Ra'anana is a city in central Israel, located north of Petah Tikva and Tel Aviv but south of Netanya.

The city was established in the early 1900s by immigrants, who founded the town there called "Ahuza A – New York," or "Little America" by the neighboring Arabs.

Since then, immigrants have played a central role in Ra'anana, as despite now having a majority native Israeli population, is still heavily identified with its large population of olim, especially those from France and from English-speaking countries.

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Ra'anana Symphonette shines light on new talent

In an exciting musical event, Ra'anana Symphonette highlights Maayan Franco and Nadav Ein-Gal's work, marking them as "stars of the future."

 Avichay Adraee: Israel's face to the Arab world

Israel Police reveal terror plot to murder IDF Arabic spokesperson

The two terrorists carried out a joint stabbing and ramming attack in Ra'anana in January, killing Edna Bluestein, 79, and wounding dozens of others. 

In wake of terror attack, Ra'anana residents question safety of Israeli bus stops on Facebook

One person on Facebook expressed his concerns about the safety of bus stops, "How come we still don't have a solution for it?"

Carrousel: A French culinary escape from Israel's war - review

Carrousel owner and chef Stephane Cohen-Aloro fought for years against Israeli bureaucracy but overcame the problems and graced us with gourmet French cuisine.

Ida’s Café: A perfect, stylish eating emporium in Ra’anana

With its good location in the center of town, its menu of tasty and unusual dishes and its personal service, Ida’s Café is well worth a visit.

Songs of the Tribe - feature

Israeli Opera soloists join the Ra'anana Symphonette Orchestra in a celebration of Israeli songs.

It's the Same Same in this authentic Asian restaurant in Ra'anana - review

The price for main dishes ranges between NIS 45 and NIS 55 so it’s an inexpensive but very enjoyable night out.

Ra’anana Symphonette brings color to new season - review

November brings the Israeli/French conductor/pianist Nimrod David Pfeffer to the Ra’anana stage.


Slow and Bro: A welcomed new kosher restaurant in Ra'anana - review

Slow and Bro is a family enterprise with good food and a very friendly ambience – definitely an asset to the Ra’anana kosher scene.

Gantz joins judicial reform protests at Western Wall

According to N12, demonstrators will form a human chain from the Western Wall to the Knesset following the prayers. 

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