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  • In Israel’s abortion debate, pro-choice seems to be the only choice

    February 25, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    A billboard in central Tel Aviv features a black-and-white photo of a distressed woman above a caption in bold red letters that reads, “The pain and remorse from my abortion accompany me every day.”

    The billboard is an advertisement for Efrat, an anti-abortion outfit that dubs...

  • Hundreds rally for Pollard release at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

    February 24, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Hundreds of demonstrators calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

    The demonstration on Sunday night was led by Pollard’s wife, Esther.

    “How is it that in spite of all the gestures that Israel is making at the request of the...

  • Man gunned down as gangland crime wave rocks Israel

    February 18, 2014 | 9:47 am

    Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed a man as he drove near Tel Aviv's bustling beachfront on Saturday, in what Israeli police suspected was the latest in a wave of gangland murders and attacks.

    The drive-by shooting took place in broad daylight, as families and tourists walked...

  • BDS fail, Jerusalem 200 years ago, new apps, Sochi and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 17, 2014 | 9:52 am

    Beyond belief

    If you’ve ever been to Israel, I assume your heart missed a beat when you first encountered the unique Israeli atmosphere and beautiful sceneries.  The same thing happened Caitlin and Arthur on their Israeli trip. Watch their video, where they talk about their...

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  • Israeli startups dream of a Bitcoin world

    February 11, 2014 | 9:33 am

    "Welcome to the new economy," boasts a sign at the entrance of the self-styled Bitcoin Embassy in the heart of Tel Aviv.

    The sparely furnished property opened a few months ago to support a community of Bitcoin fanatics, perhaps the most active in the world, who are out to build...

  • An Israeli ‘Apollo Effect’?

    By Jared Sichel

    February 5, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    The schoolchildren hung on Daniel Saat’s every word as he spoke about orbits, atmospheres, propulsion and moon hopping — not the same as moonwalking.

    As the director of business development for SpaceIL — Israel’s project to send a micro-spaceship to the moon — Saat and founder...

  • Charges dropped against Israeli singer Eyal Golan

    February 5, 2014 | 10:05 am

    The case against Israeli singer Eyal Golan for allegedly having sex with minors was closed due to a lack of evidence.

    The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office made the announcement on Wednesday.

    The day before, Golan, 42, released a public letter asserting his innocence and...

  • Vegan lifestyle, Superhero in Hollywood, Ultra- Orthodox Capoeira and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 4, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    A bite of the Big Apple

    The flight is long and tiring, the jet-lag is sometimes unbearable, but if you ask Israelis, no place beats the Big Apple! According to a new survey, New York is Israelis' favorite travel destination.  The second place went to Thailand. Despite requiring a...

  • Who’s afraid of the African asylum seekers of South Tel Aviv?

    By Simone Wilson

    January 23, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    As a general rule in Tel Aviv, if your taxi driver is still gabbing about a national news event — more often than not, with a conservative slant — you can bet the topic is also trending citywide.

    And of five taxi drivers this reporter has flagged down over the past week, four...

  • Al-Qaeda cell arrested in plot to attack U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

    January 22, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    An al-Qaeda cell suspected of planning several terror attacks in Israel, including on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, was arrested.

    A gag order on the three arrests made several weeks ago by Israel’s Shin Bet security service was lifted Wednesday by the Jerusalem Magistrate Court.

    ...
  • African asylum seekers battle fear in South Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    January 16, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    Over the past two weeks, Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers have staged the largest uprising in their eight-year history in Israel.

    On Jan. 5, the first day of the protests, police estimate that more than 20,000 African asylum seekers — of the approximately 55,000 who have...

  • Filipina caregiver is surprise star of Israel’s X-Factor

    January 13, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who clean homes and tend to Israel's sick and elderly, a Filipina caregiver has shot to stardom on a popular TV singing contest.

    Rose Fostanes, 47, surprised viewers of Israel's X-Factor talent show and swept its judges off their...

  • Condition of former Israeli leader Sharon worsens

    January 9, 2014 | 11:12 am

    The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated sharply in recent hours and he is close to death, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.

    Sharon, 85, has been on life support and out of the public gaze since suffering a...

  • Thousands of African migrants protest outside Israeli parliament

    January 8, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    More than 10,000 African migrants demonstrated outside Israel's parliament on Wednesday, extending protests into a fourth consecutive day in a quest for recognition as refugees and freedom to work legally without fear of incarceration.

    Their presence in a Jewish state that took...

  • Refugee teens in Israel win races but not awards

    By Simone Wilson

    January 8, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    On a chilly night in December, up a grassy slope overlooking the all-weather track at Ironi Tet High School in southeast Tel Aviv, a few dozen teens — hailing from about 10 different countries — raced one another to the top of the hill.

