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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Israel Prizes awarded in special ceremony

    May 10, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Ten Israelis were awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s greatest national honor.

    The prizes were awarded Tuesday night during the ceremony held annually at the close of Israel Independence Day.

    Lifetime achievement awards were presented to Hulda Gurvitaz and Eli Elaluf.

    This...

  • Tel Aviv named a top party spot

    May 5, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Tel Aviv is one of the world’s top 10 summer party destinations, according to a popular travel website.

    HotelsCombined.com, one of the world’s largest online travel sites, named Tel Aviv to its 2011 list of cities where the summer fun never lets up.

    The “city that never...

  • Dancing in Rabin Square

    May 4, 2011 | 10:53 am

    I have danced in Rabin Square!  That’s a major happening in Tel Aviv the night of Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day in Israel. I have bounced my noise-making hammer off my fellow dancers all around me. That is also a major happening on Independence Day. I have no idea what the...

  • Israeli intellectuals declare for Palestinian state at rally

    April 21, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    A group of Israel Prize laureates and other notable artists and academics endorsed Palestinian plans to declare independence along 1967 lines at a Tel Aviv ceremony.

    Thursday’s rally was held next to the building where Israel’s founders declared statehood in 1948.

    At an event...

  • Left and right clash at Tel Aviv rally to support Palestinian state

    April 21, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Leading left-wing cultural leaders, including several Israel Prize laureates, were verbally accosted on Thursday during a rally in support of an independent Palestinian state.

    The rally, taking place outside Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall, was reportedly disrupted by right-wing...

  • Wanna die happy? David Guetta’s Tel Aviv track

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 13, 2011 | 8:44 am

    This is too awesome not to be posted.

    And for kicks I’ll give you two Jewish connections (really, three):
    1) An Israeli introduced me to David Guetta the brilliant music mixologist whose father is of Moroccan Jewish descent—a lineage which, by the way, explains the enthusiastic presence of a Frenchman in a Tel Aviv nightclub. Israelis are seriously crazy for this guy.
    2) It’s Queen Esther! That’s gotta count for something. Kabbalah study apparently begets great music videos.

    Run with it, okay? And turn the volume up.

  • Justin Bieber Israel Drama: Give Bieber a Break

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Headlines are buzzing that Justin Bieber declined to meet a group of children affected by Gaza rocket fire during his highly-publicized trip to Israel.  And that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in response, canceled his scheduled meeting with the teenaged superstar, which was to...

  • Southern Israeli kids getting free Bieber tickets

    April 11, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Some 700 children from southern Israeli communities that have been hit by rockets and missiles from Gaza were given free tickets to pop star Justin Bieber’s concert.

    The tickets for Thursday’s show in Tel Aviv, as well as transportation, are a gift of The Schusterman...

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