Israel to United Arab Emirates: Good Luck on Your Mars Mission

Some 150 Emirati engineers, researchers and scientists have been working on the Emirates Mars Mission since the project was inaugurated in 2014, and is slated to arrive in Mars’ orbit by 2021.

United Airlines Launches Direct Tel Aviv-Washington Route

United operates two daily flights to Israel from Newark Airport in New Jersey, and one from San Francisco, California.

Extreme Tourism: Come Watch Pascal Sacrifice on Mount Gerizim, Slaughtered Lambs and All

The signal is given the lambs are slaughtered and the process of preparing them to be roasted whole begins.

Israel Extends COVID-19 Travel Restrictions until August 1

The ban on foreigners arriving at Ben-Gurion International Airport—and requirement for Israelis returning from abroad to self-quarantine for 14 days—was scheduled to expire on July 1• Meanwhile, many airlines have resumed flights to and from Tel Aviv.

Credible Bomb Threats Ground Two US Airliners in Atlanta, GA

F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort two US airliners faced with bomb threats as they headed to Atlanta airport Saturday afternoon.

Arkia Gets OK for Israel – Thailand Flight

The authorization will create new competition for Israel’s national carrier, El Al Airlines.

Cabinet Approves ‘Open Skies’ Agreement and Skies Stayed Closed

El Al has cancelled all flights that were scheduled to take off before 9 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT) as its workers continue to strike...

Israel, Jordan Reach Agreement on Air Space

The deal also allows airlines from Jordan to fly through Israeli air space, as well as those from the UAE and Bahrain.

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.

Apparent Explosion Tore Apart EgyptAir MS804

It appears that EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed because of an explosion but the cause is not yet certain.

Man with Gun Detained at Ben Gurion, Soldier with Bullets Stopped in Tashkent

'Alongside our obligation to help an Israeli in distress, the Foreign Ministry reiterates it warning to avoid flying abroad with weapons or ammunition.'

Royal Jordanian Pilot Says Jerusalem Belongs to Jordanian King

"It belongs to the Arabs, belongs to the Hashemites, it belongs to King Abdullah, it belongs to us. It is not yours to give. Hands off, please, from our territory.”

Swastika on the F Train

Anti-Semitic vandals in NYC scratch an F train with a swastika on Tuesday, leading to commuter delays.

Russian Tourism to Israel Up 54%

In 2016 Israel was visited by more than 2.9 million travelers from all over the world.

Jewish State PM Welcomed by Ukraine’s Jewish President

Actor, screenwriter, comedian, director and politician Zelensky, who was inaugurated as President on May 20, was born in 1978 to Jewish parents in Kryvyi Rih, Soviet Ukraine.

Russia Invents Bubonic Plague Epidemic in US

Moscow advised citizens not to travel during the holidays due to supposed health risks in the U.S. and security risks elsewhere. Israel, chummy with Moscow, was not mentioned.

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.

US Imposes Inflight Electronics Ban on 13 Nations

The ban includes liquids and all electronics except mobile phones and medical devices needed during the flight.

Israel Railways CEO Boaz Tzafrir Steps Down

Israel Railways CEO Boaz Tzafrir has stepped down after leading the railroad from debt into net profit.

Greece, Israel Sign Tourism Deal to Allow 600 Israelis to Visit Per Week

Israelis will reportedly be limited to four locations and will have to remain in quarantine until receiving the results of a pre-flight COVID-19 test.

Orthodox Jewish Couple Sues Spirit Airlines Over Anti-Semitism

According to the lawsuit, a passenger told the couple that they overheard a crew member calling them “retarded Jews.”

Stunning: Israel’s Southern Canyons after the Floods

I am so grateful to Oded Sahar of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for these images. I could stare at them for hours.

5 Missing on Capsized Boat in Kinneret Recovered

Emergency services received a report about a family of five, parents and their three children, who had not returned from a ride in a sailboat on the Kinneret.

Ben Gurion International Airport Set for Major Expansion

Next year the Transportation Ministry says at least 23 million passengers are expected to stream through Ben Gurion International Airport.

Arad Mayor, Chabad Rabbi Invite Tourism to Israel’s Sunny South

Arad Mayor Nisan Ben Hamo was at the International Tourism Expo in Tel Aviv, answering questions about his beautiful city.

Smoke Warning Forces NY-Israel El Al Plane to Land in Greece

A smoke detector warning in a bathroom forced an El Al airplane with 324 passengers  on the New York-Tel Aviv route to land in...

Cost of Commute from NYC to NJ Going Up Sunday

For the first time since September 2011, tolls for travelers going in and out of Manhattan are going up.

Like Mushrooms after the Rain: Shaggy Manes at Site of World’s Biggest Tank Battle

Israel and especially the Golan have had a whole lot of rain in January, but for the Coprinus mushroom (דיואית) this is actually the end of the season.

Transportation Minister Takes Media for ‘Fast, Free Ride’

Katz gave his word that the line would open on time on the eve of Passover the year, even though it probably would not be able to run the entire length of the route.

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