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Miracle at New Zealand Chabad House

A new Chabad House in New Zealand completely escaped any trace of damage in a major earthquake in Christchurch, unlike other buildings.Chana Ya'ar, 9/16/2010, 6:21 PM

South African Controversy Over 'Eruv' for Jews

Orthodox Jews in Johannesburg, South Africa are facing flak over construction of an "eruv." Local residents fear it could pose a security risk.Chana Ya'ar, 8/26/2010, 12:38 PM

Setback for Tel Aviv Light Rail

The Tel Aviv light rail train project faces a setback as plans involving Metro Transport fall through.Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2010, 1:40 PM

Best Ever Year for Tourism

More 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.Israel INN Staff, 8/15/2010, 3:47 PM

US Removes Travel Warning on Israel

The US has finally corrected its singling out Eilat while omitting its neighbor Aqaba as a dangerous place to visit following a rocket attack. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/11/2010, 10:26 AM

Jordanians Burn Israel Flag, Protest Need for Visa for Jerusalem

Demonstrators 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.Chana Ya'ar, 8/10/2010, 10:47 AM

Israelis Develop Warning System to Prevent Train Wrecks

Tel Aviv University researchers are helping to develop a high-tech early-warning system to preventing train wrecks and keeping terror off track.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/27/2010, 11:20 AM

Israelis Not Going to Turkey Despite Travel Warning Cancellation

Newspaper report says Israelis stopped travelling to Turkey long before flotilla incident; situation will remain the same in the near future.Elad Benari, 7/26/2010, 4:31 AM

Turkey Travel Warning Called Off

Counter-Terrorism Bureau says mass Turkish protests against Israel have ceased and Israelis may again visit that country. Gil Ronen, 7/20/2010, 9:45 PM

Jerusalem Named Best City in ME by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Jerusalem has been named the best city in the region of Africa and the Middle East by New York-based 'Travel and Leisure' magazine.Malkah Fleisher, 7/13/2010, 10:29 PM

Turkey Losing Hot Israeli Summer Tourist Dollars

Israelis have dropped Turkey as a hot tourist destination, and the former Middle Eastern ally is beginning to feel the pinch.Hana Levi Julian, 6/30/2010, 5:00 PM

IDF Stops Sinai Bedouin Drug Smugglers

IDF troops stopped five Sinai Bedouin drug smugglers from reaching their destination after they infiltrated Israel's southern border on Saturday.Hana Levi Julian, 6/27/2010, 10:39 AM

US Bans Government Workers from Israeli Highway 443 at Night

One 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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/22/2010, 3:55 PM

New: No Visitor Cars in Jerusalem Old City During the Day

To reduce traffic and pollution in the historic Old City, the Jerusalem Municipality will prohibit most private cars from entering during the day.Malkah Fleisher, 5/25/2010, 10:56 PM

‘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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/14/2010, 9:14 AM

World Follows Israel's State-of-the-Art Transportation Survey

World gov'ts closely monitoring Israel's unique survey which uses Israel's newly-invented pocket GPS loggers to forecast transportation needs.Hillel Fendel, 5/12/2010, 1:51 PM

You, Too, Can Visit Tel Shiloh

, 5/12/2010, 12:00 AM

Volcanic Ash Heads for Israel, Some Flights Delayed

The volcanic ash that plagued European airports last month is expected to reach Israel Monday nights. Some flights have been delayed.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/10/2010, 7:35 PM

UK Voters Head to the Polls

The 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.Hana Levi Julian, 5/6/2010, 7:58 PM

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.Hana Levi Julian, 5/5/2010, 10:01 AM

Bike Riding Flies on El Al

Bike riders like El Al. The Israeli airline is the only known international carrier to allow passengers to fly with their bicycles free of charge.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/27/2010, 9:14 AM

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.Hana Levi Julian, 4/25/2010, 10:05 AM

Israeli Worries Weaken As Planes Finally Fly Out of Europe

Concern 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.Malkah Fleisher, 4/20/2010, 10:41 PM

El Al Brings Stranded Israelis Back Home

Israelis drove overland for nearly 24 hours to reach Rome, where El Al jets brought them back home just in time to celebrate Independence Day.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/19/2010, 10:55 PM

El Al in Frantic Rush to Bring Home Israelis Stranded by Volcano

El Al is using overland routes in Europe to bring home for Independence Day Israelis stranded by the volcanic ash that has crippled air travel. Maayana Miskin and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/18/2010, 6:31 AM

Barkat Bashes British Ban of Tourism Ad Showing Western Wall

Britain 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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Gil Ronen, 4/14/2010, 6:02 PM

March: Largest Influx of Tourists in Israeli History

More visitors came to the Jewish state in March than in any other month in Israeli history.Malkah Fleisher, 4/14/2010, 6:39 AM

Sinai Kidnap Rumors False; Urgent Terror Warning 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.Hana Levi Julian, 4/14/2010, 6:38 AM

