Israeli life

Israel MPs Give Initial Approval to Bills Quieting Mosques

Israel’s parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two measures that would limit calls to prayers from mosques, including one prohibiting the use of loudspeakers at all hours, a parliament statement said.

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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

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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.

Israeli rancher moves his herd across the golan Heights

Bill Barring Mosques From Blasting Call To Prayer Withdrawn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Times of Israel reports: A bill that would bar mosques from broadcasting the call to prayer on loudspeaker systems was withdrawn by its sponsor.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


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

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.

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


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

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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

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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

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 …

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

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)

IDF Drives Israel’s Rank as World’s 8th Most Powerful Country

Arutz Sheva reports: Israel was ranked #25 in the world’s “best countries” list of 2016, as compiled by US News & World Report. The single category in which Israel made the top 10 was Power; Israel ranked #8 in that category, and the

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