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  • Tel Aviv seeks approval to run buses on Shabbat

    February 21, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

    The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7.

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Israeli Transportation Ministry, but the ministry said in a...

  • How Tel Aviv became big business in Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 8, 2012 | 3:21 pm

    In December 2009, Avi Nir, the chief executive of one of Israel’s largest broadcasting and production companies, invited the Hollywood agent Rick Rosen to spend a day at Keshet’s Tel Aviv office. Nir, who has a reputation among his Hollywood counterparts for being an aggressive...

  • Hail to the geek

    January 25, 2012 | 10:51 am

    The real heroes of our age are pencil protector geeks. They sit at home, behind their keyboards, determining the rules of the game that you and I live by—and we trust them to do so. They love toys. They love games. They enjoy battle. They are at the forefront of the cyber war that is...

  • Netanyahu sees expansion of ties with China

    January 24, 2012 | 4:33 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he envisaged a dramatic expansion of Israel’s diplomatic ties with China, including a possible role for Beijing in Middle East diplomacy.

    Speaking in Tel Aviv at a celebration marking 20 years since the two nations forged...

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  • Tel Aviv named best gay city

    January 11, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Tel Aviv has been named the best gay city for 2011 in a poll sponsored by American Airlines and Gaycities.com.

    The city was selected as the “Best City of 2011” in the “Best of Gay Cities 2011” poll. Tel Aviv garnered 43 percent of the votes, followed by New York City with 14 percent...

  • Turning loss into laughter

    December 26, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    Like many 13-year-old boys, Koby Mandell appreciated a good joke.

    It’s fitting, then, that the foundation started in his memory has become well known for its biannual comedy show—now in its 7th year—that tours Israel and raises roughly $70,000 for the foundation’s work.

    ...
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform in Israel after ten year rain check

    By Hollywood Jew

    December 5, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers have finally rescheduled their Tel Aviv concert after cancelling a show in 2001, citing fears for their safety. The original show was for their “Californication” tour and 20,000 tickets were sold for a concert in Tel Aviv’s Havarkon Park, according to...

  • Faltering Maccabi Tel Aviv sack coach Iwanir

    December 5, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked coach Motti Iwanir on Monday after he failed to improve the fortunes of Israel’s biggest club having been in the job for almost a year.

    “In view of the run of recent bad results (owner) Mitch Goldhar has informed coach Iwanir that his contract with the club...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Tel Aviv

    December 5, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers inked a deal to perform in Israel a decade after the rock band canceled a performance at the last minute.

    The band reportedly is set to perform in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park in September 2012 as part of a world tour to promote its 10th album. Ticket prices have been set at $105.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance in Tel Aviv in 2001 due to the security situation.

    The band’s first guitarist, Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose in 1988, was an Israeli who moved to the United States as a child.

  • Claire Danes blows off steam in Tel Aviv

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 5, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    “Homeland” actress Claire Danes spent her evenings in Israel bar hopping in Tel Aviv after shooting the pilot to Showtime’s “Homeland” according to the Forward.  Danes told Conan O’Brien what a “party town” Tel Aviv is, remarking:

    “it’s very stressful...

  • Can Tel Aviv become a center for fashion?

    November 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    For Israeli fashionistas, last week’s inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion Week proved what they’ve known for years: Israeli fashion is creative, current and worthy of worldwide attention—and, hopefully, sales.

    “I wanted to help my business and help my country,” said organizer Ofir...

  • Expanded museum gives boost to Tel Aviv art scene

    November 25, 2011 | 12:35 am

    Tel Aviv’s recently expanded modern art museum, with its dazzling new building no less an attraction than the art showcased inside, has given a home to hundreds of displaced Israeli works and helped boost the city’s cultural scene.

    The new wing, designed by Massachusetts architect...

  • SLIDESHOW: Fashion Week in Tel Aviv

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 23, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    The three-day fashion week which began on Monday is the first fashion week to be held in Israel since the 1980s


    Find more photos like this on EveryJew.com

  • Protesters challenge libel law bill

    November 23, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Hundreds of Israelis protested against a libel law that passed its first reading in the Knesset.

    The protesters gathered Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv, a day after the Knesset approved on first reading an amendment that would relax the criteria for slander and libel, and increase by...

  • Roberto Cavalli and Noa Tishby attend inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion Week

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 22, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Last Sunday night, the inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion week began in Ramat Gan with special guest designer Roberto Cavalli

    The brainchild of Moti Reif and Ofir Lev, the event was attended by “Israeli fashion designers, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, [“In Treatment” producer and] actress...

