First International Dead Sea Photo Competition Attracts Global Attention

Among the 3,500-plus photographers participating in the Israeli-initiated challenge were photographers from the Palestinian Authority, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Jerusalem’s Old City Cable Car and Fast Train Plans May Get Derailed

Critics believe that the project is controversial and would solidify Israeli control of the city, as well as ruin the view, and are fighting to prevent both from being constructed.

Israel Public Transportation Slowly Returns to Normal

Israel Railways will resume its service on June 8, after receiving a green light from the Health Ministry.

El Al Extends Suspension of Passenger Flights to June 20

“In light of the low demand for passenger flights, the company has decided to extend the temporary cessation of flights,” said the airline.

Egypt Extends Ban on International Flights

All Egyptian airports ceased accepting international flights on March 19 in accordance with the government directive.

EasyJet Targeted in Cyber Attack

Credit card details for 2,208 customers were also accessed, the European budget airline said in its statement.

EL AL Reportedly Suffered $60 Million Loss in 2019

That loss came before the coronavirus, which has only grounded planes and cost the airlines even more money.

Report: Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport May Reopen by June

A “green” list of countries with low rates of infection would be the initial destinations in restarting flights.

Cyprus Continues Flight Ban for Two More Weeks

The country, which is heavily dependent on tourism, hopes to reopen its flight traffic early this summer.

Israel to Bail Out El Al Airlines with Tough Conditions Attached

Under the agreement, the state will grant loan guarantees for 80 percent of a $400 million loan.

Report: El Al Extends Passenger Flight Moratorium to May 30

Flights won't resume due to regulations barring entry to foreigners and requiring returning Israelis to self-isolate for two weeks, airline says • Israeli Health Ministry to review policy on May 15.

Israel Joins Alliance of Countries that Beat the Coronavirus

The exclusive club's leaders have agreed to continue meeting online every two weeks.

Kinneret is Almost Full, but its Beaches Remain Empty

Just inches from its highest level in 20 years, the Kinneret’s biggest fans remain barred from its shores due to current travel restrictions.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Tests UV Light Cleaning System to Sterilize Planes from COVID-19

IAI engineers have been working on a system that can work autonomously and automatically once given a plan of the aircraft.

WATCH: The Busiest is Now Bleakest at Ben Gurion Intl Airport After COVID-19

“Thirty-thousand employees took about 25 million people who flew to 200 different destinations from . . .the most alive place in the world there is."
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Watch: Family of Wild Pigs Enjoying the Quiet in Hula Nature Reserve

As of March 18, 2020, all nature reserves and national parks, including campgrounds and beaches, have been closed to the public until further notice.

Israel Flies In 1 Million Portuguese Eggs to Alleviate Pre-Holiday Shortage

"Demand is higher than on any other Passover I remember, and the amount of eggs we marketed in the last month is significantly higher than our normal market share."

Israeli Defense Minister Confirms Unrestricted Entry of Hundreds from Pandemic Hot Spots

According to Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, his proposal to impose restrictions on arrivals from the U.S., Italy, Spain and France was turned down • Bennett for greater Israeli self-reliance in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

EL AL Stops All Flights Beginning Thursday Night

EL AL will continue to operate “rescue flights” to retrieve stranded Israelis, in addition to the ongoing cargo flights.

US Warns American Travelers: Last Warning – Come Home Now Before It’s Too Late!

"You may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite time frame."

Update on Non-Citizens Who Will be Allowed into Israel

Israel has updated and clarified which non-citizens will and will not be allowed into Israel.

Report: Elbit’s Controlling Shareholder’s Dan Hotels to Host Coronavirus Patients for DM Bennett

Dan's defense ministry contract, worth 80 shekel per night for 1,200 rooms, would vastly help it to cope with the sharp fall in its revenue.

Watch: Traffic at Ben Gurion International Kept to a Minimum

Brian Schrauger recorded this pastoral scene at Ben Gurion International on a coronavirus Monday

US Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland

US citizens and legal residents were exempt but must self-quarantine for 14 days and travel through specific airports upon arrival.

Report: El Al to Lay Off 80% of Employees Until the End of June

The total number of laid off employees will depend on the number of flights the company will be operating, which currently stands at about four daily flights, based on demand.

Israir, Arkia Suspend International Flights

The move follows a decision by Israel to impose a 14-day home quarantine on every person arriving in the Jewish State.

EL AL Airlines Flight LY26 New York to Israel Canceled Due to COVID-19...

No decision has yet been made on travel restrictions for passengers entering Israel from the United States.
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Holy City Immersive Experience Opening at Tower of David

For the first time, the holiest sites of Jerusalem have been captured using both volumetric scanning, and Stereo 360 VR filming.

EL AL Management Takes the Cut to Save the Company

The wage cut for executives and managers is to be applied retroactively to salaries effective March 1.

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