Tel Aviv-Jaffa 2011

Watch this space

By Steve K Walz, November 11, 2011

Tel Aviv-Jaffa is putting the finishing touches to a variety of projects that will enhance its image as Israel's city of culture.

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Hooked on Jaffa

By Ann Goldberg, November 11, 2011

As you stroll southwards along the Tel Aviv boardwalk, the familiar promontory of Jaffa is always in your sight. Its ancient timeless beauty unchanged, it is a perfect contrast to the busy, bustling modernity of Tel Aviv.

Jaffa is 4,000 years old, making it probably the world's oldest port.

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Life in the fast lane

By Simon Griver, November 11, 2011

Even entering Tel Aviv, one of the world's high-tech capitals, has been an innovative experience, since the Tel Aviv Fast Lane was opened in January, billed as the world's first dynamic toll road.

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Well-connected

By Nathan Jeffay, November 11, 2011

Torn between the familiarity of a holiday home and the service of a hotel? If so, the construction of the David Promenade Residences will be exciting news. Developers are building two towers on the first line to the sea, one for the Residences and another for a hotel. And those living in the Residences will be able to order almost all the luxuries of the hotel.

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Time signature

By Steve K Walz, November 11, 2011

Three gifted artists have conceived a slick stage show in a warehouse in the port of Jaffa, combining an electic array of art disciplines, reflecting the rhythms and talents of each performer. Welcome to Mayumana mania!

For the past 15 years, Eylon Nuphar, Boaz Berman and Roy Ofer have been constantly tweaking and upgrading the Mayumana concept to keep it fresh and thought-provoking.

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The rhythm of life

By Steve K Walz, November 11, 2011

One of the most beloved artists in Tel Aviv's cosmopolitan society, Maestro Zubin Mehta, has transformed the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, into one of the world's premier musical ensembles.

Zubin Mehta, who has been the music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for 40 years, was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in a musical envi

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Cultivated land

November 11, 2011

When you think of Israel's original pioneers, you inevitably conjure up pictures of muscular young men and women clearing malaria-infested swamps and building agricultural and infrastructure enterprises.

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Jewel personality

By Steve K Walz, November 11, 2011

Even with dozens of stores in 20 countries around the globe, Michal Negrin still cannot quite take in the fact that she is the doyenne of a costume jewellery and fashion empire that has captured the imaginations of both teenage girls and sophisticated women alike.

"I don't live my daily life within the context of being the head of an empire.

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See in a new light

By Steve K Walz, November 11, 2011

Israelis are renowned for thinking outside the box. In 2002, Adina Tal was approached by a group of deaf and blind people to create a drama class.

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Go with the flow

By Nathan Jeffay, November 11, 2011

Dozens of diplomats can't be wrong. Cafés in Herzliya often resemble the United Nations, with members of numerous overseas delegations who have chosen to make this town their home sipping drinks and chatting. It is easy to see what attracts them - wide boulevards, beautiful beaches, a stunning marina and an upscale shopping centre.

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