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Israel Tourism Ministry Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis

The Israel Ministry of Tourism is investing approximately NIS 10 million ($2.9 million) in marketing initiatives and infrastructure projects before, during and after the visit of Pope Francis to Israel, on May 25-26 May.

Record Breaking Month for Tourism

A record 385,000 visitors entered Israel in April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Ministry of Tourism. Three hundred forty two visitors stayed at...

Beaches are Open, Time for Sand and Fun in the Sun!

Israel’s beach season began officially Thursday morning, May 1, with a bright sunny day and breezy skies, and continues till October 23.

Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

Tunisian lawmakers are questioning their tourism minister over a decision to allow Israelis to enter the country for the El Ghriba synagogue pilgrimage.

Rediscovering Hebron’s Jewish Past

A few days ago Hebron joyfully greeted back the archaeologists.

Christians Lead Record Year for Tourism in 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...

German Grandmother Celebrates 104th Birthday by Dead Sea

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

Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Israel, Rents Suite for $2,500 a Night

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...

Russia Gives Egypt Massive Bear Hug at US Expense

Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.

First-Ever Meeting Between Tourism Minister and Latin Patriarch

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...

El Al Grounds Flights to Eilat Again, Fears Missile Attacks

El Al announced it will halt all daytime flights to Eilat starting Thursday, two weeks after resuming flights based on an understanding with government...

El Al Reinstates Eilat Flights after Safety Concerns

El Al Airlines has reinstated flights to Eilat, after having cancelled its three daily daytime flights from Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday because of...

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

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...

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Building Its First Hotel

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...

Netanyahu Aims for 10 Millions Tourists a Year

Israel will host 10 million tourists a year by the end of the decade, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Second Jerusalem Tourism Conference...

Israel Honors Adelson with Tourism Award

Tourist Minister Uzi Landau and  Taglit-Birthright presented American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with an honorary award on innovation and excellence in global tourism at...

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

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...

Israel Hotels Attracting Tourists with OU Kosher Certification

Israeli restaurants and hotels are more interested n seeking kosher certification from the American-based Orthodox Union (OU) in order to attract foreign tourists, according...

Israel Embassy in Nepal Arrests Suspected Iranian Spy

Iranian spies were caught in Turkey and India lat year. Now it is Nepal’s turn, and this time the Israeli Embassy caught the spy, who used a fake Israeli passport.

Airline Strike Ends after Deal with El Al

The Histadrut national labor union has called off its planned shutdown of Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday morning, and workers of Israeli airlines have ended...

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