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  • Tel Aviv terrorist’s mother is ‘proud’ that son stabbed Jews to death

    1 week ago

    The mother of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death called her son a “source of pride for Hebron and Palestine.”

    Raid Halil bin Mahmoud, 36, who also moderately injured a third man during a prayer service in a Tel Aviv building, attributed his actions to the...

  • Two Jews walk into Israel

    1 week ago

    On Dec. 19 and 20, Jerry Seinfeld and I will be performing stand-up comedy at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv. I have not been this excited about doing a gig in years. Jerry and I had talked about going to Israel to perform and, God willing, it’s now happening.

    Jerry and I...

  • U.S. yeshiva student among 5 dead in Palestinian terror attacks

    1 week ago

    Three people were killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, including an American yeshiva student, hours after two Jewish men were stabbed to death in Tel Aviv at a prayer service.

    The five deaths in the attacks, reportedly by Palestinians, are the most on a single day since...

  • Three Israelis killed in two terrorist attacks

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    More than five weeks after the last attack in Tel Aviv, a terrorist stabbed and killed two people and wounded a third just outside a makeshift synagogue in a jewelry store. The terrorist, who was detained, is 36 year old and...

  • Two Jews killed in Tel Aviv stabbing attack

    1 week ago

    Two Jewish men were stabbed to death and one was injured while praying at an office building in Tel Aviv.

    A Palestinian assailant who was wounded while being apprehended following the Wednesday afternoon attack is in police custody. Police are searching for a second alleged...

  • 3rd-century mosaic found near Tel Aviv to be unveiled

    1 week ago

    A 1,700-year-old mosaic unearthed in the summer of 2014 — adjacent to the site where a world-famous mosaic was unearthed in Israel — is going on display for the first time.

    While excavating during construction of a permanent home and visitors center for the Lod Mosaic, which was...

  • Rabin memorial draws 100,000 in Tel Aviv, with many expressing hope for peace

    3 weeks ago

    In numbers far-exceeding expectations, more than 100,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Nov. 1 to mourn the assassination and celebrate the legacy of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was killed 20 years ago by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir, who opposed Rabin’s efforts to...

  • At Rabin rally, calls to pursue peace and defend democracy

    3 weeks ago

    Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying for.

    The demonstration, which marked the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a Jewish...

  • Palestinians attack Israeli soldiers, civilians with knives – one killed

    November 2, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Three Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and civilians in the Tel Aviv suburbs with knives on Monday and one of them was shot dead,Israeli authorities said. 

    Now in its second month, the worst spate of violence since the 2014 Gaza war has been caused by...

  • Rabin’s grandson remembers losing a great leader

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The night Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in downtown Tel Aviv, his grandson, Jonathan Benartzi, was two weeks away from completing his three years of duty in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper. He was also in the crowd with his sister that fateful night — two...

  • There’s no business like Israel business

    By Ryan Torok

    October 28, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    Rob Anders, co-founder and CEO of software company Niio, said his company is poised to become the “iTunes of art” when it launches next year with a product that allows consumers to purchase and rent digital artwork and exhibit it on screens in their homes.

    At the recent Israel...

  • 3,000 in Tel Aviv protest government, call for two-state solution

    October 26, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in an anti-government rally in Tel Aviv and called for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    About 3,000 demonstrators gathered Saturday night in Rabin Square and marched to the Israel Defense Department headquarters at a rally...

  • Understanding Israel’s new – and nameless – intifada

    October 16, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Since the beginning of the latest spate of violence here, Israelis and Palestinians have been at a loss about what to call this amorphous, scary thing.

    The main question hovering above the public sphere is, "Is this finally the third intifada?"

    The Jerusalem Press Club thinks...

  • Israel sets up East Jerusalem roadblocks in bid to stem attacks

    October 14, 2015 | 10:09 am

    Israel began setting up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and deploying soldiers across the country on Wednesday to stop a wave of Palestinian knife attacks.

    In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a 70-year-old woman outside...

  • Stabbing attacks reach Israel’s commercial capital

    October 8, 2015 | 9:41 am

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday, police and ambulance sources said, as a rash of such Palestinian attacks spread to Israel's commercial capital.

    The assailant was shot and killed by another...

  • Palestinian attacker stabs 5 with screwdriver in Tel Aviv

    October 8, 2015 | 8:47 am

    A 19-year-old Palestinian man who stabbed five people with a screwdriver in Tel Aviv was shot dead.

    The Wednesday afternoon attack, which occurred across the street from the headquarters of Israel’s military, was the second stabbing attack of the day by a Palestinian assailant...

