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out & about Afghanistan: Landscapes from Beyond the Horizon Opening Jan 01

Landscapes from Beyond the Horizon, photo by Helmut R. Schulze

The L.A Mayer Museum for Islamic Art is hosting a new photography exhibition; Afghanistan: Landscapes from Beyond the Horizon, photographed and curated by Helmut R. Schulze. In his journeys across Afghanistan, a land of wild landscapes and bitter wars, Schulze portrays stunning views and its people, their daily lives and hardships. Helmut R. Schulze, a renowned German photo journalist, was born in 1929 in Bad Liebenwerda (Germany) and currently lives in Heidelberg. Since the 1970s he has photographed many wellknown politicians worldwide. He accompanied the former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Federal German Republic Presidents Richard von Weizsäcker and Roman Herzog, former Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Foreign Minister HansDietrich Genscher during important travels at home and abroad. His reports and snapshots dealing with politics, countries and people from all continents were published in various German and international periodicals such as Der Spiegel, Time, Bunte, Welt am Sonntag etc. Mr. Schulze visited Afghanistan several times between 2002 and 2008 during all four seasons. He and his small team travelled about 4.000 kilometers throughout the country in an ill-equipped car. The team accompanied military patrols to far away and desolate villages where he photographed breathtaking landscapes from the ground and while flying in a helicopter.

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Mr. Schulze’s exhibition gives a very authentic picture of this downtrodden, but nevertheless wonderful country. The L.A Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Opening hours: Sun, Mon, Wed 10am - 3pm, Tue & Thur. 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 2 Hapalmach St., Jerusalem. Tel: (02) 5661291/2

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The Centennial Year of Tel Aviv Yaffo has ended with the festive opening of the Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. This museum, located in the old majestic municipal building will exhibit documents, artifacts and thousands of photographs – many of which were collected in a special “Revealing the Hidden City” project designed to preserve historic photos, including pictures from private albums and family collections which

depict the many facets of the history of Tel Aviv. The Museum, located in the heart of Tel Aviv, used to house the old municipality building of the city in its early days. The old mayor’s office, originally of Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv’s first mayor, has been restored to its former glory, and offers a breathtaking view across and down Bialik Street. Also on Bialik Street are the Bauhaus and Reuben Reuven (artist) Museums as well as the Bialik Museum (dedicated to the former national poet of Israel). Combine a visit to a couple of these places and you can easily spend half a day in the area. Museum of the History of Tel Aviv Yaffo, 27 Bialik St. Tel Aviv Yaffo, Tel: (03) 5173052

haflas and casual parties, colourfull The 6th Bazar and so much fun!! For further details and schedule of International the festival, visit: Belly-dance Festival - Eilat The 2010 21-23 Jan Israman The Eilat festival is approaching! Workshops, performances, a colorful Triathlon bazaar, and encounters with all those who live, breathe, eat, and drink Eilat belly dancing—all in a three-day extravaganza. The Israeli style of belly dance acquired its reputation from the great diversity of styles, the ethnic backgrounds of and dancers. The choice of Eilat as the location for the festival, with Jordan bordering to the east and Egypt to the west, highlights the diversity of Israeli belly dance whose deep roots are set in the Arab world, of which Israel is a part. Israeli belly dance merges its Arab roots with the unlimited styles that abound worldwide, including the modern cabaret. The teachers at the festival will offer a variety of styles ranging from classical Egyptian to Turkish Sufi, and from ancient tribal to modern cabaret. This year’s festival will host some of the leading international belly dancers and will be accompanied by a live arabic orchestra, drumming and shisha in the Bedouin tent, all night

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The 2010 Israman and Half-Israman races will be held Jan. 29, 2010 in the coastal resort town of Eilat. Israman and Half Israman are the country’s premier long-distance triathlon races. Each race features a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, a challenging climb up into the Eilat Mountains and a run through downtown Eilat. The Course Swim: The swim takes place in the placid waters of the Red Sea. The temperature of the water in January is mild (20-22 degrees Celcius) yet the swim is wet-suit legal. The course is in the bay parallel to the coastline and consists of four out and back loops for the full Ironman and two for the 1/2. Don't forget to catch a glimpse of the beautiful fish as you swim over

the coral reefs. Bike:The bike is definitely the most challenging and unique aspect of the Israman. It begins with a steep 15 kilometer climb from Eilat into the mountains, going from sea level to 700 meters above sea level. The remainder of the ride takes place in the rolling hills of the mountains that overlook Eilat and the Arava valley, a region known for heavy gusts of winds that can reach up to 60 kilometers per hour, though the average is 35-40 kilometers. The return from the turnaround point is known to be one of the most challenging aspects of the course. The full Ironman goes out to the 80 kilometer point, turns around, rides 19 kilometers back (southward) and then turns around again, returns to the 80 kilometer point (now the 118 kilometer point), and then rides 62 kilometer back to the point where the 18 kilometer climb ended. The 1/2 Ironman participants turn around at the 54 kilometer point and then ride the 36 kilometers back to where the 18 kilometer climb ended. Run: The run begins on the top of the mountain and descends down to Eilat. The first 15 kilometers are a steep downhill, a run that can be tough on the quads but can also produce extremely fast times. Don't forget to look up while running, to catch the incredible views of the Red Sea and the Eilat harbor. For further details & prices visit

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Sites & attractions Market Culture – Best Finds and Unforgettable Experiences You are invited to discover the unique character of Israel by exploring the many open-air markets, known as shuks. This is the perfect time of year, when the change in season brings with it weather suited to shukshopping as well as an incredible selection of seasonal products. Old City Market – Jerusalem Found deep inside Jerusalem’s heart, is the Old City Market, bursting with history and attracting locals and tourists alike. The system of narrow alleyways reveals the secrets of this ancient city. The market offers a fascinating variety of wares. Muslim Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem. Opening Hours: Daily from early morning to sunset

Machane Yehuda Market - Jerusalem

is a meaningful experience. Fresh, inexpensive produce is in abundance but the market’s specialties include colorful spices, pre-made salads and spreads and newly baked pastries. Agripas St. and Yaffo St., Jerusalem. Opening Hours: SunThur 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-3pm Carmel Market – Tel Aviv The most amazing fresh produce of every imaginable kind plus more can be found here. Check out the tiny shops in the alleyways and indulge in edible delicacies that are prepared with love and sold with character by the lively store owners. Treat yourselves to a meal at the popular Carmela Ba Nacaala or Basta restaurants. Between Allenby and the sea shore, Tel Aviv. Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 8am-evening, Fri 8am-3pm

Old City Market - Jerusalem

Machane Yehuda Market – Jerusalem For travelers seeking a fascinating look at Israeli culture or residents hoping to strike a bargain, this crowded, yet inviting market

Flea Market Shuk Hapishpushim – Yaffo If you’re looking for bargains, antiques and second-hand treasures, this market is the place for you. Literally anything and everything under the sun can be found here. The vendor’s wares spill out into the streets and hidden treasures await inside the alleyway stores. The market is in walking distance of the famous Yaffo clock-tower. Yefet St. by the Clock Tower, Yaffo. Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm

Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian Market – Tel Aviv Israel’s foremost craft fair boasts an amazing array of items, highlighting the talents of local artists. Ranging from wooden crafts, to decorative goods, to jewelry, to art for the home and so much more, this is an excellent place to find the perfect gift. Nahalat Binyamin St., Tel Aviv. Opening hours Tues and Fri 10am-5pm Flea Market, Shuk Hapishpushim - Yaffo

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Bauhaus Center

Bloomfield Science Museum

Mini Israel Mini Israel miniature city features over 350 beautifully crafted exact-replica models, of historical, religious, archeological and modern sites. Latrun, Tel (08) 9130000 or 1-700599-599 Ramparts Walk A walk around the Old City walls providing an elevated view of Jerusalem. Damascus Gate and Yaffo Gate Tel: (02) 6277550 Tower of David Museum

A resource center, gallery and store highlighting the uniqueness of Tel Aviv as “the Bauhaus architecture capital”. 99 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 5220249

Fascinating, thoughtful and intelligent interactive exhibitions for both children and adults. Rupin St. (02) 6544888

Bialik House This charming museum was the home of Israel’s national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik, from 1925-34. 22 Bialik St., Tel: (03) 5254530

Cardo The Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

Located in the medieval citadel near the Yaffo Gate, the museum details the major events in Jerusalem’s history. Yaffo Gate, Old City. Tel: (02) 6265333

Israel Children’s Museum Children and parents can enjoy a variety of unique creative interactive experiences in a realm of imagination and fantasy. Mifraz Shlomo St., Peres Park, Holon. Tel: (03) 6503010 Museum of the History of the IDF A popular history of the Israeli armed forces. Tel Aviv Promenade, Yehezkel Kaufmann St. (corner of Hamered St.) Tel: (03) 5161346 Old Yaffo

An ancient city with Ottoman and Arab architecture, a thriving artists’ quarter and a flea market not-to-bemissed. Rokach House The house of Shimon Rokach, one of the founders of Neve Tzedek, is now a charming museum. 36 Simon Rokach St., Neve Tzedek. Tel: (03) 5162531 Groups by appointment.

