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  • Dan Shapiro to be America’s new face in Tel Aviv?

    March 9, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    When Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell sat down for an interview before a crowd of nearly 1,000 in Washington, D.C., last year, his interlocutor, New York Times columnist David Brooks, wondered why the political heavyweight had agreed to openly discuss a matter as sensitive as...

  • Partner of slain Israeli ordered to leave

    February 9, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The partner of an Israeli man killed in an attack on a gay community center in Tel Aviv has been ordered deported.

    Thomas Schmidt of Germany, who has lived in Israel for six years, was contacted Feb. 6 by Israel’s Interior Ministry to remind him that his visa offering him temporary...

  • Tel Aviv nightlife with Hollywood touch

    By Orit Arfa

    February 8, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    In a country surrounded by enemies, it makes sense that traditional sanctuaries for escape — bars and nightclubs — are widely accessible and innovative. Whereas Hollywood haunts rely on Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan for cachet, Tel Aviv haunts rely on creative concepts, friendly...

  • Court upholds agunah’s right to damages

    February 8, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    A Tel Aviv court upheld the right of women denied a religious divorce by their husbands to sue for damages.

    The District Court ruled that an Israeli woman who has been refused a religious divorce, or get, by her husband for the past 16 years has the right to receive nearly $200,000...

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  • Macy Gray Twitters that she’ll play Israel as planned

    January 20, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Singer Macy Gray, after asking fans in a Facebook message whether to cancel her concert dates in Tel Aviv, said on Twitter that she will play in Israel as scheduled.

    “Dear Israel fans. Me and the band will be there in 20 days. Can’t wait. See you then. Peace,” read the Twitter...

  • Singer Macy Gray turns to fans on Tel Aviv concert

    January 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    R&B and soul-singer Macy Gray has asked her fans in a message on her Facebook status whether she should cancel scheduled concerts in Tel Aviv “in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians.”

    “I’m booked for 2 shows in TelAviv. I’m getting alot of letters from activists...

  • Tel Aviv is Lonely Planet top 10 city

    November 2, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Tel Aviv is among the world’s top 10 cities for 2011 listed by the popular Lonely Planet travel guide website.

    Lonely Planet puts Tel Aviv in third place behind Tangier, Morocco, in second and New York in first.

    “Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the...

  • Suspicious powder delivered to embassy in Tel Aviv

    September 22, 2010 | 10:46 am

    An envelope containing an unknown white powder was delivered to the Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

    The envelope, which arrived Tuesday, came a day after a similar envelope was delivered to the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv, and a week after envelopes containing white powder arrived at the embassies of the United States, Spain and Sweden in the same city.

    The powder was tested in each case and is not believed to be a danger, according to reports.

  • Terror attack averted on Tel Aviv bus

    May 26, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    Israeli police were searching the Tel Aviv area for a man and woman who reportedly tried to carry out a terror attack on a bus on Dizengoff Street.

    A man sitting in the back of the bus wearing a heavy coat on a hot day yelled “slaughter the Jews” in Arabic, while a woman in the...

  • In Tel Aviv, Life Is (Unrelentingly) With People

    By Rob Eshman

    April 20, 2010 | 6:17 pm

    There are cities you wander alone, and cities you don’t.

    In Tel Aviv, you don’t.

    It’s not that the streets are dangerous. Israel’s homicide rate is less than half that of America’s, and violent crime against tourists is all but unheard of. I’ve spent many nights alone...

  • Jane Fonda responds to Toronto backlash

    September 14, 2009 | 8:08 pm

    Follow our complete coverage of the Toronto Film Festival boycotts on our Hollywood Jew blog.

    Reposted with permission of Jane Fonda

    I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year...

  • For top stars like Madonna, Israel gig becoming more common

    September 8, 2009 | 1:50 pm

    Madonna managed to sprinkle some of her fairy diva dust on Israel during her recent tour, calling the Jewish state the world’s “energy center,” wrapping herself in the flag on stage and even lighting Shabbat candles with Sara Netanayahu.

    Audiences, local promoters and officials are...

  • Madonna visits Western Wall

    September 2, 2009 | 8:44 pm

    Madonna made a late-night visit to the Western Wall. Accompanied by bodyguards, Madonna on Sunday night visited Judaism’s holiest site and toured the attached underground tunnels. Madonna arrived in Israel, accompanied by her children, for two concerts in Tel Aviv.

    The singer was scheduled to meet at the end of the week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. Madonna last visited Israel in 2006 for Yom Kippur, which she celebrated with 2,000 other kabbalah followers. She has not converted to Judaism.

  • Madonna performs in Tel Aviv [VIDEO]

    September 2, 2009 | 12:59 pm

    Anyone who believed that at the age of 51, Madonna should hang up her bondage gear and go gently into the good night of middle-of-the-road muzak would definitely think otherwise, had they been at her heart-stopping virtuoso performance in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.

    Madonna’s first of two concerts in Yarkon Park was not a musical experience: It was a whole body experience during which it was impossible to stay still.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Israeli Champions Benefits of Ornithology

    August 26, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    There is an old adage, something about early birds and worms, that is difficult to make clear in the mind at 8 o’clock in the morning. That, however, was when ornithologist Yossi Leshem took the stage recently at Sinai Temple, his speech brisk and casual, energy already up in the...

