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Restoring Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River / Rosh Tzipor Forest

Restoring Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River / Rosh Tzipor Forest

This clip (2:42) introduces the quiet oasis of greenery and serenity located in the heart of the urban metropolis of Gush Dan: the Yarkon River. Beginning in the 1950s, the

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

A Brief History of Tel Aviv

From the Tel Aviv Municipality website, this article summarizes the history of the First Hebrew City, from its founding in 1909, through its development into a modern “garden city” in the 1920s,

A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv in an Age of Globalization

A Tale of Two Cities: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv in an Age of Globalization

In this academic article (13 pages), Prof. Nurit Alfasi of Ben Gurion University and Prof. Tovi Fenster of Tel Aviv University compare the impact of globalization on “local Jerusalem” and “global Tel Aviv,”

Alexander River/Italy Park: Rehabilitation for Coexistence

Alexander River/Italy Park: Rehabilitation for Coexistence

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article introduces the history and attractions of the Alexander River, a 32 km long river running through the mountains of Samaria from city of Nablus

Neve Tzedek: Hip & Historical

Neve Tzedek: Hip & Historical

This video (03:44) tells the story of Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood built outside of the old port city of Jaffa. A bohemian artist colony in the 1900s, the

The Restoration of the Writers’ House and the establishment of the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

The Restoration of the Writers’ House and the establishment of the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

This video [05:25], published by the National Portal of Museums in Israel, offers a brief overview of the life and art of the “Land of Israel” artist, Nahum Gutman (1898

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Israel

Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Israel

Published by online Israeli news magazine, Israeli 21c, this video [03:36] spotlights the prestigious Suzanne Dellal cultural center, located in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. The Batsheva Dance company, recognized as

Neve Tzedek: Where Old Meets New in Tel Aviv

Neve Tzedek: Where Old Meets New in Tel Aviv

Check out Neve Tzedek, the trendy Tel Aviv neighborhood featured in this video [03:45], published by the online news magazine Israel 21c. Neve Tzedek was founded in 1887 by Jewish

Remembering Israeli War Hero Ariel Sharon

Remembering Israeli War Hero Ariel Sharon

This video [03:27], published by the CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network), recounts the dramatic life of Israeli war hero and former prime minister, Ariel Sharon. Sharon fought in all of Israels

Rehab for a River

Rehab for a River

This informative article from non-profit news magazine ISRAEL21c walks us through what it took to transform Israel’s Yarkon River from an ecological disaster to a beautiful center for recreation and nature.

Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Before Bauhaus: “White City, Black City” Remembers Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Forgotten History

Written by urban planner Jesse Fox in Haaretz, this article is a summary and review of Sharon Rotbard’s “White City, Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.” This

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The White City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This article from the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality website explains why UNESCO proclaimed a historic area of Tel Aviv as a World Cultural Heritage site. It tells the story behind the world’s largest

White Night in Tel Aviv

White Night in Tel Aviv

From i24NEWS, this video (02:27) introduces “White Night,” an all-night cultural event in Tel Aviv celebrated each year since UNESCO named a neighborhood of the city a World Heritage Site

The White City of Tel Aviv

The White City of Tel Aviv

This informative video (01:35) introduces the unique architectural story of “The White City” of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of more than 4000 Bauhaus-style buildings. Through

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

Bursting the ‘Bubble’ as Tel Aviv Turns 100

In this article, Lisa Goldman explores how the vision of the “First Hebrew City” has been achieved in “one of Zionism’s greatest success stories.” Tracing the city’s development from its

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Tel Aviv Celebrates 100 Years

Produced by ISRAEL21c in honor of Tel Aviv’s 100th birthday, this video (03:16) celebrates how far Israel has come since its founding in 1909. It tells the story of the

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv

Startup Guide: Tel Aviv is a website dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with Tel Aviv’s dynamic startup scene, providing an introduction to the city’s startup ecosystem and insider information, such as the

Trees Rooted in Tel Aviv’s History

Trees Rooted in Tel Aviv’s History

An ode to Israel’s trees in honor of Tu B’shvat, this Times of Israel Blog post follows tree historian Yaacov Shkolnik of the Jewish National Fund to four of his favorite trees in

The Mythography of Tel Aviv

The Mythography of Tel Aviv

Produced by Leadel, a Jewish Media Hub that focuses on Jewish identity in the 21st century, this video (09:41) explores the vision, myths and culture which fueled Tel Aviv’s development from

The White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement

The White City of Tel Aviv: The Modern Movement

From the UNESCO website, this video (01:58) and accompanying article explore the history, architectural vision and symbolism behind “The White City” of Tel Aviv, the world’s largest collection of International or

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Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

Give Us a Hand and We’ll Go: The Century Song of Tel Aviv

This nostalgic song about the early days of Tel Aviv was chosen to be “The Century Song of Tel Aviv” by the Tel Aviv Municipality in 2009. Originally written by Zvika

Legend in the Dunes

Legend in the Dunes

In Hebrew with English subtitles, this nostalgic song tells the story of a century of Tel Aviv’s evolution, from its founding on sand dunes to its development into a modern

Arik Einstein: White City

Arik Einstein: White City

This audio recording from 1984 presents Arik Einstein’s rendition of a song written and composed by Naomi Shemer in 1958. The lyrics, provided below in English, paint a picturesque image

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

Hadag Nachash: Here I Come (Lyrics & Lesson Plan)

This post presents Hadag Nachash’s song “Here I Come,” which follows one man’s journey between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and all that these two polar opposite cities represent about Israeli

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Anecdotes

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Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

Map of the White City of Tel Aviv

This map of Tel Aviv highlights the areas of the city that feature Bauhaus architecture. Unfortunately, the map does not include street names, so it must be compared with a

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Promotional Video for Tel Aviv White Night

Produced by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, this promotional video (0:52) encourages tourists from around the world to visit Israel for the “White Night” festival in Tel Aviv, an annual

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

10 Must-See Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv’s White City

This short video (01:02) features ten of Tel Aviv’s most impressive Bauhaus-style buildings, part of the unique architectural collection that led to UNESCO’s proclamation of “The White City” as a

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

Mayor Ron Huldai: Innovation in Tel Aviv’s Past, Present & Future

This video (10:20) presents Tel Aviv Mayor, Ron Huldai, speaking at the 2015 Tel Aviv Cities Summit, a conference that brings together urban leaders from around the world. Mayor Huldai shows how

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

Amos Oz: Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv

This post presents an exert from Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness” that compares the culture, atmosphere and people of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the early years

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

Hayim Nahman Bialik on the First Hebrew City

This writing by Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934), the national poet of Israel, expresses the inspiration and wonder he felt being part of the creation of the First Hebrew City –

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Tel Aviv: 100 Years in 15 Minutes

Comprised of photographs and video footage from the the Tel Aviv archives, this video spans the impressive century-long journey of Tel Aviv, from its modest founding through decades of development

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