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  • Ancient Artisans' Footprints Discovered Beneath Lod Mosaic

    10/14/2009 8:54:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/14/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    The ancient footprints of the artisans who built a stunning 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod were discovered recently, when conservators from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) were in the process of detaching the huge work of art from the ground. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they were surprised to notice there were ancient foot and sandal prints beneath it. Clearly, the builders that had worked on the floor sometimes wore their sandals, and sometimes worked in their bare feet...
  • Footprints found under ancient mosaic

    10/14/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 647+ views
    JPost ^ | October 14, 2009 | By JAMIE ROMM
    While they may not have been the markings of a pair of Naot sandals, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators discovered footprints over 1,700 years-old, under the Lod Mosaic and at least one print resembling a modern sandal. Head of the Israel Antiquities AuthorityArt Conservation Branch Jacques Neguer said that when removing a section of a mosaic it is customary to clean its bedding, and study the material from which it is made and the construction stages and during that process, they found the footprints under the mosaic. "We look for drawings and sketches that the artists made in the plaster and...
  • 1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed

    10/14/2009 5:32:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 686+ views
    1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed Press Release Wednesday, October 14, 2009 www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14 The Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic were Exposed While removing the mosaic from the ground, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators were surprised to discover 1,700 year old foot and sandal prints beneath it Head of the Israel Antiquities Authority Art Conservation Branch, "It's exciting. This is the first time I have ever encountered personal evidence such as this under a mosaic". Step by step, piece by piece, the conservation experts of the Israel Antiquities Authority detached the Lod mosaic...
  • Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

    04/16/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014 | Waddesdon Manor (source)
    One of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics dating from 1,700 years ago, a spectacular discovery made in Lod in Israel, will go on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK... from 5 June – 2 November 2014. Measuring eight metres long and four metres wide, and in exceptional condition, the Lod mosaic depicts a paradise of birds, animals, shells and fishes, including one of the earliest images of a rhinoceros and a giraffe, richly decorated with geometric patterns and set in lush landscapes.Ancient city of LyddaThe mosaic was accidentally discovered in 1996, during highway construction work in the Israeli...
  • Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests

    03/31/2014 1:09:05 PM PDT · by BlueDragon · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/31/2014 | Ari Yashar
    Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred. The Antiquities Authority and police cooperated last Friday to arrest suspects who allegedly stole ornate stone ossuary burial chests, which were used by Jews in Israel during the Second Temple period roughly 2,000 years ago. The suspects were caught while in possession of eleven ossuaries, some of them still containing skeletal remains. The suspected grave robbers, who were arrested and brought in for questioning, came from the Arab village of Abadiyah in Judea, located near Bethlehem, as well as...
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • The Media Like Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel

    02/04/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by Psalm 73 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daniel Pipes, NRO
    White House: The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, did not say that Tel Aviv was the capital. But he also would not say it was not, in this semi-comical exchange with reporters: First Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel? Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? Carney: Um . . . I haven’t had that question in a while. Our position has not changed. Can we, uh . . . First Reporter: What is the capital? Carney: You know our position. First Reporter: I don’t. Second Reporter: No, no. She doesn’t know, that’s why she...
  • ‘The Boycott Began In Tel Aviv’ (out of leftist Israeli groups)

    01/24/2014 10:52:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 10:24 AM | Ari Yashar
    Yaakov Berg, CEO of Psagot Winery, revealed to Arutz Sheva that the international boycotts of Israel products began precisely in Tel Aviv. There, the discrimination by Israelis against domestic produce from over the 1949 Armistice line opened the international floodgates. “Today everyone is attacking the countries that boycott us, but I want to say that the true boycott began from among us,” emphasizes Berg. […] Berg noted that he is convinced the Tel Aviv boycotters will in the end be boycotted as well, a prediction borne out by reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry is manipulating the EU...
  • Mahmoud Abbas’ Party Threatens to ‘Bomb Tel Aviv’

    01/23/2014 1:25:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 8:20 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has posted threats to bomb Tel Aviv on its official Facebook page. The threats came in the form of a video by Fatah’s armed wing—the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade—which threatened to turn Tel Aviv “into a ball of fire”, as well as escalated rocket fire on Israeli civilians. […] The threats come despite the fact that the Palestinian Authority is engaged in “peace negotiations” with Israel, and bolster claims by Israeli leaders that the PA is not really serious about finding a peaceful political solution to the conflict. …
  • Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

