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  • June 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 10, 2012 | 2:37 am

    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...

  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride

    June 8, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Tel Aviv launched gay pride festivities Friday.

    Rainbow flags and balloons festooned the city’s streets and an array of celebrities and politicians addressed the crowd of thousands.

    Among the speakers were Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro. Wearing a shirt featuring a rainbow flag, the symbol of the gay community, Shapiro told Ynet that the United States supports the rights of the LGBT community in Israel and worldwide.

    A parade culminated with a beach party.

  • Kicking off tour, Madonna shows she’s no lady (Gaga)

    May 31, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    Pop superstar Madonna kicked off a new world tour on Thursday wishing peace on the Middle East even as she showcased grim dance routines depicting violence and bloody gunmen among her more colorful numbers.

    Madonna, 53, mixed hit songs over three decades in music with tunes from her...

  • Second anti-migrant demonstration in Tel Aviv turns violent

    May 30, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    For the second time in a week, an anti-migrant demonstration in south Tel Aviv turned violent.

    A small group of protesters verbally attacked an Israeli of Ethiopian descent who passed by Wednesday night’s demonstration; one protester hit him. Five protesters were arrested for...

  • More U.S. groups slam anti-African migrant rioting in Tel Aviv

    May 30, 2012 | 10:18 am

    More U.S. Jewish organizations are condemning anti-African migrant riots in Tel Aviv.

    Among those weighing in on last week’s riots during a protest against the large numbers of African migrants living in the city were the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the New Israel Fund, the...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • South Tel Aviv quiet but tense

    May 25, 2012 | 10:35 am

    South Tel Aviv remained calm but tense Friday after recent violence aimed at African immigrants.

    Law enforcement officials deployed a large force of border police in the Hatikvah neighborhood, regular police and volunteers to better secure the area, which has seen a spike in...

  • U.S. Jewish groups condemn anti-African violence in Tel Aviv

    May 24, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

    “We hope and expect that the authorities will take effective measures to protect this population from further violence and that legitimate requests by refugees to remain in Israel based on...

  • May 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 24, 2012 | 12:35 am

    We need a strong Egypt

    In an open letter to the new Egyptian president published in the Times of ‎Israel, IDF reservists Daniel Suhareanu and Avi Nave urge him not to throw ‎away the decades of peace with Israel in the name of populism. ‎

    While most Egyptians are too young to...

  • Tel Aviv protest against African migrants turns violent

    May 23, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    A demonstration in south Tel Aviv against illegal African migrants turned violent.

    More than a thousand protesters gathered Wednesday in the Hatikvah neighborhood carrying signs reading “South Tel Aviv a refugee camp” and “Infiltrators, leave our home.”

    Protesters attacked African...

  • Not in my name

    May 23, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Yesterday, someone shared a picture of an Israeli woman wearing a shirt that read “Death to the Sudanese” on my Facebook wall. The woman was a Tel Aviv resident taking part in a protest on Tuesday night to encourage the Israeli government to deport African asylum seekers from...

  • Guardian not wrong to say Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, panel says

    May 22, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A complaint leveled against the Guardian over Israel’s capital city was decided in favor of the British newspaper.

    In correcting a photo caption that had referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the newspaper wrote that “The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram...

  • Visitors centers offer a warm welcome

    May 15, 2012 | 6:35 pm

    If you’ve already visited Israel, you know that the hospitality is legendary. Everyone, it seems, has a friend or cousin somewhere that you should look up. But they aren’t the only people who will welcome you. The entire country is host to “visitors centers” from north to...

  • Tel Aviv U. students marking Nakba face counter protest

    May 14, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Students at Tel Aviv University who marked Nakba Day with a ceremony were met with a counter demonstration.

    Campus employees and other students protested the ceremony Monday marking what the Arabs call the “catastrophe”—the date on the Gregorian calendar when Israel achieved...

  • Tel Aviv’s Docaviv film festival tackles tough issues with style

    May 7, 2012 | 6:25 pm

    Docaviv, Tel Aviv’s annual international documentary film festival, kicked off on May 3 with a moonlit ceremony at the newly renovated seafront promenade. The event was followed by a beachfront screening of the festival opener, “Never Sorry,” the Sundance decorated portrait of...

  • Sagi Balasha: the new head of the Israeli Leadership Council

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    To help explain what it’s like to be the CEO of the Israeli Leadership Council (ILC), Sagi Balasha, who took on the role in September 2011, offers a comparison to his previous job at Beit Hatfutsot, a small museum in Tel Aviv (once known as The Diaspora Museum, now The Museum of...

  • Reflections from a Year in Tel Aviv

    April 16, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    I am sitting on a bench in Jaffa, overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean to the west and the Tel Aviv skyline stretching to the north. The oppressive heat of summer has finally relented, and a cool breeze sweeps across. My stomach is too full from the large shawarma sandwich I have...

  • Madonna to perform ‘Concert for Peace’ in Israel

    March 22, 2012 | 9:45 am

    International pop star Madonna, who will launch her upcoming world tour in Israel, has added a second concert date in Tel Aviv for a “Concert for Peace.”

    Madonna will perform at Ramat Gan Stadium near Tel Aviv on May 29 and May 31. The second date has been announced as a Concert for...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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