  • When Terror Is At Your Doorstep

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2015 | 7:48 am

    I want to talk to you about fear. The kind that paralyzes you when, in the midst of a working day, you hear ambulances from outside the window, and everyone's phone starts beeping with Breaking News alerts, saying 5 people were stabbed, only two streets away, by a terrorist with a...

  • Stabbing attack at Tel Aviv-area mall seriously injures Israeli man

    October 7, 2015 | 10:53 am

    An Israeli civilian was seriously injured in a stabbing attack at a mall near Tel Aviv by a Palestinian assailant.

    The attack at the main mall in Petach Tikvah took place on Wednesday evening. Police and mall security guards disarmed and subdued the alleged assailant, Israel’s...

  • Let us now praise Israeli coffee

    October 2, 2015 | 9:33 am

    In Israel, American stores dot shopping malls and McDonald’s branches proliferate. But one chain you won’t see is Starbucks.

    Starbucks has franchises around the world, but its brief experiment with Israeli stores lasted just two years, from 2001 to 2003. Maybe, as some have...

  • To live with the Iranian threat

    By Elad Massuri

    August 27, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    When I was 5 years old,  my mom picked me up from kindergarten and brought me back to our house in North Tel Aviv.

    I asked her a question that seemed so normal: “Mom, at what age do people go to the military?”

    “At the age of 18,” she answered.

    “And what will I need to do...

  • ‘The most dangerous weapons ever invented’: Policy expert talks nukes, Israel and the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2015 | 11:04 am

    Joe Cirincione is a nuclear policy expert who served for nearly a decade on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, beginning during the Reagan administration. He has since authored several books on the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear security strategy. Today, he is...

  • Israel reaches deal to develop Leviathan gas field

    August 13, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Israel's government said on Thursday it had reached a deal with a U.S.-Israeli consortium on the development of the huge Leviathan gas field and two other offshore wells.

    After weeks of talks over the government's initial proposal in June, the controversial deal will allow...

  • In Paris, ‘Tel Aviv on Seine’ goes ahead under heavy security

    August 13, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Hundreds of police deployed in the heart of Paris on Thursday to monitor a celebration of Tel Aviv and a nearby rally against it staged by pro-Gaza demonstrators during a beach festival on the banks of the Seine river.

    Paris' decision to fete the Israeli city as "Tel Aviv on...

  • Between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv: missing Israel

    By Elad Massuri

    August 12, 2015 | 3:02 pm

    It will soon be two years since I moved to the United States. What began as a study-related visit in the cool climate of Washington, D.C., turned into a permanent stay in the warm climate of Los Angeles. I’d always heard about the perfect California weather, but now that I’m here,...

  • Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction

    August 11, 2015 | 3:22 pm

    In 2011, when Los Angeles shut down a stretch of one of its busiest highways for a weekend of repairs, residents braced for a traffic jam “of biblical proportions.” Similar sentiments preceded the start of construction on Tel Aviv’s long-awaited light rail system last Sunday.


  • Paris lawmaker calls to cancel festival day celebrating Tel Aviv

    August 10, 2015 | 11:27 am

    A Paris City Council member called for the cancellation of a city festival day dedicated to Tel Aviv.

    Danielle Simonnet, a left-wing lawmaker, has objected to the celebration of an Israeli city during the weeklong Paris Plages festival, which turns the banks of the Seine River...

  • Pride Parade slaying sparks calls for change to LGBT protections

    August 5, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    The slaying of a 16-year-old girl at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has sparked calls for LGBT-rights legislation — as well as pushback from those who oppose it.

    Shira Banki died Aug. 2 after being stabbed while marching in the July 30 parade. Five others were wounded in the...

  • Kanye West to perform in Israel

    August 4, 2015 | 9:44 am

    American rapper Kanye West will perform in Israel.

    Promoters announced the Sept. 30 concert in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, nearly four months after West visited the country with his wife, the reality star Kim Kardashian, and their daughter, North. During the April visit, the power...

  • Getting into the spirit of the games

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 24, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    As the sun began to set over a Tel Aviv sports field, six athletes wrapped up their training session and gathered near the bleachers for their final pep talk.

    Glistening in the hot, humid air at Israel’s National Sport Center, the men and women of the country’s Special Olympics...

  • In the land of milk and honey, Israelis turn vegan

    July 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Nana Shrier, owner of the stylish Georgian restaurant Nanuchka in downtown Tel Aviv, shocked Israel's culinary world when she removed all animal-based products from the menu. A year later business is thriving, defying those who predicted its demise.

    Nanuchka is part of a growing...

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