    01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel
    Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv. The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of...
  • Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

    01/22/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 22, 2014 | By David Barnett
    Israeli authorities today announced the arrest of three global jihadists who were allegedly preparing to carry out terror attacks after being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linked operative in the Gaza Strip. The three terrorists were identified as Iyad Mahmoud Khalil Abu Sara, Rubin Abu Nagma, and Ala Yasin Mohammed Anam. The arrested Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem area were recruited online and planned to carry out kidnappings and bombings at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem as well as the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, among other attacks. Israeli authorities kept their counterparts in the "US and elsewhere" updated...
  • Israel foils Al Qaeda plot on US embassy, internal security agency says

    01/22/2014 8:38:35 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    AP - via Fox News ^ | January 22, 2014
    JERUSALEM – Israel's internal security agency says it has foiled an Al Qaeda plan to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and hit other targets in the country.
  • Tel Aviv Mayor on Infiltrators: It'll End in Violence

    01/05/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Tel-Aviv Yafo's mayor, Ron Hulda'i, reacted Sunday to the demonstration by tens of thousands of infiltrators from Africa, who assembled at Rabin Square and demanded that the government allow them to stay in Israel and work legally. "The demonstration today is only the beginning of a process that unfortunately will only escalate,” he predicted, “and I regret to say that we will see violence in the streets.” Hulda'i accused the government of ignoring the difficulties that the infiltrators face, as well as the difficulties faced by residents who suffer from the immigrants. He demanded that a clear government policy be...
  • Cyndi Lauper proves herself time after time in Tel Aviv

    01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/1/14 | David Brinn
    Cyndi Lauper let her true colors shine through on Saturday night at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Foul-mouthed, big-hearted and still quirky as hell after all these years, the bright-red haired, combat boot-wearing 60-year-old entertainer revisited her landmark debut album She's So Unusual, performing it in its entirety upon its 30th anniversary. Whether spinning like a dervish, climbing onto speaker stacks, roaming out into the audience, or getting down on her knees to sing, Lauper has lost none of her spunky spirit, nor her powerful lung capacity. Her crack band, anchored by bassist William Wittman who performed and acted...
  • African Infiltrators Stage March in Tel Aviv

    12/28/2013 5:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13
    Several thousand African infiltrators who entered Israel illegally via Egypt staged a peaceful protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, police said to AFP. The demonstrators denounced the refusal of the authorities to grant them refugee status, as well as holding several hundred in detention centers. They marched, some holding candles and others placards bearing the slogan "We are refugees", to cries of "Freedom!" Israeli left-wing activists also joined the march from a southern neighborhood to Yitzhak Rabin Square, where they gathered outside the municipality. Earlier this month, over 250 inmates marched from the Holot detention center to Jerusalem in protest...
  • South Tel Aviv in Angry Protest Over Illegal African Influx (Israel)

    09/17/2013 2:27:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 9/17/2013, 9:38 PM | David Lev
    Dozens of residents of south Tel Aviv on Tuesday demonstrated, after the High Court on Monday declared the government’s policy on detaining illegal immigrants—under which illegals could be detained for up to three years—violated several Basic Laws. Some 2,000 illegal Africans are to be freed from an encampment in the Negev in the next 90 days, most likely heading to Tel Aviv, where there is already a large illegal African community. The government has the option to attempt to deport the illegals, but many of them claim that they are genuine refugees from political repression, so deporting them would likely...
  • Syrian Official: If Damascus is Attacked, Tel Aviv Will Burn

    08/27/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/28/2013 | Elad Benari
    A senior official in the Syrian army warned the United States and its partners on Tuesday that waging a full-scale war on Syria would be reciprocated with an immediate attack on Tel Aviv. "If Damascus comes under attack, Tel Aviv will be targeted too and a full-scale war against Syria will actually issue a license for attacking Israel," the Syrian army source told the Iranian Fars news agency. "Rest assured that if Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria's neighbors," he added. The source also warned the U.S....
  • Tom Jones target of BDS (Boycott/Divest/Sanction) pressure (over Israel concert)

