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  • 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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  • Annual Rabin rally is canceled

    September 12, 2011 | 11:59 am

    The annual rally marking the anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin will not be held this November for the first time in 16 years.

    The late prime minister’s daughter, Dalia Rabin, chairman of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, said Monday that the center would not hold the event...

  • Sam Worthington on Playing a Holocaust Survivor and Mossad Agent in “The Debt” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 30, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    When Sam Worthington (“Avatar,” “Terminator Salvation”) walks into an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel, he looks nothing like the tormented Holocaust survivor and Mossad agent he plays so soulfully in the spy thriller “The Debt,” opening Aug. 31. His short-cropped hair...

  • Australian woman stabbed to death in Tel Aviv hotel

    August 29, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    An Australian woman was found stabbed to death in her Tel Aviv hotel room.

    The woman, 54, was found Monday afternoon with stab wounds on her upper body, after screams were heard coming from her hotel room on the 15th floor of the Dan Panorama Hotel.

    Another Australian tourist, reportedly her partner, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder, Haaretz reported.

    The woman’s identity has not been disclosed.

  • Palestinian Authority condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

    August 29, 2011 | 11:22 am

    The Palestinian Authority condemned the terror attack in Tel Aviv in a statement released on Monday.

    In the statement, the PA not only condemned the attack in south Tel Aviv early on Monday morning, but also the recent Israel Defense Forces strikes on Gaza, and attacks against...

  • Eight injured by Palestinian attacker in Tel Aviv

    August 29, 2011 | 8:21 am

    Eight people were injured in Tel Aviv by a Palestinian who rammed a stolen taxi into a police roadblock outside a nightclub and then got out of the car and began stabbing people.

    The attack took place early Monday morning outside the Tel Aviv nightclub Haoman 17. The 20-year-old...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • Israeli protesters evacuated from ‘liberated’ building

    August 23, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Israeli police evicted dozens of housing protesters from an abandoned building in Tel Aviv.

    The protesters had taken over the former dormitory on Monday night, saying they had “liberated” it. Police evicted the protesters Tuesday from the building, which had been empty for more than...

  • Settler leader visits Tel Aviv tent city

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    August 9, 2011 | 10:49 am

    The chairman of the main settler organization visited the tent city in Tel Aviv to express solidarity.

    Danny Dayan, chairman of the Yesha Council, met Tuesday with the leaders of the housing protest. He was joined by the heads of two West Bank municipalities.

    “This protest has...

  • Tel Aviv Stock Exchange plunges on U.S. credit downgrade

    August 8, 2011 | 12:34 am

    The Tel Aviv Stock Market experienced its largest one-day loss in nearly three years in reaction to the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.

    The exchange’s TA-25 benchmark index of 25 stocks fell 7 percent on Sunday to 1,074.27—the biggest drop since November 2008 at the beginning...

  • Nets’ Jordan Farmar to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    August 4, 2011 | 11:19 am

    Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets has signed to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Farmar, a 6-foot-2 guard who is Jewish, will play for the Israeli champions as long as the NBA lockout continues, according to reports. He will be eligible to play as an Israeli, not counting against the limit of four foreign players per team in the Israeli league.

    The Los Angeles native averaged 7.4 points and 2.7 assists last season, mostly coming off the bench for the Nets. Farmar had played four seasons for the L.A. Lakers before coming to New Jersey.

  • Opinion: The rat race and the march of folly

    July 29, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    The wave of protests that are splashing over Israel represent, first and foremost, the middle class’ recognition – at long last – that it is powerless to hold its own in the mad competition that has been forced upon it: military service involving the loss of three years of...

  • Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

    July 26, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv’s version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees.

    The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized a sudden full-scale national protest,...

  • Israel sees Gazan rockets hitting Tel Aviv

    July 25, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Palestinian rockets will hit Tel Aviv in any future conflict in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s civil defense minister said.

    Matan Vilnai, opening an international missile-defense conference outside Israel’s biggest city, said Monday that guerrilla enemies such as Hamas and Hezbollah were...

  • Jerusalem, Tel Aviv ranked ‘Best Cities’

    July 20, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were ranked among the world’s best cities by the New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine.

    Jerusalem was ranked in second place followed by Tel Aviv in third in the Middle East and Africa category of the magazine’s Best Cities listings. Cape Town was rated...

  • Stoudemire on Twitter mulls taking skills to Tel Aviv

    July 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Amar’e Stoudemire asked fans on Twitter if he should play in Israel during the NBA lockout.

    “Should I go to Israel and play for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout?” Stoudemire, an all-star forward for the New York Knicks, tweeted July 8.

    He included the championship-winning...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • Tel Aviv’s Anat Cohen again takes clarinet award

    June 13, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    For the fifth straight year, Tel Aviv native Anat Cohen received the clarinetist of the year award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

    The awards were presented Saturday in New York City.

    Cohen’s last CD, “Clarinetwork,” featured the music of legendary clarinetist Benny...

  • Tens of thousands participate in Tel Aviv’s gay pride parade

    June 10, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis marched through the streets of Tel Aviv for the city’s annual gay pride parade.

    The event kicked off Friday at the city’s Meir Park, with dancers, singers and speakers. Afterward the parade proceeded through the city’s streets. The event culminated with...

  • Summertime Perks for Parents and Kids

    June 8, 2011 | 7:57 am

    What if you were able to check in at a top Israeli hotel this summer, wave goodbye to the kids at the front desk and then, minutes later, find yourself nursing a fruity Mediterranean cocktail by the sun-kissed pool?

    A mirage? Nope, it’s the real deal!

    A large number of quality...

  • Israelis protest Obama policies at embassy in Tel Aviv

    May 23, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Israeli protesters demonstrated against President Obama’s recent statements on Israel and the Palestinians in front of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv.

    Donning symbolic nooses around their necks and holding banners reading “Israel Won’t Commit Suicide” some 100 protestors from My...

  • Israeli task force in place to secure computer systems

    May 18, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Israel’s government has set up a task force to secure the country’s critical computer systems against possible cyber attacks.

    The task force will “encourage and develop the field of cybernetics and turn the State of Israel into a global center of knowledge, in cooperation with...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

  • Syrian infiltrator turns himself in to Tel Aviv police

    May 17, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A Syrian infiltrator who breached Israel’s border during Nakba Day protests turned himself in to police in Tel Aviv.

    A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday ordered Hassan Hijazi, who said he entered Israel to look for a job, held until later in the week. Two other infiltrators discovered to...

  • Violence erupts in Israel, Israel-Syria border breached

    May 15, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Hundreds of Arabs from Syria stormed across the border into Israel on Sunday, prompting Israeli troops to respond with fire that killed at least four people.

    The incident, which marked the first major eruption of violence along the border in decades, came on the same day that an...

  • Barak’s Independence Party kicks off

    May 12, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    The Independence Party, the new Israeli political party formed by Ehud Barak, held its inaugural meeting.

    The party met Thursday in Tel Aviv. Barak, a former Labor Party chairman and currently Israel’s defense minister, was elected chairman by the party’s 80 members.

    Knesset member...

  • Karen Tal awarded 2011 Charles Bronfman Prize

    May 11, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Karen Tal, the principal of the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, is the recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize for 2011.

    The annual prize, which carries a $100,000 award, goes to a young humanitarian whose work is informed and fueled by Jewish values and has broad, global impact...

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