Blame it on the Gaza withdrawal. In its wake, a wave of national-religious young adults, feeling cut off from secular Israeli society, moved back from the settlements to try to connect with their brethren.
Three apartment blocks approved for Arab neighborhood Ajami - despite discrimination claims.
Decision still needs to be approved by the Tel Aviv Municipal Council; move only to become official in 2011.
Court rejects appeal by Jaffa residents, human rights groups challenging leasing land to company specializing in housing for religious Zionist community.
Tel Aviv municipality argued that the bylaw allowed for tables, chairs and enclosures to be placed in public areas and also balanced their need with the public's right to unencumbered use of the sidewalk.
Mixed city to receive NIS 160 million from handful of ministries.
The government approved state budget which includes NIS 111 million intended for yeshiva students.
Plan that would see synagogue built on park axed