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Flooding From Heavy Rain Shuts Down Tel Aviv

01/08/2013

Traffic stood at a standstill for several hours in Tel Aviv after flooding closed a major highway.

The Ayalon Highway closed early Tuesday morning and remained closed throughout the day, as the Ayalon and Yarkon rivers overflowed in the city. The Ayalon is usually a dry riverbed.

Trains running in the Tel Aviv area also were disrupted by flooding and the city's train stations shut down.

Israelis were asked to avoid traveling to Tel Aviv except in emergency situations.

How Tal Met Chen

01/07/2013

An Israeli woman doesn’t have to frequent bars around an army base to meet a soldier. Instead, they meet naturally, since both men and women are drafted into army service.  Just ask Chen.

Tal and Chen Tutnauer, married on May 10, 2012.

Israeli Arab Indicted For Nov. Bus Bombing In Tel Aviv

12/19/2012

An indictment has been filed in the Tel Aviv District Court against the Israeli Arab man suspected of planting a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus on Nov. 21, in the middle of Israel's air offensive against Gaza missile strikes, Israel Hayom reported.

Google Opens Innovation Campus In Tel Aviv

12/11/2012

Google launched its Campus Tel Aviv, a center for Israeli entrepreneurs and start ups.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a virtual ribbon at the inauguration ceremony Monday.

 

The campus occupies an entire 16,000-square-foot floor of the Electra Tower in Tel Aviv. The space includes an area for meetings and workshop space for startup companies. 

Using the campus and participating in its activities are free for entrepreneurs and startups.

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Meir Brand, regional managing director of Google and Yossi Matias, head of the Israel R&D Center.

Palestinians, Arab Israeli Arrested For Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

11/26/2012

 

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians and an Arab Israeli for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv.

The Shin Bet revealed that its agents had arrested the suspects, including an Arab Israeli, for the attack last week on a bus, Israeli media reported. The security service did not say how many suspects were arrested.

The Arab-Israeli suspect, a resident of Taibeh near Kfar Saba, placed the explosive device on the bus and notified his commander by phone, who set it off, the Shin Bet said.

Bus Explodes In Tel Aviv In Apparent Terror Attack

11/21/2012

A bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what police are describing as a terrorist attack.

At least 21 people were injured in Wednesday's blast, according to a spokesman at Sourasky Medical Center - Ichilov Hospital.

The bus exploded at noon in the heart of Tel Aviv, near the central army base called the Kirya. The the injured were taken to Ichilov hospital.

Iron Dome Intercepts More Rockets Over Tel Aviv

Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation.

11/18/2012

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's major population centers.

The Boutique Boom

The move toward intimate, aesthetically minded hotels in Tel Aviv is picking up steam.

Special To The Jewish Week
11/06/2012

When it comes to trends in the Israeli hotel industry, less is more — less rooms, more authenticity, that is.

The move toward small, one-of-a-kind boutique hotels, which began in Tel Aviv a decade or so ago, is continuing apace with some of the biggest chains — boutique and otherwise — gearing up for more development.

A different kind of tourist is triggering the new development, industry sources say.

The Alma is set in a preserved 1920s building.

U.S. Sprinter Inspires Tel Aviv's Runners

Track and field star Allyson Felix does a night-time 10K with 20,000 other runners.

10/31/2012

U.S. track and field star Allyson Felix, who won three gold medals at the Summer Olympics in London this year, is currently visiting Tel Aviv, where she took part in the city's Nike Night Run on Tuesday, Israel Hayom reported.

“I’m extremely excited about coming to Israel for the Nike Night Run,” Felix said in a statement before her trip. “I hope I can inspire the runners of Tel Aviv to not only give their best, but to beat their best, just like I did this summer in London.”

Tel Aviv runners welcomed gold medalist Allyson Felix. Wikimedia Commons
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