tel aviv

Hopeless In Hatikvah

In gritty south Tel Aviv, the tension is still palpable between African migrants and working-class Israelis.

05/29/2012
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Days after Israeli rioters spread through the alleyways of the Hatikvah neighborhood targeting African migrants, the streets of the blue-collar south Tel Aviv district have calmed. But the tension is still palpable.

Helen Walekel, a 23-year-old migrant from Eritrea, had her grocery store looted last week. Joshua Mitnick

U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn Anti-African Violence In Tel Aviv

05/25/2012

Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv’s Push For Art Tourism

Israel’s cultural capital is putting artists front and center in 2012.

Israel Correspondent
05/15/2012

Tel Aviv — In the past few years, Tel Aviv has been dubbed a top travel destination for everyone from beach lovers to gays and lesbians, but until relatively recently few overseas tourists traveled to the city specifically to take in its contemporary art scene.

“The Tin Man” sculpture, part of Tel Aviv Art Year 2012.

Social Protests Return In Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

05/13/2012

Social protest rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and three other Israeli cities.

The Saturday night rallies, held also in Haifa, Kiryat Shemona and Pardes Hana, were called the beginning of nationwide social justice protests such as those that took place across Israel last summer.

Several thousand Israelis protested in Tel Aviv, with demonstrators marching from poorer southern neighborhoods to Rabin Square. At least nine demonstrators were arrested.

Hundreds marched in Jerusalem toward the Prime Minister's Residence.

Jews Cheering The Holocaust? I'm Still Puzzled

It’s been more than a week since Holocaust Remembrance Day, but I still have not heard a rational explanation of why students attending a play shouted encouragement during scenes depicting Jews being beaten and killed by Nazis.

“Hit him harder,” one student cried out as a kapo beat a Jew.

“Well done,” shouted another.

Others cheered and applauded the work of the Nazis.

This took place not in the United States or Europe but in the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv before an audience of hundreds of Jewish high school students!!!

Tel Aviv Seeks Approval To Run Buses On Shabbat

02/21/2012

The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7.

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Israeli Transportation Ministry, but the ministry said in a statement, “There is a decades-old status quo regarding operation of public transportation on Shabbat, and the Transportation Ministry does not intend to violate it.”

Tel Aviv Seeks Approval To Run Buses On Shabbat

02/21/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.

The measure was approved Monday evening by a vote of 13-7

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality must now seek a permit from the Transportation Ministry. If the ministry rejects the request, the resolution provides for the creation of an independent transportation service.

Hackers Hit Tel Aviv Stock Exchange And El Al Sites

01/16/2012

Computer hackers disabled the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites.

The attacks on Monday morning come after hackers over the last two weeks have released online the credit card details of thousands of Israelis and a day after Hamas called on hackers to attack Israeli sites.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's website recovered some operations by mid-Monday morning. Trading was not affected. The bourse's website and trading system are not connected.  El Al's website was working by the afternoon.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers To Play Tel Aviv

12/05/2011

 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers inked a deal to perform in Israel a decade after the band canceled a performance at the last minute.

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