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  • China’s courtship, parking revolution, life-saving apps and more - This week form the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 hours ago

    Tel-Aviv – world’s 3rd best city for technology business

    Tel Aviv is the third best place in the world for technology business, according to a new report by property consultants Savills. Austin took the top spot, followed by San Francisco. Savills surveyed 12 global cities with...

  • Trade between Israel and Turkey booming

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israelis buying a Japanese car in Tel Aviv might be surprised to learn that the car was actually built in Turkey. Tourists buying dried figs in Israel’s Machane Yehuda market probably also don’t know that the figs are also...

  • Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe

    January 21, 2015 | 9:43 am

    An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars, including Madonna, and selling their songs online, a police source said.

    A police spokesman confirmed that a 39-year-old Israeli had been detained, but...

  • At least 12 injured, four critically, in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv bus

    January 21, 2015 | 9:36 am

    At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

    Four victims, including the driver, remained in serious condition following the Wednesday morning attack on the No. 40 bus. Initial reports said 12 to 21...

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  • REALITY CHECK: Tel-Aviv bus stabbing - How the media allow terror by ignoring it

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2015 | 8:25 am

    Less than two months after a tragic row of stabbing and vehicular terror attacks, we woke up today to more sad news: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed 13 Israelis on a Tel-Aviv bus, with 4 fatally wounded. He was quickly tracked down by security forces present in the area, shot and...

  • Bomb threat called in to Delta flights heading to, from Tel Aviv

    January 20, 2015 | 8:44 am

    Two Delta Air Lines flights arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, one continuing to and one arriving from Tel Aviv, were evacuated following a bomb threat.

    An anonymous caller to an unnamed airline reported Monday evening that a pipe bomb had been placed...

  • Israelis bury French terror victims in the Holy Land

    By Simone Wilson

    January 13, 2015 | 4:08 pm

    Less than a week after the murder of four French Jews in a kosher grocery store by an Islamic terrorist in Paris, the bodies of Yoav Hattab, 21; Yohan Cohen, 22; Philippe Braham, 45; and Francois-Michel Saada, 63; were flown to Israel for burial. 

    Their grieving family members...

  • Avant-garde Israel

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 8, 2015 | 5:09 pm

    Although Rosette Delug has only been collecting art for a decade, her Trousdale Estates mansion at the apex of Beverly Hills has become a showcase for cutting-edge international contemporary art. In fact, the works are so omnipresent on the home’s walls and in every inch of open...

  • Kardashians buying Tel Aviv beachfront property

    January 8, 2015 | 11:05 am

    First Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have a traditional Jewish wedding even though neither is believed to be Jewish.

    Now the non-Jewish Kardashian sisters are buying up luxury property in Israel. Clearly Judaism has taken on a star (and not just Star of David) quality.

    According...

  • Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

    December 11, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police said on Thursday.

    Security camera footage showed the boys, wearing hooded sweatshirts, entering the bank in Rishon...

  • Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

    December 9, 2014 | 10:36 am

    An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

    The targeting of Israel's main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its...

  • Young Jewish adults missing in Israel, Brooklyn

    December 4, 2014 | 10:13 am

    A 27-year-old British Jewish woman has disappeared in Israel, and in a separate case, a 28-year-old Jewish man in Brooklyn has gone missing.

    Mia Reeves was supposed to fly home to London from Tel Aviv on Nov. 30 on an Easy Jet airline but never made her flight, The Jerusalem Post...

  • French prosecutor wants six years in prison for hit-and-run driver

    December 3, 2014 | 11:29 am

    A Paris prosecutor demanded a six-year jail sentence on Wednesday for a French national who hit and killed an Israeli woman while driving an SUV in Tel Aviv in 2011 then fled to France to avoid prosecution.

    The death of Lee Zeitouni, 25, who was crossing a street in a pedestrian...

