Gal Gadot, actress, model and Miss Israel 2004, has a starring role in the current "Fast and Furious" installment of the successful film franchise. Hear her thoughts about her career and Israel in her recent interview with The Algemeiner and watch her in action with a scene from the film.
Physican Assistant Talia Subin fulfilled a lifelong dream by doing her student rotation at the Western Galilee Hospital in northern Israel. Since Israel's Ministry of Health and the medical community have not recognized the PA position, it became a learning experience for the hospital staff. Read all about her time in Israel in The Jewish Standard.
After delivering an incredible 125 sets of twins in 2012, Friends of Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya delivered 4 sets of twins in just 24 hours this past January. What makes this story even more amazing is that these twins were delivered to parents of 4 different faiths—Jewish, Arab Christian, Muslim and Druze, a reflection of the population of Northern Israel. The hospital, which started as a simple birthing center in 1946, sits on the frontlines of a major regional conflict, just 6 miles from the Lebanese border. What an amazing place to bear witness to this miracle of life!
There isn’t a more startling sight than the snow-capped golden dome of the Dome of the Rock. And nothing more enchanting than watching Israeli children frolicking in the largest snowfall to hit Israel in 25 years. Even the adults are acting like children. Click for videos from this year’s storm as well as a look back at a snow day from last year. Both are sure to put a smile on your face!
For over a decade, Israel endured rockets terrorizing, maiming and sometimes killing the mothers, fathers and children of southern Israel. This past November, the assault escalated when Hamas began firing an average of one rocket every 4 minutes into Israel which led to Operation Plllar of Defense later that month.
Every Tuesday night, hundreds of rollerbladers hit the streets of Tel Aviv for a thrilling and freeing experience in this very cosmopolitan city. As one member of the Tel Aviv Rollers said, "It makes me feel alive." And why not, when you can make intermittent stops at fun cafes or enjoy the nightlife in between your journey?
More than 300,000 hungry people descended upon Tel Aviv last year for the annual four-day Taam Ha’ir (Taste of the City) food festival. The festival, which visits cities around Israel, returned to Tel Aviv with Ugandan cuisine, Spanish paella, fresh seafood and more. But food festivals aren’t the only time you’ll find great international cuisine in Tel Aviv.