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Hotels Prepare for the Great Passover Exodus

Preparations are in full swing in nearly 150 destinations throughout the world to accommodate upward of 50,000 Jews who will be spending Passover in...

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.”

New Bird Observatory Coming to Tel Aviv

A bird observatory is to be established in Ganei Yehoshua Park Complex, thanks to JNF Australia. Bird singing in the heart of the "Non-Stop-City": In...

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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...

Stunning Post Storm Jerusalem Images

In case you're wondering, temps in Jerusalem right now are 7 Celsius, or a comfortable 44 Fahrenheit.

Paula Abdul to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah at Age 51 at Western Wall

Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

Yishai Visits Beilis and the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

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...

US Pilots Warn: Terrorists Trying ‘Dry Runs’ for New 9/11

Call it paranoia or call it terror in real time, but what you would you think if you saw Arabs changing seats in a plane or veiled Muslim women on a flight, without a flight marshal?

Chief Rabbi Yosef: Don’t Pray on Plane at Expense of Others’ Sleep

Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others  passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards...

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...

El Al Teams Up with GetTaxi

El Al has signed an agreement with GetTaxi to offer passengers discounts for GetTaxi's cab hailing service in New York, Tel Aviv and other...

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...

Soccer Fans Follow Barcelona Team from Hotel to Western Wall

Dozens of soccer fans booked rooms Sunday night in Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel, where the FC Barcelona team was staying, to meet the players and...

al Qaeda Terrorism Threat Spurs US WorldWide Travel Alert

The US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert warning that al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an imminent attack on US citizens abroad throughout the month of August

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...

Maker of Undetectable Underwear Bomb Still at Large, Spawning Proteges

The new device was designed by "Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker," Saudi-born Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.

Saudi Arabia Airline’s ‘No Israelis Allowed’ Policy Violates Law

Saudi Arabia Airline refuses to issue tickets in New York for Israelis, even if they are only stopping off in Saudi Arabia for a...

Yad Vashem Ranked a Top Museum by Travel Website

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, was ranked fourth in the top 25 museums in the world by the travel website TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem...

Chinese Crew Begins Blockbuster Filming in Old City (Video)

Watch a Chinese film crew capturing the magic of Jerusalem's Old City as a backdrop for a full-length romantic comedy. It’s also going to give Israel a big boost in tourism.

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