    08/27/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.27.13, 07:49 | Itamar Eichner
    In exactly one month, singer Tom Jones is expected to take the stage at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena. But behind the scenes, an online battle is being waged between anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists, who are pressuring the Welsh singer to cancel his performance in Israel, and Israel supporters who express their encouragement and love for the singer. A group of British BDS activists are circulating a petition calling on Jones to boycott Israel and cancel his show. The petition was already signed by more than 1,000 internet users. … As of now, Jones is not caving to...
  • Attorney General 'Shocked' by Visit to Southern Tel Aviv

    08/05/2013 8:59:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/13 | Elad Benari
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Monday evening toured southern Tel Aviv’s neighborhoods, which have been literally taken over by illegal infiltrators from Africa, and was shocked by what he saw and heard. Weinstein was accompanied by the Deputy Attorney General, Raz Nizri, and Dr. Roy Schondorf, who heads a special task force charged with handling international legal proceedings against Israelis. Residents of southern Tel Aviv have been suffering from endless harassment, fear and violence perpetrated by the many illegal Eritrean and Sudanese infiltrators who enter Israel to find employment and come to live in their working class neighborhood. The residents,...
  • Tel Aviv: Synagogues Empty due to Infiltrator Violence

    07/30/2013 6:48:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2013, 9:50 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Activists from the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party’s Young Leadership movement spent the Sabbath in one of the neighborhoods of southern Tel Aviv, and were shocked at what they found. The young visitors were horrified to hear that the synagogue they visited, Etz Chaim, had been left nearly empty due to violence from illegal infiltrators living in the area. The gabbai of the synagogue, who coordinates the prayers, told them that infiltrators would hit worshipers in the area of the synagogue, until many were afraid to come. Until the young activists’ visit, it had been three years since the synagogue...
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Leftists won't Apologize over Gay Murder Smear

    06/08/2013 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    For four years, leftists blamed the religious sector, and especially hareidim, for the double murder in Tel Aviv's Barnoar club, which caters to homosexual youths. A gunman opened fire on youths at the club, killing a young man and a young woman, and leaving others crippled. Now, police have arrested four people in connection with the attack. According to leaks, the police have solid evidence that the attack was carried out by a group of young men with criminal backgrounds in revenge over the alleged rape of their relative, a male youth, by the manager of the club. Leftists are...
  • Thousands turn out for Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

    06/08/2013 5:44:26 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/07/2013 | Yoni Cohen
    Record-breaking 100,000 turn out for Pride Parade as Mayor Huldai lauds Tel Aviv as world's most gay-friendly city. A record-breaking 100,000 people from Israel and abroad took part in the annual Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade Friday, which took place as planned despite the arrests made earlier in the week in connection to the 2009 shooting at the LGBT youth center Bar Noar. Thousands of people crammed into Gan Meir park in central Tel Aviv as the festivities got under way with a community "happening," complete with music performances, stalls representing local organizations and speeches from public figures such as...
  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride festival with record-breaking participation of 100,000

    06/07/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 7, 2013, 8:05 am | Ricky Ben-David and Yoel Goldman
    Tel Aviv hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival on Friday, with a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants attending the celebrations, including droves of tourists from all over the world. The Festival began at 10 a.m. at Gan Meir park, home to the city’s gay community center, and featured performances, speeches and music. A massive parade of tens of thousands of participants started at 1 p.m., making its way from the park through central Tel Aviv and culminating at the iconic Gordon Beach. Attendees at the event included Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Minister of Culture and...
  • Israel’s gay immigrants are short on language but long on pride

    06/05/2013 5:10:12 AM PDT · by haffast · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 4, 2013, 6:55 pm | Debra Kamin
    A few years ago, a gay English-speaking immigrant to Israel was standing in line at the post office for the very first time. Wary of using his limited Hebrew at the counter, the man, Phil, turned to a gentleman standing behind him and asked him if he spoke Hebrew and could help. That man didn’t just speak Hebrew. He was also gay, and friendly, and within days of that chance meeting waiting in line for postage stamps, Phil found himself completely tapped into the LGBT community in Israel. snip “If this group didn’t exist, I don’t know how I would...
  • Taking Security Seriously

    06/03/2013 4:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    thebangswitch.com ^ | 5-29-2013 | Sturmgewehre/MAC
    I’ve been asked by several followers to share my experiences and thoughts on Israeli airport security and how it stacks up against the TSA here in the U.S. First let me detail my experiences with Israeli security. We arrived to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv via a local taxi. The car was stopped at the gate to the airport and a security guard armed with an M4 rifle asked the driver a few questions in Hebrew. He then walked around the car and opened the rear door to ask me where I was going. I responded I was going...
  • Netanyahu: Israel Acting to Deny Hizbullah Syrian Arms

