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Airplane lifted while still connected to gate

Damage inflicted to a Boeing 737 after its nose lifted while still connected to the gate sleeve at Ben-Gurion Airport. No injuries reported.Shoshana Miskin, 5/16/2016, 11:44 AM

Sorry to tell you, but….

The facts are hard to swallow, but they are the truth.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 4/22/2016, 11:14 AM

New plans to add half a million tourists a year

Ministry of Tourism initiates a new program that hopes to bring another half million tourists a year as part of an airlines incentives.Shoshana Miskin, 4/18/2016, 7:42 AM

Ben Gurion to shut down tomorrow as strike begins

Nationwide public sector strike could spoil travel plans for thousands of Christian pilgrims heading to the Holy Land for Christmas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2015, 6:14 PM

Ben Gurion named 4th best airport in the world

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler praise Israel's international airport for its accessibility and security.Cynthia Blank, 12/6/2015, 10:22 AM

Strike? Departures halted at Ben Gurion Airport

In apparent strike, control tower operators temporarily shut down flight departures, delaying four international flights.Cynthia Blank, 11/19/2015, 10:32 AM

Despite Terror Wave American Olim Land in Israel

Undeterred by the latest wave of violence, US, Canadian Jews - aged from 10 months to 83 years - come home to Israel.Shifra Shomron, 10/15/2015, 11:24 AM

Serious Delays in Ben Gurion Flights

Cyprus upgrades its flight control systems, delaying flights to and from Israel that pass through Cypriot airspace.Gil Ronen, 9/29/2015, 6:40 PM

Flights in Disarray Amid Airport Strike

Labor Court commutes strike to half hour, though many flights already pushed forward or delayed on one of Ben Gurion's busiest days.Cynthia Blank, 8/30/2015, 8:34 AM

Ben Gurion Airport to Become 'Sabbath Observant'

This Shabbat, Ben Gurion will become 'Sabbath Observant,' as workers walk off the job for 24 hours.Moshe Cohen, 8/6/2015, 1:41 PM

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Throughout Israel

Flights at Ben Gurion Airport briefly halted, as tremors felt from Eilat in the south all the way to Nahariya and Acco in the north.Benny Moshe, 6/27/2015, 9:10 PM

Hundreds of Israelis Stranded Abroad Sunday

Four separate plane malfunctions - in Greece and Italy - keep hundreds of Israelis from returning home after Passover holiday.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 12:25 PM

110 Ukrainian Jewish Refugees Land in Israel

Husband of Irina Shelkayeba, killed in a rebel rocket attack, among the new olim who arrived Tuesday.Ari Soffer, 3/24/2015, 10:42 PM

7 Injured Israelis Arrive from Nepal

Seven Israelis injured in Tuesday's avalanche return to Israel, will be treated at local hospitals.Ben Ariel, 10/19/2014, 4:15 AM

Israeli Tourism Still Feeling Effects of Gaza War

Following significant dip in July-August period, tourism figures slow to recover - but there is some good news.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 4:05 PM

Ben Gurion Workers May Go on Strike Again

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport are gearing up for another strike, fearing they will be on the hook for a huge royalty payment.Yaakov Levi, 10/5/2014, 4:05 PM

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic

Holiday travel sky-high: 521 aircraft to depart, arrive at Israel's airport in 24 hours - a new record.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 1:00 PM

Expect Long Delays: Ben Gurion Goes on Strike

Airports Authority workers decided that Thursday morning is the right time for a wildcat strike.Moshe Cohen, 9/18/2014, 10:23 AM

Ben Gurion Airport to Strike for 3 Hours Thurs.

Move in solidarity with postal workers' strike could damage the Israeli economy, leave travelers stranded.Tova Dvorin, 9/17/2014, 6:50 PM

Weapons, Drugs Seized at Ben Gurion Airport

Security officials at Ben Gurion Airport prevented two smuggling incidents, as passengers tried to sneak drugs and weapons onto a plane.Yaakov Levi, 9/15/2014, 5:13 PM

El Al Plane Makes One-Engine Emergency Landing

Drama in Ben Gurion as flight to Toronto with 194 passengers forced to return after engine shuts off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2014, 10:13 AM

U.S. Condemns Hamas for Threatening Airport

Deputy State Department spokeswoman says threatening civilian aviation is "unacceptable".Elad Benari, 8/22/2014, 4:16 AM

Ben Gurion Airport Operating as Usual

Hamas 'deadline' for airlines to stop traveling to Israel comes and goes without incident; airport expecting tens of thousands of travelers.Orli Harari and Ari Soffer, 8/21/2014, 8:56 AM

Hamas Threatens Ben-Gurion Airport

Terror group tells international airlines to stop flights from 6:00 am Thursday. Will another flight ban follow?AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2014, 8:07 PM

What if Rockets were Fired from 'The West Bank'?

