Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
El Al has signed an agreement with GetTaxi to offer passengers discounts for GetTaxi’s cab hailing service in New York, Tel Aviv and other cities where it operates, the Globes business newspaper reported. The discount from JFK to Manhattan will take $25 off the usual fare of $60-85. The discount program also is available in […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel
A smoke detector warning in a bathroom forced an El Al airplane with 324 passengers on the New York-Tel Aviv route to land in Athens late Wednesday night, according to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot newspaper. All of the crew and passengers are safe, and the airline placed them in hotel rooms before they could resume […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Dozens of soccer fans booked rooms Sunday night in Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel, where the FC Barcelona team was staying, to meet the players and then follow them to the Western Wall Monday morning as the team wrapped up their tour of Israel. The fans cheered them at the hotel desk and asked for autographs while […]
Posted on: August 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global
The US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert warning that al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an imminent attack on US citizens abroad throughout the month of August
Posted on: July 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Ben Gurion Airport finally will join most other major international airports by having a hotel for travelers. The Israel Airports Authority has approved construction for a hotel on land adjacent to the airport’s Terminal 3, where almost all international passengers arrive. The hotel will allow direct access to the passenger hall and terminal and will […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The new device was designed by "Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker," Saudi-born Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Saudi Arabia Airline refuses to issue tickets in New York for Israelis, even if they are only stopping off in Saudi Arabia for a connecting flight, a policy that contradicts federal law. The airline’s website asks travelers for their citizenship but does not have an option available for “Israel” although it does have options for […]
Posted on: July 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, was ranked fourth in the top 25 museums in the world by the travel website TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem also was awarded the websites 2013 Certificate of Excellence award, given to sites that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews. Approximately one million people visit Yad Vashem annually. TripAdvisor is a […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Watch a Chinese film crew capturing the magic of Jerusalem's Old City as a backdrop for a full-length romantic comedy. It’s also going to give Israel a big boost in tourism.
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The senior class of Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn was kicked off a flight Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday for being “non-compliant.” Flight attendants said the students did not stay seated and continued to use their mobile devices in advance of takeoff, despite their requests as well as from the […]
Posted on: May 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel will host 10 million tourists a year by the end of the decade, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Second Jerusalem Tourism Conference Wednesday. “What we’re doing in the tourism industry is exciting,” he said. “We’ve doubled the number of tourists from 1.5 million to three million a year, and we need to double […]
Posted on: May 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Tourists landing at Ben Gurion Airport soon may see guards toting the Israel-made Tavor rifle instead of the traditional M-16, according to Israel defense, The Micro Tavor is shorter but heavier than the M-16, and started replacing the M-16 in IDF combat units approximately three years ago.
Posted on: May 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
"Today, Jews are again wondering whether they will have to leave the country."
Posted on: April 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Histadrut national labor union has called off its planned shutdown of Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, and workers of Israeli airlines have ended their strike following a special agreement between the government and El Al. The agreement was signed Monday evening in Israel, less than two hours before the Labor Court was to meet […]
Posted on: April 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Histadrut national labor union will shut down Ben Gurion Airport for five hours Tuesday morning in a solidarity move with employees of El Al, Arkia and Israir. They shut down the three airlines starting Sunday morning because of their opposition to the “open-skies” agreement, which will not go into effect until next April. Tuesday’s […]
Posted on: April 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
El Al has cancelled all flights that were scheduled to take off before 9 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT) as its workers continue to strike even after the Cabinet approved the European-Mediterranean Sea “Open Skies” aviation agreement. Click here to understand the agreement and why the unions are striking. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “The goal […]
Posted on: April 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Unions at El Al, Arkia and Israir Airlines announced Thursday they will ground all planes beginning Sunday if the government carries outs plan to approve the open skies agreement at Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting. El Al workers committee chairman Asher Edry told Globes, “We demand that all the promises made to us before the agreement […]
Posted on: April 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
What a brew! A Scottish brew master, his Tunisian wife and two Yanks operate a boutique brewery. They produce several hundred bottles a month and plan more.
Posted on: April 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The number of travelers requesting kosher meals continues to rise, and requests for glatt kosher meals has more than doubled in the past five years, according to one source. Several travel agents reached by KosherToday concur that the number of travelers requesting kosher food has risen throughout the world and the airlines and the airline […]
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