Allenby Street in Tel Aviv

11 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  3 minutes

Magen David Square © השמח השמח

Magen David Square © השמח השמח

Allenby Street (Hebrew: Rekhov Allenby) is a major street in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was named in honor of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby.   read more…

Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv

9 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  8 minutes

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater © Danny Lyulyev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater © Danny Lyulyev/cc-by-sa-3.0

Neve Tzedek is a neighborhood located in southwestern Tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the old city of the ancient port of Jaffa. Originally it was a Sephardi Jewish neighbourhood. Since the 1990s, rundown properties have been restored and it is now a fashionable quarter of Tel Aviv.   read more…

Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

28 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  3 minutes

Olives © Laliv Gal/cc-by-2.5

Olives © Laliv Gal/cc-by-2.5

Carmel Market (Hebrew: Shuk HaCarmel) is an outdoor marketplace in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Carmel market was established in the 1920s. It is bordered by Allenby Street and Magen David Square and is principally located along Carmel Street, but has expanded over time to streets such as Nahalat Binyamin Street.   read more…

Tel Aviv Promenade and Charles Clore Park

15 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  10 minutes

Promenade © Dalia3177/cc-by-sa-3.0

Promenade © Dalia3177/cc-by-sa-3.0

TEL AVIV PROMENADE
Tel Aviv Promenade (commonly referred to as “The Promenade”) runs along the Mediterranean seashore in Tel Aviv, Israel. In the late 1930s, the city council decided to build a promenade for separation between bathing areas and hiking or promenading paths. It extended from Bograshov Beach to where Jerusalem (formerly Geula) Beach is located now. The introduction of the promenade was a turning point in common perception of the city’s coastline. In 2011, the municipality of Tel Aviv restored and renovated the promenade, and today it runs from the port of Tel Aviv to the port of Jaffa. Today’s sections are:   read more…

King George Street in Tel Aviv

23 June 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  3 minutes

Sculpture © dr. avishai teicher/cc-by-sa-4.0

Sculpture © dr. avishai teicher/cc-by-sa-4.0

King George Street is a street in Tel Aviv named for King George V of the United Kingdom who reigned during the British Mandate of Palestine. The street extends from Masaryk Square in the north to Magen David Square in the south, where it meets with Allenby Street, the Carmel Market, and Nahalat Binyamin Street.   read more…

HaKirya in Tel Aviv

4 June 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

Sarona Compound © Doraharon/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sarona Compound © Doraharon/cc-by-sa-3.0

HaKirya, or The Kirya (lit.: The Campus), is an area in central Tel Aviv, consisting of an urban military base north of Kaplan Street, and a civilian area south of it. HaKirya contains the Tel Aviv District‘s government center and the major Israel Defense Forces (IDF) base Camp Rabin, named for Yitzhak Rabin. It was one of the first IDF bases and has served as the IDF’s headquarters since its founding in 1948. Being located in a dense urban environment, the base serves mainly command, administrative, communications, and support functions.   read more…

75th anniversary of the State of Israel

10 May 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

David_Ben-Gurion declaring independence in Tel Aviv on 14 May 1948 beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism © Rudi Weissenstein - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

David Ben-Gurion declaring independence in Tel Aviv on 14 May 1948 beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism © Rudi Weissenstein – Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In 1948 the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel sparked the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, which resulted in the 1948 Palestinian exodus (Nakba) from the land that the State of Israel came to control and subsequently led to waves of Jewish immigration from other parts of the Middle East. The latter half of the 20th century saw a series of further conflicts between Israel and its neighbouring Arab nations, most notably the Six-day War, which resulted in further expulsions and subsequent waves of inward migration, and the occupation and settlements of the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.   read more…

Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv

2 February 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  5 minutes

Bauhaus Center on Dizengoff Street © MichaGross/cc-by-sa-4.0

Bauhaus Center on Dizengoff Street © MichaGross/cc-by-sa-4.0

Dizengoff Street (Hebrew: Rehov Dizengoff) is a major street in central Tel Aviv, named after Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff.   read more…

Florentin in Tel Aviv

9 November 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  7 minutes

© Harvey Sapir/cc-by-2.5

© Harvey Sapir/cc-by-2.5

Florentin is a neighborhood in the southern part of Tel Aviv, Israel, named for Solomon Florentin, a Greek Jew who purchased the land in the late 1920s. Development of the area was spurred by its proximity to the Jaffa–Jerusalem railway.   read more…

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