Tel-Aviv - among World's top 10 Beach Cities

According to National Geographic, Tel-Aviv is among the top 10 beach cities of the world.

Jerusalem was selected as the #1 best city in the Middle East & Africa according to Travel & Leisure.

Israel beaches

from I Am IL .com

about Israeli start-ups

"...I just spoke in Israel to 200 local entrepreneurs who are working on the next generation of web and mobile services. The passion and energy of Israeli entrepreneurs always blows me away — it’s hard to believe that such a small country can produce so much talent and innovation."

from Yahoo VP of Corp. Dev., Toby Coppel

study in Israel (in English)

from Israel English Student Guide

Tel-Aviv concert in bed

Israeli matress company promotional.

from spluch

Brigitte Gabriel - Because They Hate

A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

Aliyah resources - prepare your immigration to Israel

every jewish person in the world has a birth-right to immigrate to Israel and become an Israeli citizen. you get your Israeli passport as soon as you land in Israel !
hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world have gone through this process in recent years.
using the internet, this process can now be well prepared in advance, from employment, through registering your kids to school to meeting other immigrants or Israelis. the following resources can help you make your Aliyah as simple as possible:
1. Nefesh B'Nefesh - the best Aliyah portal
2. Kumah organization
3. Israel Diary - stories of "old" Olim
4. Jewish Agency - Aliyah Center
5. Ministry of Immigrant Absorption - a complete government ministry dedicated to Aliyah
6. Aliyah Pages - computer jobs in Israel and other resources

Some of the resources are meant for more religious jews, but be aware that there is a big movement of secular jews who immigrate to Israel - mostly enjoying the economical opportunities and vibrant culture.

TimeOut is now available for Jerusalem

TimeOut Jerusalem can be viewed online here.

TimeOut Tel-Aviv is available for quite a while now.

טיים אאוט ירושלים יוצא לאור.

religions of the world

The world's 20 largest religions and their number of believers are:

1. Christianity (2.1 billion)
2. Islam (1.3 billion)
3. Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)
4. Hinduism (900 million)
5. Chinese traditional religion (394 million)
6. Buddhism 376 million
7. Primal-indigenous (300 million)
8. African traditional and Diasporic (100 million)
9. Sikhism (23 million)
10. Juche (19 million)
11. Spiritism (15 million)
12. Judaism (14 million)
13. Bahai (7 million)
14. Jainism (4.2 million)
15. Shinto (4 million)
16. Cao Dai (4 million)
17. Zoroastrianism (2.6 million)
18. Tenrikyo (2 million)
19. Neo-Paganism (1 million)
20. Unitarian-Universalism (800,000)

Taken from The Register article on religions. Some more interesting facts in there.

free hugs in Tel-Aviv

F A N T A S T I C !!!

Shay started it, together with Carmel and Tal (all Hebrew bloggers).
It is an Israeli version of the original free hugger - Juan Mann.

Jewish social networks

1. Koolanoo
2. Shmooze
3. Eganu
4. Jewster
5. TwentyFourSix
6. Jewstar
7. KosherStars (a.k.a. Frumsky?)

(warning - some tend to be too orthodox)
the list does not include dating sites such as Jdate.

Jewish social network launch with...yup...bikinied hottie

Support your people !

world's first Jewish social network -
(koolanoo is Hebrew for "all of us")

the most hypocritical people on earth

A really important article about the situation in Lebanon and why Israel is doing Lebanon and the rest of the hypocritical world a big favor:
The most hypocritical people on earth

French version:
Les gens les plus hypocrites de la terre

Israel: Technology's promised land | CNET

Israel: Technology's promised land - investments thrive in Israel despite violence - by CNET

Guysen Israel News : infos et articles sur le proche-orient

Guysen Israel News in French: infos et articles sur le proche-orient