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  • Ethiopian-Israelis stage peaceful protest in Tel Aviv

    2 weeks ago

    Approximately 1,000 Ethiopian-Israelis protested in Tel Aviv against police brutality and racism.

    The protest, which began Monday afternoon and grew as it continued into the night, saw protesters march up the city’s central Rothschild Boulevard, stopping at major public squares...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis vow protest rally in Tel Aviv will be peaceful

    2 weeks ago

    Ethiopian-Israelis are protesting on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality.

    Several hundred protesters arrived on Monday afternoon at Rothschild Boulevard, with thousands expected by the evening. Protesters plan to march to Rabin Square in the...

  • At Tel Aviv’s first Limmud, participants confront Israel’s raucous politics

    2 weeks ago

    The debate over Jewish law’s role in Israel’s government has raged for 70 years. Should the state, above all, be Jewish, or should it put its democracy first?

    Addressing a crowded room Thursday, Yotam Yizraeli argued that Jewish tradition suggested a third option: no government...

  • Israel’s lesson for a Latina

    2 weeks ago

    I’d been to Israel before as a CBS news correspondent covering Saddam Hussein lobbing Scuds into Tel Aviv. I marveled at Israel’s spirit and saw firsthand how critical America’s alliance is to Israel’s security. But my last trip was very different. 

    I was part of an elite...

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  • The story of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Within the past two weeks, Ethiopian Jews in Israel have engaged in public protests in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against racial discrimination. The protests were  ignited by a physical attack on an Ethiopian-Jewish Israeli soldier, who at the time was in uniform, by Israeli police...

  • Stumbling into Riots

    3 weeks ago

    Last Sunday night in Tel Aviv, where I live, I had a 40-minute glimpse into what it’s like to feel like an outsider, like a rejected member of society. I wasn’t given a chance to explain myself, to answer questions, to say, “No I’m just passing through, I’m not looking for...

  • Tribute outshines controversy at UCLA Heschel conference

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    During the two weeks leading up to a major conference at UCLA to honor the late rabbi and civil rights leader Abraham Joshua Heschel, controversy swirled around one of the event’s two keynote speakers — Cornel West — an outspoken academic who severely criticized Israel during its...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash in Tel Aviv during demonstration

    May 4, 2015 | 9:14 am

    A demonstration in Tel Aviv by thousands protesting police brutality against Ethiopian-Israelis degenerated into violence.

    As evening fell on Sunday, protesters in Rabin Square threw bottles at mounted police and clashed with officers. At least 41 police officers and...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    April 28, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Report: Violent anti-Semitic incidents worldwide soar by 40 percent

    April 15, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday.

    The report, by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, said 766...

  • Celebrity Israeli rabbi pleads guilty to bribery charges

    April 14, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Yoshiyahu Pinto, an Israeli rabbi who has counseled such celebrities as LeBron James, pleaded guilty in a Tel Aviv court to bribery charges.

    In a plea deal, Pinto, 39, pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, attempted bribery and obstruction of justice for attempting to bribe a...

  • Will Netanyahu join partners’ push for the poor?

    March 30, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel got his wish in last week’s elections: a larger and more stable right-wing government marching in lockstep on security and diplomacy.

    But while the coming coalition may be more unified when it comes to the conflict with the...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 20, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Sometimes, we get so caught up in the Rat Race, that we forget the most important thing in life- happiness. 

    In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognized happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more equitable and balanced approach to...

  • Shifting sands of truth unravel in ‘The English Bride’

    March 18, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    As the play “The English Bride” begins, the audience is immediately thrust into a near cataclysm with a burst of police sirens and an announcement over a loudspeaker: “Attention! Attention! All passengers on El Al flight 1540 to Dusseldorf and Tel Aviv. The flight is canceled.”  

    ...
  • Polls get it wrong as Netanyahu wins big

    March 18, 2015 | 10:19 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Israelis went to sleep believing that the two largest parties – the Likud of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Union headed by Isaac Herzog – had each received 27 seats in the Israeli Knesset, and Israel’s...

  • Israel’s election: It’s the economy, stupid

    March 16, 2015 | 4:33 pm

    Ambassador Michael Oren and professor Manuel Trajtenberg, both immigrants who have served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s most respected — and visible — public servants, have joined campaigns against the Likud. Their voices reflect 11th-hour polling suggesting the Israeli electorate is...

  • Israel’s Herzog takes election momentum to Tel Aviv market

    March 12, 2015 | 9:55 am

    With opinion polls showing his party holding a narrow but steady lead five days before Israel's election, opposition leader Isaac Herzog took his campaign to a central Tel Aviv market on Thursday, glad-handing and haggling with eager stallholders.

    Street markets are a traditional...

  • Tens of thousands gather in Tel Aviv for anti-Netanyahu rally

    March 9, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square calling for a change in the government.

    “Israel Wants Change,” as the anti-Netanyahu rally held Saturday night was titled, attracted up to 40,000 people. The event was organized by the One Million Hands movement, a...

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

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 2, 2015 | 8:44 am

    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

    February 10, 2015 | 10:26 am

    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...

  • 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...

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