    Yalla, Rahel!” one girl shouted from the...

  • Sharon needs ‘miracle’ to stop deterioration, doctor says

    January 6, 2014 | 10:28 am

    The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon continues to deteriorate as his organs slowly shut down.

    “Unless there is a turn on the level of a miracle, his condition will get worse and worse from day to day,” Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director general of Sheba Medical...

  • African migrants protest by the Tel Aviv beach

    January 6, 2014 | 10:18 am

    They marched down Allenby Street today, past the market and the traffic jam of buses and cabs, their chants echoing around buildings and into courtyards.

    “What we want?” one man yelled.

    “Freedom!” hundreds chanted. “No more prison!”

    Most of them Eritrean, most of them men,...

  • Ariel Sharon in critical condition

    January 2, 2014 | 8:48 am

    The life of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “is definitely in danger,” according to the medical director at Tel Aviv’s Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

    Sharon’s condition has been classified as critical, Zeev Rotstein confirmed to reporters on Thursday.

    The...

  • The mysteries of Azerbaijan: A Shiite nation embraces its Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    December 18, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    Red Village rises up along the Qudiyal River like a Jewish Brigadoon.

    To get there, you fly 13 hours from Los Angeles to Istanbul, then catch a three-hour flight to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan — a former Soviet country of some 9 million people on the Caspian Sea. From Baku,...

  • New Israeli detention center falls flat

    December 17, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new detention center in the Negev desert. The detainees say they want...

  • Israeli winter of 2013: From rainbows to snow - watch the photo album

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 16, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Finally, in mid-December, the rain started to pour over the land of Israel, and temperature dropped. The rain is blessed, no doubt, but like every year, it caught us unprepared. After two straight stormy days, the streets were flooded and trashcans filled with broken umbrellas....

  • Israel is the leader in producing drones

    December 9, 2013 | 10:40 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are being used in conflicts all over the world, and military analysts say their use is only expected to increase. With the clear advantage of not needing pilots, who can be shot down or captured,...

  • Kerry urges Israel, Palestinians to make peace like Mandela

    December 6, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry closed another Middle East troubleshooting mission on Friday by urging Israel and the Palestinians to follow Nelson Mandela's lead and make peace.

    The death on Thursday of Mandela, who fought apartheid in South Africa and became its first black...

  • Danny Sanderson in L.A., celebrating 40 years of Israeli pop music

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 4, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    If you’ve been to Israel in the last 40 years or heard Israeli popular music, then you probably know Danny Sanderson, who will be performing with his band at the Gindi Auditorium at American Jewish University on Dec. 8. Sanderson was a founding member in 1973 of Kaveret (literally...

  • Israeli Arab pleads guilty to Tel Aviv bus bomb

    December 2, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    An Israeli Arab pleaded guilty on Monday to planting a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus a year ago, during Israel's eight-day offensive in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, an Israeli court said.

    The bomb detonated as the bus was driving near the Israeli defence ministry, wounding 15 people.

    ...
  • Keeping Start-Up Nation alive: Financing scale-ups by reinventing Israeli capital markets

    December 2, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    This piece will appear in Hebrew in Globes Magazine on Dec. 7.

    Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Liquidity

    The historic 2010 dual graduation of Israel to developed country status both within the OECD and MSCI country indexes should have opened its markets to a much larger pool of...

  • Popular Israeli singer Arik Einstein dies

    November 26, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    Israeli entertainer Arik Einstein, whose crooning hit tunes and comedic turns on screen endeared him to generations of Israelis, died on Tuesday in a Tel Aviv hospital at the age of 74 after suffering a fatal hemorrhage.

    "The songs he composed and sang are the soundtrack for...

  • Israel’s Cabinet OKs $124 million plan to deal with illegal migrants

    November 25, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet allocated nearly $124 million to a plan designed to have illegal African migrants return to their countries of origin.

    Most of the money allocated from the plan approved unanimously on Sunday will go toward building a new migrant detention center in southern...

  • A new leading woman, American Football, a life changing device and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 18, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Jews, Israel and diaspora at the JFNAGA

    This past week, the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly (JFNAGA( took place right here, in Jerusalem. Distinguished guests from all around the world participated in the big event, where they discussed the changing...

  • Palestinian kills Israeli soldier on bus

    November 13, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    An 18-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death on a bus in northern Israel by a Palestinian teenager.

    Police are calling the Wednesday morning incident in Afula a terrorist attack.

    The soldier was stabbed several times in the neck on a bus traveling from Nazareth to Tel...

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