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  • Healing Hearts in Tel Aviv: How One California Woman Spent Her Post-Grad Months

    November 16, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    “Ashley, if you weren’t here with me today I would have spent the day in the shower, crying.” These words, uttered through tears of relief, have remained with me during the last two years.

    Four weeks after graduating from the University of Southern California, I was on an El...

  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players. 

    Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...

  • Google to open Israeli startup incubator

    November 15, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Google will open a startup incubator in Israel.

    The incubator, scheduled to open in August in offices in Tel Aviv, will host about 20 pre-seed stage startups, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The announcement of the new incubator was made Sunday by the director of...

  • Electric car venture raises another $200 million

    November 14, 2011 | 10:38 am

    An electric car venture set to launch a nationwide network in Israel raised another $200 million from U.S. investors.

    Better Place, based in California and Israel, now has raised more than $750 million since it was founded in 2007. The new investors include General Electric and USB....

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  • Achieving Progress Through Friendship: An Experience of a Lifetime at Tel Aviv University

    November 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    “Do not go where the path may lead.
    Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Jewish day school. Jewish high school. Jewish summer camp. Jewish family. Jewish friends. Jewish student groups in college. Jewish Studies 10. Jewish fraternity. It...

  • Times Square in Tel Aviv

    November 8, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    The Tel Aviv Port will soon become the Times Square of Israel’s city that doesn’t sleep.

    An $8 million project will include a culture complex in the north port and a night film screening venue. A wood deck is planned for concerts and multimedia events.

    The project was initiated by The Tel Aviv Municipality and the Tourism Ministry through its Atarim company.

    An overhaul of the port’s recreation facilities, to bring people to the venue during the day as well as at night, will cost about $26 million, according to reports.

  • Norman Corwin, Bard of Broadcasting, dies at 101

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 20, 2011 | 1:10 am

    Norman Corwin, whose soaring plays gave luster to the golden age of radio in the 1930s and ‘40s, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 101.

    The son of a Jewish immigrant from London, he was born in Boston as Norman Lewis Corwin in a traditional Jewish home, but dropped...

  • Opinion: A time for national dialogue

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    October 17, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    Even before the prisoner swap agreement was wrapped up, Hamas began boasting of its victory and vowing to kidnap more Israeli soldiers.  The Gilad Shalit abduction is proving a profitable enterprise for the Islamic terror group that controls Gaza.

    Israel could not find a way over...

  • How Occupy Wall Street is like Israel’s summer protests

    October 9, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third week, with demonstrations popping up in more than 10 cities, the protesters are aggressively pushing a comparison to the Arab Spring. Some say the movement has channeled the zeal (or perhaps the naivete, others would argue) of the...

  • Ruth Dayan: A return to Nahalal

    October 7, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Ninety-five-year-old icon Ruth Dayan, who lives in Tel Aviv, visited Moshav Nahalal for its 90th anniversary celebrations at the beginning of this month. “As I approach a century… I feel I have lived many lives,” she says.

    Dayan, a social activist on behalf of underprivileged...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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