Author: Alfredo Boyd

  • Ryanair and Air Europa offer cheap Israel flights

    (TNS) — Late last week, lrish low-cost airline Ryanair began to various destinations at market-breaking prices, including a one-way flight from London to Belfast for €7. The company is offering a one-way flight from Tel Aviv to Paphos in Cyprus in late October for €20 and a return flight for €32, a €10 discount in each direction. Flights to Burgas […]

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  • Israeli startups raise almost $300m

    (TNS) – Israeli startups raised nearly $300 million in July, according to press releases issued by companies that have completed financing rounds. The figure may be more as some companies prefer not to publicize the investments they have received. This sum can be added to the more than $3.1 billion that raised in the first half of 2018, according to […]

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  • WATCH: Jim Jefferies tries to bring Mideast peace

    After decades of war, bloodshed, anger and uncertainty – can a stand-up comedian be the one to bring peace to the Middle East? The answer is definitely no, but that doesn’t seem to stop Jim Jefferies from trying – or at least pretending to. Be the first to know – In the episode of The Jim Jefferies show that aired […]

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  • Golden Prague is as serene as the Moldau River

    I stand on the banks of the Vltava River. In German, it is called der Moldau. Being in Prague, I naturally start humming Bedrich Smetana’s wonderful symphonic poem, The Moldau, which salutes Bohemia’s noble past and rich culture. Many Jews and non-Jews know that the yearning anthem of Zionism and later the national anthem of the State of Israel, “Hatikva,” […]

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  • The Travel Adviser: Anatomy of a trip

    There are a myriad of factors when one decides whether to take a trip. For business, the choices are limited; work is calling you, meetings are scheduled, an important conference needs to be attended. For the leisure traveler, it can run the gamut from the desire to get away, explore a new place, take an adventure and partake of the […]

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  • Elite entertainment down by the sea in Eilat

    The 32nd edition of the Red Sea Jazz Festival presented the faithfuls with something of a new look. Gone was the traditional four performance area format, with the program trimmed down to three days from the original four. The latter may have been down to budgetary considerations, but artistic director Eli Degibri, with his seventh tilt at drawing the crowds […]

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  • A work of great beauty

    ‘A moment before he died, I could see where it was leading to. I froze, yet the world around me kept moving… but I could do nothing.” On stage, Idit Herman stands wide-eyed, facing the audience, dressed in a faded red cocktail dress, bare feet, hair disheveled. She describes the moment that her husband and partner, Dmitri Tolpanov, died on […]

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