A rocket from Gaza at Ben Gurion airport disrupted air traffic, but terrorists in Samaria would have a much clearer shot if Israel left.Moshe Cohen, 7/31/2014, 5:06 PM

Air Canada Flight Delayed by Rockets over Tel Aviv

Aircraft was asked to continue circling overhead "until the airspace was deemed secure," before landing.AFP, Arutz Sheva, 7/25/2014, 4:53 PM

Lufthansa Maintains Israel Flight Ban

Germany's largest airline suspends flights to Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours, even as other airlines resume services.Ari Soffer, 7/24/2014, 9:05 PM

European Aviation Agency Lifts Tel Aviv Flight Ban

Downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and suspension of flights to Tel Aviv over rockets prompts urgent debate on air security.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2014, 4:05 PM

European Carriers Extend Flight Ban to Israel

Host of European airlines, Turkish air follow FAA lead in banning flights to Israel out of 'safety concerns.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2014, 10:33 PM

Hamas: Flight Cancellations to Israel a 'Victory'

Islamist terrorist group celebrates 'victory' as some airlines suspend travel through Ben Gurion airport due to rocket fire.Ari Soffer and AFP, 7/23/2014, 7:13 PM

Lufthansa Suspends Israel Flights for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 7/23/2014, 4:56 PM

Foreign Airlines 'Surrendering to Terrorism'

Yisrael Katz vows no Israelis will remain stranded abroad, says cancelled flights won't stop IDF from carrying out its mission.Yoni Kempinski, 7/23/2014, 12:34 PM

Ovda Airport to Replace Ben Gurion For Now

Israeli carriers are stepping up their activity to assist thousands Israelis who are stranded abroad.Orli Harari, Gil Ronen, 7/23/2014, 11:30 AM

Bloomberg Flies to Israel to Show It's Safe

‘The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately,' he says.Gil Ronen, 7/23/2014, 9:18 AM

Kerry: Flight Ban Solely for Safety

U.S. ban on flights to Israel "was issued to protect American citizens and American carriers," says State Department Spokeswoman.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2014, 4:43 AM

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion

Flight to New York forced to turn back after technical problemArutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2014, 2:43 PM

United Airlines Pilot Refused to Fly to Israel

Pilot who refused to fly his scheduled United Airlines flight to Israel leaves 300 passengers stuck on the plane for hours.Moshe Cohen, 6/26/2014, 9:43 AM

Huge Queues at Ben Gurion Airport Customs

Hundreds of passengers are being held up because of a work dispute between customs employees and Finance Ministry.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2014, 12:52 PM

Ruckus at Airport over Delayed Flight

Flight 323 to Paris postponed again and again, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 6/1/2014, 2:12 PM

Katz: New Ben Gurion Runway Improves Safety

Just in time for the summer flying season, a 21st runway has been opened at Ben Gurion Airport, enhancing safety for passengers.Yosef Berger, 5/29/2014, 10:25 AM

First Batch of 250 Bnei Menashe Arrive in Israel

First group of Bnei Menashe land in Israel from northeastern India; more than 200 to follow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2014, 6:52 PM

El Al Passengers Stranded in Airport, Pilots AWOL

Passengers of four departing flights are stuck and the pilots can't be found. A work dispute appears to be the reason.Gil Ronen, 5/8/2014, 9:48 PM

Scorpions On A Plane

50 live scorpions seized at Ben Gurion Airport, mere hours before being brought on a flight to Vienna.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 7:34 AM

Kosher Meal Shortage Causes El Al Delays

El Al flights departing from Ben Gurion Airport Monday are expected to leave 1-2 hours late.Oranit Etzer, 4/14/2014, 10:42 AM

Michael Oren's Peace Plan: Salvation or Suicide?

Former Amabassador Oren's unilateral peace plan has a curious addition to the Gaza unilateral withdrawal plan. David Rubin, former Shiloh Mayor, 2/27/2014, 10:17 AM

Grenade Safety Catch Found on Plane

Israeli passengers, authorities suffer scare after grenade safety catch found on plane at Ben-Gurion airport; investigation launched.Tova Dvorin, 2/14/2014, 9:04 AM

MKs Come Home to Towed Cars

Dozens of Knesset members' cars are towed in ‘unpleasant’ incident following airplane delay.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2014, 3:21 PM

Another 40 'Lost Tribe' Members Arrive in Israel

Bnei Menashe aliyah continues as organizers hail 'ingathering of the Exiles'; grandfather meets 13 grandchildren for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2014, 9:30 PM

'Bird Man' Nabbed in Illegal Avian Import Scheme

Israeli man stopped by import inspectors at Ben Gurion Airport trying to smuggle 40 Zebra Finches into Israel.David Lev, 11/24/2013, 3:40 PM

Arab Threatens Passengers on BA Flight

Plane landed at Ben Gurion Airport. Security men handcuffed the man, who was unarmed.Gil Ronen, 11/23/2013, 9:43 PM

Group: Stronger Security Checks for Arabs 'Racist'

The High Court discusses demands that security restrictions and checks for Israeli Arabs at Ben Gurion Airport be eased.David Lev, 11/20/2013, 1:41 PM

Moshe Lion Detained by Airport Customs Officials

Moshe Lion, Jerusalem mayor candidate, questioned at airport for allegedly trying to smuggle clothes into Israel.Arutz Sheva, 11/5/2013, 1:14 AM

Terminal One Reopens for Low Cost Flights

The newly refurbished Terminal One at Ben Gurion Airport will be used for low-cost flights to and from Europe.David Lev, 10/28/2013, 2:45 AM

2 PA Arabs Try to Break Into Ben Gurion Airport

State of emergency declared at airport after Arab truck breaks entry barrier. Two PA Arabs have been apprehended, no explosives found.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 4:44 AM

'Bug' Store in Airport Closed

The duty free branch of the electronics chain store, "Bug", has now been closed due to fraud allegations over the last three years.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/22/2013, 5:58 PM

Arkia Plane Lands Safely After Engine Malfunction

An Arkia airplane carrying 72 passengers landed safely at the Ben Gurion Airport after discovering a technical failure in the engine.Elad Benari, 8/19/2013, 1:15 AM

Officials: IDF May Close Down PA Radio Stations

Israel threatened on Sunday to take military action if needed to protect its skies from PA “radio terrorism.”David Lev, 7/28/2013, 10:05 PM