Tel Aviv - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM

A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranks Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey

A plastic cup left behind by beachgoers is pictured on the sand on a beach in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2019. A report in June 2019 by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranked Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and Turkey’s Cilicia region.  JACK GUEZ / AFP

'First' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels unveiled

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) While it remains a far way off, scientists hope to one day be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans as well as patches to regenerate defective hearts

PRINTED HEART, HUMAN TISSUE. This photo taken on April 15, 2019 at the University of Tel Aviv shows a 3D print of heart with human tissue. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Escalation feared after rare rocket strike near Tel Aviv wounds Israelis

Mar 25, 2019 - 2:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The rocket from the Palestinian enclave and expected Israeli response come at a highly sensitive time just ahead of Israel's April 9 elections

ROCKET STRIKE. A general view shows a damaged house after it was hit by a rocket in the community of Mishmeret, north of Tel Aviv on March 25, 2019.  Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Israel in dozens of strikes on Gaza after rockets target Tel Aviv

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The escalation follows weeks of growing tension and comes at an especially sensitive time ahead of Israel's April 9 elections

BOMBINGS. The sky above buildings on the Gaza Strip glows orange during an Israeli air strike in Gaza city late on March 14, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Main Netanyahu challenger shows his claws at election launch

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:21 AM

'Four years after completing my service as commander in chief, I am asking for your confidence so that I may lead Israel,' says Benny Gantz

CHALLENGER. Former Israeli chief of staff Benny Gantz delivers his first electoral speech in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on January 29, 2019. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel to open new international airport near Red Sea

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Israel Airports Authority has said that the plans for the Ramon project were revised in light of lessons learned during the 2014 Gaza war

Palestinian-American author detained at Tel Aviv airport

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Susan Abulhawa, author of 'Mornings in Jenin,' is detained on arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and, Israeli officials say, will be deported

Susan Abulhawa

Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) Hours after first floating the idea, Scott Morrison says he will 'canvass views' from regional leaders about the decision to follow US President Donald Trump's lead

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference in Sydney on July 25, 2014William West/AFP

Israel says first to use F-35 stealth fighter jets in combat

May 22, 2018 - 9:32 PM

Calling the plane by its Hebrew name, an Israeli general says: 'The Adir aircraft are already operational and flying combat missions'

FIRST RUN. An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jet performs during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim Israeli Air Force base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on December 27, 2017. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

May 14, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) It is the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war

US EMBASSY. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers a speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

U.S. envoy sees peace, hope after Israel embassy move

May 13, 2018 - 6:13 PM

US Ambassador David Friedman confirms President Donald Trump has prepared a video to be played during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

US-ISRAEL TIES. US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on February 15, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Abbas urges Latin America not to follow U.S. example on embassy

May 08, 2018 - 8:16 AM

'We hope that some countries across Latin America won't go moving their embassies to Jerusalem, because that is against international law,' Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas says

PALESTINE'S LEADER. In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. File photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

First signs go up for U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

May 07, 2018 - 11:01 PM

The embassy is to get a festive inauguration on Monday next week, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Israel

JERUSALEM ADDRESS. A new road sign indicating the way to the new US embassy in Jerusalem is set up on May 7, 2018. The embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is expected to occur on May 14. Photo by Thomas Coex/ AFP

Trump 'may' attend Jerusalem embassy opening

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:47 PM

US President Donald Trump says he would consider a trip to open the controversial embassy this May, when Israel celebrates 70 years since its declaration of independence

CENTER OF DISPUTE. This file photo taken on January 11, 2010 shows an aerial view of Jerusalem's Old City, including the Al-Aqsa mosques compound, with the landmark Dome of the Rock mosque in the center. Marina Passos/File/AFP

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrime and cyberattacks

WHO on Dengvaxia, Dela Rosa’s replacement, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:03 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Trump is expected to stop short of moving the embassy to Jerusalem outright, a central campaign pledge which has been postponed once already by the new administration

OLD CITY. A picture taken through a window frame shows Jerusalem's Old City Dome of the Rock on October 25, 2015. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Building collapse in Tel Aviv leaves several trapped

Sep 05, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED United Hatzalah medical service said firefighters and rescue teams are working to extricate those believed missing

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jul 08, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed that the plane parts found on a beach in the coastal town of Netanya on Thursday July 7 be handed over to Egypt

IN MEMORY. Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, inside Cairo Opera house, Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2016. File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack – army

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:45 PM

An army spokeswoman says crossings to Israel from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip would be closed for Palestinians in all but medical and humanitarian cases

