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Take a Hike. Preferably, to Bir Adva

The Samaria Residents' Council recommends a beautiful nature spot on the Itamar Ridge.Gil Ronen, 8/2/2013, 10:54 AM

Tisha B'Av in Bet El

Religious institutions throughout Bet El, in the Binyamin region, commemorated Tisha B'Av today, through fasting, prayer and reflectionArutz Sheva, 7/16/2013, 3:45 PM

National Geographic Offering Israel Tour

National Geographic Expedition is offering 12-day tours of the Holy Land, complete with hotels and museumsScott Krane, U.S., 10/12/2012, 7:18 PM

New and Improved Stalactite Cave Opens to the Public

The Stalactite Cave has reopened to the public after undergoing special renovations in terms of lighting, electricity and infrastructure.Hezki Baruch & Elad Benari, 8/10/2012, 6:46 AM

Perseids Meteor Shower: Watching the Stars in Eilat

Amateur astronomers are invited to a “quiet night of stargazing and fun for all ages” in Eilat on the night of the Perseids meteor shower.Hana Levi Julian, 7/26/2012, 3:15 PM

Number of Binyamin Visitors Hits All-Time High

On Wednesday, Binyamin Regional Council officials said that some 50,000 people visited sites in the region.David Lev, 4/12/2012, 1:06 PM

Passover 2012: 100,000 at Israel's Parks, Nature Reserves

At least 100,000 people are expected to visit Israel's national parks and nature reserves this week during the Passover holiday.Chana Ya'ar, 4/8/2012, 9:36 AM

Israel Plans New Birdwatching Network

Israel, crossroads of the world's major religions, is also the migration route half a billion birds. Now Jerusalem has plans for them.Chana Ya'ar, 4/2/2012, 1:14 AM

2013 Jerusalem Marathon Moved Up

The 2013 Jerusalem Marathon has been moved up two weeks, citing "professional recommendations." This year's race starts in two weeks.Chana Ya'ar, 2/29/2012, 7:49 PM

Lake Kinneret Rising With Rain

The water level in Lake Kinneret -- the Sea of Galilee -- has risen by 0.6 inches in the past 24 hours after a week with more rain.Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2012, 11:48 AM

White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

A weekend of winter white allowed Mt. Hermon to open Sunday for skiing with a meter of snow cover on lower slopes and 1.5 meters higher up.Chana Ya'ar, 1/15/2012, 2:00 PM

Jerusalem in Race for International 'New7Wonders Cities'

Jerusalem has just entered the New7Wonders Cities contest, and there's no time to waste. Vote now for the holiest city on earth!Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 2:41 PM

Team SpaceIL's Dream: 'Fly Me to the Moon'

Israel intends to become the third country in the world to land on the moon -- and the first to send the world's smallest spaceship there.Chana Ya'ar, 12/8/2011, 6:51 PM

New Website Launched for National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel has just launched a new website -- and there's an excellent English-language gateway.Chana Ya'ar, 12/6/2011, 4:15 AM

Lush Vineyards Produce Tourist Heaven in Gush Etzion

A lovely blackberry bush 25 years ago became the inspiration for a vineyard that today produces award-winning kosher wines in Gush Etzion. Hana Levi Julian, 12/1/2011, 10:38 AM

New Visitors' Center Brings Jaffa's History to Life

The Old Jaffa Development Company launches brand new visitors’ center, which presents the city's history from the Bible to the present day.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/30/2011, 4:12 AM

Fashion Writers Flock to Israel for Tel Aviv Fashion Week

Dozens of international fashion writers converge this week on Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry to cover the Tel Aviv Fashion Week.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2011, 6:12 PM

Eilat Mayor: Save the Samar Dunes!

The mayor of Eilat says the Samar Dunes are more precious that quarried sand -- and he wants to preserve Israel's 'national treasure.'Chana Ya'ar, 11/17/2011, 12:10 PM

New Historic Films Show Warsaw Ghetto, Dead Sea Settlements

Two historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel. Chana Ya'ar, 11/7/2011, 6:01 PM

Shopping in Israel or NY, Flying El Al Economy? One Bag Only.

Tourists returning after their holiday visit to Israel or New York may need to rethink their shopping plans, given El Al's new rules. Chana Ya'ar, 10/17/2011, 9:48 PM

Over 25,000 Jews Visit Hevron and the Cave of Patriarchs

During the past weekend, an estimated 25,000 people gathered to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron. Anav Silverman, 10/17/2011, 7:24 PM

Bet El - The Dream Comes True - A New Documentary

A guided tour of Jacob's Rock in Bet El, the site of Jacob's famous dream, the basis of Jewish destiny and the promise of the Land.INN Staff, 10/6/2011, 5:03 PM

Slichot Begin in Ashkenazi Synagogues as Rosh Hashana Approaches

Throughout Israel: Crowds at 1st Slichot service for Ashkenazi Jews Saturday night. Sephardi Jews have been saying them since start of Elul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2011, 4:44 AM

Negohot: The Light which Glows from the Hevron Hills

The Jewish town of Negohot, located on the western slopes of the Southern Hevron Hills, shows that idealism and hard work build a community.Elad Benari, 9/21/2011, 12:14 AM

Tene Omarim: For Quality of Life

The community of Tene Omarim in the Hevron Hills is a symbol of community building for quality way of life.Elad Benari, 9/9/2011, 11:55 AM

A Journey to Caesarea

Caesarea is a city which combines spectacular beaches, an ancient harbor and some vivid Jewish history. Elad Benari, Canada, 9/3/2011, 1:12 AM

Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) Sleeve

Israel's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve. Chana Ya'ar, 9/1/2011, 9:58 AM

Meet The City of David in Jerusalem

The City of David gives visitors a tour of Jerusalem's history starting from finds from the days of King David. Elad Benari, 8/30/2011, 12:27 PM

Quiet Man of Achievement Helps Build Binyamin

Rabbi Shmuel Rachmani, a modest man of accomplishment, has been the impetus for major development of southern Binyamin. David Lev, 8/29/2011, 4:31 PM

An Historical Experience in the Heart of Jerusalem

The Time Elevator allows visitors to Jerusalem to take an interactive voyage of the city in multiple languages. Elad Benari, 8/29/2011, 6:09 AM

Ein Gedi: One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

Besides the wonderful views and great air of Ein Gedi, one can also learn about the history of the Jewish community in the area. Elad Benari, 8/27/2011, 1:08 AM

The Atlit Detainee Camp: The Story of Jewish Aliyah

The Atlit detainee camp, located near the coastal town of Atlit, tells the story of the Ma'apilim (Jewish immigrants) to Palestine. Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/26/2011, 4:06 AM

Tzfat's Ancient Cemetery: The Story of a City

A tour of Tzfat's ancient cemetery tells the story of the city's rich Jewish history.Elad Benari, 8/23/2011, 8:00 PM

Masada National Park: A World Heritage Site

Breathtaking Masada, located on an isolated mesa in the Judean Desert, is one the most dramatic historic sites in Israel. Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 2:25 PM

Haifa: Beautiful Views, Great Education

The city of Haifa has been blessed with great views and wonderful museums. Come visit.Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 2:24 PM

Tel Aviv: More Than Just Nightclubs

Tel Aviv is more than just about restaurants and nightclubs. It also has a rich Jewish religious history.Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 2:24 PM

Ofra: A Religious and Cultural Center

Ofra, the first Jewish community in Samaria, has many opportunities for employment, Jewish learning, and culture.Elad Benari, 8/22/2011, 7:54 AM