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El Al Grounds Flights to Eilat Again, Fears Missile Attacks

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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El Al Reinstates Eilat Flights after Safety Concerns

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

 

Israel Wants Christians to Fund Non-Jewish ‘Birthright’ Program

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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El Al Teams Up with GetTaxi

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness 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 […]

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Smoke Warning Forces NY-Israel El Al Plane to Land in Greece

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Soccer Fans Follow Barcelona Team from Hotel to Western Wall

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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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US State Dept issued a Worldwide Travel Alert on Aug. 2, due to threat of terrorism from al Qaeda and its affiliates
 

al Qaeda Terrorism Threat Spurs US WorldWide Travel Alert

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

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

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Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Building Its First Hotel

Posted on: July 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Maker of Undetectable Underwear Bomb Still at Large, Spawning Proteges

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The new device was designed by "Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker," Saudi-born Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.

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Saudi Arabia Airline’s ‘No Israelis Allowed’ Policy Violates Law

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Yad Vashem Ranked a Top Museum by Travel Website

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

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 […]

Chinese film crew begins filming in Old City for blockbuster romantic-comedy
 

Chinese Crew Begins Blockbuster Filming in Old City (Video)

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness 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.

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Coming soon to Israel. This sign posted on the Lakwoodscoop.com website is about the arrive one Israel's north-south 'Kvish 6' superhighway
 

‘Mincha Starts in 3 Miles’

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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.

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‘Non-Compliant’ NY Yeshiva Students Ejected from Flight

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

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 […]

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Netanyahu Aims for 10 Millions Tourists a Year

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Israel’s Semi-Automatic Tavor Rifle May Replace M-16s at Airport

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

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.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán (left) and WJC President Ronald S. Lauder
 

Lauder to Hungarian PM: Stop Antisemitism or Jews Might Leave

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"Today, Jews are again wondering whether they will have to leave the country."

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Airline Strike Ends after Deal with El Al

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Union to Ground All Ben Gurion Flights for Five Hours Tuesday

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Cabinet Approves ‘Open Skies’ Agreement and Skies Stayed Closed

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

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 […]

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