Best Spas in Israel

Israel is a bustling cosmopolitan melting pot that beats to its own drum. There is always something on the go, and tourists come to explore every nook and cranny of this exciting destination. It can be a hectic vacation, and some well-deserved rest and relaxation might be just what the doctor ordered. Even if you live in Israel, a proper pampering is never a bad idea. Here are some spas that are the crème of the crop around the country. Tel Aviv Wellness Centres First stop is Tel Aviv’s Lilka…

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Demonstrators En Masse in Tel Aviv Demand Netanyahu Steps Down

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Following police recommendations that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be impeached on corruption allegations, nearly 2,000 left-wing demonstrators assembled in Tel Aviv demanding that the PM resign. Investigators have pronounced that they had amassed enough proof to charge Netanyahu with accepting bribes, and breach of trust for supposedly receiving gifts from well-off businessmen amounting to around $283,000 (1 million shekels). Netanyahu also faces charges of conspiring with a newspaper publisher to bestow political string-pulling in return for more supportive reporting. The PM is adamant that he is innocent, rejected the proclamation,…

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Tel Aviv Municipality reconsiders Kikar Atarim Plan

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A local residents’ survey has surprised the municipality of Tel Aviv in its revelation that all are against existing plans to redevelop the TA Kikar Atarim location facing the city’s Marina and Gordon swimming pool. In response, the Tel Aviv Municipality has elected to review the proposed plan. The Municipality’s decision is not light as it postpones a proposal deliberated in the city’s building and planning commission back in October of 2015. The plan was already on its way to being paid for, hence this is a significant accomplishment for…

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WeWork to Hold Global Creativity Awards Event in Tel Aviv

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American company WeWork, which provides services and workspace to over 20,000 forward-thinking companies in 160 physical locations and 53 cities worldwide, is launching its inaugural Creator Awards event with ceremonies in eight regions around the world, including one in Tel Aviv, Israel in October. Other ceremonies still coming up are in New York (November 16) and Mexico City (February 2018). Since launching the Awards in March 2017, the event has been held in Washington, DC; Detroit, Michigan; Austin, Texas; London and Berlin. The series of global events include more than…

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Tel Aviv Offers Red Carpet Package to Attract Global Tech Firms

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By Ham-Let Tel Aviv, Israel’s hi-tech center, is seeking to attract a larger number of global companies to set up research and development (R&D) facilities in the city center. In fact, to-date, Tel Aviv has attracted some 73 international R&D centers — a 5th of all Israel’s R&D centers, with companies like Renault, Google, Visa, and Bosch having set up local research facilities. According to a report by Tel Aviv Global, the city’s worldwide economic development unit, and IVC Research Center that follows the high-tech industry, this has not only…

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The Rise and Rise of the Famed Jaffa Flea Market

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The famous Jaffa flea market, probably the most popular tourist and cultural attraction that is associated with Jaffa, is in the middle of a huge transformation that has cost the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality NIS1 billion over the past 10 years. While today you can find scores of trendy bars, restaurants, cafés, and boutiques boasting the latest designer clothes, you can still find a bounty of dust-covered antiques and second-hand clothes. Despite the changes, Jaffa has not lost its tradition of warmth and hospitality. Thanks to the municipality’s widespread structural enhancements…

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Neve Tzedek Community Unites

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In 2009, the municipality of Tel Aviv began to endorse plans to turn Neve Tzedek into a traffic island surrounded by huge towers and inter-city traffic arteries — including a proposed railway road that would in part surround the area. The plans also comprised establishing several parking lots along Rothschild Boulevard to handle the demand that would be an off-shoot of the increased road space. Neve Tzedek, one of Tel Aviv’s eldest and most delightful neighborhoods, has become a hallmark for the power a community can have if it stands…

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