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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Germany's "Oma Ella" "lived it up a little" by celebration her 104th birthday at the Dead Sea.
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

At the age of 104, she decided the time had come to “live a little.”

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The Yarkon – Rosh Tzippor
 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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the road prayer
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

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

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Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

How civilized! Man having his morning coffee in a sidewalk cafe in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

In case you're wondering, temps in Jerusalem right now are 7 Celsius, or a comfortable 44 Fahrenheit.

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Paul Abdul arrived in Israel for a "dream come true" this week and will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall - at age 51.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts 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.

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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.

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Latin Patriarch
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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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We’re waiting for the next 9/11 to happen, because it’s not a question of if. It’s a question of when.” Above: Mock kidnapping onboard attack
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle 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?

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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American banks are not processing for clearance any checks coming from outside the U.S. A Jerusalem money changer believes this is yet one more result of the American government shutdown, entering its second day.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

"Everyone is nervous."

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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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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 […]

 

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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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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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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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
 

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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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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