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Discover the best events, things to do, restaurants, music and nightlife in Israel

Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city
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Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city

Out of the green mountains and lush winding roads of the Upper Galilee, emergesa city steeped in the history and mysticism of the Jewish people. 

Eurovision 2019
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Eurovision 2019

This is your porthole for all things Eurovision 2019

Explore Israel: 5 destinations to escape to when you need a break from Tel Aviv
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Explore Israel: 5 destinations to escape to when you need a break from Tel Aviv

We know, Tel Aviv is great - hipster hangouts, all-night party scene, the best street eats in the country; but as they say, the key to Holy Land success is to "live in Tel Aviv, yet spend as much time as possible exploring outside of it." 

Discover Mount Hermon: five things to do around Israel's highest peak
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Discover Mount Hermon: five things to do around Israel's highest peak

Ski season is upon us. Grab your gear and head up north to Mount Hermon for a chilly weekend of family fun. One of Israel’s most scenic attractions, from summer walks to winter skiing, Mount Hermon has it all. 

Literary libations: the best Tel Aviv cafés that double as bookstores
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Literary libations: the best Tel Aviv cafés that double as bookstores

The upbeat urban pace of Tel Aviv’s most bustling areas - from Dizengoff Street to Rothschild Boulevard - is undeniable. 

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The new logo & theme for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed!
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The new logo & theme for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed!

The 2019 Eurovision song contest is finally shaping up.

Time Out Quiz: How Well Do You Know Allenby Street?
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Time Out Quiz: How Well Do You Know Allenby Street?

The notorious Tel Avivian Street may have given you the notion that it is completely made out of bus stops, strip clubs and drunken people getting sick in the wee hours of the night. You just might be surprised to find out that this traffic-ridden street is so much more than its initial first impression; with its founding in 1911 as part of the first expansion of Tel Aviv, it was called "Derech Hayam" (Sea Road) and its purpose was to connect between the city streets and the Mediterranean Sea. Allenby has a huge concentration of buildings for preservation - 53 in total, that's more than a third of the buildings in Tel Aviv. If you raise your eyes to the skyline you'll witness some of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in the city, housing businesses that have stuck around for over 50 years. In the past 10 years, Allenby has enjoyed a cooler reputation with nightlife hotspots springing up like mushrooms, and rent prices being raised by the minute. Let's find out just how much you've been paying attention.  // (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); //

Disco, Disco: An interview with Israeli Chef, Guy Pollak
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Disco, Disco: An interview with Israeli Chef, Guy Pollak

Chef Guy Pollak on his love for Japan and what actually keeps Israeli customers satisfied It’s not only hard to keep up with the R2M Restaurant group opening up new spots all the time, it’s impossible to compare with their service and quality and the fact that they have stood the test of time since 1994. 

Cats of the Holy Land: a glimpse into Tel Aviv's most photogenic cats
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Cats of the Holy Land: a glimpse into Tel Aviv's most photogenic cats

They roam alleyways like kings, curl up on your patio like queens, and cough up fur balls like drunk partygoers on their way home from the Block. With the aid of some paw-sitively picture purrfect Instagram accounts, let these photos whisk(er) you away to a happier place.

Ask the Expert: Emily Berg Founder of Matana
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Ask the Expert: Emily Berg Founder of Matana

The Toronto native moved to Israel and created Matana as a way to share Israel’s many sides with a global audience The mission driven subscription boxes highlight the unique flavors of Israel and give dozens of local artisans a global platform for their products. 

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Eating and drinking in Israel

The best cafes in Jerusalem
Restaurants

The best cafes in Jerusalem

Beans of gold: let us present you with the following important list: the best cafes in Jerusalem, so that there is enough caffeine for the journey home

The best chef restaurants in Israel
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The best chef restaurants in Israel

These famous chefs have been inspired by everything from the ultimate flavors of their mother's home

The best Jerusalem restaurants
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The best Jerusalem restaurants

Whether or not you’re looking for kosher restaurants, Jerusalem offers a wide range of options that are both mouthwateringly delicious and suitable for a plethora of palates.

