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Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 Loses Title Over Visit to Israel

Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism decided [she] should be stripped of her title because her visit to Israel violates our country’s laws.”

Arab Caught with Knife on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

The suspect was transferred for police interrogation.

Tel Aviv–Jerusalem High-Speed Train Passes First Test Ahead of April 2018 Opening

The new, high-speed railway has been criticized by the political left and the Palestinian Authority for passing through about 4 miles of Judea and Samaria, most of it through tunnels.

Netanyahus Visit Susita in Golan Heights

When the city existed as Hippos, a Greco-Roman community, it flourished between 200 and 600 CE.

Turkey’s Erdoğan Promoting Tourism to Israel #ThyKudüseİndirimYap

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is calling on Muslims to visit the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in solidarity.

Birthright for Parents of Lone Soldiers

Naftali Bennett: Israel will bring parents of lone soldiers to Israel to visit their children and see Israel.

Incoming Tourism Continues to Rise Over 2016, 2015

"This revolution in tourism . . . is making a great contribution to the Israeli economy and the jobs market."

180 Jewish Fathers Follow in their Wives’ Footsteps to Israel

The trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.

Ben Gurion Airport Ranked in Top 10

Ben Gurion Airport once again made Travel + Leisure’s list of top ten international Airports.

Acid Waste Spill Killing Rare Ibexes in Nature Reserve

The number of rare ibexes that have been killed at the Nahal Ashalim Nature Reserve has risen to 8.

Ministry Declares Best Six Months Ever in Israeli Tourism History

1.74 million tourist entries were recorded in January-June 2017, an increase of 26% over the same period in 2016 (1.38 million), and 24% more than in 2015.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bluntly Warns Israelis: Don’t Travel to North Korea

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cautions Israeli citizens not to travel to North Korea for any purpose whatsoever."

Government Introduces Bonuses to Retain Arab Household Staff at Dead Sea Hotels

While huge resources are being invested in the development of Dead Sea beaches and infrastructure to attract more tourists, the hotels are finding it difficult to absorb the increased traffic.

20th Maccabiah Starts Thursday: 10,000 Athletes from 80 Countries, 150,000 Foreign Guests

The 20th Maccabiah will feature competitions in 40 different sports, including two new additions: lacrosse and bridge.

Alitalia Pays Out $6,500 to Israelis Stuck in Rome Without Diapers

'Is it conceivable that every time a passenger in Israel needs to contact the defendant to clarify details regarding his or her flight, or customer service, they can only do so by emailing an overseas representative?' Estreicher wrote, wondering if such correspondence was expected to be conducted in Italian.

Civil Rights Groups Praise Decision Banning Gender Separation on El Al

"When the only contact people have with the Orthodox Jewish world is negative and aggressive, it reflects badly on all of us," a hareidi-religious businesswoman said.

Jerusalem Launches Millennials Discount Package: Jerusalem for Under $45 a Day

Discounts for young travelers ages 20 to 40 include museums, hotels, restaurants and shows.

Do Not Miss August Opera Festival in Acre’s Mysterious Knights’ Halls

The Acre Opera Festival will take place for the fourth consecutive year in the Old City’s Crusader Fortress, (a UNESCO World Heritage site), August 3-5, 2017.

As Chinese Tourism Grows, Tel Aviv-Shanghai Route to Open

In the last year, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tourists and business people visiting Israel from China.

Muslim Lawmaker in Netherlands Calls Israeli Teens ‘Future Child Murderers’

City Councilman Abdoe Khoulani called the teens “future Zionist terrorists, occupiers and those who murder children.”

Special Cabinet Meeting in Kotel Tunnel to Approve Elevator, Cable Car

Today, the only access road to the Wailing Wall from the Jewish Quarter is the stairway, a drop of about 26 yards.

Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Use OU Services for Kashrut Certification

The natural choice for kashrut supervisors around the globe are the Chabad emissaries.

Changes and Preparations for Welcoming President Trump in Israel

Perhaps it was the sword dance in Riyadh that forced Israel’s leadership into reconsidering its welcome at the airport.

Tunisia Seeking UNESCO Recognition for Jewish Priests’ Island

The Jewish population of Djerba consisted mainly of kohanim (priests), and some claim that they are the only bona fide kohanim we have today.

Iceland’s WOW Air to Offer Tel Aviv – New York $149 RT Flights

Bring your own food and water, and download a movie on your iPad or laptop ahead of the flight.

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