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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, […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Call it paranoia or call it terror in real time, but what you would you think if you saw Arabs changing seats in a plane or veiled Muslim women on a flight, without a flight marshal?
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards and stewardesses, ruled newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Replying to a congratulatory letter from El Al CEO Eliezer Shkedy on the election of the […]
Posted on: September 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
El Al announced it will halt all daytime flights to Eilat starting Thursday, two weeks after resuming flights based on an understanding with government aviation officials that a solution would be found to a new landing path that El Al considers too dangerous to use. Terrorist attacks from the neighboring Sinai Peninsula have occasionally targeted […]
Posted on: September 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
El Al Airlines has reinstated flights to Eilat, after having cancelled its three daily daytime flights from Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday because of concerns about the safety of new landing and takeoff designed to reduce the chances of a terrorist attack from Egypt. The airline’s nighttime flights, whose routing had not been changed, were […]
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau says that he hopes to create a program modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young Evangelical Christians, as part of an effort to increase Christian tourism in the Jewish state. “The Christians have a problem with their next generation too,” Landau said, Ynet reported. “We are looking to get closer […]
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 […]
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