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Obama Declares State of Emergency as ‘Matthew’ Approaches Florida

President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency to free up resources to help Florida after the storm.

Israeli Dies in Thailand

Hussein Sabih, 28, sustained a severe head injury and died after jumping from a high cliff into a waterfall in Koh Samui.

Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Israel, Rents Suite for $2,500 a Night

Israeli hotels have literally gone ritzy with this week’s opening of the $175 million Ritz-Carlton hotel in Herzliya adjacent to Tel Aviv, on Sunday. Rooms...

Female Air France Crew Members Can Decline Flights to Tehran

Female staff at Air France can opt out of flight routes to Iran so they won't be forced to wear head scarves.

Collision Along Dead Sea Raises 2016 Traffic Fatality Count

The year 2016 has been declared the deadliest of the past five years on Israeli roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.

Jerusalem Light Rail Expansion Approved, City to Add More Lines

The Jerusalem municipality has approved two more lines for the city's Light Rail and an extension of the current Red Line.

FAA Warning Against Boarding with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The batteries exploded or caught fire during recharging.

Jerusalem’s Western Wall Train Station to Be Named after President Trump

"I decided to name the Kotel station after US President Donald Trump, in appreciation of his courageous and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."

NFL Stars Coming to Israel Next Week, Will Be Baptized in Jordan River

The visiting players will hold an exhibition match in Jerusalem with the Israeli Football team on Saturday evening, February 18.

Iceland’s WOW Air to Offer Tel Aviv – New York $149 RT Flights

Bring your own food and water, and download a movie on your iPad or laptop ahead of the flight.

Delta Flights Not Yet Back On Track, Slowly Rebooting Operations

Delta Airlines flights are not yet back on track but operations are beginning to reboot after a global power outage.

No-Longer-Diplomatic Dan Shapiro Weighs In On US Refugee Ban

America's former envoy to Israel had plenty to say about the actions of his new president and PM Netanyahu.

Gaza Flotilla Season Begins Again, Led by Swedish Vessel

A Swedish trawler has become the lead vessel for a new flotilla attempt to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

Israeli Tourism Helps Inscribe Georgian Jewry in the Book of Life

Israeli tourists have found a new "paradise" to replace Turkey -- they now flock to Tbilisi, Georgia, where kosher options are growing.

Hamburg Airport Temporarily Shut Down Due to Toxic Gas

It's still not known how the toxic gas got into the air conditioning system at the airport.

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

Tourists Assaulted by Israeli Arabs, Police Detain, Confiscate Weapon of Soldier who Defended Them

The soldier said he was forced to draw his personal weapon in order to deter the assailants and to protect the group.

Report: Iran Signs $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing

Iran's national carrier has signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Boeing, while American lawmakers tighten their sanctions against Tehran.

Delta Airlines Sued for Anti-Semitic Behavior on NYC-Tel Aviv Route

It's worth noting that Delta has a "Sky Team" partnership with 'Saudia' and also flies routes to Saudi Arabia, which bars Jews.

El Al CEO David Maimon Resigns

In his letter to the board, Maimon agreed to stay on until a new chief executive is selected.

Flight from Dubai Lands in Israel

Poor weather conditions and low fuel forced the flight to divert to Israel.

Meet Ioana Isac from Romania, Israel’s 3 Millionth Tourist

“This is a special day and an historic milestone as we break the 3-million-tourist barrier and set a new all-time record," Minister Levin said.

BGI Airport’s Terminal 3 Evacuated After Little Boy Cries ‘Terrorist!’

A boy saw what he believed was a suspicious-looking character, and yelled, "Terrorist!"

Best Israel Commercial Ever – But Is It Too Controversial? [video]

A witty Hebrew-language Honda commercial plays on the Israeli funny bone but may be too controversial for the market.

Kosher Waldorf Astoria Opens to Rave Reviews

Coffee for five shekels a cup not available.

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