Los Angeles COVID-19 Variant Discovered in Israel as Country Closes Skies

January is emerging to be the worst month Israel has experienced in regards to COVID-19 deaths since the outbreak in the country over a year ago.

Ben Gurion Intl Airport Shutting Down Till Jan. 31

“We are sealing our skies, except for limited exceptions, in order to prevent the entry of the virus mutations."

American Airlines to Launch New Direct Flights Between New York and Israel

Flights will feature kosher food available for pre-order and kosher wine.

UAE Postpones Visa Waivers for Israelis Until July 2021

Israelis who plan to travel to the UAE will need to obtain a tourist visa prior to their flight.

El Al’s ‘Sun D’Or’ Airlines Stops Operating on Sabbath

The change dates back to the acquisition of the airline in September 2020 by Eli Rozenberg, an Orthodox Jewish immigrant from New York.

Israelis Returning from UAE to be Quarantined in Coronavirus Hotels

The decision was made after it was discovered that several travelers who returned from Dubai were infected with the South African variant of COVID-19.

East Broadway Station at the Heart of the Lower East Side Celebrates 85th Birthday

When the first subway train arrived at the Lower East Side station, it was welcomed with “gleeful shouts, applause, confetti and shouts of hurrah,” according to the Forward report.

Female Cuttlefish Gluing Her Eggs to a Coral in Gulf of Eilat

In some species of squid, the females are known to mate with several males and only later choose which one would fertilize her eggs.

Israeli Driver’s License Valid Till Age 70, Effective Oct. 1, 2021

"Today we are taking another step towards implementing an important reform. . . which will save bureaucracy and financial expense for every citizen."

Mazal Tov: Sahara Ram Calf Born in an Arava Preserve

the Sahara Ram is a species of oryx that was once widespread across North Africa. The species went extinct in the wild in 2000.

Customs Catches Man Returning from Dubai with Undeclared Gold-Plated iPhone, Stone-Studded Watch

Some 4,000 Israelis traveling to Dubai on a daily basis, especially from the Arab sector.

Who Are All these Santas And Why Are They Playing Volleyball on Tel Aviv’s...

The first Hebrew city's reputation as a hub of outdoor activity has been bolstered in the age of Corona.

Health Ministry Confirms All Countries Designated Red Starting Sunday

Israelis who are still abroad and visiting previously designated “green” countries . . . will be given an extra week to return home without a quarantine requirement.

UAE Travel Site Leaked Israelis’ Personal Info in Hack Attack

"This is a serious failure that allows hackers who, of course, recognize such failures, to be exposed to the visas of many Israelis."

Israeli Travelers Seek Inspiration in Jericho’s Hasmonean Palaces on Chanukah

The site covers an area of 30 acres and only a portion of the Second Temple period's Jericho.

Arkia Hiring Arab Flight Attendants for Tel Aviv-Dubai Line

The office Arkia plans to open at the Dubai airport will have an Arab manager able to provide service in both Hebrew and Arabic.

Israeli Government Launches Fund to Promote Normalization with Arab Countries

The goal is to “encourage organizations, notably stemming from Israel’s civil society sector, to tell the ‘Israeli story’ to diverse global audiences utilizing social media.”

Netanyahu Next to Plane Loaded with Pfizer’s Vaccine: ‘I Will Be the First in...

Wednesday's shipment included a relatively small amount of vaccines, but by the end of this week, another shipment of about 110,000 units is expected to arrive in Israel.

Western Wall Prepares for Tourists from UAE, Bahrain

The new Kotel brochures in Arabic were produced in honor of the Abraham Accords signed with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and countries which will hopefully follow in their footsteps.

200 Israeli Passengers Detained for 4 Hours at Dubai Airport

The format of issuing the visa to Israelis may be finalized, probably be through an electronic visa request. At this point, each visa request comes with a fee of about $90.

Knesset Diaspora Committee Zoom-Meets UAE Jewish Leaders on Accommodating 10K Israeli Tourists Every Month

A Jewish Agency emissary will be arriving in the UAE as early as next week to work with the local Jewish community.

After Assassination of Iranian Scientist, Israel Puts Out Travel Warning for UAE

The Counterterrorism Bureau put out on Monday a Basic concrete threat, the third most severe level.

Netanyahu Personally Welcomes First Commercial Flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv

“There is a great opening here for trade, the economy and tourism that, in effect, makes for a truly new and different Middle East,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With Bars & Restaurants Shuttered Check Out Tel Aviv Beach Lifeguard Towers

Couples can enjoy a unique afternoon or evening in a lifeguard tower overlooking the picturesque Tel Aviv coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

Mid-Air Rescue in the Time of Corona

"When I stood up and introduced myself as an EMT with United Hatzalah, people relaxed immediately."

Attacked by PA Website, Emirati Airline Deletes Ad Depicting Jerusalem’s Second Temple

"Muslims and Arabs reject the Jewish claim, and assert that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a holy place for Muslims only," according to Al-Quds.

Etihad Airways to Launch Daily Direct Route From Abu Dhabi to Israel

The flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi will be scheduled to enable connections to Australia, India, Thailand and China.

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