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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 22, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli President, Shimon Peres, welcomed the new Egyptian and Jordanian ambassadors in Israel earlier this week. The Egyptian ambassador, Atef Salem, is the first ambassador sent by the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. At his welcoming meeting with Peres, Salem announced...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 20, 2012 | 11:30 am

    The award winning 2008 film, Hakol Mathil BaYam (It all Begins at Sea), tells the story of the Goldsteins, an Israeli Family coping with various life experiences friendship, love, sex and death. These experiences all involve a longing for expanding their family, along with the...

  • Filmmaker explores dark family saga in ‘The Flat’

    October 18, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    "The Flat," a documentary directed by Israeli writer and filmmaker, Arnon Goldfinger, uses a vacant Tel Aviv apartment as a jumping-off point for a journey through history, and a unique look at the way different generations view the Holocaust.

    The film, which opens on Friday in...

  • “The Flat” uncovers a relationship between a Nazi and a Jew

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Israeli documentary “The Flat” begins in a Tel Aviv apartment, where half a dozen people are clearing out 70 years of clutter left behind by their grandmother, who has died recently at 98.

    After this deceptively low-key start, Arnon Goldfinger, the film’s director, writer and...

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  • Wife of Israeli celebrity rabbi attempts suicide as police question him

    October 15, 2012 | 9:06 am

    The wife of Israeli kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto tried to commit suicide as her husband was being questioned by police.

    The rabbi's wife, Rivka, was rushed to a Tel Aviv hospital on Sunday after reportedly overdosing on pills, Israel Radio reported. The questioning of...

  • Israel in HD- the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 10, 2012 | 10:21 am

    After spending eight days in Israel, as a part of the Once in a Lifetime program of the Stand With Us Fellowship organization, ten influential Instagram users from all over the world returned to their homes, carrying memories of an unforgetable trip from north to south (including a...

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the Holyland

    October 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first visit to Israel on Sept. 10, but the band member who stole the show wasn’t even onstage. Hillel Slovak – the group’s Israeli-American guitarist and co-founder – died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1988, but his presence was felt...

  • In ‘Fill the Void,’ haredi filmmaker Rama Burshtein aims lens inward

    September 28, 2012 | 11:57 am

    On a dark Tel Aviv terrace, a young haredi Orthodox man and a younger haredi woman discuss love and heartbreak. There is tension and animosity, hurt feelings and broken promises. Then, in an emotional crescendo, the man steps toward the woman, stopping inches from her face. His...

  • Brother of Rabin’s killer: We would do it again, only earlier

    September 28, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Hagai Amir, a co-conspirator in the 1995 murder of Yitzhak Rabin, has said that in hindsight he would have helped to assassinate the late Israeli premier at an earlier date.

    Hagai Amir, the brother of Rabin assassin Yigal Amir, wrote on his Facebook page that he and his brother...

  • Israel’s alt Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    With its lively beaches, all-night clubs and restaurants serving ham and shrimp, Tel Aviv is a city known more for its Speedos than its spirituality.

    And while observant Jews may spend Yom Kippur praying in synagogues, secular Israelis are more likely to spend the Day of...

  • Israel in HD

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 29, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Stand With Us is an international, non- profit organization, founded in 2001. The organization is dedicated to informing the population of the world about Israel, and to help fight the hate and anti-Semitism by simply acknowledging. By creating various projects and helping those who...

  • Australian woman, 96, making aliyah calls it ‘a dream come true’

    August 28, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A 96-year-old woman from Australia is immigrating to Israel.

    Lily Hyde will leave the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney on Wednesday morning for Tel Aviv, where she will be reunited with her family. She is believed to be the oldest Australian ever to immigrate to Israel.

    ...
  • Opinion: Jerusalem bullies need a dose of respect

    August 23, 2012 | 10:32 am

    Jerusalem’s Zion Square, located in the city center, where rallies mobilize, concerts convene, street fairs assemble and pedestrians abound, caught the attention of local media and became the topic of weekend table talk when it was learned that on Aug. 16, 17-year-old Jamal Julani,...

  • An interview with Ayelet Shaked

    August 15, 2012 | 11:17 am

    With the run-up to the first-ever internal primaries for the Jewish Home Party (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) in full steam, one of the most hotly discussed issues is the candidacy of 36-year old Ayelet Shaked.

    The co-founder and former chairman of the MyIsrael (Yisrael Sheli) national...

