Art Scene Leads Renaissance

01/19/2016 - 10:57
Travel Writer

Tel Aviv — The grungy walls of South Tel Aviv are splashed with color and visual playfulness: two-story-high monsters, fantastical creatures smoking pipes, Technicolor clowns. Punctuating the imagery are lines and lines of scrawling Hebrew text, gashes of black on dingy concrete, arresting the eye at street level.

Street art in South Tel Aviv that has helped spark a cultural renaissance in this long-neglected district.  Ross Belfer

Taking In Tel Aviv, As An ‘Insider’

A new level of luxe and ‘immersion,’ courtesy of the InterContinental chain.

Israel Correspondent
06/16/2015 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — If anyone needed proof that Tel Aviv is emerging as a world-class luxury destination, the InterContinental chain of hotels has provided it. 

The InterContinental Tel Aviv's Insider experience provides clients with customized tours. Michele Chabin/JW

Santa Comes To Jaffa

12/09/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Yes, those are children dressed as Santa Claus—Israeli Arab children.

In Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab part of the Greater Tel Aviv municipality, which plays a prominent role in the New Testament and is home of the famed St. Peter’s Church and to some 6,500 Christian residents, Christmas becomes visible each year – unlike in most of Israel, where it is barely noticed.

A Christmas celebration in Jerusalem. Getty Images

Old-World Charm In The New Jaffa

The makeover of Israel’s oldest port makes it well worth a visit.
Special To The Jewish Week
02/06/2012 - 19:00

It used to be the place you simply arrived at if you walked too far along the Tel Aviv city coastline. But now, after vigorous renovations that have taken the best part of five years to complete, the ancient port of Jaffa has been renewed and transformed into a bustling tourist site that is well worth a visit in its own right.

The Jaffa clocktower.
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