Miracle at New Zealand Chabad HouseA new Chabad House in New Zealand completely escaped any trace of damage in a major earthquake in Christchurch, unlike other buildings.
South African Controversy Over 'Eruv' for JewsOrthodox Jews in Johannesburg, South Africa are facing flak over construction of an "eruv." Local residents fear it could pose a security risk.
Setback for Tel Aviv Light RailThe Tel Aviv light rail train project faces a setback as plans involving Metro Transport fall through.
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 Travel Warning on IsraelThe 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 Israel Flag, Protest Need for Visa for JerusalemDemonstrators 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.
Israelis Develop Warning System to Prevent 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 Going to Turkey Despite Travel Warning CancellationNewspaper report says Israelis stopped travelling to Turkey long before flotilla incident; situation will remain the same in the near future.
Turkey Travel Warning Called OffCounter-Terrorism Bureau says mass Turkish protests against Israel have ceased and Israelis may again visit that country.
Jerusalem Named Best City in ME by Travel and Leisure MagazineJerusalem 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 Hot Israeli Summer Tourist DollarsIsraelis have dropped Turkey as a hot tourist destination, and the former Middle Eastern ally is beginning to feel the pinch.
IDF Stops Sinai Bedouin Drug SmugglersIDF troops stopped five Sinai Bedouin drug smugglers from reaching their destination after they infiltrated Israel's southern border on Saturday.
US Bans Government Workers from Israeli Highway 443 at NightOne 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: No Visitor Cars in Jerusalem Old City During the DayTo reduce traffic and pollution in the historic Old City, the Jerusalem Municipality will prohibit most private cars from entering during the day.
‘There’s a Little 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.
World Follows Israel's State-of-the-Art Transportation SurveyWorld 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 Israel, Some Flights DelayedThe 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 Airline Pilot: Icelandic Volcano a Heavenly 'Heads Up'An 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.
Israeli Security Expert to Canada: '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.
Israeli Worries Weaken As Planes Finally Fly Out of EuropeConcern 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 Stranded Israelis Back 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 in Frantic Rush to Bring Home Israelis Stranded by VolcanoEl 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 Ban of Tourism Ad Showing Western WallBritain 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.
March: Largest Influx of Tourists in Israeli HistoryMore visitors came to the Jewish state in March than in any other month in Israeli history.
Sinai Kidnap Rumors False; Urgent Terror Warning ContinuesRumors 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 Terror Alert Issued for Sinai VacationersTerrorists are about to try and kidnap an Israeli in Sinai, says Counter-Terrorism Bureau. Urgent travel warning cites 'concrete evidence.'
Soon: British Passports in Israel Renewable 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.”
‘Terror-Prone’ US Allies Force Obama to Relax Airport SecurityThe US has cancelled recent airport security restrictions on terror-related countries, including Muslim allies who pressured Obama.
More than 15,000 Tour Samaria on HolidaysIt 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 New YorkNew York City police officers staged a counter-terrorism drill in the Big Apple during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.
Pesach Events in Judea and SamariaThousands of Jews are touring Judea and Samaria during Passover. INN provides a list of where to go and what to see.
In Time for Passover – New Path along Banias RiverA new path has opened through the heart of the Hermon stream (Banias) reserve, in time for Passover hikers.
Cairo's Maimonides Synagogue Re-OpensThe Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo reopened this week after nearly two years of restoration work sponsored by the Egyptian government.
Media Consensus: Mossad Killed al-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.
Foreign Ministry: No Israelis Listed Among Dead in Chile QuakeNo 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.
Arutz-7 Expose Cancels ‘Bad Taste’ Promotion for IsraelAn Arutz-7 Hebrew site exposé helps cancel a pro-Israel video using sexual innuendo. The Foreign Ministry said the idea was not Jerusalem's.
US Plans Sharp Hike in 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 Free Trade, Aviation AgreementsIsrael and Ukraine have signed a free trade agreement and will add another airline to the route between the two nations.
Sudan Govt, Darfur Rebels Reach Peace 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.
Government Declares Massive Steps for Israeli 'Heritage'Israel's "Heritage Sites" trails planned to enhance Jewish and Zionist identity for youth.
El Al: We Can 'Defuse' Tefillin in FlightEl 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 Heading for HaitiThe United Nations asked Israel to help out, and the Jewish state will send 100 policemen to stop looting in Haiti.
All Israelis Accounted for in HaitiThe last Israeli believed missing has been accounted for in Haiti: Abie Nathan’s daughter has finally been able to reach her family.
Jewish Social Worker Held as ‘Spy’ in CubaA 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.
Tourism Soars With Record Set in December 2009A new report confirms December 2009 as the most visitor-laden December in Israeli history.
Israeli Jews More Tolerant of Islam than Swiss CitizensIsraelis, particularly religious Jewish Israelis, are more tolerant of Islamic religious needs than Swiss citizens, a new survey finds.
Security Upgrades at Ben Gurion International AirportIsrael has upgraded its international travel security with a new biometric screening system, starting with El Al frequent flyers.
Times: Blame Terror on UK Campus Islamic FundamentalismIslamic fundamentalism on British university campuses may be responsible for the terror attempt on the Detroit-bound flight of December 25.
Fewer Travelers Fly through Israel in 2009Fewer travelers flew to and from Israel in 2009, according to government statistics released Sunday. The drop was small, but significant.