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Remains of a Roman road dating back to the 5th century C.E, which is now a busy shopping street. Jewish Quarter of the Old City Chagall Windows These magnificent windows of the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Kerem represent Marc Chagall’s unique interpretation of the blessings Jacob gave to his twelve and Moses gave to the twelve tribes of Israel. Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem. Pre-booking recommended Tel: (02) 6776271

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) Christendom’s most holy road, it follows the route taken by Jesus from the Antonia Fortress where he was condemned to the Hill of Golgotha where he was crucified. The Via Dolorosa is marked by 14 stations, the last five being within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Old City. Yad Vashem The world’s most famous Holocaust museum is a sobering learning experience. Har Hazikaron, Tel: (02) 6443400

Haifa & Northern Coast Acre (Akko) Significant archaeological discoveries and numerous historical sites can be found within the massive walls of Acre (Akko), as well as beautiful beaches, excellent fish restaurants and a traditional covered market. Bahai Shrine and Gardens The World Center of the Bahai Faith is located in Israel and includes holy places and beautiful gardens in both Acre and Haifa. 80 Hatzionut Ave., Haifa and North Acre Intersection, Acre. Reservations Required. Tel: (04) 8313131

Caesarea This ancient port city is located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. Along with ancient ruins, including an amphitheatre which hosts regular music concerts, modern Caesarea, an upscale residential development, offers a choice of restaurants, galleries and lush golfing fairways. Rosh Hanikra

Visit the grottos, cableway and clifftop Snack-bar and restaurant at Rosh Hanikra’s Visitors Site. 10km north of Nahariya Tel: 073-2710100

Galilee & Golan Heights Capernaum

Capernaum (Kfar Nachum) served as Jesus’ home base during his ministry in the Galilee and was a thriving Christian community. After the Arab conquest around 700 CE the town was destroyed. The town’s synagogue and house of St. Peter have been restored and made into a museum. hello ISRAEL


SITES & aTTRACTIONS Cana The traditional site of the wedding feast where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine and the hometown of the disciple Nathaneal. The modern town of Kfar Cana is built on this site. Mount of the Beatitudes The traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount is today is tranquil garden with a Franciscan church featuring the eight beatitudes in stained glass and provides a good vantage point to view the Sea of Galilee. Nazareth

Tel Dan Nature Reserve Tel Dan is a beautiful hiking area where the Dan River flows. Tel Dan Tiberias Named after the Roman emperor, Tiberius is one of four holy cities in Judaism. Tiberias was once the center of Jewish life in Israel with the establishment of Rabbinical academies attracting Jewish scholars and sages.

An oasis located in the Judean Desert, mentioned several times in the bible and famous for its caves, springs, and rich diversity of flora and fauna. Massada

Tsfat An important spiritual center, particularly noted for being the place where the Kabbalah was written. Visit the ancient synagogues that lie alongside the Artists’ Quarter.

Negev & Arava Dead Sea

The largest church in the Middle East, the Church of the Annunciation, where it was revealed to Mary that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God, is to be found in this city, the childhood home of Jesus. Gaze in awe at the view of the magnificent Jezreel Valley or experience 1st century life at the Nazareth Village. Tel: (04) 6456042 Tabgha

This world heritage site situated on a mountain top, is famous for the heroic last stand of Jewish zealots besieged by the Romans. The magnificent view of the desert panorama and the Dead Sea, along with various activities of the tourist center, make for an extraordinary experience.

The lowest body of water on earth, this salt lake has an important biblical history and is also the site of many tourist facilities. Health and beauty products are manufactured from salt and minerals of the area.

Underwater Observatory Marine Park - Eilat

Herodian Situated in the Judean Desert with a clear view of Jerusalem, are the remains of an ancient heavily fortified palace including a luxurious bathhouse built by King Herod. This complex was also used as a command center during the Bar Kochva revolt. Ein Gedi

On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, is the traditional site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes, a story found in all four Gospels. The Hermon River Reserve A source of the Jordan River and a beautiful thickly forested nature reserve and archeological site. Tel: (04) 6902577

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art & culture Please note that the events listed in this section do not cover all the cultural activities taking place during this period in Israel’s major cities. We recommend that you call the telephone numbers listed for reservations and further information. Events may be subject to change. Please confirm! Enjoy your stay.

Art TEL AVIV-YAFFO Art Museums Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the Jewish People This museum tells the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish People. The museum presents thousands of years of a flourishing, multifaceted culture, bringing to life the unity that underlies the diversity of the Jewish culture. Tel Aviv University Campus, Matityahu Gate (#2), Klausner St., Ramat Aviv.

Tel: (03) 7457800 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs 10am-4pm Wed 10 am-6pm, Fri 9am-1pm, Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays Bible Museum Hosts constantly changing exhibitions by Israeli and foreign artists on biblical subjects from a secular perspective. 16 Rothschild Blvd. Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 5177760 Opening Hours: Sun-Tues 9.30am12.30pm, Wed 9.30am-12.30pm / 4pm-9pm, Thurs-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s extension space for modern and contemporary art exhibitions 5 Tarsat St. Tel. (03) 5287196 Officially re-opened in September 2009. Nachum Gutman Museum Tucked away on a small street in Neve Tzedek, this delightful little

museum tells the story of one of Israel’s most famous artists. 21 Rokach Street (Neve Tzedek). Tel: (03) 5161970 Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Rubin Museum Recently renovated, this small museum located in the home of Reuven Rubin tells the story of the famous artist’s life and work. 14 Bialik St Tel. (03) 5255961 Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, 10am-3pm, Tues 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-2pm Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel’s main art museum hosts more than half a million visitors per year. It features a dynamic program of changing and permanent exhibitions, cultural programs of classical and jazz music, performance arts, lecture series, special events, children’s programs, dance, and cinema. 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours:

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Art & CULTURE Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues, Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm. Sun closed. New EXHIBITION Tel Aviv Museum of Art ARAM GERSHUNI: RECENT PAINTINGS

powerful, emotionally charged fields. His works present a rich, experience-laden world that unfolds before the viewer. 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6077020. Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sat 10am- 4pm, Tues, Thur 10am10pm, Fri 10am- 2pm. Sun closed. (Exhibition runs until Jan 15, 2010) ONGOING EXHIBITION

Exhibition of Aram Gershuni: Recent Paintings - Itamar Gershuni, The Tel Aviv Museum

Loyalty to the visual experience and the impulse to prevent it from slipping away are the moving forces behind Aram Gershuni’s artistic work. Keeping close to the motif that serves as his means – portrait, landscape, still life or any other image – Gershuni holds on to the primal, fragile and almost-disappearing experience in order to try and restore its existence as a painting. Gershuni dares to enter, especially in portraits, into

Helena Rubinstein Pavilion For Contemporary Art A new exhibition in honor of the pavilion’s re-opening in September, 2009. FAMILY/TREE New acquisitions donated by the Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker Fund for Contemporary Israeli Art. The exhibition incorporates an architecture-sculpture-performance approach and includes a video documenting an installation of artist Tami Ben-Tor entitled “Normal” 2006, as well as three sizeable installations of three well-known artists: Nahum Tevet, “Question Five” 2000-2003; Guy Ben-Ner, “Treehouse Kit” 2005; and Ohad Meromi, “Who Owns the World” 2008. The three sculptural works are made of wood and all creations in the exhibition hold a dialogue with the history of modernism. Thematically, the works relate to family and education and all works are characterized by a didactic aspect. 6 Tarsat Blvd, Tel Aviv. Opening Hours: Mon, Wed 10am4pm, Tues, Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 10am-4pm Sun closed. Information: (03)

5287196 (Exhibition runs until March 27, 2010) Galleries Alon Segev 6 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6090769, Mon-Thurs, 12pm7pm, Fri 10am-1pm, Artists’ House 9 Alharizi St. Tel: (03) 5246685 Mon-Thur 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Sat 10am-2pm Chelouche Gallery 5 Chissin St. Tel: (03) 5289713 Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5 pm-7pm, Fri 10am-1pm Dvir Gallery 11 Nachum St. Tel: (03) 6043003 Tue-Thur 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1pm Engel Gallery 26 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225637 Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art 39 Nahmani St. Tel: (03) 5666631 Mon-Thurs.11am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm Gebo Gallery 35 Shaul Hamelech Tel: 052-2570792, 077-3300141 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm

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Litvak Gallery Litvak Gallery, which has generated significant buzz for its lavish exhibition displays at SOFA Chicago 2008 and 2009, has opened it’s 9,000-squarefoot gallery in Museum Tower, one of Tel Aviv’s a prestigious office building. Interviewed at his SOFA booth last November, owner Muly Litvak described the new gallery’s 20-foot-tall ceilings and state-of-the-art systems to control every aspect of the display of artwork. The opening exhibition of Litvak Gallery will show the works of 23 of the most important living artists working in glass. Litvak Gallery Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 10am-8pm, Wed 12pm-20pm, Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 6pm-11pm. Museum Tower, 4 Berkowitz St. Tel Aviv, Tel: (03)6959496 Website:

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Art & CULTURE The Heder Gallery 11 Gottlieb St. Tel: (03) 5222402, Mon-Thur 12am-6 pm Fri 11am-2 pm Sat 11am-1pm Gerstein Gallery 99 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5293826 Sun-Thur 11am-7pm, Friday 10am-2pm Givon Gallery 35 Gordon St. Tel: (03) 5225427 Sun 10am-1pm, Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm, Fri 10am-2 pm, Sat 11am-2pm Gordon Gallery 95 Ben Yehuda St. Tel: (03) 5240323 Mon-Thurs 1am-7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-1pm Hakibbutz Gallery 25 Dov Hoz St. Tel: (03) 5232533 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm Ilana Goor Museum 4 Mazal Dagim St, Old Jaffa Tel: (03) 6837676, Sun-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-6pm Minshar Gallery for Art 18 David Chachami St. Tel: (03) 6887090 Sun-Thurs 12pm-7pm Noga Gallery 60 Ahad Ha’am St.Tel: (03) 5660123 Mon-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-2pm Office in Tel Aviv (installation art) 1 Shlomo Hamelech St. Tel: (03) 5254191, Tue-Thurs 2pm-7pm Fri, Sat 11am-1pm