Israel's Weak Response

, 4/14/2010, 12:00 AM

Urgent Terror Alert Issued for Sinai Vacationers

Terrorists are about to try and kidnap an Israeli in Sinai, says Counter-Terrorism Bureau. Urgent travel warning cites 'concrete evidence.' Gil Ronen, 4/13/2010, 8:44 PM

Soon: British Passports in Israel Renewable Only via Paris

As of early May, British passports will no longer be renewable in Tel Aviv. The same change will soon take place “throughout the region.”Hillel Fendel, 4/13/2010, 1:27 PM

‘Terror-Prone’ US Allies Force Obama to Relax Airport Security

The US has cancelled recent airport security restrictions on terror-related countries, including Muslim allies who pressured Obama. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/4/2010, 8:41 AM

More than 15,000 Tour Samaria on Holidays

It has not been formally included in the Heritage Sites List, but the Biblical capital Shiloh attracted thousands on the holiday nonetheless. Gil Ronen and Maayana Miskin, 4/1/2010, 11:08 PM

Counter-Terrorism Drill in New York

New York City police officers staged a counter-terrorism drill in the Big Apple during the morning rush hour on Wednesday. Hana Levi Julian, 4/1/2010, 1:03 PM

Pesach Events in Judea and Samaria

Thousands of Jews are touring Judea and Samaria during Passover. INN provides a list of where to go and what to see. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/31/2010, 10:07 AM

In Time for Passover – New Path along Banias River

A new path has opened through the heart of the Hermon stream (Banias) reserve, in time for Passover hikers.Maayana Miskin, 3/30/2010, 10:20 PM

Cairo's Maimonides Synagogue Re-Opens

The Maimonides Synagogue in Cairo reopened this week after nearly two years of restoration work sponsored by the Egyptian government.Hana Levi Julian, 3/10/2010, 5:41 AM

Media Consensus: Mossad Killed al-Mabhouh

Opinions on terrorist al-Mabhouh's murder in a Dubai luxury hotel room are still front page news. International media consensus is: Mossad did it.Hana Levi Julian , 3/9/2010, 7:36 PM

Foreign Ministry: No Israelis Listed Among 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.Hana Levi Julian and Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2010, 1:22 PM

Arutz-7 Expose Cancels ‘Bad Taste’ Promotion for Israel

An Arutz-7 Hebrew site exposé helps cancel a pro-Israel video using sexual innuendo. The Foreign Ministry said the idea was not Jerusalem's.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/24/2010, 12:39 PM

US Plans Sharp Hike in Passport Fees

Applying 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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/23/2010, 10:00 AM

Israel, Ukraine Ink Free Trade, Aviation Agreements

Israel and Ukraine have signed a free trade agreement and will add another airline to the route between the two nations.Hana Levi Julian, 2/23/2010, 9:56 AM

Sudan Govt, Darfur Rebels Reach Peace Deal

The Sudan government has made a ceasefire deal with the Justice and Equality Movement rebel group in Darfur. A formal deal is due in March. Hana Levi Julian, 2/21/2010, 10:44 AM

Government Declares Massive Steps for Israeli 'Heritage'

Israel's "Heritage Sites" trails planned to enhance Jewish and Zionist identity for youth. Malkah Fleisher, 2/17/2010, 7:55 AM

El Al: We Can 'Defuse' Tefillin in Flight

El 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.Hana Levi Julian, 1/28/2010, 5:06 PM

100 Israeli Police Heading for Haiti

The United Nations asked Israel to help out, and the Jewish state will send 100 policemen to stop looting in Haiti.Hana Levi Julian and Gil Ronen, 1/20/2010, 7:44 PM

All Israelis Accounted for in Haiti

The last Israeli believed missing has been accounted for in Haiti: Abie Nathan’s daughter has finally been able to reach her family.Hana Levi Julian, 1/15/2010, 12:50 PM

Jewish Social Worker Held as ‘Spy’ in Cuba

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.INN Staff, 1/14/2010, 7:15 PM

Tourism Soars With Record Set in December 2009

A new report confirms December 2009 as the most visitor-laden December in Israeli history.Malkah Fleisher, 1/14/2010, 11:46 AM

Israeli Jews More Tolerant of Islam than Swiss Citizens

Israelis, particularly religious Jewish Israelis, are more tolerant of Islamic religious needs than Swiss citizens, a new survey finds.Hana Levi Julian, 1/12/2010, 5:10 PM

Security Upgrades at Ben Gurion International Airport

Israel has upgraded its international travel security with a new biometric screening system, starting with El Al frequent flyers.Hana Levi Julian, 1/10/2010, 12:31 PM

Times: Blame Terror on UK Campus Islamic Fundamentalism

Islamic fundamentalism on British university campuses may be responsible for the terror attempt on the Detroit-bound flight of December 25.Malkah Fleisher, 1/5/2010, 9:54 PM

Fewer Travelers Fly through Israel in 2009

Fewer travelers flew to and from Israel in 2009, according to government statistics released Sunday. The drop was small, but significant.Hana Levi Julian, 1/3/2010, 4:13 PM

PC vs. Profiling

, 1/2/2010, 12:00 AM