Unnamed soldier with multiple stab wounds was evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in critical condition. Israel police capture assailant, 18 yr-old Arab male from Nablus.
An Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed near a train station in the city of Tel Aviv on Monday in what police say was a terror attack.
Magen David Adom paramedics evacuate the victim of a stabbing at Haganah train station, Tel Aviv, Nov. 10, 2014. – Photo: Magen David Adom
Emergency rescue services treated him at the site before evacuating him to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, in critical condition. According to Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller, the soldier, aged about 20, was found with a number of stab wounds. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar in Tel Aviv was voted the Best Bar in Africa & The Middle East at the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards.
Ever wondered where in the Mideast you should go for the perfect Manhattan or the dirtiest Dirty Martini? It turns out that the region’s best bar is hidden away in a small, unassuming hotel in Tel Aviv.
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar. – Photo: Courtesy
On Thursday, the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar in the Imperial Hotel on the city’s Hayarkon Street, was voted the Best Bar in Africa and The Middle East at the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards. Continue Reading »
Gaga displayed her pure manic energy with her strong voice, 20 songs & 7 outfit changes, and along with the dozen dancers, it was more than a ball, it was an extravaganza.
By LAHAV HARKOV
If Lady Gaga lives for “Applause,” as she sings, then she got one hell of a life force coming from the crowd in Tel Aviv Saturday night – and the pop star certainly reciprocated.
Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett Israel Concert, 13 Sept 2014, ArtRAVE Live – YouTube Screenshot
An adrenaline shot laced with Gaga’s brand of insanity and sex appeal was exactly what Israel’s “non-stop city” needed, in the first major concert by an international act after a summer in which rockets from Gaza forced it to take a couple of naps and cancel performances by acts like Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys, and Lana del Rey. Continue Reading »
Tel Aviv annual all-night arts & culture festival includes live music, street theater & a yoga session by the Mediterranean at dawn.
Tel Aviv is on Thursday night holding its annual all-night culture and entertainment event, running from the early evening hours to the break of dawn. Most of the events are free of charge or at a discount price. On the menu: music concerts, parties, art exhibitions, multimedia theatre, dance performances, fashion, shopping and more.
Tel Aviv White Night 2014 – Photro: Shutterstock
The events are taking place across the city, including various activities at the Jaffa flea market, Jaffa port, Hatikva market, Rabin Square, Sarona, the old Ottoman railway station (HaTachana) and many more locations. Continue Reading »
Israel: 2,226 people were counted by Guinness, participated at Hangar 11, at the Tel Aviv Port, to set newest world record for largest Shabbat dinner ever.
By LAURA KELLY
Girls in miniskirts and high heels; rabbis in black hats and white Shirts; the revelry of the Gay Pride parade in the background – this is Friday night in Tel Aviv and a Shabbat for the record books.
Tel Aviv hosts shabbat dinner, June 13 Photo: LAURA KELLY
Exactly 2,226 people gathered at Hangar 11 at the Tel Aviv Port to participate in the record making largest Shabbat meal ever, organized by White City Shabbat, the Tel Aviv-based NGO that organizes public shabbat meals once a month at the Goren Synagogue on Modigliani Street, as well as other events geared toward the English-speaking and olim community that include holiday learning classes, chalah baking classes, and religious lectures. Continue Reading »
Southern Tel Aviv & Jaffa are still the places for investors, with peripheral neighborhoods like Kiryat Shalom, Kfar Shalem & Neve Sharett heating up.
The big new trend TheMarker identified a year ago in the Tel Aviv real estate market was a shift to the south, and this year that trend is expected to continue. Over the past year, many new apartment buildings aimed at investors were built, mostly in the south Tel Aviv Florentin neighborhood, for young renters and others who have been priced out of rentals in central and northern areas of the city. Continue Reading »
Israel Air Force posts photo of one of its pilots flying over Tel Aviv on its Facebook page without customarily censoring his face.
The Israeli military is normally very strict about protecting the identities of their pilots, but one flier’s selfie seems to have proved too impressive not to share on social media.
The selfie that is now the Israel Air Force Facebook page’s cover picture. – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The picture of the aerobatic team pilot powering over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square appeared on Sunday on the Israeli Air Force’s official Facebook page bearing the hashtag #selfie. Continue Reading »
‘We cannot turn this issue into a religious war… We are all Jews, and Judaism has many faces.’ said Mayor Ron Huldai, who was slammed by a religious councilmen, who called the move ‘a black day for Jews’ while bursting into tears.
By Gilad Morag
A limited number of grocery stores and kiosks would be allowed to operate in Tel Aviv on Saturday and holidays, the city’s municipality approved Monday.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai – Photo: Dan Keinan
The decision, an amendment to the municipal by-law, still depends on the approval of the Interior Ministry. If passed, it would allow any grocery store that meets the criteria to request permission to open on Saturday. Continue Reading »
In an attempt to inspire world Jewry to connect to Shabbat in Israel’s largest city, a non-profit aims to host world record setting meal in Tel Aviv on June13th.
By Tova Dvorin
White City Shabbat, a non-profit organization dedicated to building Jewish life in Tel Aviv, has announced Monday that it will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Shabbat Dinner.
The dinner, which is scheduled for June 13, 2014, will be held at the Tel Aviv Port. The organization aims to host 1,000 people at the dinner, including Israelis, new immigrants, and public figures.
The guest list will reportedly include Mayor Ron Huldai, former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, and Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan. Continue Reading »
Top 3 runners all Kenyans with winner, Ezekiel Koech, 28, finishing in 2:14:40.
Despite excellent weather, 85 of 40,000 participants required medical assistance during race.
Kenyan runner Ezekiel Koech, 28, won the Tel Aviv Marathon on Friday, finishing the race with a record-breaking time of 2:14:40.
Ezekiel Koech, far right, won the Tel Aviv Marathon Friday, February 28, 2014.- Photo: Hadar Cohen
The second- and third-place finishers at the 42-kilometer (26.2-mile) race were also Kenyans who came to Israel especially for the marathon.
Despite the comfortable weather Friday, 85 runners required medical treatment during the race. Continue Reading »
In honor of Friday’s Tel Aviv Marathon, we note that a run described in the bible predates the Greek myth on which modern marathons are based.
Plus: A note from Jewish Runner Hall of Fame.
Tomorrow, Friday morning, thousands of runners will be taking to the streets. Yes, it’s the Tel Aviv Marathon, and the perfect time to debunk some myths about Jews and sports, specifically – running.
Pheidippides delivering the message of victory after the Battle of Marathon, Luc-Olivier Merson, 1869.- Photo: Wikimedia
The first modern marathon was at the first latter-day Olympics, held in Athens in 1896. Continue Reading »