    05/19/2013 6:25:15 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/19/2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Israel is acting to prevent Syrian weapons from reaching Lebanon's Hizbullah and will continue to do so, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, AFP reports. His remarks came two weeks after air strikes near Damascus that were widely attributed to Israel, which a senior Israeli source said were aimed at preventing the transfer of sophisticated Iranian arms to Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shiite ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Netanyahu said the Middle East was going through its most sensitive period for decades, with the conflict in Syria at the center of the turmoil. "We are closely following developments and...
  • Report: Syrian Army Aiming Missiles at Tel Aviv

    05/18/2013 7:53:58 PM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/19/2013 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Syrian army has begun deploying advanced surface-to-surface missiles and has aimed them at Tel Aviv, the British Sunday Times reports. According to the report, Syria is preparing to strike Israel in case the Jewish State launches another attack on its territory. The army has received orders to strike central Israel in case additional attacks against Syria are carried out, according to the Sunday Times. The information was reportedly obtained by reconnaissance satellites that were tracking the Syrian forces. According to the report, Syria was deploying advanced Tishreen missiles, which are capable of carrying a warhead of a half a...
  • Israelis March against Austerity Budget

    05/11/2013 3:21:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Israelis marched late Saturday in an echo of mass cost of living protests in 2011, but this time their ire focused on finance minister Yair Lapid who came to power in January on the coattails of that protest movement. 2,000 people gathered in central Tel Aviv, an AFP journalist said, to protest against an austerity budget due for cabinet debate on Monday. The budget is expected to raise income tax and VAT while slashing government spending, including social benefits. Rallies were also scheduled for Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere on Saturday, but local media reported just 150 taking part in Haifa...
  • Israel to launch 'i24' news in English, French, Arabic

    04/09/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    France 24 / AFP ^ | April 9, 2013
    A new Israeli television channel called "i24news" that will go out in English, French and Arabic is to begin broadcasting by summer this year, it said on Tuesday. The channel, which is based in Jaffa Port just south of Tel Aviv, aims to rival global news outlets like Al-Jazeera and France 24, its executives say. i24news "will broadcast news from the heart of Middle East," the channel said in a statement. "The letter 'i' was chosen as representing several of the topics and values that will guide the channel: international, information, independent, individual, innovation, interactive, etc. The number 24, of...
  • Iran vows to level Tel Aviv if Israel attacks

    03/21/2013 9:51:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
    Iran says if it’s attacked by Israel, it will annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all key decisions in Iran, says Israel is too small to be called an enemy, and that the United States is the “center of animosity” toward the Islamic republic. …
  • Suspected Terrorist's Mother: He Didn't Do It

    11/24/2012 2:18:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The bombed Tel Aviv bus Reuters The mother of the Arab with Israeli citizenship, who was arrested on Thursday for involvement in the terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv bus this week, said on Friday she does not believe her son is guilty. The man is originally from Beit Lakiya but married an Israeli Arab and today lives in Tayibe, an Arab city located in the Triangle, an area west of Hadera populated mainly by Israeli Arabs, whose towns form a large triangle on the map. The man’s family members live in Tayibe as well, in a neighborhood of the...
  • Israel says it arrests Tel Aviv bus bomber

    11/22/2012 11:02:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities arrested an Arab Israeli on Thursday on accusations he planted a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv that wounded 27 people and threatened to sabotage efforts to broker a cease-fire to end the fighting in Gaza, police said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man, from the village of Taybeh in Israel, was connected to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad militant groups.
  • Tel Aviv bus hit by bomb; Hamas celebrates

    11/21/2012 10:02:08 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | TEL AVIV | Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:12am EST | By Rami Amichai
    (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Gaza as the news spread and the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas praised the bombing, but no one claimed immediate responsibility. The blast shattered windows on the bus as it drove along a tree-lined street next to Israel's huge defense ministry headquarters. Israel's ambulance service said four people suffered moderate-to-severe injuries and 11 were lightly hurt.
  • Doctor: Bus bomb explosive was not big like prior attacks

