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Thousands of runners take part in the 2019 international Jerusalem Marathon in the Old City on March 15, 2019. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
The ninth annual Jerusalem Winner Marathon attracted a record 40,000 runners from 80 countries who took over the streets of the capital last Friday while thousands of onlookers cheered them on. While the Jerusalem run has its professional side and attracts many elite runners (Ronald Kimeli Kurgat, 33, from Kenya tore through the course to take first place at the...
Tel Aviv beach and promenade, July 30, 2012. Credit: Israel Tourism Bureau via Wikimedia Commons.
Tel Aviv has been ranked the 10th most expensive city in the world, surging up the list by 18 slots in just five years, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s yearly “Worldwide Cost of Living survey.” The flourishing Mediterranean seaside city tied with Los Angeles. Ranking cities based on price comparisons across 160 products and services, the report found that average...
The Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva in southern Israel have announced the opening of the National Autism Research Center at BGU. Funded partly by the Israeli ministries of health, and of science and technology—and headed by professors Ilan Dinstein, Gal Meiri, Idan Menashe and Hava Golan—the center will serve as Israel’s leading information...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum in 2015. Credit: Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
Less than a week after Hadashot 12 reported that Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz had his phone hacked by Iran, a similar report emerged on Sunday. According to the “Uvda” investigative news program, Iran also managed to access the data on former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s phone. According to the report, the Shin Bet security agency informed Barak...
Family and friends attend the funeral of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who died after being shot in a terror attack near Ariel on March 17, in the Jewish settlement of Eli, March 18, 2019. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12 who was critically injured in a terrorist attack near Ariel on Sunday, succumbed to his wounds on Monday morning and was laid to rest. “The passing of the blessed Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who fell with the grace of God at the hands of a lowly murderer during a terror attack in which...
Right-wing Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari at a a plenum session on Aug. 9, 2010. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Israel’s Supreme Court banned Otzma Yehudit candidate Michael Ben-Ari from running in the upcoming national elections—the first time Israel’s highest court has ever prevented a single individual from running in an Israeli election—in opposition to a decision by the Central Elections Committee. In an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court voted in favor of a petition to disqualify Ben-Ari due to...
One of the fake Israeli passports used by an Iranian national to enter Buenos Aires in March 2019. Source: Instagram.
Two Iranians were arrested in Buenos Aires traveling on forged Israeli passports, just a day before the 27th anniversary of the March 17, 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. The male and female Iranians—27-year-old Sajjad Naserani and 30-year-old Mahsoreh Sabzali—were arrested last week after entering Argentina as Netanel and Rivka Toledano, carrying passports replete with mistakes, including...
Tel Aviv beach and promenade, July 30, 2012. Credit: Israel Tourism Bureau via Wikimedia Commons.
Incoming tourism reached an all-time high in 2018, the Central Bureau of Statistics said in a new report on Thursday. Some 4.1 million tourists visited Israel last year, marking a 14 percent increase compared to 2017, which was also a record year. Likewise, the number of foreign tourists who stayed overnight at a hotel increased by 10 percent compared to the...
He discusses the controversy about Israel being a state for all citizens with Michelle Makori of i24News. https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.tobin.3/videos/2182289635223603/
Air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv after two rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel on March 14, 2019. Credit: Screenshot.
The Israel Defense Forces announced that it ordered retaliatory airstrikes targeting “terror sites” in Gaza hours after two rockets were launched in the direction of Tel Aviv on Thursday night. “Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory. The alert and warning systems operated as required,” the IDF said. “No interceptions were made by aerial defense systems. No damage...

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