Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: May 13th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
A record 385,000 visitors entered Israel in April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Ministry of Tourism. Three hundred forty two visitors stayed at least one night in Israel, 14 percent more than April 2013 and 31 percent more than in April 2011. Overall, the ministry said 1.16 million visitors entered Israel (including day visitors) […]
Posted on: April 24th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
HAS and El Al are no longer flying the friendly skies together - and loyal customers are getting hurt the most.
Posted on: April 13th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
If you are looking for a hotel room for Passover in Mitzpeh Ramon in the Central Negev, start looking elsewhere. Roman Abramovich, owner of Britain’s Chelsea soccer club, has booked all 111 rooms in the Beresheet Hotel in the mountain desert resort city, the London Daily Mail reported. Abramovich reportedly will fly to Israel today […]
Posted on: April 8th, 2014News & Views → Global
Australian submarine crews are searching the Indian Ocean in response to faint pings believed to be coming from the black box that was aboard lost Mayalsian Airlines plane MH370.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday against a Minnesota rabbi who claimed he was cut from an airline’s frequent flier program for earning too many miles. Rabbi Binyamin Ginsberg was one of Northwest Airlines’ top fliers when he was cut from its program in 2008. Northwest has since been absorbed by Delta. The rabbi, […]
Posted on: February 19th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Visitors to Israel will be able to use their foreign driving licenses for one year from their last time of entry if they have been outside of Israel for at least three months. Knesset Economics Committee on Monday corrected a contradiction in regulations to remove doubt on the validity of foreign licenses, and the changes […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Along with the much needed rain that drenched Israel this past weekend, Tel Aviv experienced a different kind of rain – chocolates galore – at the city’s annual Chocolate Festival. From chocolate shwarmas and kebabs, to chocolate jewelry, sculptures, and even a chocolate spa, the festival took place at the old train station in Yafo […]
Posted on: February 6th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Had a Muslim woman been stopped for reading Islamic materials, it would be front page news everywhere.
Posted on: February 4th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
U.S. government employees are forbidden from traveling anywhere on personal business in Judea and Samaria except for Bethlehem and Jericho, according to the government’s latest travel advisory. In language softer than previous warnings that scared the dickens out of anyone even thinking of visiting Israel, the advisory pointed out, “Over three million foreign citizens, including […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Preparations are in full swing in nearly 150 destinations throughout the world to accommodate upward of 50,000 Jews who will be spending Passover in hotels, resorts, and other facilities. Israeli hoteliers are expecting a better than usual season, led by such flagship hotels as the David Citadel, the Jerusalem Ramada Renaissance, Inbal, and the King David in […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Israel’s Tourism Ministry’s aggressive pitch to bring Christians to visit Israel has paid off with another record-breaking year for visitors, led by Americans and Russians who accounted for nearly 35 percent of tourists. Three-quarters of the tourists visited Jerusalem, and 68 percent arrived at the Western Wall, Israel’s most popular attraction. Only 28 percent of […]
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
At the age of 104, she decided the time had come to “live a little.”
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
A bird observatory is to be established in Ganei Yehoshua Park Complex, thanks to JNF Australia. Bird singing in the heart of the “Non-Stop-City”: In the presence of KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s Mayor Ron Huldai, and the Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma, a cornerstone laying ceremony was held this week for […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?
Posted on: December 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 are available anywhere from $300 to $2500 a night, and its restaurant is kosher. The Waldorf Astoria won will follow suit with the opening of its luxury hotel between Jerusalem’s Old […]
Posted on: December 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
In case you're wondering, temps in Jerusalem right now are 7 Celsius, or a comfortable 44 Fahrenheit.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau held an unprecedented meeting on Monday with His Beatitude Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, to discuss enhanced cooperation regarding pilgrimage to the Israel. “This meeting heralds the beginning of enhanced and prolonged cooperation between the ministry and the Catholic Church. Pilgrimage serves as a bridge for peace, […]
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