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Pro-Palestinians mount protest as Paris hosts Tel Aviv beach day

By Naomi Firsht, August 14, 2015

A rival “Gaza beach” was set up in Paris as pro-Palestinians protested against a Tel Aviv-themed beach day yesterday.

Around 100 pro-Palestinians chanted “Palestine will live” and wore “boycott Israel” T-shirts as they protested at the Paris Plage urban beach on the banks of the river Seine.

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UK Israel Tech Hub wins Foreign Office innovation award

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has presented an award for innovation to the UK Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Outgoing ambassador Matthew Gould said he was “very proud of my old colleagues” at the Hub on receipt of the Diplomatic Excellence: Encouraging Innovation award.

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Dig starts for Tel Aviv Tube

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 14, 2015

The preliminary engineering works on Tel Aviv's new underground rail system began on Sunday.

The first stage of the Red Line is to have seven stations in southern and central Tel Aviv and neighbouring Ramat Gan, and is scheduled to start operating in 2021.

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Keep calm and carry the motion: Israelis in UK-style debate

By Nathan Jeffay, May 14, 2015

British-style debating for teenagers landed in Israel on Tuesday, when the London-based Institute of Ideas took its Debating Matters competition to Tel Aviv.

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'Euro Jewry needs shift in mindset on security'

By Shirli Sitbon, May 7, 2015

Jewish groups in Europe are realising that they cannot rely solely on the intelligence services, the police or even their own - often threadbare - security organisations for protection.

This was one of the key messages to emerge at the American Jewish Committee's conference on antisemitism, titled "A Defining Moment for Europe", which took place in Brussels on Tuesday.

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Israel hit by race riots

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 7, 2015

Two angry protests against police violence have brought the challenges facing Israel's Ethiopians to the fore.

Sixty-eight people were injured and 43 arrests were made at the second demonstration, which took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. Thousands of Israeli-Ethiopians and members of other communities took part.

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Foreign Office warns UK tourists: don’t travel by bus in Tel Aviv

By Josh Jackman, January 30, 2015

The government has warned British tourists not to travel on buses in Tel Aviv.

The Foreign Office updated its travel advice concerning Israel on Friday morning, just over a week after a Palestinian terrorist stabbed 13 people on Tel Aviv’s number 40 bus.

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London should become a tech Tel Aviv-on-Thames

By Daniel Taub, January 22, 2015

The story of most Jews in the UK, like those of many immigrants, began in East London. In the 19th century, Jewish immigrants fresh off the boat made their homes and businesses in the East End, near to both the trading hubs of the docks and the markets of the City.

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Tel Aviv's Boris comes to City Hall

By Sandy Rashty, January 22, 2015

When Boris Johnson met Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai in London, the talk was of building trade ties, improving public transport and bicycles.

At a private meeting at City Hall, both men flagged the success of their respective cities' rent-a-bike schemes.

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Multiple casualties after Tel Aviv stabbing spree

January 22, 2015

After a lull of a few weeks, terror attacks resumed in Israel on Wednesday morning when a Palestinian from the West Bank town of Tulkarm boarded a bus in central Tel Aviv and began stabbing the driver and passengers. Eleven commuters and the driver were wounded, four of them in a severe condition.

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