Herzliya Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art One of the most important contemporary art museums in Israel, this politically conscious, highly intelligent museum is well worth the 20-minute drive from Tel Aviv to Herzliya. 4 Habanim St. (09) 9551011, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-2pm, Tues&Thurs 4pm-8pm

JERUSALEM ART MUSEUMS The Museum for Islamic Art The Museum’s permanent collections constitute one of the foremost collections of Islamic art and Antique Watches and Clocks. 2 Hapalmach St. Tel: (02) 5661291 The Israel Museum The Israel Museum is the largest and most important cultural institution in the country. The museum includes some 500,000 archeological and anthropological exhibits, displays of Judaica and ethnography, Israeli and international art. The Billy Rose Sculpture Garden includes works by Henry Moore and Picasso. The huge permanent collection is documented with temporary world-class exhibits each month.11 Ruppin Blvd. near the Knesset, Information: (02) 6708811 Opening Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-9pm Fri and holiday eves 10am-2pm Sat and holidays 10am-5pm New exhibition The Israel Museum, Jerusalem VIDEO DRAWING Drawing is an immediate and intimate medium. Video, on the other hand, is devoid of materiality and texture – a mechanical reproduction intended for a mass audience. These two contrasting forms of expression are brought together in works that

challenge drawing to maintain its unique characteristics, while endowing video with the added value of the artist’s touch. The works include video documentation of the process of drawing and they demonstrate the wide variety of its materials and stretch its conventional limits, thus enriching artistic creation in a fresh, and often surprising, way. The Israel Museum, Ticho House, 9 Harav Kook Street (near Zion Square), Jerusalem. Opening hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2pm General Museum Information: (02) 6708811, (Exhibition runs until Feb 1, 2010) Galleries Eden Gallery 
 10 King David Street Tel. (02) 6244831, Sun-Thur 9am9pm, Fri 9am-2pm Gerstein Studio/Gallery 13 Harekhvim st. Talpiyot. Tel: (02) 6781899 Sun – Thur 10am-5pm Jerusalem Artists’ House 12 Shmuel Hanagid St Tel. (02) 6253653, Sun-Thur 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm Fri 10am-1pm Sat 11am-2pm, Museum on the Seam International contemporary art on the theme of co-existence 4 Chel Handasa St. Tel. (02) 6281278, Sun-Thurs 10am7pm, Fri 10am-2pm, The Municipal Art Gallery 17 Yaffo St. Tel. (02) 6256937  Sun-Thur 8am-6pm The New Gallery The Jerusalem municipality’s

Rosenfeld Gallery 1 Shvil Hamifaal St. Tel. (03) 5229044, Tue -Thurs 12pm-7pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sat 11am-1pm Sommer Contemporary Art 113 Rothschild Blvd. Tel: (03) 5166400 Mon-Thur 10am- 6pm Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-1pm The Center for Contemporary Art 5 Kalisher St. Tel. (03) 5106111 Mon-Thur 2 pm – 7 pm Fri-Sat 10 am – 2 pm, VIDEO DRAWING, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Art & CULTURE collaborative contemporary art gallery Teddy Stadium, Tel. (02) 6792968 Sun-Thu 4pm-7pm

A Taste of Yiddish with Yiddishpiel Theater

Ticho House A lovely museum, garden and café, right in the center of town. Harav Kook Street (near Zion Square) Museum and events: (02) 6245068 Café: (02) 6244186, Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm, Tues 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-2pm

Haifa The Haifa Museum of Art 26 Shabbetai Levi St. Tel: (04) 8523255 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm

Sassi Keshet -Open the Gate for us 10.1 Sun. Motzkin, 19.1 Tue. Haifa 25.1 Mon. Raanana, 26.1 Tue. Rehovot 4.2 Tur. Jerusalem 6.2 Sat., 7.2 Sun. Tel-Aviv

Who is Who 5.1 Tue. Be’er Sheva 2.2 Tue. Petah Tikva 8.2 Tue. Kiryat-Haim

How to Be a Jewish Mother in 10 Lessons 10.1 Sun. Tel-Aviv 20.1 Wed. Motzkin

20 To 120 7.1 Tur., 9.1 Sat., 20.2 Sat. Tel-Aviv

The Little People 18.1 Mon. Givatayim 19.1 Tue. Nes Tziona 25.1 Mon. Ashkelon 3.2 Wed. Netanya

Lansky 4.1 Mon. Holon 6.1 Wed. Tel-Aviv 12.1 Tue. Jerusalem 13.1 Wed. Ashdod

She Was Never Even Here At All 26.1 Tue. Tel-Aviv

The Last Love 31.1 Sun., 16.2 Tue. Tel-Aviv

The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 89 Hanassi Ave Tel: (04) 8383554 Sun-Thu 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm Haifa City Museum Sun-Thurs 10am-4pm, Fri/holiday eves 10am-1pm, Sat/holidays 10am-3pm

Dance TEL AVIV-YAFFO Venues Clipa Theatre 38 Harakevet St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6879219 Mayumana House 15 Louis Pasteur St., Yaffo. Tickets: (03) 6811787 Suzanne Dellal Center 5 Yeheli St, Neve Tzedek. Tickets: (03) 5105656 Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 6077020 The Opera House - Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6927777

Office and Tickets: Toll-Free Number: 1-800-444-660 Simultaneous translation in Hebrew and in Russian 50% off for senior citizens. All shows start at 8 pm. 36?3


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Art & CULTURE Performances TUE JAN 5 - SUN JAN 10 Wed 6 Vertigo Dance Company presents - Manna “Manna- Vessel of Light. What is repaired first, vessel or light? Is it the Sun’s desire to fulfill the absence of the Moon’s light, or rather is it her lack of light that gives rise to a vessel of innovation?” (The Zohar) Suzanne Dellal Center [120NIS] 9pm Thu 7, Fri 8 RUSHES by Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company Pinto, Pollak, Barnett - The first of Pilobolus’s collaborating partners projects, RUSHES is the result of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s collaboration with Pilobolus. An isolated community of broken dreams. Jacques Tati meets Gogol

in a breakthrough for Pilobolus’s constantly morphing aesthetics. Suzanne Dellal Center [110/130 NIS] Thu 9pm, Fri 2pm & 10pm Fri 8, Sat 9 Mayumana’s Momentum A unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor. Mayumana House [159NIS] 8th 8:30pm, 9th 9:30pm MON JAN 11 - SUN JAN 17 Wed 13, Thu 14, Fri 15 Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company presents 5 Girls Project A dance project for 5 female dancers from the Batsheva dance company including a world premier for Bolero, a new piece by Ohad Naharin. Suzanne Dellal Center [120NIS] Wed, Thu 7pm, Fri 10pm

Thu 14, Fri 15, Sat 16 Mayumana’s Momentum A unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor. Mayumana House [159NIS], 14th 8:30pm, 15th 10pm, 16th 9:30pm Sat 16 Tales of the Magical Forest (for kids aged 3-7) , Clipa Theater 11:30am MON JAN 18 - SUN JAN 24 Thu 21, Fri 22 Oyster by Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s Dance Company A highly praised performance, describing daily experiences in a fantastic, theatrical manner, full of humor and imagination. Suzanne Dellal Center [110/130 NIS], 21st 9pm, 22nd 2pm & 10pm

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The Antonio Marquez Company Born with the fire inside that distinguishes genius from the merely commendable, Marquez, star dancer of the National Ballet of Spain before he founded his own company in 1995, imparts rapture and gaiety to his audience. Antonio Marquez is nonetheless a pure Flamenco dancer in the great traditional style, following the fixed rules, but mesmerizing his audience by the sheer force of his personality. The Antonio Marquez Company, one of the most important flamenco dance groups in the world, will arrive in Israel in January as the guest of honor of the international dance series at the Herzliya Center for the Performing Arts. The group will present a two-part program: "Raval's Boléro" and "Flamenco Celebration" – a dance prepared by Marquez especially for the Israel visit. The group is also scheduled to perform in Haifa and in Jerusalem. The Herzliya Center of Performing Arts Wed 13 Jan - Sat 16 Jan, 9pm [299 NIS], 15 Jaboutinsky St. Herzliya. Tel: 1-700-70-29-29 (Hebrew site)

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Haifa Auditorium Sun 17 Jan, 8:30pm [229/299 NIS], 138 Ha-Nassi Blvd., Haifa. Tel: (04)8418411 Sherover Theatre - Jerusalem Tue 20 Jan 8:30pm [299], 20 Marcus St., Yemin Moshe/Talbieh, Jerusalem. Tel: (02)5605755 / Tickets (02)6237000

Art & CULTURE Thu 21, Fri 22, Sat 23 Mayumana’s Momentum A unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor. Mayumana House [159NIS], 21st 8:30pm, 22nd 10pm, 23rd 9:30pm Sat 23 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s “Peter and the Wolf” and “Carnival of Animals” The splendid costumes and delightful choreography entertain the whole family.Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 11.30am MON JAN 25 - SUN JAN 31 Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 Mayumana’s Momentum A unique dance and percussion show based on skill, rhythm, visual effects and humor. Mayumana House [159NIS], 28th 8:30pm, 29th 10pm, 30th 9:30pm Sat 30 What’s up with Shabtai? (for kids aged 3-7), Clipa Theater 11:30am

JERUSALEM Venues Beit Shmuel Hirsch Theatre, 6 Shama St., Jerusalem Tickets: (02) 6203463 Rebecca Crown Auditorium 20 Marcus St. Tickets: (02) 5605755 www. The Lab 28 Derech Hevron St., Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 6292001 Merkaz Gerard Bachar 11 Bezalel St., Jerusalem. Tel: (02) 6251139 Performances TUE JAN 5 - SUN JAN 10 Thu 7 Flamenco de Hoy The Gerard Bechar Center presents “Flamenco de Hoy”: a contemporary Flamenco performance with live music. Merkaz Gererd Bachar, 8.30pm [180 NIS] Min-Hara A new creation by the Kolben Dance Group.

