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  • 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

    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...

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