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Arab Israeli Salafists Take Aim At Sport And Culture

When Hanin Radi tried to make her dream come true of staging a marathon in her hometown, the Arab Israeli received death threats from radical Islamists. “I’ve run marathons everywhere, but in the streets of my town I’m afraid to

Israeli rancher moves his herd across the golan Heights

Israeli Cowboys Riding The Golan Heights Frontier

KIDMAT ZVI, Golan Heights (AP) — With his wide-brimmed hat, Wrangler jeans and ornate belt buckle, Yehiel Alon could easily pass for one of the Montana ranchers he once worked with.


Bill Barring Mosques From Blasting Call To Prayer Withdrawn

The Times of Israel reports: A bill that would bar mosques from broadcasting the call to prayer on loudspeaker systems was withdrawn by its sponsor. Knesset member Moti Yogev of the Jewish Home party withdrew the bill on Sunday before

CCTV cameras survey the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch which has been dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout' due to the number of technology companies operating from the area on March 15, 2011 in London, England.

New Bill Seeks Mandatory Security Cameras In Israeli Kindergartens

The Times of Israel reports: A  new bill proposed by an opposition MK seeks to mandate the installation of security cameras in every childcare center and kindergarten attending to children under the age three. The bill, submitted by Zionist Union MK


Budget Agreement Reached On Meals For Holocaust Survivors

Ynetnews reports: The Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Welfare, and the Claims Conference (which represents the interests of Holocaust survivors) announced on Thursday that they have reached a principle agreement regarding the transfer of millions of shekels to organizations

Payam Feili

Gay Iranian Poet Seeking Israel Asylum Gets Visa Extension

The Times of Israel reports:  Payam Feili, a gay Iranian poet seeking asylum in Israel, told journalists Monday in Jerusalem that his visa has been extended until October after his current one was set to expire. “I’m planning my life

Amir Ohana

Israel Marks First-Ever LGBT Rights Day

TEL AVIV – The Israeli Knesset held its first-ever LGBT Rights Day on Tuesday with support from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the heels of a report indicating an increase in  homophobic incidents in the country. The prime minister

An Israeli flag flutters above umbrellas on the beach in the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv on August 11, 2015. Decision to dedicate a day of beach parties in the French capital to Israel's most famous beach city sparks condemnation from pro-Palestinian group saying it sends 'very bad message' of …

Israelis Enjoy Warm Weather Ahead of Summer-Like Week

Ynetnews reports: Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took advantage of the unusually warm weather on Saturday to go out to nature and enjoy the bloom. Atop the Hermon Mountain, visitors enjoyed excellent conditions for skiing. About 120,000 Israelis visited parks and

Matkot is the most popular game on Israel's beaches, with fierce, hard-hitting sessions played on the Tel Aviv waterfront and shores across the country. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

OECD: Israelis are Underpaid, Overworked but Happy, Healthy

TEL AVIV – Despite a huge gap between rich and poor, a dismal housing market, and low wages, Israel still ranks high in terms of overall life satisfaction, according to a report released Sunday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Stav Strashko

Androgynous Israeli to Model New Face of Diesel

TEL AVIV – An androgynous Israeli model is set to become the new face of fashion label Diesel, Ynet reported.  Stav Strashko, a male who models both men and women’s clothing, was announced as the face of Diesel’s global ad

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UN Ranks Israel In Top 20 List Of Best Countries To Live

TEL AVIV – Israel has ranked in the top 20 of the United Nations’ index of the best countries to live in. The UN’s Human Development Index is an annual ranking of nations based on measures like life expectancy, crime, income, and education.

Israel ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ contest

Octogenarian Crowned Israel’s ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’

A Romania-born woman who immigrated to Israel won the third annual Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant in Haifa. Rita Berkowitz, 83, was chosen among the 16 European natives who participated in the contest on Tuesday. She came to Israel in 1951.