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Model Naomi Campbell celebrates her birthday in Israel

British supermodel Naomi Campbell chose to celebrate her 42nd birthday with a trip to Israel, and she wished for “good vibrations, not destruction” in the Middle East. Flanked by security guards, Campbell’s entourage — her longtime boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladislav …

Rare Biblical jewelry found in Israel

A rare trove of 3,000 year-old jewelry was recently discovered at Megiddo by researchers from Tel Aviv University. The treasure included a collection of gold and silver jewelry dating from around 1100 B.C. The intricately designed jewelry was found hidden …

Israeli to cycle from LA-NY for cancer research

The name Tom Peled won’t mean much to most Israelis or Americans. Come summer, however, this 24-year-old will do all he can to make sure you know about his mission: raising money for cancer research in Israel. Peled has launched …

Moshe Givati to be revived in NY

Image: Moshe Givati The New York art scene is abuzz as Jadite Galleries gets ready to launch Moshe Givati‘s newest solo exhibition (June 5-30). The event, called Equus Ambiguity – The Emergence of Maturity, was meant to mark the acclaimed …

Israel’s Appelfeld wins British foreign fiction prize

Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has been awarded the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his Holocaust survival story, Blooms of Darkness. The novel is loosely based on the 80-year-old Appelfeld’s childhood during the Second World War. Blooms of Darkness tells …

Israel-Japan mark 60 years of diplomatic relations

Israel and Japan kicked off celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The year will be marked in both Israel and Japan with cultural events, academic meetings, and visits by senior officials. On May 21, the Israeli embassy in …

US tour operators association choses Israel

As proof that Israel is still a top destination for holiday travel, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) recently announced that it will hold its annual conference here next year. USTOA, which is considered the largest tourism wholesalers association …

Hollywood stars twitter love for Israel

Whether on the top of Masada or partying in Tel Aviv, the latest group of Hollywood movie and television stars to tour Israel kept their fans up-to-date by twittering their every move. “I could’ve taken the 3 mn sky cable …

A peep at the neighbors

It’s that time again, when neighbors are encouraged to peep inside one another’s homes. The Houses From Within happening is set for May 17-19, 2012. Designer lofts, urban villas, unique synagogues, architecturally significant public buildings, curious construction sites, plazas and …

IVF baby boom in Israel

With a reputation as a world leader in IVF treatment, Israel doubled the number of test tube babies conceived through in-vitro fertilization treatments during the past decade. A new Health Ministry report shows that some 25 percent of IVF treatments …