Tag Archive for Tel Aviv

Palestinian terrorist of Tel Aviv attack found hiding, killed in shootout


With over 1,000 security personnel, Israel Policemen, Border Police Guard, IDF Special Units and others searched throughout the night for the gunman that opened fire into Tel Aviv nigh-spots, killing 3 and injuring at least 15 more.

By i24NEWS


The gunman who opened fire at a bar in Israel’s central city Tel Aviv on Thursday night was shot and killed by Israeli security forces early Friday morning after a manhunt throughout the city.

Aftermath of Palestinian terror attack at Tel Aviv cafe. – Screenshot: Israel Police documentary film

Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet said officers found the man hiding near a mosque in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, and killed the man in an ensuing gunfight. Continue Reading »

MAZEL TOV! Forbes ranks Tel Aviv 2nd-best city to visit in 2020

Great food, fun beaches and vibrant night-life makes Israel’s largest 24hr city the second hottest destination to visit in the world, according to last week’s Forbes list of ‘Best Cities’.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Between its sandy beaches and vast array of culinary delights, Tel Avivians already know that they live in one of the best cities in the world. Now though, it seems that what was once the best-kept secret in the Middle East has transformed into a mainstream holiday destination.

Tel Aviv – Photo courtesy: Boris Kuznets

In fact, late last week Forbes named Israel’s White City as the second hottest destination to visit in the world. Continue Reading »

Tel Aviv will begin public transportation on the Sabbath

A new public transport system has been approved for service on Shabbat and will operate for free in Tel Aviv and other metro areas by the end of the year.
– “Public transportation is a basic right, on Shabbat like on any other day, and … [it will] bring Israel to the standards that are worthy of a state in 2019.”

By Ben Ariel


The Finance Committee of the Municipality of Tel Aviv decided on Tuesday evening to secure a budget that will allow for a public transportation system to operate for free on Shabbat and to be activated by the end of the year. Continue Reading »

Planned 100-story ‘Tower Between Cities’ in Tel Aviv to be Israel’s tallest building


After construction, the commercial and residential tower next to Tel Aviv’s Savidor railway station would be 400 meters (1,300 feet) high.
• The Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat Gan, has been Israel’s tallest building since 2001.

By Hezi Sternlicht


Plans for a 100-story tower to be constructed on the border between Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan have been submitted to the Tel Aviv Regional Planning and Building Committee.

Tower Between Cities, planned to be the tallest building in Israel – Photo: Miloslavsky Architects website

If approved and built, the so-called “Tower Between Cities” will be Israel’s tallest building, reaching a height of 400 meters (1,300 feet). Continue Reading »

Tunnel Boring Machine, ‘Golda’ begins digging Tel Aviv’s light rail train


The first tunnel boring machine, ‘Golda’, named after Israel’s first female Prime Minister, begins working on Tel Aviv’s light rail train route.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The first excavation machine for the light rail route in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area has been named ‘Golda,’ after the late Prime Minister Golda Meir.

The excavation machine ‘Golda’ began work today (Sunday) to clear land for the laying of the tracks, which will serve Tel Aviv and surrounding parts of the Gush Dan region in the center of the country.

Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) digging planed underground electric light rail train route – [illustration] YouTube

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said: “Golda Meir was the first [woman] to serve as Prime Minister, and was one of the six who laid the cornerstone here. Continue Reading »

Photo Essay: Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur


The Jewish Holy day takes on a different, unique solemn atmosphere in the state’s secular & vibrant metropolis, than in any other city in Israel.

By Jessi Satin


Nine days after Jews around the world rang in the New Year on Rosh Hashana, sundown Tuesday marked the beginning of Yom Kippur—the Jewish day of atonement.

Tel Aviv’s big synagogue - Photo: Jessi Satin

Tel Aviv’s big synagogue – Photo: Jessi Satin

Nearly everything in Israel comes to standstill for this day, considered the holiest of the year. No one drives, all stores and restaurants close save for a select few small businesses owned by non-Jewish families.

In the Orthodox tradition, Yom Kippur is spent in synagogue or at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, praying and asking forgiveness for sins committed over the last year, and fasting—an action of self-denial and humility. Continue Reading »

Forbes extols Tel Aviv: Beautiful people, beautiful destination


The latest Forbes ranking of Tel Aviv as top “beautiful destination” is one of several honors bestowed on Tel Aviv, among them National Geographic’s Top 10 Beach Cities, and The Wall Street Journal’s list of the most innovative cities.

By Yehuda Shlezinger


Tel Aviv continues to draw tourism accolades, with Forbes magazine ranking it among the top 20 most beautiful destinations in the world.

The ranking is based on the input of Beautiful Destinations, the largest travel and lifestyle community active on the major social media websites. The company analyzed the places tagged most frequently over the last six months on social media photo-sharing site Instagram, ultimately coming up with a top 20 destination list. Continue Reading »

Trump condemns Tel Aviv terrorist attack, denounces “uncivilized world”


Trump characterized the American commitment to Israel’s security as “of paramount importance,” after condemning the actions of the “uncivilized world.”



Washington – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday condemned an attack on civilians in Tel Aviv as an act of terror backed by the “uncivilized world,” warning that as president, extremist militant organizations such as Hamas will find “no refuge” on his watch.