OYSTER by Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak. Photo by Eyal Landesman

Rebecca Crown Auditorium, 8:30pm [130 NIS] MON JAN 11 - SUN JAN 17 Tue 12, Wed 13 Lord of The Dance Michael Flatley, creator and director of this award-winning international dance phenomenon, proved his vision that hearts and minds, united through music and dance, cross all traditional boundaries. His Lord of the Dance continues to shatter box office records all over the world, leaving audiences breathless and clamoring for more. National Hall, Jerusalem.12th 9:15pm, 13th 9:30pm [289 / 349 NIS], Tickets *3221. Wed 13 The Nutcracker Preformed by the “Russian National Ballet” theatre. Merkaz Gerard Bachar, 7pm [139/159 NIS]

MON JAN 25 - SUN JAN 31 Wed 27 4 Men, Alice, Bach & the Deer A humoristic fantasy to the sounds of Bach. The Lab, 9pm [60-70 NIS]


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LIVE MUSIC TEL AVIV-YAFFO Venues Concert Halls Mann Auditorium 1 Huberman St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: *8965 Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Ave, Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6077020 The Opera House - Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center 19 Shaul Hamelech St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 6927777 Music Clubs & Cabaret Jazz Alley 8 Mazal Dagim Alley, Old Yaffo.

Tickets: (03) 6812126 Reading 3 3 HaTaarukha St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: *8965 Tmuna Theatre 8 Shontziynu St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: (03) 5611211 Zappa Club Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 7674646

JERUSALEM AND AREA Venues Concert Halls Bible Lands Museum Museum Row, 25 Granot St. Tickets:

(02) 5611066 Church of Augusta Victoria Jerusalem. Tickets: (02)5356954 Church of the Latrun Monastry Latrun Junction. Tickets: (02)5356954 Kiryat Yearim Church Abu Gosh. Tickets: *8965 Music Clubs & Cabaret Beit Avi Chai 44 King George St, Jerusalem. Tickets: (02) 621-5900 Yellow Submarine 13 Erkevim St., Industrial Area, Talpiyot, Jerusalem. Tel: (02) 6794040

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Abu Gosh Musical Winter 2009-2010

The Abu Gosh "Musical Winter" concert series presents 7 concerts, some of which are traditional and some unique to this specific winter, such as the series of Bach Cantatas performed by the Israeli Bach Soloists. The concerts will take place at the Kiryat Ye'arim Church with its amazing acoustics, overlooking the picturesque village of Abu Gosh. All concerts take place on Saturday at the specified date and time It is worthwhile preparing tickets in advance Concert no. 4, Saturday Jan 2, 12pm [110NIS] “Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rossini and Christmas Songs with Bells” Rossini: Miserere, for men's choir and soloists Schubert: Kyrie in F major, for mixed choir Mendelssohn: Hoer mein Bitten, for soloists and mixed choir Christmas Songs A moving concert performed by the Moran Singers and Soloists The Moran Choir Eyal Bat - piano and organ, Conductor: Naomi Faran Concert no. 5, Saturday Jan 30, 12pm [120NIS] “Fountain of Joy" - A program with

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two cantatas by J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 165 and BWV 111, and the Motet "Jesu meine Freude” Hadas Faran - soprano, Avital Deri - alto, David Nortman - tenor, Yair Polishuk - bass, Israeli Bach Soloists, Conductor: Sharon Rosner Tickets & Information: Internet:

Tel Aviv: Castel : (03)6045000 or *8965 Jerusalem: Klaim : (02)6222333 Bimot : (02)6237000 Tickets are also available during the festival at the box office of the Kiryat Ye’arim Church. For information call: 054-6407144 or visit

SHOPPING & FASHION The following index is a short sample of Israel's best shopping establishments. You are welcome to send us your personal recommendations to

Country - Wide Fine Jewelry H.Stern In all major hotels H.Stern is one of the best-known international jewelers with boutiques at all major hotels. Hilton Tel Aviv, (03) 5249616, David Citadel,Jerusalem, (02) 6243606, Hilton Queen of Sheba Promenade Eilat, (08) 6331525 & Ben Gurion Airport. Miller A special selection of models and designs by world’s most famous jewelry designers and a unique variety of own crafted jewels. For store locations see ad on page 3. Main store: 157 Dizengoff St. Tel: Tel (03) 5249383.

Arad Factory - Tel: (02) 9903528 Fashion Gottex A wide selection of swim and beach wear. Main store, 62 Anilevitch St. Tel Aviv. Tel. (03) 5373879

Tel Aviv-Yaffo Basel Quarter Fashion Yalduti Infants and children’s fashion 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5465694 Mother Land Exclusive importer maternity wear, strollers, prams and more. 38 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5460611



Sea of Life Stores Tel Aviv - Tel: (03) 5292981 Netanya - Tel: (09) 8325567 Tiberias - Tel: (04) 6715204 Ein Bokek at Ein Hatchelet Tel: (02) 9903525 Neve Midbar, Dead Sea North Tel: (02) 9401818 Eilat - Tel: 052-5910006 Head Office - Tel: (02) 9903500

Menifa Glass works, jewelry, ethnic works 1 Alkalai St. Tel. (03) 6054505 Hagar Satat Jewelry, 37 Basel St., Tel (03) 6023718

Souvenirs Daniella Lehavi Leather bags and shoes by top Israeli designer, 34 Basel St. Tel. (03) 5440573 Del-Arte Colorful home accessories 9 Ashtori HaFarchi St. Tel (03) 5466993 Ben Yehuda Street Fashion AXELA Designer clothing, bathing suits, handbags, accessories and more... 96 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5275371, 077-2012530 Caf’e Bizarre Street fashion and accessories 150 Ben Yehuda St. OLIVIA Elite fashion for women 218 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (03) 6044197 Inn7 Premium street wear brands 177 Ben Yehuda St., Tel. (‭‭03) 6201022 Accessories Déjà Vu Designers Eyewear 121 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03)5275278 Shell Yaell Contemporary shell craft design 187 Ben Yehuda St. Souvenirs Raphael's Original handmade crafts by talented Israeli designers. 94 Ben Yehuda St. Tel. (03) 5273619 Beauty AHAVA Hiton Hotel (Lobby) Hayarkon Street – Gan Haatzama’ut Tel. (03) 5220120

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Shopping & fASHION Dizengoff Street

164 Dizengoff St.Tel. (03) 5270379

Fashion BANKER Israeli designers and imported men and women’s fashion 210 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5290358 Banot – Loulou Liam Israeli women’s designer 212 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5291175 Block 190 Trendy international premium brand store, 190 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5279951 Claude Samuel Supremely elegant eyewear 17 Dizengoff St. Tel: (03) 6208882 Claudette Zorea Israeli women’s designer 236 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 542447 Couple Of Women’s shoe designers 207 Dizengoff St., Tel.(03) 6044451 David Sasson Men’s fashion, 170 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5298536 Dorin Frankfurt Israeli women’s designer

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Imuma Unique handmade shoes by Israeli designers. 114 Dizengoff St. Tel. 077-4430632 Salon Malka Wide selection of swim and beach wear. 160 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5228558 Accessories Amaro Jewelry, 226 Dizengoff St., Tel. (03) 5242479 Dori Csengeri Hand embroidered jewelry – featured in Vogue Magazine 242 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 6043273 Souvenirs Bauhaus Center 99 Dizengoff St. Excellent selection of books and functional designs, Tel. (03) 5220249 Antiquariat – M.Pollak Israel’s oldest and most renowned firm (1899) for antique maps and prints of the Holy Land. Lithographs

and etching from 16th century; Art Deco, Jewish art, antiquarian and rare books. King George St. Tel. (03) 5281336, 5288613. MAZAL TOV Israeli gifts and jewelry to bring back home with you. Starts from 1$ [full VAT refund]. 159 Dizengoff st., Tel Aviv. Gan Hahashmal The Gan Hahashmal (Electricity Garden) lies between the streets of Allenby, Yehuda Halevy, Barzilay & Hahashmal. This is where you will find a concentration of cutting-edge boutiques, studios of apparel and accessory designers. Fashion Shine Israeli women’s designer 12 HaRakevet St. Tel. (03) 5601658 Accessories Ruby Star Jewelry, Levontin 28 St. Tel. 077-5606500 TES Handbag designer 12 HaRakevet St.Tel. (03) 5601482

Shopping & fASHION Souvenirs Tifa-Arts Imprinted Art – Leather accessories,ceramics and glass works and more. 2 Levontin St. Tel: 052-2660250, 052-2369606, Kikar Hamedina

