Jul 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

Prestigious American magazine Conde Nast Traveler has named Tel Aviv as one of the top 15 culinary cities in the world. The magazine’s list comprises major cultural giants like London, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Singapore. This is not the first time the top travel publication has lauded the Tel Aviv food scene. In November 2015, it ran an article titled “Why …

Jan 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

Nashat Melhem, the terrorist who killed three people in Tel Aviv a week ago, was shot dead by security forces at a mosque in Arara, in northern Israel, on Friday afternoon. When Shin Bet, the country’s security agency, and police counter-terrorism (YAMAM) forces arrived at the Wadi Ara mosque at around 4:20pm, Melhem exited the building, trying to escape, and opened fire at them with the …

Jan 4 '16 / EIPA Updates

More than 48 hours after he went on a rampage in central Tel Aviv, there was still no sign of 31-year-old Nashat Milhem, the gunman who killed two and wounded several others in a shooting attack on a pub on Dizengoff Street,  in the center of Tel Aviv, Friday afternoon. Large numbers of undercover and uniformed police officers and agents from the Shin Bet (Israel Security …

Jan 1 '16 / EIPA Updates

Two people were killed and eight others were wounded, four of them seriously, in a shooting attack which took place on the busy Dizengoff Street in the centre of Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon. According to a source from the medical aid service MDA the shooting took place at a  a bar close to the city’s well-known Dizengoff Centre Mall. Police arrested a suspicious figure on Gordon …

Dec 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport was ranked the world’s fourth-best international airport, according to an annual survey by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The airport was chosen among 10 other international airports as the magazine Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Readers gave Ben Gurion Airport a rating of 7/10. On the magazine’s online version, Ben Gurion Airport was described as having “easy access from downtown Tel Aviv,” and being primarily …

Nov 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that ‘’there is no immunity for terrorists” after five people were killed Thursday in two separate atacks by Palestinian men, making it the most deadly day since the current wave of violence began at the start of October. The first incident took place at a busy office block in south Tel Aviv, where the assailant attempted to stab worshippers who …

Oct 8 '15 / EIPA Updates

Two people were stabbed by a Palestinian man in central Tel Aviv on Thursday, hours after a similar attack left a haredi man seriously injured in Jerusalem. The assailant was shot dead after attacking passers-by with a screwdriver opposite the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) headquarters in Tel Aviv. Police cordoned off the Begin junction, one of the busiest junctions in the city, fearing a second terrorist might …

Oct 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

According to a new survey, Tel Aviv is one of the top 25 leading financial centers in the world. Tel Aviv is ranked 25th, and advances, among others, Abu Dhabi (28), Beijing (29), São Paulo (31), Stockholm (32), Rio de Janeiro (35), Amsterdam (36), Paris (37), Oslo (67), Moscow (78), and Madrid (79). “Tel Aviv was ranked 32nd in 2013, and since then we have risen to …

Aug 12 '15 / EIPA Updates

Despite attempts by  BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), which is promoting a boycott of Israel, to thwart an initiative by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo to  dedicate an artificial beach in Paris to the city of Tel Aviv, the event will take place as scheduled. On Thursday, one of the Paris summer beaches will be branded as “Tel Aviv on the Seine”. Paris City Council member Danielle …

Jan 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Eight people were still in hospital on Wednesday, hours after a Palestinian man from the West Bank city of Tulkarem stabbed commuters on a Tel Aviv bus and passersby in the street during rush hour, including three who were left in serious condition. Seventeen people were injured overall, a police spokesman said, labelling the incident a terror attack. The attack occurred at about 7:30 a.m. …

Jan 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

A 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed at least ten people on the 40 bus line in Tel Aviv near the Maariv Bridge junction on Wednesday morning. The attack took place on Menachem Begin Road, a major thoroughfare in Tel Aviv. Two of the victims were seriously injured and several others suffered moderate injuries, Magen David Adom said. Others at the scene were treated for shock. The attacker managed to …

Dec 15 '14 / EIPA Updates

In a joint Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) operation, five Palestinian suspects were arrested during October-November for planning to execute a suicide bombing in the Tel Aviv area, as well as several other terror attacks against Israeli civilians. The suspects include a woman from Jenin, named by security forces as Yasmin Sha’aban, and four residents of the Tulkarem areas. The …

Nov 11 '14 / EIPA Updates

20-year-old Almog Shiloni, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier who was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist at Tel Aviv’s Hahagana train station on Monday, died of multiple wounds to his stomach and chest, an official from the Sheba Medical Centre at Tel Hashomer Hospital announced. His death marked the second fatality in separate terror incidents Monday. After the Tel Aviv attack, a 26-year-old woman, Dalia …

Jul 23 '14 / EIPA Updates

In the wake of the spate of flight cancellations decided by major foreign airlines, Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced Wednesday that Israel would be opening the Ovda Airport in the Negev as an alternative to Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport. Ovda is the country’s second terminus for air traffic and lies north of Eilat. Air travel to Israel from all American carriers and several European …

Jul 23 '14 / EIPA Updates

Three Israeli soldiers died yesterday bringing the IDF death toll to 29, with one more soldier missing and presumed killed. Three soldiers, two from the Armoured Corps and one paratrooper were killed during the fighting yesterday, one by sniper fire. Meanwhile, the IDF announced yesterday that 20-year-old Oron Shaul was missing, having been in an armoured personnel carrier which was hit by Hamas on Sunday which …

Jul 10 '14 / EIPA Updates

The Iron Dome defence system has shot down more than 70 rockets since Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ began early on Tuesday morning, limiting injuries among Israelis. At least 80 rockets were fired into Israel on Wednesday, hitting as far north as Zichron Yaakov, which is located some 120 km north of the Gaza Strip. The IDF also confirmed that two rockets fell in open areas of …

Jun 19 '14 / EIPA Updates

Downtown Tel Aviv has the largest concentration in the world of buildings designed in the Bauhaus international architecture style, giving the city its special standing in the heritage of modern architectural culture. Tel Aviv’s “White City” – a historic and unique urban fabric – was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the UN body for education and culture, in 2003. Since then, the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality …