VIDEO: A flock of starlings form spectacular flyover in Israel’s sky

VIDEO: A flock of starlings form spectacular flyover in Israel’s sky

After a long absence of some 20 years, short distance migrant starlings have started to return to Israel in 2012, a phenomenon experts find difficult to explain. A flock of synchronized starlings formed spectacular sights of ‘dancing clouds’ in the skies of southern Israel on Monday. The murmuration, a phenomenon when the synchronized flyover creates […]

February 3, 2015
VladislavBykanov Israel wins European Short Track Speed Skating championship

Ukrainian born Israeli Vladislav Bykanov makes historical win for Israel, after finishing first in 3,000 meter race: ‘I cannot express in words how it feels to be the European championship.’ Vladislav Bykanov has taken the gold in the 3000m race of the European Short Track Speed Skating championship. It is the first time an Israeli […]

January 26, 2015
EasyJet easyJet planning Tel Aviv-Amsterdam route

British low-cost airline detects high demand for flights from Israel to Dutch capital, says will consider flights to Eilat once new international airport is built. British low-cost airline easyJet is planning to introduce a new route from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam, senior airline officials implied last week during a series of meetings in Israel with […]

January 19, 2015
immigration1 2014 a record breaking year for aliyah

Jewish Agency statistics for 2014 show that immigration to Israel hit 10-year high with the arrival of about 26,500 new olim. Although Israel faced another war and tensions rose in Jerusalem, 2014 was a record-breaking year in terms of aliyah (immigration) statistics. According to the end-of-year figures released on Wednesday by the Jewish Agency for […]

January 2, 2015
With conductor Manfred Honeck at the Vatican An Israeli singer at the Vatican

Soprano Chen Reiss sings in front of 700 million viewers at Christmas Mass led each year by pope. Israeli opera singer Chen Reiss, 35, received an honor that other Israeli singers can only dream about. She appeared Thursday at a Christmas Mass led by the Pope in the Vatican’s St. Peters Basilica. The Christmas Mass […]

December 29, 2014
2018235929 Dreaming of a pink Christmas: Tel Aviv launches winter LGBT festival

Tens of thousands expected to attend opening day street party Tel Aviv launches a two-week festival for gays and lesbians on Friday in a bid to draw tourists during the relatively warm and sunny holiday season in the Mediterranean metropolis. Tens of thousands of revelers are expected at the opening day’s street party, said Hannah […]

December 25, 2014