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Tag: Tel Aviv
March 9, 2011 | 12:28 pm
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...
February 8, 2011 | 6:26 pm
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...
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...
January 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm
November 2, 2010 | 9:50 am
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.
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...
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...
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...
September 8, 2009 | 1:50 pm
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.
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.
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...
July 13, 2009 | 2:31 am
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.
May 7, 2009 | 1:59 am
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October 29, 2008 | 11:14 pm
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?
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...
August 27, 2008 | 11:37 pm
August 13, 2008 | 3:55 amForget 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...
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
July 14, 2008 | 3:17 am
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...
March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm
February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Michelle Citrin: If I Fall
Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost a 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...