In a statement, Trump said he awaits details of the event, which involved at least three Palestinian perpetrators shooting nine Israeli civilians in a popular Tel Aviv market. Four victims have died. Continue Reading »

UPDATED: Palestinian Terrorist Attack leaves 4 Israelis dead, 7 injured, 4 seriously in Tel Aviv

view videoIsrael Police confirmed that both Palestinian terrorists, cousins, were arrested, one shot after killing four Israelis with multiple casualties at Tel Aviv’s Sarona complex.



At least four people were killed and multiple others wounded in a suspected terrorist shooting Wednesday night in central Tel Aviv’s popular Sarona complex.

Scene of Tel Aviv terrorist attack – Twitter

Police confirmed that two attackers were arrested and one was shot and wounded. Footage from the scene showed an armed civilian firing shots at one of the suspected perpetrators.

According to unconfirmed reports by police sources, two assailants had dressed up as ultra-Orthodox Jews. Continue Reading »

Video: 2 killed, 9 injured in downtown Tel Aviv shooting


view videoLatest count as gunman targets restaurants & bars on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street has 2 dead, 9 others injured, with 1 critically & at least 3 seriously injured.

By Ari Soffer


Two people have been killed and nine others injured in a shooting along Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street.

Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene provided first aid treatment to four seriously injured victims – including two in critical condition – and three in moderate condition, as well as the fatally injured victim, who they were forced to pronounce dead at the scene.

It is not yet clear whether the incident was a terrorist attack or criminal-related. Continue Reading »

Israel’s “start-up city” to assist India develop their own ‘smart cities’


The innovative digital urban technologies implemented by Israel’s “high-tech capital” are set to traverse the city and go international.

Azrieli Center


The City of Tel Aviv-Yafo announced on Monday an agreement to assist in creating ‘smart cities’ around India.

In partnership with the Mumbai-based NGO Delivering Change Foundation (DCF), Israeli representatives were slated to mentor, train, consult and escort Indian city officials with technological urban transformation.


The initiative was set to incorporate the Indian cities of Pune, Nagpur and Nashik in the northwestern state of Maharashtra, a  municipal spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »

Two of Israel’s bars receive international awards


The Tel Aviv bar scene gets int’l recognition with Tasting Room named the best-designed bar in the Mideast & Africa and the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar ranked the best bar in the Mideast & Africa. 

By Gili Yuval


LONDON – Israel’s bar scene received some impressive international kudos this week.

While the world has become increasingly aware of – and enamored by – Israel’s thriving restaurant scene, the local bar scene has perhaps been overshadowed by this success, as well as by the popular nightclubs.

The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar


But this underexposure may change.

The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar, on Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Street, was ranked the seventeenth best bar in the world in the 50 World’s Best Bars competition that took place in London on Thursday. Continue Reading »

‘Smart City’ Tel Aviv gets green light on Ayalon Highway for ‘Green Park’

The ambitious program includes building a new 80-story tower where the Yedioth Ahronoth HQ is currently located, and in exchange, part of the Ayalon Highway will be covered to create an urban park, depending on approvals given by the planning committee.

By Hila Tsion


Last week the Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Planning and Construction Committee approved a plan to cover over about 15 dunams of the Ayalon highway’s lanes so that an urban city park for the benefit of local residents can be built.

Say hello to the future of Tel Aviv. – Photo: Viewpoint Imaging

The program includes an ambitious idea; The Azrieli Group will build a new tower where the Yedioth Ahronoth headquarters is currently located, on Menachem Begin Road in Tel Aviv, and in exchange promises to cover a section of the Ayalon Highway to create an urban park,  The work is expected to begin in 3 to 5 years, depending on approvals given by the planning committee. Continue Reading »

Germany pledges €2.5 million for preservation of Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus-style architecture

First a new center will be opened to supervise the restoration & preservation of roughly 2,000 buildings, comprising of the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus architecture.

By Itamar Eichner


Germany will donate 2.5 million euros over ten years for the preservation of Tel Aviv’s “White City”, German Construction Minister Barbara Hendricks told Mayor Ron Huldai on Thursday, with an initial grant of NIS 250,000.

Restored Bauhaus-style building in Tel Aviv (Photo: Zvika Tishler)Restored Bauhaus-style building in Tel Aviv – Photo: Zvika Tishler

The project coincides with the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations.

The White City, which was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2003, is the largest collection in the world of buildings in the modernist Bauhaus style. Continue Reading »

National Geographic places Tel Aviv in top 10 seaside cities

National Geographic magazine reports, “There’s plenty of room for beach bathing in this modern Israeli city on the Mediterranean.”

By Dan Lavie, Ilan Gategno & Israel Hayom Staff


Tel Aviv has been named by the National Geographic magazine as one of the world’s top 10 oceanfront cities. Tel Aviv was joined on the list by Tallinn, Estonia; Saint John’s, Canada; San Diego, California; Marseille, France; Perth and Brisbane, Australia; Durban, South Africa; Vladivostok, Russia; and Portland, Maine.

The Tel Aviv beach – Photo: GettyImages

“There’s plenty of room for beach bathing in this modern Israeli city on the Mediterranean,” National Geographic said of Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »