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El Al Resumes NY-Israel Service, Adding Two Flights

10/31/2012

After suspending service to and from Israel because of Hurricane Sandy, El Al, Israel's national airline, added two flights to its schedule to make up for canceled flights.

One will depart Tel Aviv for New York on Friday morning at 1:10 a.m., local time, and another will depart New York for Tel Aviv on Saturday night, 11:30 p.m.

"We continue to keep those affected by the hurricane in our thoughts and prayers," the airline said in a statement.

That's Why They Call It The Bubble

I just got back from Israel. I went as a kind of pre-state pilgrim, but the circumstances and the trappings of the trip were hardly old-fashioned, or pious. My ever-generous in-laws wanted to show off their grandchildren at a wedding thrown by olim relatives, so the grandchildren’s parents got to come along.

Bubbles are so beautiful

How Gilad Met Adi

07/02/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Adi Kain, a hip 29 year-old, was not going to wait for a proposal.  She was with the right guy and ready for the relationship to move on.

They met at a fashion event in Tel Aviv. Adi went up to the bar for a drink, and a cute guy started to chat her up. Gilad Carmi worked in high tech and Adi was a project manager for a property development group.

That same evening, Adi received a text message from Gilad. Within days, they had their first date. “It was great,” recalls Adi. “We both love the beach and enjoy good wine. And we talked for hours.”

Adi Kain and Gilad Carmi, married in October.

Madonna Begins Tour In Tel Aviv

05/29/2012

Pop sensation Madonna will host the opening show of her latest concert tour, “MDNA,” in Tel Aviv this Thursday. The show reportedly cost about NIS 15 million to put together, and the stage at Ramat Gan Stadium will hold about 35,000 people. American television host Conan O’Brien is reportedly visiting Israel especially to cover the show.

Haaretz reports that about 600 staffers will make up the production team, with 350 of those coming to Israel with the singer from the U.S this week.

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.”

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