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Tel Aviv opens its arms to gay rights

Drag queens, dancers and shirtless men were partying through central Tel Aviv yesterday as thousands packed the streets for the city's annual gay pride parade. Colourful floats with scantily dressed revellers drove through the streets as crowds cheered, waved flags and gyrated to loud music as Israel's homosexual community celebrated the event.

Young Israelis in tent-city protests over rising prices

Israeli consumers, frustrated after years of spiralling food and housing prices, burst on to the streets of Tel Aviv this week with a popular protest that has transformed one of the city's smartest neighbourhoods into a hippie-style campsite.

Claire Foy: 'I've surprised myself by not behaving like a massive

I want to be an actress not a celebrity I don't want to get involved with that whole circuit, it's not me. I've been to a couple of red-carpet events; everyone's taking your photo, and you know one person there. It feels strange, like arriving at a party with no friends in sight. Why would you do that?

Julie Burchill: Poor Lauren Booth – she would do anything to get

Last year I took the first steps towards converting to Judaism; also last year, I abandoned my attempt. It was partly that I find it hard to stick at any discipline, being bone-idle and highly hedonistic (for instance, I was only a lesbian for six months), and I realised that Judaism was such an extraordinarily complex and rich religion that I would really have to commit to do it properly. As I can't even commit to Lost or any of those long American television shows, this seemed unlikely.

Matthew Norman's Diary: I've got David Miliband's future all mapped

Don't dare say you didn't read it here first – unless you never read it here at all, of course, or read it somewhere else first. The template for the Milibandroid was indeed the one cited on this page in June... the Frasier episode in which Little Niles pips Frasier to become the wine club Corkmaster by an infinitesimal margin.

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The unholy story of Israel's City of God

'Ajami' reveals the brutality of life in Tel Aviv's ethnically mixed Jaffa neighbourhood through the eyes of those who live there. As the film is released in Britain, Donald Macintyre meets its stars