TEL AVIV SHOOTING. Police at the scene of a shooting in Sarona complex in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 8, 2016. File photo by Jim Hollander/EPA

Joma Sison, Tel Aviv attack, Cleveland Cavaliers | 6PM wRap

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Young Croatian ready for his shot at NBA fame

Apr 01, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Dragan Bender s name is not yet well known beyond hardcore basketball fans but that may soon change

Discrimination alleged as Israeli cities bar workers from schools

Oct 19, 2015 - 1:10 AM

A combination of gun knife and car attacks have killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens in the recent upsurge of violence

WATCH: Israeli football clubs brawl as fans invade pitch

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:00 AM

Ten people were arrested after the November 3 match between Hapoel and Maccabi Tel Aviv which was abandoned after a fan ran onto the pitch and attacked a player who was sent off for fighting back

Two Israeli football sides argue after a fan invades the pitch and attacks a player. Screen shot from Youtube

WATCH: Cavs, LeBron give sneak-peak in preseason win over Maccabi

Oct 06, 2014 - 3:11 PM

LeBron James made his first start for the Cleveland Cavaliers in four years a successful one blowing out head coach David Blatt s former Euroleague team

HOMETOWN HERO. LeBron James scored 11 points in 20 minutes. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Gaza toll tops 100 as truce efforts waver

Jul 12, 2014 - 9:04 AM

Despite international concerns truce efforts have been unsuccessful

TRUCE EFFORTS WAVER. A cloud of smoke rises after an Israeli attack on Gaza City, July 11, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

PH's top diplomat visits Israel for 36k OFWs

Jun 25, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario becomes the Philippines first top diplomat to visit Israel in two decades

NO VISAS FOR NOW. An aerial view of giant Israel (right) and Philippine (left) flags after they were unrolled on an airport runway in the desert near the Dead Sea on Nov 25, 2007. While the two countries enjoy more than 50 years of friendship, Israel has suspended consular services in the Philippines because of a worldwide strike. File photo by Jim Hollander/EPA

Pope deeply saddened over Brussels museum shooting

May 25, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Pope Francis reiterates calls for an end to anti Semitism and intolerance

POPE FRANCIS. A handout photo provided by the Vatican newspaper 'L'Osservatore Romano' of Pope Francis visiting the Nativity curch in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, May 25, 2014. L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO/EPA

Pope Francis lands in Israel

May 25, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes Pope Francis who flew in by helicopter from Bethlehem

Israel PM looking to enshrine 'Jewish state' in law

May 01, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Netanyahu has made recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a key demand in the crisis hit peace talks with the Palestinians which formally drew to a close on April 29

JEWISH STATE? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (shown) says Israel as a Jewish state is a key demand in the crisis-hit peace talks with the Palestinians. File photo by Uriel Sinai/AFP

US calls for 'holding period' after Mideast talks fail

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Analysts say the end of the negotiating period meant the situation would simply go back to square one

Easter Sunday in history

Apr 20, 2014 - 1:01 PM

From triumphs to new beginnings here are historical events that took place on an Easter Sunday

Israel unveils tribute to gay victims of Nazis

Jan 10, 2014 - 10:53 PM

This monument reminds us all how important it is for us to respect every human being remarks Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai at the unveiling

Condition of ex-Israel PM Sharon worsens – hospital

Jan 09, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Hospital sources quoted by army radio said the former premier only had a few days or even hours left

Jasmine Curtis-Smith's first film an indie

Jul 28, 2013 - 12:49 PM

She s a Filipino Israeli in the Cinemalaya entry Transit She gets to speak Hebrew too

INSPIRED BY 'TRANSIT.' Jasmine feels she belongs to the indies. Image from her Facebook page

Obama reiterates US support for Israel

Nov 17, 2012 - 9:48 AM

US President Barack Obama on Friday reiterated US support for Israel s right to defend itself during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the conflict in Gaza

Rappler Newscast | November 16, 2012

Nov 16, 2012 - 8:50 PM

IMF chief Christine Lagarde says the Philippines is a success story in fiscal reforms President Aquino certifies the sin tax bill as urgent ensuring its passage as early as Monday Hamas militants fire rockets at Tel Aviv the first bombing of the city since 1991

PH embassy in Tel Aviv website hacked

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:28 PM

The hackers cloaked the site in white posted a Palestinian flag and cursed Israel the ADB and France

HACKED. Screenshot of a Palestinian flag on the website attacked by hackers