  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    November 25, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • Israeli officials: Revoke residency of Palestinian attackers

    November 25, 2014 | 11:38 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Interior Minister Gilad Erdan this week revoked the permanent resident status of Mahmoud Nadi, a Palestinian who drove a suicide bomber to the 2001 terrorist attack at the Dolphinarium nightclub in Tel Aviv. The attack...

  • Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

    November 24, 2014 | 10:21 am

    An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

    Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel...

  • More concerts, an historic soccer moment, winter Gay Pride festival and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 24, 2014 | 8:22 am

    An historic moment for our national soccer team

    The Israeli national soccer team beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 Sunday as part of the 2016 Euro qualifiers. This win is an historic moment for the team and a moment of joy for all Israelis, since this is a big step towards its first...

  • Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an observant Zionist

    By  Orit Arfa

    November 20, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    This year, Jay Shultz won’t be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the hundreds of American olim (immigrants) he has managed to unite in Tel Aviv through his Am Yisrael Foundation. He did serve one last year, when America’s holiday of gratitude coincided with Chanukah, as a way to...

  • Timeline: Rising violence in Israel

    November 18, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Over the past several weeks, tension and violence have risen steadily in Jerusalem, culminating in Tuesday's attack on a synagogue in which four Israeli worshippers were shot and knifed to death by Palestinians assailants.

    Three of Tuesday's victims held joint Israeli-U.S....

  • Starring on Broadway and Hollywood, fighting Ebola, helping Google and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 17, 2014 | 8:20 am

    The Israeli in the next blockbuster biblical film

    It's official: Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer is joining Paramount and MGM's remake of "Ben-Hur" and is set to play the role of Naomi, the mother of the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery and fights his way to freedom,...

  • Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says

    November 13, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital.

    Violence has flared in recent weeks over the compound where their biblical...

  • Reliving the horror: sparks of a third Intifada bring back memories from almost a decade ago

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 11, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Growing up in a (relatively) small central town in Israel, hopping on a bus to Tel-Aviv with your friends is a must-do when you’re a teenager looking for a way to express your recently acclaimed adulthood. During the holidays (and sometimes in school days,) it is considered “cool”...

  • Israeli soldier and woman stabbed to death by Palestinians

    November 10, 2014 | 8:38 am

    An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to crush "terror being...

  • Iron Dome under the sea, the e-tree, night run in the While City and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 3, 2014 | 8:45 am

    Iron Dome – under the sea

    Israel’s high-tech defense system – Iron Dome, is about to make a splash. State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the defense system’s much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer’s Gaza war, hoping to draw navies...

  • Hamas leader’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel

    October 20, 2014 | 4:33 pm

    A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

    Ismail Haniyeh's daughter's week-long admission to a...

  • Google against Antisemitism, fighting Ebola, an action movie in TLV and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 6, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Google’s future plans of fighting hate-speech

    Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, was presented with the ADL International Leadership Award, and expressed his hope that one day there might be a more exciting option for dealing with hate speech: artificial intelligence. He...

  • In ‘Tel Aviv Noir,’ city’s underbelly gets its due

    October 2, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    Asked by a literary magazine to name an Israeli author deserving of English translation, Etgar Keret — the Tel Aviv-based writer whose short stories have been published to worldwide acclaim — named novelist Gadi Taub.

    A year later, Keret has been instrumental in bringing Taub’s...

  • How Israeli tech survived the war

    By Simone Wilson

    September 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    “I know that for some of you, coming to Israel after a very challenging summer might cause hesitation,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told a crowd of hundreds of techies wearing neon-pink wristbands and ID necklaces. They sat in an old, restored British train station along the coast of...

  • Ranking high in education and life expectancy, Hollywood support and more -This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 22, 2014 | 8:34 am

    Four Israeli universities ranked in world’s top 300

    Four Israeli universities are among the 300 best in the world, according to the influential QS World University Rankings, which take into account research, teaching, graduate employability, and international outlook. The Hebrew...

  • Death of Palestinian teen spurs rising violence

    September 8, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

    On Monday, the day after Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, protests began in eastern...

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