Ben Gurion Airport

How Green Is My Landfill

05/19/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Just southeast of Tel Aviv, a huge mountain peak looms over the highway below, harboring swarms of flies and wafting scents of decaying garbage down its sprouting hills. The manmade mound — called Hiriya — may contain a colossal pile of trash, but the landfill is quickly becoming Israel’s icon of environmentalism: a space to recycle waste, produce energy and cultivate greenery. 

Part of the state-of-the-recycling effort at the site

Momo Returns

08/31/2009 - 20:00
Staff Writer

After splitting from Birthright Israel two months ago, he’s back.

Ex-Birthright provider Momo Lifshitz going after same population popular trip targets.

Flight Risk

02/24/2005 - 19:00
Staff Writer

An Upper West Side man who flew Continental Airlines from Newark to Tel Aviv last month is alleging that the carrier failed to divulge its decision to reduce pre-boarding security.Jonathan Gould, 48, is suing the airline for the cost of his flight. Last week he filed a claim against Continental Airlines requesting damages of $978.65 plus expenditures for “non-disclosure of significant decrease in pre-boarding security due to cost-cutting measures.

‘I’m Traveling With A Peaceful Heart’

02/19/2008 - 19:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — The paradox of Israel’s reaction to the assassination of  Hezbollah arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh could be summed up in a humorous pop song from the last decade:

“If you travel to a foreign country, hide your Star of David in your shirt.
It’s dangerous for them to know you’re from here.

Say you’re from Greece. Say you’re from Sudan....

No one should make a fuss over you.”

Starting Aliyah With A Blast

09/11/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The month of Elul, which precedes Tishrei and the High Holy Days, is accompanied by a shofar blast in many synagogues during morning services. Some new Israelis got a personal concert on Monday. Adam Mayer-Deutsch, above left, part of a delegation of 235 Jews from North America who made aliyah under the auspices of the Jewish Agency and the Nefesh B’Nefesh program, blew the shofar as part of a welcoming ceremony on the Ben Gurion Airport tarmac.

Furor Over Black Jewish Converts

05/14/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The Israeli government this week detained a family of black, Jewish-American converts from entering the country, triggering concern by Conservative movement leaders who fear the emergence of a pattern of racial and religious discrimination.
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