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

A tourist’s guide to Akko: where to eat, explore and sleep
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A tourist’s guide to Akko: where to eat, explore and sleep

Nestled on Israel's northern coast, Akko is an up-and-coming port city rich with Jewish history, sights and fantastic food.

Eurovision 2019
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Eurovision 2019

This is your porthole for all things Eurovision 2019

Warehouse whereabouts: our guide to Jaffa Port
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Warehouse whereabouts: our guide to Jaffa Port

Whether it be a Saturday afternoon or a midweek evening, escaping to the Old Jaffa Port on the other side of the Tel Aviv beach sand strip is a magical thing.

20  things you can do if you're new to Tel Aviv, according to locals
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20 things you can do if you're new to Tel Aviv, according to locals

New in town? Check out this top 20 list of places to go, people to see, and things to do according to those who know it best

The seven wonders of Haifa & Mount Carmel
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The seven wonders of Haifa & Mount Carmel

Perched above the Mediterranean shoreline, Haifa and Mount Carmel in northern Israel are teeming with sites to see and places to discover. 

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Lev Tattoos Studio: "Tattoos are our artistic medium"
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Lev Tattoos Studio: "Tattoos are our artistic medium"

"We get customers who have a connection to aesthetics and art, they understand that a tattoo is a piece, and it has value." By Or Edny Lev Studio with the owners: Lior Lachman and Tamar Bar  Tamar: "The studio opened out of my desire to create an alternative to the things I was exposed to at the beginning - the menacing and stressful places, the masculine, tough atmosphere, the metal music and the dark walls. It was a very closed and aggressive world, and I wanted to feel at home in my studio, to create a pleasant and positive feeling for people, where a tattoo is done together and in a fun way." © Or Edny Lior: "Also, there is something visually open here, clean and pleasant. We both came from the world of design and painting before tattoos became our creative medium. We have an aesthetic that is often similar but also very different, and something inside it is shaped every day into this thing called Lev Tattoos."  Tamar: "Lior and I are the owners, but the team is made up of a number of tattoo artists, including Odel, Yarden Man, and Lotem who come to make tattoos, drawings and paintings. Their flash books are here on a regular basis, and we host tattoo artists from abroad from time to time." © Or Edny Tamar: "It's important to us that it be a home for creativity, a place where young artists and designers can present their own work."  Lior: "It comes from a place of promoting new art, of encouraging a new perception of what is a tattoo studio, and creating

Friends, authors, writers, lend me your books !
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Friends, authors, writers, lend me your books !

The International Writers' Festival of Mishkenot Sha'ananim and the International Book Forum will be held together for the very first time.

Reading Between the Lines
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Reading Between the Lines

What is more romantic and lovely than the nuanced atmosphere of a storied bookstore or library - rife with historic tales, poetry and expression? Here are four stories about four special places in Jerusalem that honor books, literature and everything in between (making them one-of-a-kind date spots for Valentine's Day coming up!)

14 must-see Israeli movies
Movies

14 must-see Israeli movies

Movie buffs listen up: these Israeli films have garnered serious acclaim locally and abroad on the international film festival circuit. 

An interview with the man who has shaped Tel Aviv's boutique hotel scene
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An interview with the man who has shaped Tel Aviv's boutique hotel scene

Michael Hay has contributed to the completion of close to 20 hotels on Tel Aviv's changing landscape 

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Eating and drinking in Israel

The best cafes in Jerusalem
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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
Restaurants

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
Restaurants

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
Restaurants

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
Attractions

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
Sex and dating

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