Summer Days: A Tel Aviv beach will be constructed in Central Park, in honor of the Israeli city?s centennial.

Beach Party, Israeli Style, Comes to New York

New York is a city that seems to have it all, but for Israeli New Yorkers and Israel fanatics, it is sorely lacking one thing: the Tel Aviv beach. Host to many of Tel Aviv’s concerts, cafes and parties, it is the heartbeat of the city. On June 21, a small piece of Israeli beach life will come to New York for one day.

Waiting Game: What Did Abbas Mean?

While Mahmoud Abbas’s meeting with President Obama was widely described as uneventful, comments the Palestinian leader made in a Washington Post interview before entering the White House have led to a feisty debate within the Jewish community.

In New Book, Ross, Top Envoy To Iran, Is Skeptical of Diplomatic Engagement

Since assuming his post as special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Iran matters, Ambassador Dennis Ross has stepped back and refrained from discussing in public his suggestions for dealing with Tehran.

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‘The Ratings King’ of Israel Accused of Hiring Thugs

In a real-life scandal far juicier than his TV shows, an Israeli actor and talk show host admitted June 2 to orchestrating a string of violent attacks on executives within the country’s entertainment industry.

Big Break: Paul Cohen (left), a newspaper ad salesman in New Jersey, was cast as Bernie Madoff (right) in the forthcoming movie.

Madoff Look-alike Lands Film’s Title Role

Watch out, Bernie, your doppelganger is about to make his grand entrance. Paul Cohen, a Jersey City, N.J., resident and newspaper advertising executive, has been cast as America’s most notorious con man in the upcoming feature film “Madoff: Made Off With America.”