Ada Handbags, Accessories, Clothing 6 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6956701 Accessories TimesQuare Watch Boutique 62 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6040767

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Sigal Dekel Israeli designer for women’s fashion 15 Achva St. (on the corner of Shabazi St.), Tel. (03) 5165224

He BeEyar St., Hamedina Square. The most exclusive shopping district in Israel where you will find the biggest fashion name brands – from Bulgari to Armani

Green Vurcel Silversmiths & Jewelers 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 5465661


Blue Bandan Gifts, Housewares 52 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6021686

Amor Fashion and accessories designed by the best: Valentino, Fendi, D&G, etc 6 and 74 He BeEyar St. Tel. (03) 6967587, 6956533 Helga Design Imported premium brands for women 12 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 6955488 Mika Leather wear for women 48 Heh B’Iyar St. Tel. (03) 5468150 TACTIC Imported premium brands for men and women, 32 Heh B’Iyar St., Tel. (03) 6967173

Skalski Leather Boutique Original designs of fine leather accessories, bags, purses and belts. 19 Aboulafia St. Tel: (03)6834505

Nachalat Binyamin Souvenirs Nachalat Binyamin Bazaar Colorful arts and crafts bazaar combined with street theatre, musicians and jugglers. This is an excellent place to shop for unique gifts. Tues: 9.30am-5.30pm, Fri: 9am-4pm Florentine Accessories


Accessories Agas and Tamar Jewelry 43 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5168421 Mishkafayim Eyewear boutique 14 Shabazi St., Tel. (03)5166202 Ayala Bar Jewelry36 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5100082 Souvenirs Badim Exquisite textile shop 42 Shabazi St. Tel. (03) 5164269

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Fashion City - Designers Market Jan 15 - 17 Good-bye Paris, Milan and London. And who needs New York when Tel Aviv has its own hip fashion scene, brought into full spectrum light at the biannual Fashion Market? For over a decade, the three-day event at the end of the winter and summer seasons draws tens of thousands of women and men – celebrities and commoners alike – looking to upgrade their wardrobe. They also come to see and be seen mingling among the different Israeli designers – some on the way up like Ido Recanati, and others well established and internationally successful such as Sigal Dekel. If you're lucky enough to be in Tel Aviv between the 15th and the 17th of January you can find the city’s most talented designers gathered together in one place with the best of their collections on display – and for sale. Twice a year, for three days each time, a giant fashion fair called City Designers’ Market is held in Tel Aviv. Whatever you do, don’t miss

this colorful carnival of cutting-edge fashion! The Fashion Market is held at the exhibition grounds in north Tel Aviv and cost 15 NIS for entry.

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Shopping & fASHION Sheinkin Street

10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5442834,

Fashion Story Trendy international premium brand store, 60 Sheinken St. Tel. (03) 560391 Hashmal 15 Street fashion, 34 Sheinkin St., Tel. (03) 6291119 Accessories Michal Negrin Romantic, imaginary colorful jewelry by world-wide known Israeli designer 37 Sheinkin St. Tel. (03) 5252752 Tel Aviv Port Tel Avivâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old port (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Namal Tel Avivâ&#x20AC;? in Hebrew), dating back to 1936, has been renovated into a trendy complex where you can shop and eat; at night, go clubbing or bar hopping. Fashion Bait Ba'Namal â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empowering Womenâ&#x20AC;? is the basic statement reflected in comme il fautâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bait Ba'Namal, a shopping center focused on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. Hangar 26, Tel (03)6041025 Souvenirs & Accessories Idit Jewelry and Judaica designs 1 Yordei Hasira, Tel. (03) 5440067 Galileeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Galileeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are proud to present the very best of the Galilee, an authentic series of selected products created by hand, produced from the land, and harvested from nature. Bait Baâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri





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Gal Designs A special collection of unique garments and accessories made from colorful, especially designed fabrics. All items are handmade in limited editions. Bait Baâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port, Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5461568 LE'ELA This unique shop is a true palace of Israeli design, offering various household items, appliances, fashion accessories and more. Bait Baâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: 0544 627410 Sisters A women-friendly sex shop. Official importers of the Fun Factory brand from Germany. Bait Baâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Namal, Hangar 26, Tel Aviv Port. Sun-Thur 10am-10pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-10pm Tel: (03) 5466906,

Ramat Gan I.D.C Israel Diamond Center The largest selection diamonds and jewelry at wholesale prices. Gemological certificate and international guarantee for each item. All purchases are tax-exempt with 16.5% VAT refund. 1 Jabotinsky St. Ramat-Gan. For a free pick-up from your hotel call Tel. (03) 5757979.

Jerusalem Alrov Mamilla Avenue Souvenirs Israel Government Coins and Medals

This store carries special commemorative medals, watches, various framed memorabilia, and modern and ancient coins and jewelry. Open Sunday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm, Friday 9 am-1 pm. Mamilla Mall (near Jaffa Gate), Jerusalem. Tel.(02) 625-9294. Beauty AHAVA Alrov Mamilla Avenue Tel.(02) 6243929 Ein Bokek Beach Ein Haâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tchelet Shopping Mall Dead Sea â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Israel, Tel. (08) 9952073 Massada Mountain Tel: (08) 6584319/27 AHAVA Visitor Center Dead Sea Laboratories Plant Tel. (02) 9945117, (02) 9945123 Fax. (02) 9945122 Yafo Street Khalifa Shoes The largest selection in the world of Teva Naot. 44 Jaffa St. (corner of Rav Kook St., Opposite the Zion Square), Jerusalem. Sun. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thurs. 8:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30pm, Fri. 8:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:30pm. Tel: (02) 6257027 the Old City Fashion Claire Fashion Charming boutique located close to the Old City in the upscale neiberhood of Baka, near the German Colony. The owners, a Parisian couple, offer imports from France, Italy and England as well as Israeli made garments. 54 Derech Beit lechem St. Tel. (02)6232833 Souvenirs Hutsot Hayotzer Jerusalem artists display their creations in this art center. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm, Friday 10 am-2 pm. Across the street from Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. Khader M. Baidun and Sons Covering nearly an entire block and includes beautiful jewelry, wellpreserved Bronze Age jugs and other antiquities. Daily 10:30 am-4 pm. 20 Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6261469. Palestinian Pottery East Jerusalem shop features a fine selection of pottery crafted by the Balian family, whose works have been exhibited all over the world, including Washington D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smithsonian Museum. Open MondaySaturday 9 am-4 pm. 14 Nablus Road, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 6282826.

dining out The index of restaurants listed below is a mere taste of the culinary experience that Israel has to offer. These establishments represent our selection of eateries that are really worth a visit. If you wish to add to this list with a personal recommendation, feel free to drop us an email on: Price Levels: Inexpensive - up to NIS 70 Moderate - NIS 80 to 150 High - NIS 160 and up

Tel. (03) 6212900, Price Level: Moderate Sushi Samba - Japanese fusion The Tel-Aviv branch of the successful restaurant chain. Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. Sun-Fri noon-1.00am, Sat 11am-1.00 am, 27 HaBarzel St, Ramat HaChayal. Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6444345 Price Level: High


Thai House Authentic Thai cuisine. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 8 Bograshov St, Reservations optional, Tel. (03) 5178568, Price Level: Moderate

Sakura - Japanese A tiny gem; authentic Japanese restaurant, favoured by Japanese ex-pats. Sun-Sat noon-midnight, 79 King George St,

Yakimono - upscale Japanese Sun-Fri-noon-5.00pm, noon12.30am, Sat. noon-12.30am, 19 Rothschild Blvd, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5175171, Price Level: High


Italian Mediterranean Cuisine Meat, Fish & Seafood

Live music every Friday night 106 HaYarkon St. Tel-Aviv (Free parking) Tel: (03)5246837 O p e n : 12 p m t o 12 a m , w w w . r e s t . c o . i l / b o ccacci o

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Bar & Restaurant Juz & Loz The famously Lesbian chefs make superb dishes from whatever they find fresh in the Carmel Market. The menu is hand-typed in Hebrew only. Intimate, warm atmosphere with candlelight, flea-market furniture and Arab pop music. Sun-Thur. 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm -3 am, 51 Yehuda Halevi St Reservations not accepted – and there’s always a queue, Tel (03) 5606385, Price Level: Moderate Nanouchka Authentic Georgian (Eastern Europe) restaurant. After 10.30 pm it becomes a crowded bar scene with excellent DJs. Sun-Sat. noon – last customer 28 Lilienblum St, Tel. (03) 5162254 Price Level: Moderate Sheila Trendy Sheila combines excellent cuisine and an easy, bar-style ambience. Sun-Thur. 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 1pmmidnight, 182 Ben Yehuda St Reservations recommended Tel. (03) 5221224, Price Level: Moderate Tapeo Tapas bar Sun-Sat. 19.00-last customer, Haarbaa 16, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6240484, Price Level: Moderate Nana Bar A romantic bistro with a charming patio and a private room that becomes a lively bar towards the smaller hours of the night. Sun-Sat noon-1.00am. 1 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5161915 Price Level: Moderate Bistro Caffe Tazza D’oro A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30ammidnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required, Tel. (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Adora Mediterranean cuisine by the young and promising Chef Avi Biton. MonThur. noon-5pm, 7pm-midnight, Fri. noon-4pm, 9pm-midnight, Sat. 9am-

Dining out 5pm, 7pm-midnight. 226 Ben Yehuda St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6050896, Price Level: Moderate

outskirts of the Carmel Market) Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5161417, Price Level: High

