Tel Aviv-Jaffa 2011

Children's kingdom

By Ann Goldberg, November 11, 2011

Holon, once famous only for its sand dunes, has now become known as children's paradise. Just a drive around the city will show you why. At crossroads you'll see models and sculptures of animals and cartoon characters, while large coloured murals decorate the school walls around town.

Story gardens have been set up in 13 parks around the city.

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The human city

By Mordechai Beck, November 11, 2011

Most mayors would be embarrassed if a large number of citizens took to the streets, set up camp in one of its main boulevards and demonstrated for weeks on end against the high cost of living.

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Learning curve

By Ann Goldberg, November 11, 2011

It is now 18 months since The Israeli Museum at the Yitzchak Rabin Centre opened - the first museum to show the development of the State of Israel as a democracy.

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Popular move

By Ann Goldberg, November 11, 2011

Big changes do not happen overnight, which is why Beit Hatfutsot, formerly known as the Diaspora Museum, is still in the midst of its far reaching, long-term programme of renewal.

By 2014, its core (main) exhibition will have been changed to reflect its new name, the Museum of the Jewish People.

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All change here

By Ann Goldberg, November 11, 2011

The Tachanah, the revamped old railway station at the southern end of Tel Aviv, is enjoying tremendous success since it reopened two years ago.

It is in a prime spot, between the newly renovated, yuppy area of Neve Zedek, replete with music and cultural centres and the beckoning Mediterranean Sea and just a few minutes' walk from Jaffa with its delightful old world charm.

From 1892-1948, t

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