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Israeli Fans Swoon As Queen Plays ‘Hava Nagila,’ Adam Lambert Tries Hebrew

09/13/2016 - 13:45
JTA

The greatest Jewish moment of the Queen+Adam Lambert concert came from the most unexpected of places.

American singer Adam Lambert performing with the British band Queen at a concert in Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv, Sept. 12, 2016. JTA

Blood On The Tracks

The latest dustup in religious-secular culture war involved Sabbath work on the railroad.

09/09/2016 - 13:21
Contributing Editor

The start-of-weekend greeting Shabbat Shalom can sound sarcastic in Israel these days. For the Sabbath has become characterized by anything but “shalom,” peace: it has become a warzone in time.

Charedi parties railing against Sabbath work: An Israel Railways train. Wikimedia Commons

Why Tel Aviv Is So Crazy About Dogs

09/08/2016 - 14:41
JTA

TEL AVIV — It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected.

A dog walker plying his trade on a bicycle in central Tel Aviv, June 18, 2015. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Death Toll In Tel Aviv Construction Site Collapse Rises To 4

09/06/2016 - 11:07

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The body of a worker was pulled from the rubble of the collapse of a four-level underground parking structure under construction in Tel Aviv, bringing the death toll to four.

Rescue personnel digging in the search for missing workers at a construction site collapse in Tel Aviv, Sept. 5, 2016. JTA

Tel Aviv City Hall Turns Into Giant Tetris Game

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The interactive game is part of a promotion drive for an upcoming tech conference

08/31/2016 - 16:38
Editorial Intern

Tel Aviv has dedicated a lot of time, money and effort recently to establish its reputation as Israel’s cool, young, hipster location. The latest gem of a publicity stunt by its marketing team comes straight from the childhood toy-box of every young adult. The side of the city hall facing Kikar Rabin, which is often lit up to show solidarity in the aftermath of global tragedies or for events such as Tel Aviv Pride, has been turned into a giant, fully interactive game of tetris.

Tel Aviv City Hall has been turned into an interactive game of tetris. Courtesy of Guy Yehiely.

Skipping The Line At Ben-Gurion — Without Breaking The Rules

New biometric passport system allows passengers to bypass customs, streamlining the process during what is predicted to be a busy summer.

07/05/2016 - 16:21
Editorial Intern

Ben-Gurion airport has introduced a new border-control system for holders of biometric passports, which will allow these lucky passengers to bypass the lines at passport control entirely, Yedioth Ahronoth reports. 

The new biometric passport systems at Ben-Gurion Airport. Israel Airport Authority

Liberman Pledges Response To Tel Aviv Terror Attack

06/09/2016 - 09:21

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government’s security cabinet met to discuss the terror attack at a popular central Tel Aviv site that left four dead.

Earlier Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited the Sarona Market where the Wednesday night attack by two Palestinian assailants took place and asserted that Israel would respond.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman drinking coffee at Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, a day after a deadly attack. JTA

Bauhaus And Beer Tours, Anyone?

04/12/2016 - 15:57
Travel Writer

This modernist apartment building in Tel Aviv is part of architectural tour of the city. Ross Belfer

Are you interested in the Tel Aviv art market, but unsure which galleries to explore? Heard about the city’s nightlife scene and wish you knew a local to take you somewhere cool? Find yourself in Israel on business or for the 14th time, wondering what could make this trip memorable?

Tel Aviv, a city with intoxicating energy and industry, plus incredible architecture. Ross Belfer

Vanderbilt U. Business Student Killed In Mass Stabbing In Tel Aviv

03/09/2016 - 11:24

A 29-year-old American business school student was killed in a stabbing attack in the Jaffa area of Tel Aviv.

Taylor Force. JTA

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
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