Brasserie M&R Tel Aviv’s most popular brasserie is a consistent favorite with the critics 70 Ibn Gvirol St, Dinner Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6967111 Price Level: Moderate

Chloelys Located in Ramat-Gan’s diamond district, 5 minutes’ from Tel Aviv, this exclusive chef’s restaurant is one of the best fish restaurants in Israel. Sun-Fri noon – 11.30 pm, Sat. noon – 4 pm 16 Abba Hillel St, Ramat Gan Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5752445, Price Level: High

Dallal Well-prepared, imaginative comfort food served in an elegantly renovated Ottoman-era home. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. Kol Israel Haverim St (corner of Shabazi St), Neve Tzedek Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 5109292 Price Level: Moderate Fish & Seafood Beni HaDayag (Beni the fisherman) Middle Eastern salads (mezze) and a variety of fish and meat, always grilled to perfection. Sun-Sat. 10am-1.00am. 1Yorday HaSira St, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations optional ,Tel (03) 5440518, Price Level: Moderate Carmela BaNachala The beautifully renovated, early twentieth-century building is the perfect setting for the chef’s Mediterranean cuisine. Sun-Thurs. noon-11pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 10am-10pm. 46 HaTavor St, (on the

Fortuna Del Mar With its fabulous location and array of exciting dishes, this restaurant offers a memorable seaside dining experience. Open daily. 9.30 am – 11pm 14 Peri Eliezer St (Tel Aviv’s marina, near the Carlton Hotel) Reservations recommended. Tel. (03) 5236730, Price Level: Moderate Manta Ray One of the most popular restaurants in Tel Aviv, this excellent seafood restaurant is famous for its opening mezze (Mediterranean appetizers) Open Daily. 9am-midnight Alma Beach (by the Etzel House Museum parking lot), Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5174773, Price Level: Moderate-High Mul Yam The restaurant creative kitchen

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offers fine plates using premium sea products from around the world. The first and only Israeli restaurant to be included in Les Grandes Tables Du Monde. Sun-Fri. 12.30 pm-3.30 pm, 7.30 pm-11pm Sat. 1.00pm-4.00 pm 7.30 pm-11 pm, Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Port, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 5469920, Price Level: High Turqouise Changing menu with local and imported fish and seafood, good wine menu and attentive staff has made this restaurant a favorite. Sun-Thurs. 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat. 9.30ammidnight. 6 Rosenblum Herzl St, Sea& Sun Complex Reservations only Tel (03) 6996370, Price Level: Moderate-High French Messa One of the most beautiful restaurants in Israel with an impressive white onwhite dining room and an equally lavish all-black bar. This Levantine chef’s kitchen evokes the flavors of the Middle East with fancy continental flourishes. Sun-Sat. noon -3.30 pm, 7 pm-12 am 19 HaArba’a St, Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6856859, Price Level: High Yoezer Wine Bar Located in an Ottoman-era Jaffa building, Yoezer has one of the most comprehensive wine menus in Israel. French-inspired cuisine. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-1.00am, Sat 11.00 am-1.00 pm, 2 Yoeser IshHabira, Jaffa (near the Clock Tower). Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6839115 Price Level: High Italian

90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel-Aviv, (Between Mapu& Gordon St.) Tel: (03)5273394

Bellini The Bellini restaurant is located in the Suzanne Dellal Centre, in Neve Tzedek. It features a selection of antipasti and classical Italian starters, followed by dishes starring pasta, fish, meat and seafood. Open Daily from noon to midnight. 6 Yechieli st. Suzanne Dellal Centre, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. For reservations (03)5178486 Cantina An Italian restaurant that is a hangout for local celebs, Sun-Sat noon-midnight. 71 Rothschild Blvd. Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6205051, Price Level: Moderate-High Ernesto A great authentic Italian restaurant with a charming balcony for outdoor sitting. 90 Ben Yehuda St. Tel:

Dining out (03)5273394, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Herbert Samuel Jonathan Roshfeld’s elegant restaurant is a critics’ favourite Sun-Sat. 12.30pm- 12.30am. 6 Koifman St, Reservations only Tel. (03) 5166516, Price Level: High Osteria da Fiorella The first and most authentic Italian in town. 148 Ben Yehuda St. Reservation recommended. Tel: (03)5248818 Pronto Top recommendation for fine northern Italian cuisine, Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-1.00am. 26 Nachmani St, Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 5660915, Price Level: High Tony Vespa Excellent “Rome Style” rectangular shaped pizza slices sold by weight. Sun-Sat. noon-2am. 267 Dizengoff St (03) 5460000, Price Level: Inexpensive Toto Critics love the Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine at this airy, stylish restaurant, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 4 Berkovitch St (behind the Tel Aviv Museum of Art), Reservations only, Tel (03) 6935151, (03) 6935152, Price Level: High

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Kosher Bruno Mediterranean cuisine with an open kitchen and a great view. Sun-Thur 12, 7.00.pm11 pm, Azrieli Center, 3rd floor Reservations recommended, Tel. (03) 6093030, Price Level: High Lilit Meat dishes with Californian and Mediterranean influences. The restaurant hires and trains at risk youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sun-Thur noon - 11pm, Fri 11am-4.00 pm, Sat8.00 pm-11p.m, 4 Weizmann St (AsiaHouse)Reservations only, Tel. (03) 6091331, Price Level: High Shmulik Cohen Traditional dishes that your Polish grandmother used to make. Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Friday till 4pm. 146 Herzl St Tel. (03) 6810222 Price Level: Inexpensive

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Dining out 5pm, Sat. 8pm-1am, 8 HaArba’a St Tel. (03) 5617778, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

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Abu Hassan One of the most famous hummus joints in Israel Sun-Fri. 8am - till the hummus is finished (usually around 2pm), 1 HaDolphin St, Jaffa, Price Level: Inexpensive

A Place for Meat True to its name – a carnivore’s heaven serving the finest cuts of home-aged meat. Mon-Sat. noon-16pm, 7pm-midnight, 64 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek, Reservations optional, Tel (03) 5104020, Price Level: Moderate-High Boccaccio Mediterranean-Italian cuisine An intimate dining experience with a glimpse of the sea. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight. 106 Hayarkon St (in front of Dan Hotel). Reservations recommended, Tel (03) 03.5246837 Price Level: Moderate Charcuterie Home-made sausages and fine meat dishes complemented by the old market streets of beautiful Jaffa, Mon-Sat. noon-5pm, 7pm-2am, 3 Rabbi Hanina St, Jaffa, Reservations only, Tel (03) 6828843 Price Level: Moderate-High Stefan Braun Levantine-style kebabs and salads served in a romantic, Ottomanstyle setting, Sun-Sat. noon-2am, 99 Allenby St (in the courtyard), Reservations recommended, Tel (03)


Dr. Shakshuka Tripoli cuisine, with an emphasis on the baked egg-and-tomato dish called shakshuka Sun-Thur. 8am-midnight, Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8pm-midnight, 3 Beit Eshel, Jaffa, No reservations required, Price Level: Inexpensive Pini BaHatzer Facing the beach where Jaffa and Tel Aviv meet, this restaurant serves Turkish and Kurdish cuisine. Enjoy the outside terrace at sunset.Sun-Sat. 9am-11.30pm, 6 Nahum Goldman Boardwalk, Jaffa. Reservations recommended Tel (03) 6822111 Price Level: Moderate-High Cafes 10 Idelson Delicious pastries and cakes and excellent (mostly fish& dairy) dishes, Sun-Sat 8am-midnight, 252 Ben Yehuda St, 117 Dizengoff St/ 57 Weitzman St, Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Caffe Tazza D’oro

A charming café with good food and the best coffee in town. Sun-Fri. 7.30am-midnight, Sat 8.30am- midnight, 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek. No Reservations required Tel (03) 5166329 Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate Shine Slick and trendy, this café by day becomes a happening bar scene at night. Sun-Thur. 8.30am-12.30am, Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-12.30am, 38 Shlomo HaMelech St Price Level: Inexpensive-Moderate

Jerusalem Asian Sakura Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 31 Jaffa St, Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6235244 Price Level: Moderate-high Bar & Restaurant Adom Wine bar with a good menu of Mediterranean meat and fish dishes. Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-4.30pm, 7pm-2am, Sat. 1pm-2am, 31 Jaffa St Reservations optional 057.9382169 Price Level: Moderate-High Colony In an industrial building this bistro

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Boccaccio – Italian Mediterranean Kitchen Serving food spiced with the love of life and art and just a few steps from the beach, Boccaccio’s rural family atmosphere in combination with its luxury standards makes for a memorable dining experience. Sit at the wooden bar and enjoy the marvelous sea view or feast your eyes on the rare works of art, murals and statues that decorate the restaurant. Excellent service with a smile and a superb wine selection are the perfect accompaniment to the delicious menu of culinary art. Start your meal with one of the tempting starters which include antipasto and homemade rolls or Formattini (baked goat cheese). For your main course you can choose from a variety of pastas with freshlymade classic sauces or indulge in the famous Chef’s Specialty - Lamb Ossobuco. Supreme pleasure awaits in the form of a luxurious Halvah and Hazelnut Meringue Parfait or a classic Tiramisu dessert. A meal at Boccaccio promises an exciting harmony of food, art, serenity and indulgence. 106 Hayarkon St., cnr Frishman, Tel Aviv. Open: Sun-Sat 12pm-12am. Tel: (03) 5246837

