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New rail line to connect high-tech Tel Aviv with holy Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are only 60 km (40 miles) apart but they often feel like different planets, not just in terms of mentality but because the commute from the Mediterranean to the hills can sometimes take two hours.
358 points by Reuters | Israel Jerusalem Tel Aviv Reuters Rail transport World War I Thomson Reuters Politics of Israel
Kenney staffers heading to Europe on a trade mission
Members of Mayor Kenney's administration will travel to Europe this month on a trade mission stopping in Germany, Portugal, and France.
122 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia Michael Nutter Pennsylvania Municipality Tel Aviv City Eintracht Frankfurt Mayor
Air China slammed for “racist” magazine article about London
Air China has come under fire in Britain for an article in its in-flight magazine that tells visitors to take precautions in areas of London with large ethnic-minority populations.
3 points by The Denver Post | United Kingdom Beijing England Tel Aviv Air China Beijing Capital International Airport Race Smog
Gere Pic Sends Helmer Cedar to Top of Israel’s Biz List
  Joseph Cedar, the New York-born, Israel-raised golden boy of the cinema of the modern Jewish State, bursts firmly onto the international scene this festival season with “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” his new Richard Gere-toplined feature. The film has its international premiere in Toronto on Sept. 12... Read more »
16 points by Variety | Israel Natalie Portman Israeli Jews Tel Aviv Druze Israel Defense Forces Hebrew University of Jerusalem Amos Oz
Hogan trade mission to Israel packs in business deals, public speeches
Gov. Larry Hogan will lead a trade mission to Israel this month in hopes of luring cyber security and life science companies to open offices in Maryland, his administration announced Wednesday. The seven-day mission begins Sept. 19 and includes a mix of business deals, public speeches, high-profile...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Tel Aviv Shimon Peres Johns Hopkins University Maryland Yitzhak Rabin President
Hamas taps hardliner as Gaza leader
Hamas has tapped one of its most hardline figures to become its new leader in the Gaza Strip, a move analysts say is a sign of the growing influence of the group's military wing.
67 points by CNN | Gilad Shalit Hamas Israel Gaza Strip Gaza War Second Intifada Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Tel Aviv
Trump: Two-state solution not only way to achieve peace
US President says one-state or two-state solution possible as long as sides agree, after meeting Israeli PM Netanyahu.
321 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Jerusalem Jordan Tel Aviv Proposals for a Palestinian state Ariel Sharon Prime Minister of Israel
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Prepares for High-Stakes Talks With Trump
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began meetings in Washington ahead of a critical summit with President Donald Trump that officials in both countries hope will clarify the new U.S. administration’s policies in the Middle East.
276 points by The Wall Street Journal | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Tel Aviv Middle East Jerusalem Jordan Turkey Prime Minister of Israel
Israel says will not allow former Peru president Toledo to enter
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it would not allow in former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, before his affairs were settled in Peru.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Israel News agency Tel Aviv Criminal law Rio de Janeiro News
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews arrested in Israel at protests against military service
Demonstrations of hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews against compulsory military service have resulted in clashes with police in Israel. More than 30 people have been detained in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Read Full Article at RT.com
909 points by Russia Today | Israel Judaism Tel Aviv Haredi Judaism Jerusalem Rabbi Halakha Israeli Jews
Crowd ‘nearly kills’ Israeli Arab after mistaking him for terrorist near Tel Aviv
An Israeli Arab man was beaten by an angry crowd who mistook him for a terrorist amid an attack on a market in Petah Tikva, not far from Tel Aviv. The man was shouting in Arabic in an attempt to warn people during the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
64 points by Russia Today | Tel Aviv Attack American films Attack! English-language films Israel Petah Tikva Israel Railways
Tel Aviv turns City Hall into a giant Tetris game

818 points by CNN | Dow Jones Industrial Average Tel Aviv Trademark Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Indexes Charles Dow Edward Jones Dow Jones Transportation Average
Palestinian jailed for 9 years for hacking Israeli drones & CCTVs to intercept video in real time
A Palestinian computer engineer has been sentenced to nine years in prison for hacking into Israeli drones for Islamic Jihad after pleading guilty to aiding the terror group to intercept military footage “from the skies of Gaza”, the Justice Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com
1317 points by Russia Today | Israel Jerusalem Second Intifada Tel Aviv Syria Palestinian people Palestine Palestinian National Authority
UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will develop research and exchange faculty and students with Tel Aviv University in Israel under a new pact announced Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding will be in place for five years with the potential to be extended, according to state officials....