The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs
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The 11 most-loved restaurants in Israel by local chefs

We found out where local Israeli chefs love to eat in our extensive “Where Israeli chefs eat” article. Now, we’ve analyzed the results and come up with the 11 most common restaurants in Israel chosen by yours truly. Hipster bites, Asian delights, Tel Aviv street food, hummus hotspots and everything in between, check out the most popular dining establishments among Israeli chefs when off-duty.

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to get your sushi fix

The words “sushi” and “Israel” might not bring to mind a usual pairing, but since when do Tel Avivians strive for ordinary? Recently, from Japanese street food to tantalizing Thai, an Asian invasion has been taking over the Tel Aviv restaurant scene. 

The best restaurants in northern Israel
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The best restaurants in northern Israel

Tel Aviv is taking the international food scene by storm, while Jerusalem has kept things authentic, and Eilat has some mouthwatering bites on the Red Sea.

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The best of Israel

The best beaches in Israel
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The best beaches in Israel

Israel's beaches are more than just a place to lay out and tan. Hitting the sand is a lifestyle - where friends meet, families frolic and gym rats get fit. It’s a nexus of Israeli life, buzzing every day of the week. With access to four seas: the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, each of the beaches in Israel offers a distinct experience. Here's your guide to the country's coastline, including the legendary beaches in Tel Aviv.

The best of Jerusalem
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The best of Jerusalem

While tourists come to Jerusalem with a blind list of ancient historical sites and holy landmarks to check off, the capital of Israel is so much more than a big wall and a Jaffa gate.

The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel
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The most spectacular places to see the sunset in Israel

While sunsets on the Tel Aviv beach strip are all the instagram rave, the scenic phenomenon is an Israel-wide attraction.

Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites
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Ancient Israel: the lesser known archaeological sites

Dating back thousands upon thousands of years, the archaeological sites of Ancient Israel are rife with intrigue and Jewish history.

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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites
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The Sea of Galilee: the best beaches and sites

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem may get most of the glory, but the Sea of Galilee (aka “the Kinneret”) should not be overlooked. 

The Dead Sea’s top attractions
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The Dead Sea’s top attractions

Many foreigners know this world attraction by its luxury 'Dead Sea' beauty products and salt scrubs.

The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites
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The Old City Jerusalem: must-see sites

Though the Wailing Wall and the Kotel tunnels are vital stops when in the Holy Land, you don’t need to be religious to appreciate the splendor that the Old City Jerusalem has to offer.

The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek
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The ultimate guide to Neve Tzedek

Shabazi Street, the main axis of Tel Aviv’s breezy Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, is brimming with covetable local and international fashion brands, designer accessories, restaurants and a touch of je ne sais quoi.

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The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market
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The ultimate guide to the Jaffa Flea Market

Set just a bit off of Tel Aviv's grid to the south, lies the antique area of Jaffa - a gem in all its historic and contemporary forms that harkens way, way back

Sex & Dating in the Holy Land
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Sex & Dating in the Holy Land

Tel Aviv has got it all: sex, drugs, and rock n roll...but most importantly, sex. While there are plenty of fish in the sea, it can be tough to reel in the perfect catch worthy of spending your entire Shabbat with.

Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city
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Tzfat: a guide to the mystical city

Out of the green mountains and lush winding roads of the Upper Galilee, emergesa city steeped in the history and mysticism of the Jewish people. Tzfat, one ofJudaism’s four Holy Cities, is well known as the center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) in Israel, where around each turn of the cobbled streets lies another mystical shop welcoming you in for a taste of 16th century spirituality. This Holy City on a hill is also home to ancient sites with panoramic views, hearty homemade yemenite food, and vibrant art galleries. Whether you come for the history or hiking, this magical city will undoubtedly leave an impression on your mind–and maybe even on your soul.

Time Out LOLs
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Time Out LOLs

We dare you not to laugh at these Time Out LOLs