    11/21/2012 7:44:42 AM PST · by topher · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/21/2012 | By BEN HARTMAN
    The bomb that exploded in a Tel Aviv bus did not appear to be a large explosive device, head of emergency medicine at Ichilov Hospital said Wednesday, citing the types of injuries as previous terror attacks. The victims brought to the hospital did not have the same type of shock and shrapnel injuries that were typical of larger terror attacks in the past, Prof. Halperin told The Jerusalem Post. Of the 21 victims brought to the hospital, the two most seriously wounded are teenagers, Prof. Halperin said, although he noted that none of them had life-threatening injuries. Of the 21,...
  • Terrorist Attack on Bus in Tel Aviv; Hamas Celebrates

    11/21/2012 3:58:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A terrorist blew blown up a Dan local bus on Shaul HaMelech street in central Tel Aviv aroun noon. Five people suffered serious injuries, and two are in serious condition while three people are in moderate conditon. No one was killed. Twenty-one people have been evacuated to Icholov Hospital, most of them with lesser injuries. Others are being treated for emotional shock. Eyewitnesses said that that the terrorist boarded the bus, placed a suspicious package there and then fled. Police arrested one suspect but later released him when it became clear he had no connection with the attack. Authorities said...
  • Terrorist Attack on Bus in Tel Aviv

    11/21/2012 2:29:26 AM PST · by Bobalu · 39 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 11/21/2012, 12:09 PM | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Terrorists have blown up a bus on Shaul HaMelech street in central Tel Aviv. At least three people are seriously wounded. There are at least 10 passengers wounded, most of them with lesser injuries, and ambulances have evacuated them to hospitals.
  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 12:27:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012
    Palestinian militants barraged Israel with more than 200 rockets on Thursday, killing three people as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. Late in the day, Israel signaled a ground operation may be imminent as forces moved toward the border area with Gaza. At least 12 trucks were seen transporting tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a number of buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he had authorized the army to call-up additional reservists for possible action. The army said it was prepared to draft up to 30,000 additional...
  • First three Gaza missiles hit Tel Aviv

    11/15/2012 10:25:15 AM PST · by tired&retired · 41 replies
    DEBKA ^ | 11/15/12 | Debka
    The first three Palestinian missiles reached the Tel Aviv conurbation, Gush Dan, Thursday night, Nov. 15. shortly after a long-range missile was confirmed to have exploded in Rison Lezion southeast of Tel Aviv and sirens sounded in outlying towns of Holon, Ness Ziona, Gan Raveh and Beer Yacov. None have yet reported casualties or damage. The Tel Aviv telephone network has stopped working. The IDF spokesmen reported that units of the elite paratroop and Givati Brigades were mustering outside the Gaza Strip on the second day of Israel's counter-terror operation Pillar of Cloud.
  • Gaza rocket hits area south of Tel Aviv for first time

    11/15/2012 8:41:32 AM PST · by mojito · 29 replies
    JPost ^ | 11/15/2012 | Yaakov Lappin
    A rocket from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field outside of Rishon Lezion on Thursday evening, marking the first hit in the center of the country in renewed violence from the Gaza Strip. The rocket, one of over 240 fired from Gaza into the South since the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense Wednesday to root out the terror infrastructure in the coastal territory, landed less than 15 km south of Tel Aviv. The operation began with the Wednesday afternoon targeted killing of Ahmed Jabari, the chief of Hamas's military wing. [....] The IDF Spokesman's Office stated the...
  • Tel Aviv: Low Turnout, Fistfights at ‘Social Justice’ Rallies

    08/04/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Organizers of two “social justice” protests in Tel Aviv were disappointed Saturday night when just thousands turned out for the rallies. The evening was also marred by violent fights as some participants in one rally, held in Kikar HaBima, fought with security personnel at the other, held at the Tel Aviv Museum. One even attempted to burst onto the stage and disturb the event. Those causing the disturbance were apparently angered by signs bearing the words, “There is a Future” – the name of a new political party started by journalist Yair Lapid. They accused the Tel Aviv Museum protest...
  • Protester's Self-Immolation Sparks New Social Justice Rallies

    07/16/2012 2:42:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/12 | Elad Benari
    About 2,000 people arrived on Sunday evening at the government complex in Tel Aviv to demonstrate against public housing conditions in Israel. During the protest, the demonstrators tried to block major traffic arteries. At the same time, there were also demonstrations in Jerusalem, Haifa and Be’er Sheva. Five protesters were arrested during the demonstration in Jerusalem after they tried to block a street. The latest protests came following Saturday night’s self-immolation of Moshe Silman, a social justice protester who set himself ablaze during a rally in Tel Aviv, blaming government officials for his troubles. Prior to lighting the match, the...
  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • Tel Aviv trumps New York to be named world's best gay city

