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Israel, Designed To Absorb Jewish Refugees, Now Struggles With African Migrant Wave

This week’s protests in Tel Aviv are the fruit of nearly a decade of government indecision about how to handle an influx of strangers

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The Key to Bringing New Year’s Eve to Israel

Despite decades of opposition, there is hope yet for revelry: drunk Americans

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In Tel Aviv, Israel’s ‘Sin City,’ an Unexpected Religious Revival Takes Root

Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together

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Rihanna in Tel Aviv; Texas A&M’s Israel Campus

Plus Kerry says peace talks have intensified, and more in the news

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In Tel Aviv’s Mayoral Elections, It’s the Left Versus the Far Left

Young, progressive voters are accusing liberal paragons like Gideon Levy of selling out. Will their split have national implications?

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Iran Nuke Talks Scheduled; Animal Spy Detained

Plus Ronan Farrow gets his own MSNBC show, and more in the news

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The Tumultuous Life and Nuanced Work of Israel’s Greatest Children’s Book Writer

After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes

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Rouhani’s NYC Tweets; Tel Aviv’s Spotty Wi-Fi

Plus a decade of trying to halt Iran’s nuclear program, and more in the news

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Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, 20 Years Later

The much-maligned complex was designed to be an architectural triumph

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‘Homeland’ Ditches Israel; Poet Levine Wins Big

Plus Sacha Baron Cohen’s Yom Kippur service, and more in the news

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On the Edge of Our City

A Holocaust survivor wrestles with the angel of history on the beach in Tel Aviv

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Iron Dome Deployed in Tel Aviv

First time the system has been readied for possible attack from Israel’s north

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Israel-League Basketball Legend Kenny ‘The Wizard’ Williams Is in a Sea of Trouble

Where in the world is the American prep-school sensation who played for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers in the 1990s?

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Tel Aviv Hotspot Serving Pork in Beef Dishes?

Lawsuit alleges popular Asian-fusion restaurant Zepra misled customers

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Tel Aviv’s Annual White Night Festival Tonight

The all-night event features concerts, symposiums, and parties across the city

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Israel Gets First Louis Vuitton Store

Brand opens flagship store in Tel Aviv’s upscale Ramat Aviv mall

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Raider of the Lost Arak

Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues

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Daybreak: Billboard Calls Out Brooklyn Yeshivas

Plus Tel Aviv’s pride parade, escape tunnels found at Sobibor, and more

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Before the Revolution Explores the Sheltered Fantasy Lives Led by Israelis in Iran

Dan Shadur talks about his new documentary about life under the Shah, and his parents’ golden years in Tehran

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The Rock Star’s Guide to Eating, Praying, and Loving in the High Security State of Israel

Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back

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The Great Baby Divide

I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.

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The Israeli Wagner

Playwright Joshua Sobol brings the composer to life on the Vienna stage but can’t bring him home to Tel Aviv

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Celebrating Israel’s Independence

Artists, writers, Ben-Gurion’s grandson read from Declaration

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This Week in Unexploded WWII Bombs: Tel Aviv

IDF sappers defused what’s believed to be an Italian bomb

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A New York Bakery’s Israeli Roots

After a decade in Tel Aviv, European-trained baker Uri Scheft brings his Breads to Manhattan

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In New Knesset, a True Maverick

Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism

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Tel Aviv Is More Expensive Than San Francisco

According to a study, the city is seven behind NYC, 88 spots ahead of Tehran

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Reason #4874 Not to Mess With Israeli Drivers

A viral Facebook video saves an Israeli driver’s day

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Google’s Tel Aviv Office Is Ridiculous

Known for its opulence, Google does its Tel Aviv employees a solid

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A Look at Israel’s Flood

Rain and snow have pelted the country, causing lots of damage

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