israeli man was seriously injured when a rocket landed in Kiryat Gat, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three other rockets above Kiryat Gat and another rocket over Tel Aviv in a volley fired from Gaza on Wednesday...

  • Israeli soldiers recuperate at Sheba Hospital

    July 29, 2014 | 11:41 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    First Sergeant Mordechai, a 22-year-old combat engineer, was supposed to be released from the army this month. He had already started his last furlough as a soldier and was planning a long trip to South America to celebrate his...

  • Cruz lifts hold on State nominees prompted by FAA ban

    July 28, 2014 | 6:27 pm

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his hold on State Department nominees after the Federal Aviation Agency explained to him its reasons for a 36-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv.

    “I appreciate the FAA’s efforts to respond to my questions, and so I have lifted my hold on State...

  • AZAL continues air flights to Israel

    July 23, 2014 | 4:58 pm

    Azerbaijani Airlines has announced it will continue flights to Israel during the current conflict in Gaza.

    The announcement comes as the Federal Aviation Adminstration banned United States airlines from flying in or out of Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, citing...

  • Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris

    July 22, 2014 | 9:55 am

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

    The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in...

  • From Grizzly Bears to Gaza Rockets: Alaskan olim head for Israel

    July 21, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage. But except for the two years she lived in Seattle after high school, she never lived outside Alaska.

    At least she hadn’t until a few months ago. Inspired by a Birthright trip she took...

  • Life – if you can call it that – under Israel’s Iron Dome

    July 21, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    I’ve become pretty great at rocket dodging. As a New Yorker living in Tel Aviv while researching a book, I never thought I’d say that. And yet it’s true: since Hamas began firing rockets into Tel Aviv on July 8, I’ve learned to move quickly.

    Out jogging when a siren blares? I...

  • Gaza fighting surges with no firm sign cease-fire near

    July 17, 2014 | 10:03 am

    Israeli leaders on Thursday played down prospects of a permanent Gaza cease-fire and fighting returned to a familiar pattern of Palestinian rocket salvoes and Israeli bombing after a five-hour humanitarian truce.

    An Israeli official said earlier that senior Israeli negotiators in...

  • Gaza humanitarian cease-fire goes into force

    July 17, 2014 | 12:19 am

    A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force on Thursday, hours after the Israeli military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

    About a dozen Palestinian fighters tunneled under the border, emerging near an Israeli community,...

  • Israeli tech sector continues investment surge with nearly $1B quarter

    July 16, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Israeli high-tech firms raised $930 million in the second quarter of 2014, the sector’s strongest quarter in more than a decade.

    The figure, drawn from a survey by the Israeli Venture Capital Research Center and financial firm KMPG, was the highest quarterly figure since 2000 and...

  • ‘Tyrant’ quitting Tel Aviv over rocket fire

    July 16, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    The production of “Tyrant” is leaving Tel Aviv because of the ongoing rocket fire in Israel.

    The television drama, which was co-created by Israeli writer Gideon Raff, will move its operations to Istanbul, Turkey, Variety reported Wednesday. Air raid sirens and ongoing rocket fire...

  • Sounds of war, overhead and on my Twitter feed

    By Simone Wilson

    July 16, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    When the first air-raid siren of summer 2014 screeched through Tel Aviv, my blood turned to ash. I was sitting in a coffee shop near my apartment, typing out a news piece on the disturbing increase in anti-Arab and anti-Jewish attacks throughout Israel, when the sound came —...

  • How is this Gaza conflict different from other Gaza conflicts?

    July 14, 2014 | 4:37 pm

    In the past week, Israel has endured a thousand rockets.

    Yet not a single Israeli has died so far from a rocket strike during the week-long conflict.

    In many ways, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge — its third Gaza operation in six years — is much like previous Israeli...

  • A week on, Gaza war takes on deadly routine despite calls for truce

    July 14, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire.

    The military said it...

  • Hamas warns Israel before barrage on Tel Aviv

    July 12, 2014 | 5:15 pm

    Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The rockets were fired on Tel Aviv after 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour after Hamas warned the operators of the Iron Dome batteries to be...

  • Gaza militant group warns airlines it will target Ben Gurion airport

    July 11, 2014 | 9:16 pm

    Islamist Hamas's armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport with its rockets from Gaza and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday.

    The airport, Israel's main international aerial gateway, has...

  • Netanyahu considering ‘all options’ in Gaza

    July 11, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Israel is considering all options and will not stop targeting Hamas whatever the international pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    On the fourth day of the latest Israel-Gaza war, Netanyahu in a Friday evening briefing with reporters at Israel’s Defense...

  • Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

    July 11, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv.

    Savlov was with a customer in the station’s office Thursday morning when a rocket from Gaza was...

  • In Tel Aviv, sunny with a chance of rockets

    July 10, 2014 | 10:03 am

    “In Tel Aviv, we expect the skies clear with a temperature of 32 degrees,” our pilot said upon taking off from Milan’s airport Wednesday, with no discernible hint of irony.

    The thermometer in Tel Aviv did fill up — 32 degrees Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit — but the skies have, sadly,...

  • Israel intercepts rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Dimona, slams Gaza sites

    July 10, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

    Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes hit about 320 targets in Gaza overnight on the third day of its expanded military operation to curb rocket fire...

  • 90 seconds of uncertainty - the first time I ran for shelter

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 10, 2014 | 8:58 am

    For the first time in my 24 years on this planet, I am truly afraid. After three days of barely leaving my house and two nights of waking up to the sounds of explosions (some actually happened, some only in my head,) all I want is for this operation to end and for the people of...

  • Palestinian militant rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv, Israeli media says

    July 9, 2014 | 11:26 pm

    Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday, setting off sirens and activating Israel's Iron Dome interceptor which shot down at least two of the projectiles, Army Radio said.

    Israel's Channel Two television showed live footage of one of the aerial interceptions.

    Writing by Dan Williams

  • For Israelis under siege, a night different from all other nights

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 9, 2014 | 6:06 pm

    It’s the middle of the night in Israel but hardly anybody can sleep.

    Rockets and missiles are crackling across the dark sky. BOOM. Sirens are sounding throughout the land. Tanks are massing near the  Gaza border. BOOM. BOOM. The thud of explosives hitting the ground has the whole...

  • Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza exceeds 2012 assault

    July 9, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    The Israeli military reportedly has hit more targets in Gaza in the first day and a half of a bombing campaign to curb rocket fire than during its entire eight-day operation in November 2012.

    The Jerusalem Post quoted an anonymous senior Israeli security source on Wednesday but...

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