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Dining out becomes a lively bar in the smaller hours. Sun-Sat. noon-last customer 7 Beit Lechem Rd. Tel. (02) 6729955 Price Level: Moderate-high Bistro Chakra Bar-restaurant serving upscale meat and fish dishes with an imaginative Mediterranean twiSt Sun-Sat. 6pm-3am, 41 King George (under Cafe Joe) Reservations optional Tel. (02) 6252733 Price Level: Moderate-High Fish & SeaFood Dolphin Yam A Jerusalem landmark for seafood. Sun-Sat. noon-1am. 9 Ben Shatach St Reservationsz recommended Tel. (02) 6232272 Price Level: Moderate French Arcadia One of Israel’s top gourmet restaurants, serving French cuisine in a beautifully renovated classic Jerusalem stone building, Sun-Fri. 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 10 Agrippas St (in the alley), Reservations only (02) 6249138, Price Level: High Italian Cielo North Italian cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.Sun-Thur, Sat. 1pm-4pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri. 6.30pm11.30pm, 18, Ben Sira St, Reservations only ,Tel. (02) 6251132 Price Level: Moderate-High Paradiso An Italian café that is a Jerusalem establishment. Sun-Thur. noonmidnight, Fri. 10am- midnight, Sat. 11am-midnight, 36 Keren Hayesod St, No Reservations,

Price Level: Moderate Kosher Buffalo Steakhouse A serious name for a serious game: the enthusiastic consumptions of thick slabs of deliciously seared animal flesh. Buffalo is next logical step in the fairly recent development of a genuine kosher steakhouse culture in Jerusalem. Sun.- Thur. 12am to Last Customer; Sat. One hour after sundown until Last Customer. 54 Emek Refaim st., German Colony, Jerusalem. Kosher/ Rabbinate. Tel (02) 5611325 Price Level: Moderate Eucalyptus Biblical - Israeli cuisine. Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-11pm, Sat. 7.30pm-11pm 7 Horcanus St , Reservations only Tel. (02) 6232864 Price Level: Moderate La Guta French cuisine, Sun-Thur. 12.30pm4pm, 6pm-11pm, Fri. 12.30pm-4pm, Sat. 7pm-midnight, 34 Beit Lechem Way, Reservations only, Tel. (02) 6232322, Price Level: Moderate-High Olive Occupying part of a Templar building midway down Emek Refaim Street is Olive, the quintessential Germany Colony restaurant, offering international-styled kosher meat menu with Mediterranean flair. Sun- Thu, 12:00 to midnight; Sat motzaei Shabbat to midnight. 36 Emek Refaim St., German Colony, Jerusalem.Kosher/Rabbinate, Tel (02)5611102 Price Level: Moderate Olive & Fish Located on Jabotinsky Street right across the street from Liberty Bell Park and affording a view of Yemin Moshe’s famous windmill and the Old City, Olive & Fish specializes in

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various preparations of fish, beef. Non-carnivores might have to make do with soup and salad. Sun. -Thur., 12am to midnight; Saturday, one hour after sundown. 2 Jabotinsky St.,Yemin Moshe/Talbieh, Jerusalem. Kosher/Rabbinate, (02) 566-5020 Price Level: Moderate Scala Chef kitchen and upscale bar combining true elegance and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. The David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David St., Jerusalem Reservations (02) 6212030 www. Meat Piero’s Table Restaurant In this tiny joint with one table only, Piero has served for the past 40 years a changing menu of great meat dishes. Sun-Thur 6pm-1am, Sat 8pm-1am. 82 Agrippas St Reservations only 054.6381687 Price Level: Moderate Mid-Eastern Abu Shukri Lebanese Restaurant The restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, with a large verity of local meat specialties, including Palestinian-style chicken on a bed of rice, stuffed vegetables, Hummus and all the Arab salads you could want (techina, tabouleh, moussaka) and more. Sun.- Fri. 9:30am until last customer; Sat. 9am to 9pm. 5 Ein Kerem St., Ein Kerem. (02) 643-9499 Price Level: Inexpensive

Herzliya & Netanya Asian Kyoto Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-1am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-1am, 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations only Tel. (09) 9587770, Price Level: Moderate-High Yakiniko Tanka Exclusive Japanese grill restaurant offering a unique experience in private rooms each with a center grill. Diners cook their own cuts of meat or fish.Sun-Fri. 7pm-midnight, Sat.12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-midnight 9 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580322 Price Level: High Zozobra Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 7 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional Tel. (09) 9577077 Price Level: Moderate

Dining out Bistro Rocca Beautiful sea-front location on Herzliya, Sun-Sat. noon-midnight 8 Ramat Yam St, Hertzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9515122 Price Level: Moderate-High Sebastian Sun-Thur. 8am-2am, Fri. 9am-3am, Sat. 9am-2am, 33 Maskit St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9513939, Price Level: Moderate Segev Sun-Sat. 7pm-1am 16 Shenkar St, Herzliya Pituach Reservations only Tel. (09) 9580410 Kosher Price Level: High Fish & Seafood Shuri-Buri Sun-Sat. 12.30pm-12.30 am 122 Medinat HaYehudim, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9543194, (09) 9565115 Price Level: Moderate Yam-7 Sun-Thur. 12.30pm-2am, Fri-Sat. 1pm-2am 122 Ramat Yam St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations optional, Tel. (09) 9566950 Price Level: Moderate Kosher Meat and Wine Co. Kosher grilled meat complemented by a good selection of wines. SunThur. noon-1am, Sat. 7.30pm-1am 15 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach Reservations recommended Tel. (09) 9567006, Price Level: Moderate Italian Joya Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 9 Shenkar St, Herzilya Pituach, Reservations recommended, Tel. (09) 9566299 Price Level: Moderate

this restaurant serves excellent meat / fish / diary casseroles. Ideal for cold winter dinners accompanied by a good bottle of wine. Sun. 10am-11pm, Mon-Thur. noonmidnight, Sat. 10am-midnight Moshav Nimrod Ramat Hagolan, Reservations highly recommended Tel (04) 6870049, Price Level: Moderate-High Mid-Eastern Sela HaNotrim Gourmet food with private dining at a charming Arab family. Minimum of 4 guests.Moshav Rama in the northern Galil Reservations Reservations only Tel (04) 9986483, 050.5434454 Price Level: Moderate-High El Rida Good Levantine cuisine restaurant located in a beautifully renovated old house.Sun-7pm-1am, MonSat.1pm-1am 23 El Bishra St (across from the clock tower), Nazareth Reservations optional, Tel (04) 6084404, Price Level: Moderate Fish & Seafood Uri Buri One of the most famous restaurants in Israel, Uri Buri serves imaginative fish dishes inspired by local produce. Sun-Sat. noon-11pm, HaHagana St (Lighthouse Courtyard) Akko (Old City) Reservations optional, Tel. (04) 9552212, Price Level: Moderate-High Kosher Roberg Mediterranean cuisine with international influences. The restaurant has a marvelous view of the Kinneret and the Golan Heights. Sun-Thur 12.30pm-10pm, Fri. 12.30pm-7pm Moshav LeBanim (neat the northern-west side of the Kinneret) Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6715656 Price Level: Moderate Meat

Cafes Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar Decadent desserts, homemade chocolate, excellent coffee Sun-Sat. 9am-2am, 8 Ha Menofim St, Herzilya Pituach, No Reservations needed, Price Level: Moderate

Haifa & North Bistro The Witch’s and the Milkman’s Casserole Perched on a high peak in the Golan,

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Muskat Gourmet dishes made from the freshest products (the restaurant is supervising its own cattle farm and organic garden). A romantic décor with a superb view. Mon-Fri. 6.30pm-10pm, Sat. 1pm-midnight Mitzpe Haymim Spa Hotel, Rosh Pina Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 6994523, Price Level: High Limousine One of the best steak houses in Israel. Mon-Sat. noon-1am Industrial area (look for the

signs), Ramat Yishay, Reservations recommended, Tel. (04) 9533173 Price Level: Moderate-High Tzel HaTamar (Palm Tree’s shadow) Tranquil location offering primarily meat and fish.Sun-Sat. noon-midnight At the entrance to Kibbutz Ashdot Ya’acov, just outside Tiberias Reservations recommended Tel. (04) 6756688, Price Level: Moderate-High HaTachana (The Station) One of the best steak restaurants in Israel. People make special trips up north just to eat here. Sun-Sat. noon-midnight, 10 HaRishonim, Metulla, Reservations recommended, Tel (04) 6944810 Price Level: Moderate-High

Eilat & South Bistro Josephine The best French cuisine in town. Mon-Sat. 6pm-midnight, 3 Eilat St, Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6323787, Price Level: Moderate-High Asian Yakimono (kosher) A kosher Japanese restaurant located on the 12th floor of the Hilton Sheba Hotel,Sun-Thur 4pm-midnight, Sat 7.30pm-midnight, 8 Antib St (Hilton Sheba Hotel), Reservations recommended, Tel. (08) 6306793, Price Level: Moderate-High Fish & Seafood Edi’s Hiding Place Sun-Sat 6pm-midnight, 8 Eilat St Reservations optional, Tel (08) 6371137, Price Level: Moderate Kosher Lawrence The best gourmet kosher cuisine in Eilat.Sun-Thur, Sat. 7pm-11pm North Promenade, Herods Vitals Hotel Reservations recommended Tel (08) 6380115, (08) 6380000 Price Level: Moderate-High Meat Pedro Mon-Sat. 6pm-11pm 14 Ye-Elim Blvd (the old city center), Reservations recommended, Tel (08) 6379504 Price Level: Moderate-High

night life Things to know before you go… Hours: Bars start at about 21:00; Clubs open at midnight and stay open until dawn Dress Code: Casual and trendy Reservation: Advance reservations for bars and clubs are not customary

Hachalonot HaGvohim (High Windows) Stylish 3-floor mega bar 113 Ha’Hashmonaim St For reservation Tel. 077-4000600 Irish Pubs

Tel Aviv-Yaffo Clubs Cat and Dog 23 Carlebach St Zizi-Tripo World’s best DJs in the trendiest dance club in Tel Aviv, Ages 2535,Every Thursday from 10pm. 7 Carlebach St Tel. (03) 5611597 HaOman 17 Mega dance club that hosts famous international DJs, 88 Abarbanel St Tel. 03-6813636 Maxim The place to go on Friday nights (after 11 pm) 48 King George St Dance Bars Blackbook 37 Menahem Begin Rd.