  • The Jews of Kaifeng

    August 15, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Jewish liturgy and ritual frequently remind us that the Israelites were scattered to the “four corners of the earth,” as symbolized by the four fringes of the tallit, or prayer shawl. The extent of the geographic dispersion of the Jews over millennia has been vast, ranging from...

  • Guardian correction withdraws claim that Tel Aviv is Israeli capital

    August 8, 2012 | 10:49 am

    The Guardian newspaper retracted its claim that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit against Britain’s Press Complaints Commission.

    In May, The Guardian posted a photo with a caption that referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The caption was...

  • Tel Aviv council rejects proposal to put Arabic on city emblem

    August 6, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    The Tel Aviv City Council rejected a proposal to include Arabic on the city’s official emblem.

    Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said during the council meeting Monday that Arabs comprise only 4 percent of the city’s population, according to Ynet.

    Councilman Ahmed Mashrawi had initiated...

  • New Tel Aviv center aiming to reduce anti-gay violence

    August 1, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    Israel’s association for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is launching a center in Tel Aviv to combat anti-gay violence.

    The center, which opens Wednesday, will collect data on violence against gays and offer members of the LGBT community legal and...

  • From unplanned journey to special-needs mission to Israel

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 1, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Raising a child with developmental disabilities has often been compared to an “unplanned journey,” taking you to places you never imagined you would go. After our son, Danny, was diagnosed with global developmental delays at the age of 13 months, I found myself learning a whole...

  • PA official: Romney recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘unacceptable’

    July 30, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Former Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Mitt Romney’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “unacceptable.”

    Erekat said that Romney’s statement during a policy speech on Sunday, in which the presumptive Republican presidential candidate said...

  • Israeli protester who set himself on fire dies

    July 20, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire during a Tel Aviv rally last weekend, died Friday afternoon after succumbing to second- and third-degree burns.

    Silman, 57, had poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire during a July 14 demonstration marking the one-year anniversary...

  • Protesters torch National Insurance Institute branch

    July 16, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Protesters set fire to a branch of Israel’s National Insurance Institute in solidarity with a man who set himself alight the previous night.

    The vandals set fire to the NII branch in Ramat Gan Sunday night following a rally in Tel Aviv to support Moshe Silman, who poured gasoline on...

  • Arson suspected in fire at Eritreans’ Jerusalem apartment

    July 12, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Two African migrants were injured after a fire was allegedly set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment.

    The fire broke out early Thursday morning; firefighters reportedly found rags soaked in an accelerant at the entrance to the apartment.

    Its residents, a man and his...

  • Note to boycotters: Israel is not a thief

    By David Suissa

    July 3, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    There is an obvious way to respond to author Alice Walker’s refusal to allow her novel “The Color Purple” to be translated into Hebrew. In case you missed it, Walker accused Israel of being “guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and...

  • Israeli researchers grow marijuana without a high

    July 3, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Israeli researchers say they have developed a cannabis plant that gives no high.

    The research firm, called Tikun Olam, operates a marijuana plantation in northern Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel since 1993, though its recreational...

  • Israel is swamped with singles

    June 27, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    Israelis are known for their gregarious behavior and love nothing more than spending time with their group of close friends. It’s a trait that is wreaking havoc among the quickly mushrooming singles population and threatens to have long-range anthropological effects on Israel’s...

  • Massive Jerusalem fire under control

    June 26, 2012 | 8:55 am

    A fire near Jerusalem that threatened homes and closed the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway reportedly is under control.

    It will still take time to extinguish all of the blazes near the city, according to fire officials.

    Some 35 firefighting teams from across the country and six...

  • NCIS Tel Aviv?

    By Stuart Schoffman

    June 21, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Every morning, at my kitchen counter, I leaf through two Israeli dailies, both of them in English.  The Hebrew papers I read in cafés, not every day.  I watch the TV news at 8 pm, on Channel 2.  I rarely watch the Israel Broadcasting Authority news in English, but you can see it –...

  • Is the heart of Israeli cinema in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 20, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    Call it sibling rivalry.

    Although less than 40 miles apart, holy, historied Jerusalem and delightedly unholy Tel Aviv barely have anything in common.

    Ask any inhabitant from one city for thoughts about the other and you’ll probably hear that those citizens live “in another...

  • June 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 10, 2012 | 2:37 am

    Noteworthy
    Iran prepares for Moscow
    Kaveh L Afrasiabi of Asia Times Online speaks to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, about his country’s nuclear program.

    Neither the Stuxnet nor Flame [the latest cyber attack] nor other acts of...

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