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Israel at a Turning Point

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The news today about Israel is often negative. While 135 nations have recognized a Palestinian state, the PLO has gained admission to the International Criminal Court where it wants Israel to be found guilty of war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

A Sense of Belonging

Harper Spero | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Harper Spero

I sat on the beach, alone, halfway through my trip, watching the sunset, writing in my journal and all that kept going through my head was this: Do more of what makes you happy.

Barber Seeks To Alleviate Anti-Semitism With Invisible, Hairy Yarmulke

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

In an effort to put off anti-Semitism, a barber in Tel Aviv is offering a more discreet yarmulke option for Jewish people who fear discrimination. ...

Police: Palestinian Stabs 7 People On Tel Aviv Bus

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

By Nir Elias TEL AVIV, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded seven people on a Tel Aviv commuter bus and in the street in a morning ...

Israeli Designer Talks 3-D Printed Fashion in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.18.2015 | Style
Alaska Dispatch News

Last year, a 26-year-old fashion designer stunned the fashion world with a collection of dresses that incorporate computer-assisted designs, executed by 3-D printers, that would be extremely time-consuming, if not impossible, for a human sewer.

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian resolution to set a two-year time limit means that no specific decision is required at the current time of Israel. However, if such a resolution passes in the Security Council, this will leave its mark on the Israeli elections.

Ryan Kristobak

Totemo Just Broke All Of Pop's Rules | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

Totemo doesn't just break the rules of pop on her debut EP, "Heavy As My Dreams." She finds the line, crosses it, and then draws another one wherever ...

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

The Next Time You Don't Get What You Want, It Might Be Just What You Need Most

Gideon Amichay | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gideon Amichay

Where does the drive to succeed come from? I've realized that drive can come from surprising places. In my case, the drive that motivates me was born out of the first time I didn't get something I really, really, really wanted.

The Look and Feel of 'Inevitably Urban'

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

Singer Shelley Fisher's Stunning Musical Tribute to Her Jewish Ancestry

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

We Remember reminds us, that regardless of religion, we are fundamentally similar. As the Jewish High Holidays have returned, I thought what better time to chat with the Hebrew Hillbilly herself.

Gay Nightlife Promoter Sparks Controversy With ISIS 'Parody' Images

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Israeli nightlife promoters have sparked international controversy after using images that appear to mock the militant Islamic State to publicize a ga...

Lady Gaga Takes Tel Aviv and Leaves Monsters Wanting More

David Duran | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
David Duran

Although the actual stage show wasn't as elaborate as some might have anticipated, the lights and sound, in addition to Gaga's energy was enough to keep the crowd on their feet for the entire set.

From Small Marketplaces to the Culinary Markets: The Evolution of Food in Israel

Saloona | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

When did cooks become chefs and then cultural idols? When did we become so addicted to food and cooking blogs? How did breakfast become a culinary event?

Islands of Hope

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Jennifer Schwab

Having just returned from a stint working at Tel Aviv University, my experiences suggest that below the radar, there are a number of positive examples of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation.

Israeli Artists of the Imagination Orit Raff and Nir Evron

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Narratives that are not being told is also a theme in Evron's work "Endurance," the final film in a trilogy. Each film has an architectural reference and foundation, but explores issues of identity and existence differently.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

When Rockets Fall in Israel

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Hamas is fighting an enemy that does not exist. They have destroyed the opportunity of a generation of Gazans to grow up without war. They have crushed their own people's progress, their education, their achievements and their chance for dignified road to statehood.

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

Be Present. Be Content.

Harper Spero | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

It's important to have life goals and to strive for excellence, but it's also important to be content with where you are in the present moment.

Tel Aviv Beach Bus: A Transportation Startup Gets Going

Danny Groner | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Danny Groner

The city of Tel Aviv brings together rich tradition and culture with new technology and innovation. Thanks in part to the city's beautiful weather and...

The 28 Lessons You Learn On Birthright

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.07.2014 | College

Who would’ve thought that sleeping in the desert, riding camels, and eating an unlimited supply of hummus would make for the perfect week-and-a-half...

Israel Without the Conflict

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

A new trend is rising in Israeli cinema. While the world is, for the most part, more interested in Israeli films on the topic of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Israel's real cinematic success is coming from stories of life in Israel outside the conflict.