Mike’s Place Herbert Samuel 86 Tel. 054-9292552, 054-9292551 Molly Bloom’s 2 Mendele St (corner of Hayarkon) Leo Bloom’s Ziv Towers, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St Tel. (03) 6482126

Nanouchka – Georgian food 28 Lilienblum St, Tel. (03) 5162254 Levontin 7 – ultra-hip bar & performance space 7 Levontin St. Tel. (03) 5655084 Saloona 17 Tirza St (Noga Quarter) Jaffa Tel. (03) 5181719 Lounge 223 Trendy bar owned by six star bartenders that have managed some of the city’s top places offering specialty cocktails 223 Dizengoff St Tel. (03) 5446537

Local Bars Peacock 14 Marmorek St. T el. (03) 6868259 Pinxos - tapas bar 57 Nahalat Binyamin St Tel. (03) 566505 Cerveza 174 Dizengoff St. Tel. (03) 5293277

Abraxas Crowded lounge-bar with live performances and star DJs and a pool table on the second floor Lilinblum 40 Tel. (03) 5104435 Apartment 98 A hip bar designed like a residential apartment Dizengoff 98 Tel. (03) 5228697

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Special Evenings at Mirror Bar With its chic décor and shimmering ambience, the Mirror Bar is an elegant yet casual haven in which to enjoy classic drinks, exclusive cocktails and gourmet bar food. Featuring sophisticated and diverse music which incorporates custom designed playlists by the resident inhouse DJ, the Mirror Bar caters to its hotel guests and visitors alike. Cigar

lovers can enjoy the separate and intimate Cigar Lounge which stocks the leading brands from around the world. Ideal for early cocktails or a late night get-together, the Mirror Bar at the Mamilla Hotel is a focal point of vibrant energy in Jerusalem. Special Themed Evenings: Sunday – Israeli Night Monday – Jazz & Wine

Tuesday-Thursday – Resident DJ Opening Hours: Sun-Thu & Sat from 7pm till late. Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem. Reservations: (02) 5482230

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night life Chamara An upscale bar located in Raphael (5-star restaurant) Hayarkon 87, Tel. (03) 5226464 Marina Roof Bar & Pool 167 Hayarkon St. Tel for reservation: Tel. 052-7335555 Messa Bar Exclusive, stylish & intimate, extension of Messa (5-star restaurant) 19 Ha’arba’a St Tel. (03) 6856859 Sublet 6 Koifman St. (Second floor, above Herbert's Samuels restaurant) Reservation recommended: Tel. 052-3058686

Old train station, Tel. (02) 6292000 KOSHER Birman Live performances are held every evening. Great Middle Eastern kitchen 8 Dorot Rishonim St Tel. (02) 6236115 Shlomtzi Trendy venue with two massive bars 8 Shlomzion Hamalka St Tel. (02) 6254999 KOSHER Clubs

Whisky a Go-Go Tel Aviv Port Tel. (03) 5440633

Ultrasound The biggest club around with leading DJs, Kibbutz Yagur Luna 5 Hamam El Pasha St Haifa

Wine Bars

Local Bars

Jajo Vino Small, chic and stylish 44 Shabazi St Tel. (03) 5100620 , (03) 5164557

Barbarosa 8 Pika St, Ahuza Tel. (04) 8721988 18:30 - Last Customer Frangelico 132 Moria Rd Tel. (02) 8248839

Wine Bar An intimate wine bar with excellent food 15 Montefiore St Tel. (03) 5102923

Maidler’s Pub 126 Moria Rd. Tel (02) 8248754

70 Pilim Wine/liquor shop with a charming bar below 70 Bograshov St. Tel (03) 6291777

Morrison Yefe Nof , Carmel Center Tel. (04) 8383828


Stella 60 Moria Rd. Tel. (02) 8112000

Dance Bars

Lounge Bars

17 17 Haoman St. Tel. (02) 6781658

Beit HaBira 16 Hanasi St, Carmel Center Tel. 050-8229750

Irish Pubs Glasgow Hot new place offering an intimate atmosphere 11 Shlomzion Hamalka St Tel. 054-2512712 KOSHER

Mirror Bar Chic decor and shimmering ambience, an elegant yet casual haven to enjoy classic drinks and

exclusive cocktails. Mamilla Hotel, 11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem, Tel: (02) 5482230 Sun-Thur from 7pm till late, Sat from one hour after Shabbat finishes.

Eilat Ice Space -7°C ice bar, sculptures and slide. Scheduled events for groups, tours, and parties, Yam Suf Tower Spiral House, Tel (08) 6332225 Sun – Sat 10 pm – 2 am Clubs Blanco King Salomon Hotel, King Salomon’s Promenade, Tel. (08) 6364444 HaTa’asiya 54 4 HaMasger St (industrial zone) Irish Pubs Paddy’s Tourist center on the northern promenade, 8 Beit HaGesher St Tel (08) 6376237, 057-8834066 Sun-Sat midnight-4am 3 Monkeys The best place to meet fellow visitors from abroad Royal Beach Hotel Tel (08) 6368888 Sun-Sat: 21:00- last customer Lounge Bars Park Avenue Ofira’s Park, 20 Tarshish St Tel (08) 6333303, (08) 6338343 Sun-Sat: 6 pm – 4 am Metta Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade, 8 Beit HaGesher St Tel: 050-7955819, 057-5503636 Red Bar Tourist center on the northern promenade, 8 Beit HaGesher St Tel :052-5779910

Local Bars Yehoshua 18 Ben Sira St. Tel. (02) 6246076 Lounge Bars Izen 7 Beit Lechem Rd., Old train station compound, Tel. (02) 6733215 The Lab Hip performance / exhibition space for live music & art, 28 Hebron Rd., The Mirror Bar - Jerusalem

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Real Estate in Tel Aviv

Blue Bay Blue Weiss Galil Ginot Yam Green Beach King Koresh King Solomon Margoa Mizpe Yam Neurim Holiday Village Palace Park Residence Beach Shefayim, Kibbutz Shefayim The Seasons

(09) 8600100 (09) 8603939 (09) 8624455 (09) 8341007 (09) 8656166 (09) 8613555 (09) 8338444 (09) 8624434 (09) 8623730 (09) 8663232 (09) 8620222 (09) 8623344 (09) 8301111

A beautiful 98m apartment, 3.5 floor with elevator on Gordon St. Tel Aviv. $ 632,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

(09) 9595577 (09) 8601555

On Ha'neviim St., Tel Aviv, in a building for restoration, 2.5 rooms, 85m + elevator. $ 579,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES Tour-Phone 24/7 *3888 Ben Gurion Airport 24/7 (03) 9754260 Tel Aviv (03) 5166188 Jerusalem (02) 6271422 Dead Sea - Ein Bokek (08) 9975010 Netanya (09) 8827286 Nazareth (04) 6570555 Haifa 1800 305090 Eilat (08) 6309111 Tiberias (04) 6725666

TRANSPORTATION Egged Lines Railway

*2800 *5770

TAXI SERVICES TEL AVIV To Ben Gurion Airport Gordon Habima Kastel

(03) 9871110 (03) 5272999 (03) 5283131 (03) 6332253

JERUSALEM Hauma Beit Hakerem

(02) 5389999 (02) 5000101

HAIFA Carmelit Bialik Hanassi

(04) 8664640 (04) 8713232 (04) 9832053

2.5 rooms, Ground floor + garden in Geula St. Tel Aviv. $ 447,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 A Fully renovated, 90m, 3rd floor apartment on Shprintsak St. Tel Aviv. $ 632,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

A 100m Villa in a prime location near Yehuda Maccabbi St., Tel Aviv. $ 1,550,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 In Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv. 200m duplex, 8 rooms. $ 1,550,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 Near the beach, On Dizengoff/ Nordau St., Tel Aviv, 90m 2nd floor +elevator. $465,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 An amazing duplex on Ha’neviim St., Tel Aviv, 250m + 250m on the roof, 3 parking spaces + elevator. $ 1,980,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525 A beautiful 105m apartment on Frug St., Tel Aviv, 2nd floor. $ 555,000 Sun Tel Aviv (03) 5442525

PANORAMIC CITY TOURS Tel Aviv Jerusalem Groups

(03) 6394444 050-8422743 052-3572220

HERZELIYA 24 HOURS HELP LINES Dan Accadia Daniel Eshel Nobu Shizen Tadmor The Sharon

(09) 9597070 (09) 9528282 (09) 9568208 (09) 7474073 (09) 9528282 (09) 9525000 (09) 9525777

Police First Aid Fire Rape crisis center, Women Rape crisis center, Men

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