Tag Archives: Tel Aviv

The presser that wasn’t for the HRW report on asylum seeker rights in Israel

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch released a report about Israel’s policy (or lack of it) regarding Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers. The highly critical report is entitled: “Make Their Lives Miserable”: Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel” … Continue reading

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75 years ago, a suicide on Rothschild Boulevard

Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard is a street with many stories. At number 16, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared the new state on May 14, 1948, and Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed there.  Only a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Given that today is the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, it seemed only appropriate to  trawl through the 1938 Mandate Palestine press for news of developments in Nazi Germany. 1938, five years into the Third Reich, is referred … Continue reading

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When Tel Aviv lost its oldest resident

Israel ranks highly among OECD (Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation) countries today when it comes to life expectancy. According to a recent study reported by Haaretz, on average men live to 82 – two years more than the OECD average … Continue reading

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Look after your antennas

On 7th November, 1938, the Tel Aviv-based daily Davar warned its readers: “Look after your antennas.”

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