Tel Aviv

Plane ditches in the sea off Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2016

A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing off the coast of Tel Aviv.

The small aircraft ditched in the Mediterranean near the city’s Metzitzim beach after the pilot reportedly lost control of the flight on Sunday morning.

There were no serious injuries or casualties reported.


'Arrest my son before he kills again', father of suspect in Tel Aviv bar shooting tells police

By JC Reporter, January 2, 2016

The gunman who killed two people and wounded seven more in a shooting at a Tel Aviv bar is thought to be a 29-year-old Israeli Arab called Nashat Milhem, according to Israeli media.

Police are still searching for the attacker who targeted the Simta bar on Dizengoff Street in a crowded area of the city centre on Friday.


Therapy? It's all in the design for UK architect behind women's centre

By Naomi Firsht, October 1, 2015

The women and children in the picture above may look as if they're imprisoned behind high walls in their secluded Tel Aviv garden.

But the walls are there to keep unwelcome intruders out - and to give the women the confidence they need to live beyond them again.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.