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Obama Declares State of Emergency as ‘Matthew’ Approaches Florida

President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency to free up resources to help Florida after the storm.

NY Gov. Cuomo, NJ Gov. Christie Cancel Trip to Peres Funeral Due to Deadly...

NY Gov. Cuomo and NJ Gov. Christie both remained Stateside to serve their living constituents after a deadly train crash, rather than go to Israel for the Peres funeral.

3 Dead, 100-Plus Injured in NJ Transit Hoboken Train Crash

A morning commuter train running from Spring Valley, NY to Hoboken, New Jersey crashed through barriers into the terminal reception area.

Popular Albany Kosher Restaurant Gives Up Supervision

The Terra move represents a loss of 25% of the kosher restaurants available around Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

"Israeli tourists by now have figured that every place is dangerous, which is why economic considerations overcome security concerns."

Rosen Hotels Makes Kosher Simple

Zayde’s Kosher Catering exceeding expectations for Jewish families on- and off-site

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Braces for 30,000 Travelers to Uman

Tens of thousands of travelers are heading this week to Uman to pray at the grave site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

IDF Warns Soldiers: Do Not Drive by App Alone

The IDF is telling its soldiers not to rely on any GPS navigation apps for directions when driving from one place to another; it might cost them their lives.

Bubby’s Version of Instagram – Now Up for Auction in Israel

Special postcards from Israel sell for hundreds of dollars.

Great Synagogue of Pilsen Returns to Jews of Czech Republic

The famed Great Synagogue of Pilsen is returning to Jewish hands and hearts after 20 years as a Czech concert hall and art museum.

Commuter Alert: 3 Tel Aviv Train Stations Close for 8 Days

The railroad system in the Tel Aviv area is getting a major overhaul -- and commuters must bite the bullet for the next eight days.

FAA Warning Against Boarding with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The batteries exploded or caught fire during recharging.

Israel Railways Back on Track

The trains are running again and back on schedule, with infrastructure maintenance finished for the time being, according to Israel Railways.

10 United Flight Passengers Hurt Due to ‘Severe, Unexpected Turbulence’

The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing due to the severity of the unexpected turbulence.

Egypt Opens Rafah-Gaza Crossing for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

Egypt has opened its sole crossing with Gaza to allow Muslims to travel to Mecca for the Hajj.

Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

The initiative is part of a new Waze campaign of the ministry to promote Israel's more remote site to potential visitors.

Tourists Assaulted by Israeli Arabs, Police Detain, Confiscate Weapon of Soldier who Defended Them

The soldier said he was forced to draw his personal weapon in order to deter the assailants and to protect the group.

Israir Moving Service Hub to Sderot

Sderot, a.k.a. Bomb Shelter Capital of the World, is located less than a mile from the Gaza border.

Israeli Ministry of Tourism Launches Competition in Developing Tourism Applications

The project is part of the ministry’s efforts to promote innovation and to diversify and improve the tourist experience in Israel.

Public Transportation to Undergo Major Expansion in Haifa

The public transportation system in Haifa is about to undergo a major expansion, radically improving access in the city.

New Measures Taken by Israeli Government in Effort to Attract More Chinese Tourists ...

47,000 Chinese tourists visited Israel ( 以色列 ) last year, and the Tourism Ministry hopes that figure will reach 100,000 by the year 2018.

Engine Gone, Israir Pilot Safely Lands Disabled Jet at Ben Gurion Airport

Drama on the tarmac: fire and rescue personnel, medics and others waited as an Israeli passenger plane struggled to return to Tel Aviv with one engine down.

British Airlines Trims Food Service on Economy Flights

British Airways is doing a little belt-tightening in the wake of Brexit, starting with meals on long-haul flights.

Delta Malfunction Drama Still Paralyzing Passengers Worldwide

The drama with Delta Airlines is not yet over, with flight delays still taking place in airports around the world.

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