  • Tel Aviv museum launches $60 million capital campaign

    November 17, 2011 | 11:12 am

    The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot, is launching a $60 million capital campaign in New York to raise money for renovations and new exhibits and programming.

    The “New Vision” campaign seeks to continue the transition of Beit Hatfutsot from the Museum of...

  • Healing Hearts in Tel Aviv: How One California Woman Spent Her Post-Grad Months

    November 16, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    “Ashley, if you weren’t here with me today I would have spent the day in the shower, crying.” These words, uttered through tears of relief, have remained with me during the last two years.

    Four weeks after graduating from the University of Southern California, I was on an El...

  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players. 

    Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...

  • Google to open Israeli startup incubator

    November 15, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Google will open a startup incubator in Israel.

    The incubator, scheduled to open in August in offices in Tel Aviv, will host about 20 pre-seed stage startups, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The announcement of the new incubator was made Sunday by the director of...

  • Electric car venture raises another $200 million

    November 14, 2011 | 10:38 am

    An electric car venture set to launch a nationwide network in Israel raised another $200 million from U.S. investors.

    Better Place, based in California and Israel, now has raised more than $750 million since it was founded in 2007. The new investors include General Electric and USB....

  • Achieving Progress Through Friendship: An Experience of a Lifetime at Tel Aviv University

    November 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    “Do not go where the path may lead.
    Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Jewish day school. Jewish high school. Jewish summer camp. Jewish family. Jewish friends. Jewish student groups in college. Jewish Studies 10. Jewish fraternity. It...

  • Times Square in Tel Aviv

    November 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    The Tel Aviv Port will soon become the Times Square of Israel’s city that doesn’t sleep.

    An $8 million project will include a culture complex in the north port and a night film screening venue. A wood deck is planned for concerts and multimedia events.

    The project was initiated by The Tel Aviv Municipality and the Tourism Ministry through its Atarim company.

    An overhaul of the port’s recreation facilities, to bring people to the venue during the day as well as at night, will cost about $26 million, according to reports.

  • Norman Corwin, Bard of Broadcasting, dies at 101

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 20, 2011 | 1:10 am

    Norman Corwin, whose soaring plays gave luster to the golden age of radio in the 1930s and ‘40s, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 101.

    The son of a Jewish immigrant from London, he was born in Boston as Norman Lewis Corwin in a traditional Jewish home, but dropped...

  • Opinion: A time for national dialogue

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    October 17, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    Even before the prisoner swap agreement was wrapped up, Hamas began boasting of its victory and vowing to kidnap more Israeli soldiers.  The Gilad Shalit abduction is proving a profitable enterprise for the Islamic terror group that controls Gaza.

    Israel could not find a way over...

  • How Occupy Wall Street is like Israel’s summer protests

    October 9, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third week, with demonstrations popping up in more than 10 cities, the protesters are aggressively pushing a comparison to the Arab Spring. Some say the movement has channeled the zeal (or perhaps the naivete, others would argue) of the...

  • Ruth Dayan: A return to Nahalal

    October 7, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Ninety-five-year-old icon Ruth Dayan, who lives in Tel Aviv, visited Moshav Nahalal for its 90th anniversary celebrations at the beginning of this month. “As I approach a century… I feel I have lived many lives,” she says.

    Dayan, a social activist on behalf of underprivileged...

  • Tel Aviv tent cities evacuated

    October 3, 2011 | 11:28 am

    The tent cities remaining in Tel Aviv from this summer’s social justice protests were evacuated.

    Police and Tel Aviv city inspectors evacuated at least three tent city sites on Monday, as well as empty tents on the main Rothschild Boulevard site. A court injunction prevented a full...

  • Israeli gov’t panel recommends $8 billion more for social welfare

    September 26, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    An Israeli government committee established to respond to this summer’s protests recommended expanding social welfare spending by $8 billion over five years.

    The long-awaited recommendations of the committee, which were presented Monday evening, garnered praise from Prime Minister...

  • 24 Hours in Tel Aviv

    September 20, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    It is the 3rd of April around 10 P.M. and the city of Tel Aviv is more alive than ever. People are walking the streets, laughing and talking. Then suddenly a siren sounds, and the city freezes. It is Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of...

  • For business or pleasure, hotels rolling out red carpets

    September 13, 2011 | 7:23 pm

    The emergence of Israel on the global high-tech stage as a “start-up nation,” combined with the growing number of international business and Jewish organizational events held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, has spurred a slew of major hotels to invest in upgrading their various...

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