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | University Tel Aviv Academia Dean Baltimore County Maryland Catonsville Maryland Doctorate Maryland
Where's Hogan? Updates from the governor's trade mission to Israel
Gov. Larry Hogan is on a weeklong trade mission to Israel, during which the Republican hopes to persuade cybersecurity and life-science companies to open offices in Maryland. Hogan and about 35 business leaders, academics and state officials plan to visit Beersheva, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Israel Tel Aviv Maryland Baltimore County Maryland The Wire Martin O'Malley Jerusalem
Editor’s guide to 5 of the world’s best places to chow down
Jetting away on vacation with an appetite for the best cuisine? Condé Nast Traveler’s food-focused October issue hits stands today, featuring its first-ever “Where in the World to Eat” guide. The Post got an exclusive look at the seven-page spread, which profiles 147 eateries across the globe recommended by chefs, food writers and travel writers....
86 points by New York Post | Restaurant Chef Chicken Food Culinary art Dishware Cooking Tel Aviv
How 'Jewish' should Israel be?
Fears that one brand of Judaism is being forced on the country is dominating the public conversation.
1589 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Judaism Halakha Tel Aviv Jerusalem Orthodox Judaism Rabbi Haredi Judaism
Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest offers global perspective
This year marks a decade-long milestone for the film fest. Films will showcase Jewish life around the globe, from rock music to basketball to documentaries and dramas. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- This year marks a decade-long milestone for the JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest. Though it returns to its home base of the Cleveland Heights arthouse Cedar Lee Theatre, the fest, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 18, will also be branching out around the city. One highlight includes a free screening of "The Blind Hero" at Cuyahoga County Public Library's Snow branch in Parma. The docu-drama tells the story of a factory owner who was able to shield workers from the Nazis. "It shows the goodness of people," says film fest director Deborah Bobrow. This year continues the focus on highlighting global stories tied together through Jewish themes, from romance in Sweden (opening night film "Fever at Dawn") to rock music. "Rock in the Red Zone" documents the music created in a bomb shelter-turned-rock club in the Israeli town of Sderot that is bombarded with rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. "We really try to show Jewish life all over the world," Bobrow says. Three to see "On the Map" - When Maccabi Tel Aviv's basketball team conquered the seemingly indestructible Red Army team in the 1977 EuroCup Semifinals, their star player uttered, "We're finally on the map." Clevelanders may be able to relate. In fact, many locals may recognize the Tel Aviv team for their ties to former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who carried them to the finals before he came to Cleveland. This documentary traces their incredible journey. "Sabena Hijacking: My Version" - This riveting docu-drama recreates the Israeli Special Forces' bold operation to take back Sabena Flight 971 after it was seized by the Palestinian group Black September. The pulse-pounding portrayal offers perspectives from all involved, including the highjackers themselves. "The Tenth Man" - Ariel's father is highly regarded in the religious community, but it often kept him away from home and removed from Ariel's upbringing. This heartfelt drama finds the two reconnecting in El Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires.   PREVIEW Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest September 8 - 18 Cedar Lee Theatre Special engagements: Shaker Square Cinemas, Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Parma Library Snow Branch More info: mandeljcc.org/cleveland-jewish-filmfest/filmfest/
22 points by The Plain Dealer | Israel Tel Aviv Cuyahoga County Ohio Gaza Strip Second Intifada Palestinian National Authority Hamas Gaza