    01/18/2012 6:58:39 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-2012 | Graham Smith
    Israeli metropolis beats New York and Toronto in poll naming best urban destinations for gay travellers Tel Aviv has been named the world's number one gay city. The Israeli metropolis beat out competition from New York to top a survey carried out by American Airlines and GayCities.com to find the most popular destination for gay travellers. It landed a staggering 43 per cent of the vote, way ahead of runner-up New York's 14 per cent and third-placed Toronto with 7 per cent. Sao Paolo came in at four with 6 per cent, while rounding out the top five with 5...
  • Tel Aviv rape: Palestinian arrested (Arab racist hate crime, gang-rape)

    05/14/2012 9:58:41 PM PDT · by Milagros · 23 replies
    Ynet ^ | May 14, 2012 | Eli Senyor
    Tel Aviv rape: Palestinian arrested near crime scene Resident of Nablus area apprehended near Gan Ha-Ir parking lot; police say he has been residing in Israel illegally; four other Palestinians arrested on suspicion of helping him rape teenage girl while forcing her boyfriend to watch Eli Senyor Latest Update: 05.15.12, 00:38 / Israel News Police arrested Monday evening a 21-year-old Palestinian on suspicion of brutally raping a 18-year-old girl in a parking lot adjacent to the Tel Aviv municipality building over the weekend. Another four Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of being his accomplices.   Officers from the Yarkon police...
  • Social Protesters Return, Block Streets in Tel Aviv

    05/12/2012 3:30:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lev
    The summer “social protest season” opened Saturday night with a demonstration in Tel Aviv, attended by some 3,500 people. The demonstration in Rabin Square was the largest since last summer, when tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities around the country demanding a more affordable cost of living. Protesters blocked streets in Tel Aviv, and demanded that the government act to end social injustice and ensure that the country's resources are more equitably divided. Police arrested five protesters. Smaller protests took place in several other cities in Israel, and protests were also held in cities throughout Europe, including Spain,...
  • Nasrallah: Hizbullah Can Strike Multiple Targets in Tel Aviv

    05/12/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | Elad Benari
    Hizbullah leader Hasan Nasrallah threatened on Friday to strike multiple targets in Israel, including Tel Aviv. Speaking on the occasion of the completion of the Waad project, aimed at rebuilding parts of the southern suburbs of Beirut that were damaged in the July-August 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel, Nasrallah said Hizbullah could target Tel Aviv in any future war with the Jewish state. “We are capable of not only hitting specific targets in Tel Aviv but also any place in occupied Palestine,” he said, according to a report in the Lebanon-based Daily Star. “The era has come when we...
  • 'Universal' cancer vaccine developed

    04/08/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2012 | Richard Gray
    A vaccine that can train cancer patients' own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists. The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease. The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of...
  • Israeli plans for Iran go back years

    03/12/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT · by U-238 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/2012 | Josef Federman
    For more than a decade, Israel has systematically built up its military specifically for a possible strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. It has sent its air force on long-distance training missions, procured American-made "bunker-busting" bombs and bolstered its missile defenses. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's threats to strike Iran, voiced last week during a high-profile visit to the White House, were not empty bluster. Although a unilateral Israeli attack would probably not destroy Iran's nuclear program, it appears capable, at least for now, of inflicting a serious blow. "If Israel attacks, the intention is more to send a message of determination,...
  • Israelis feel vulnerable to Iran strike

    02/22/2012 9:23:00 PM PST · by U-238 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/21/2012 | Aron Heller
    Despite its confident saber-rattling, Israel’s concern is growing that the country is vulnerable to a devastating counterstrike if it attacks Iran’s nuclear program. An announcement this week that a mobile rocket-defense system soon will be built just outside Tel Aviv - where Israel’s sprawling military headquarters sits smack in the middle of office towers, museums, night spots and hotels - caused some jitters. Israeli officials cite intelligence reports that Tel Aviv would be a main target of any attack. Increasingly, the debate in Israel is turning to whether a strike can do enough damage to the Iranian program to be...