Miracle at NZ Chabad HouseA new Chabad House in New Zealand completely escaped any trace of damage in a major earthquake in Christchurch, unlike other buildings.
S.A. Controversy Over Jews' EruvOrthodox Jews in Johannesburg, South Africa are facing flak over construction of an "eruv." Local residents fear it could pose a security risk.
Best-Ever Year for TourismMore than 3 million tourists in the Hebrew year of 5770 tops records as Israel readies for tens of thousands of visitors over High Holiday period.
US Removes Eilat WarningThe US has finally corrected its singling out Eilat while omitting its neighbor Aqaba as a dangerous place to visit following a rocket attack.
Jordanians Burn Israeli FlagDemonstrators burned an Israeli flag in front of Jordan's Tourism Ministry in Amman Monday night to protest the need for a visa to visit Jerusalem.
Early Warning for Train WrecksTel Aviv University researchers are helping to develop a high-tech early-warning system to preventing train wrecks and keeping terror off track.
Israelis Not Yet Going to TurkeyNewspaper report says Israelis stopped travelling to Turkey long before flotilla incident; situation will remain the same in the near future.
Turkey Travel Warning OffCounter-Terrorism Bureau says mass Turkish protests against Israel have ceased and Israelis may again visit that country.
Jerusalem 'Best City in ME'Jerusalem has been named the best city in the region of Africa and the Middle East by New York-based 'Travel and Leisure' magazine.
Turkey Losing Israeli TourismIsraelis have dropped Turkey as a hot tourist destination, and the former Middle Eastern ally is beginning to feel the pinch.
IDF Stops Sinai Drug SmugglersIDF troops stopped five Sinai Bedouin drug smugglers from reaching their destination after they infiltrated Israel's southern border on Saturday.
US Bans Nighttime Travel on 443One day after a report that Netanyahu can’t travel on Highway 443 because of fears of Arab attacks, the US bans it workers from the road at night.
New: Park and Ride to Old CityTo reduce traffic and pollution in the historic Old City, the Jerusalem Municipality will prohibit most private cars from entering during the day.
‘A Bit of Israel in All of Us’Israel has launched a $10 million “There’s a Little Bit of Israel in All of Us” campaign. Visitors can post stories and pictures on the web.
Israeli-Invented GPS Loggers World gov'ts closely monitoring Israel's unique survey which uses Israel's newly-invented pocket GPS loggers to forecast transportation needs.
Volcanic Ash Heads for IsraelThe volcanic ash that plagued European airports last month is expected to reach Israel Monday nights. Some flights have been delayed.
UK Voters Head to the PollsThe UK chooses a new prime minister and parliament Thursday – but pundits say the election may result in the UK's first hung parliament since 1974.
Jewish Pilot: Heaven is WatchingAn observant Jewish commercial airline pilot says the Iceland volcano was a Heavenly sign not to take the ability to travel the skies for granted.
Bike Riding Flies on El AlBike riders like El Al. The Israeli airline is the only known international carrier to allow passengers to fly with their bicycles free of charge.
'Full Body Scanners Useless'An Israeli security expert tells Canada its full-body scanners are useless. "I can overcome them with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747.
Some European Flights ResumeConcern over the impact on Israel's economy may soon die down, as several hundred European flights took off for the first time in several days.
El Al Brings Israelis HomeIsraelis drove overland for nearly 24 hours to reach Rome, where El Al jets brought them back home just in time to celebrate Independence Day.
El Al Rescues Stranded IsraelisEl Al is using overland routes in Europe to bring home for Independence Day Israelis stranded by the volcanic ash that has crippled air travel.
Barkat Bashes British Kotel BanBritain has banned an Israeli tourism ad because it "misleads” the public to think that the Western Wall and Temple Mount are part of the country.
Urgent Sinai Alert Continues Rumors that terrorists tried to kidnap an Israeli citizen in Sinai proved false Tuesday night. Warnings to stay out of the area remain in force.
Urgent Sinai Terror AlertTerrorists are about to try and kidnap an Israeli in Sinai, says Counter-Terrorism Bureau. Urgent travel warning cites 'concrete evidence.'
UK Passports - Only via ParisAs of early May, British passports will no longer be renewable in Tel Aviv. The same change will soon take place “throughout the region.”
Muslim Allies Pressure ObamaThe US has cancelled recent airport security restrictions on terror-related countries, including Muslim allies who pressured Obama.
15,000 Tour Samaria It has not been formally included in the Heritage Sites List, but the Biblical capital Shiloh attracted thousands on the holiday nonetheless.
Counter-Terrorism Drill in NYNew York City police officers staged a counter-terrorism drill in the Big Apple during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.
Cairo Maimonides Synagogue OpensThe Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo reopened this week after nearly two years of restoration work sponsored by the Egyptian government.
Media Agree: Mossad Hit MabhouhOpinions on terrorist al-Mabhouh's murder in a Dubai luxury hotel room are still front page news. International media consensus is: Mossad did it.
No Israeli Dead in Chile Quake No Israelis are listed among the victims of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit central Chile on Saturday. At least 20 Israelis are in the area.
A-7 Expose on ‘Bad Taste' PromoAn Arutz-7 Hebrew site exposé helps cancel a pro-Israel video using sexual innuendo. The Foreign Ministry said the idea was not Jerusalem's.
Hike in US Passport FeesApplying for or renewing a US passport? You have three weeks to beat a sharp hike in fees. Renouncing citizenship soon will no longer be free.
Israel, Ukraine Ink Trade DealIsrael and Ukraine have signed a free trade agreement and will add another airline to the route between the two nations.
Sudan Govt, Darfur Rebels DealThe Sudan government has made a ceasefire deal with the Justice and Equality Movement rebel group in Darfur. A formal deal is due in March.
El Al Can 'Defuse' Tefillin, TooEl Al Airlines has raced to take advantage of an incident in which a pair of tefillin frightened a flight crew, who thought they were explosives.
100 Israeli Police to HaitiThe United Nations asked Israel to help out, and the Jewish state will send 100 policemen to stop looting in Haiti.
All Israelis Found in HaitiThe last Israeli believed missing has been accounted for in Haiti: Abie Nathan’s daughter has finally been able to reach her family.
Cuba Holds Jew as 'US Spy'A 60-year-old American Jew is being held on suspicion of being a spy for the United States. The man, Alan Gross, was arrested in Cuba last month.
Israelis More Tolerant of IslamIsraelis, particularly religious Jewish Israelis, are more tolerant of Islamic religious needs than Swiss citizens, a new survey finds.
Security Upgrades at BG AirportIsrael has upgraded its international travel security with a new biometric screening system, starting with El Al frequent flyers.
Terrorists Recruited in LondonIslamic fundamentalism on British university campuses may be responsible for the terror attempt on the Detroit-bound flight of December 25.
Fewer Travelers Fly to Israel Fewer travelers flew to and from Israel in 2009, according to government statistics released Sunday. The drop was small, but significant.