  • Maccabiah Athletes Find their Party

    By Gina Lobaco

    July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am

    Max Nordau is kvelling from the great weight room in the sky.  The Zionist father of the Maccabi games dreamed of Jews, with rippling muscles and athletic talent who would dispel the old stereotype of physical weakness and give rise to a “new Jew.”

    The Sunday evening welcome...

  • L.A. Clippers to play Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra

    By Jason Lipeles

    May 8, 2009 | 5:45 pm

    On April 29, Israel’s 61st Independence Day, the L.A. Clippers held a press conference announcing a preseason exhibition game with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Israel’s most successful basketball team.  The proceeds of the October 20 game at Staples Center will benefit the largest orphanage in the world, Migdal Ohr, located in Northern Israel.

  • Doc captures depths of Mac lust

    By Adam Wills

    May 7, 2009 | 1:59 am

    In the early days of computers, there were no Geek Squads or Genius Bars. If you needed help sorting out a problem, you turned to a user group – a collection of computer enthusiasts.

    The Macintosh was no exception. MUGs, or Macintosh user groups, provided new users with an...

  • Tel Aviv Grill Comes to Encino

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 18, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    Itzik Hagadol knows how to “open up a table,” as they say in Israel.

    The restaurateur, whose real name is Itzik Luzon, has a reputation in Tel Aviv for lavishing his guests in Middle Eastern style — serving up an abundance of food that includes heaping platefuls of salads....

  • Sam Nazarian seeking new SLS hotel in Tel Aviv

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 13, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    Despite the downturn in the economy here in the U.S. and in Israel, successful Southern California Iranian Jewish entrepreneur Sam Nazarian has expressed interest in opening one of his popular high end SLS hotels in Tel Aviv during a recent interview with the Jerusalem Post newspaper...

  • In Israel, cutting edge help for visually impaired kids

    October 29, 2008 | 11:14 pm

    Strolling among the young children playing on ELIYA's vibrant and colorful campus in Petah Tikva, just outside Tel Aviv, feels, for an instant, like a visit to any well-run preschool. But ELIYA is that and more -- a preschool for blind and visually impaired children designed to...
  • VIDEO: Chazzan Chaim Adler—‘Kaddish’ @  Selichot services in Tel Aviv

    By The Web Guy

    September 21, 2008 | 3:22 am

    Chazzan Chiam Adler, chief cantor at Tel-Aviv’s Great Synagogue, sings the Kaddish. Recorded at first Selichot service. September 21 2008 midnight.  Spectacular chazzanut and wonderful singing by the congregation.  Towards the end, you can hear a little kol isha.  Is that our videographer, Y227, up in the womens’ balcony?

     

     

  • Paul McCartney is ‘shocked but not intimidated’  by jihadi threats re Israel concert [VIDEO]

    September 14, 2008 | 8:05 pm

    LONDON (JTA)—Suicide bombers will target Paul McCartney unless he cancels his concert in Tel Aviv, a Muslim cleric said.

    Omar Bakri said the ex-Beatle’s decision to perform in Israel “is creating more enemies than friends,” London’s Sunday Express reported.

    “If he values his life...

  • Twinning builds friendships between U.S. and Israeli youth

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 27, 2008 | 11:37 pm

    The first time Sarah Blau, 17, visited Israel, she felt like a tourist. But her second trip to the Jewish homeland in March 2007 was quite a different experience.

    "My second time there I was like, wow, I have a family here," said the Oakwood School student, who also attends Los...

  • Israeli study: As negotiators, man smart, woman smarter

    August 13, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Forget the men when it comes to business negotiations. Women may be more skilled than their masculine counterparts, according to a new study by an Israeli researcher.

    The doctoral study, by Yael Itzhaki of Tel Aviv University (TAU), indicated that in certain groupings, women offered...

  • VIDEO: Tel Aviv rally protests religious persecution in China

    August 9, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China’s involvement in Sudan

  • AUDIO: Norman Corwin, Radio Zionist—‘Tel Aviv’ (1944)

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 3:17 am

    It's 1944 and the Columbia Broadcasting System announcer gives time-checks in Eastern War Time. On Columbia Workshop, it's time for a half hour by Norman Corwin, the star hyphenate writer-director-producer of 30s and 40s radio drama. Corwin, says Wikipedia, 'was among the first...
  • Bill Boyarsky: Calculating the value of Villaraigosa’s trip

    By Bill Boyarsky

    June 26, 2008 | 11:33 am



    The Mayor, in Israel, lauds green tech and security cooperation initiatives




    It would be easy for me to beat up on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his junket to Israel. After all, when I was a reporter, I covered two of our most traveled mayors, Tom Bradley and Sam Yorty.

    While I never...

  • Take our spoof, please

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Spoof Cover

    My neighbor asked me to throw away any newspapers on her driveway while she was away. So, I have been picking up The Jewish Journal for two weeks. I was shocked by the cover with Ann Coulter appearing as a date with a plastic looking Jesus (Cover, March 21).

    I couldn't...
  • Israelity Tour teases trips with an Israeli beat

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Michelle Citrin: If I Fall


    Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost Michelle Citrina decade ago as a student at Rutgers University. Her experience traveling to Israel on one of the first Birthright trips at the start of the second Intifada inspired her...

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