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.
Tourism Ministry Tees Off for Golf CoursesMove over soccer; here comes golf. The Tourism Ministry announced a $200 million investment to attract golf tourists to the Jewish State.
US-Bound Plane Nearly Bombed By Nigerian, Ties to Al-QaidaA Nigerian national claims the Al-Qaida terror group ordered him to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane - a passenger saves the day.
1st-Time Discovery of 2nd-Temple Dwelling in NazarethThe remains of a dwelling from the last days of the Second Temple period have been uncovered in the heart of the Israeli Arab city of Nazareth.
Israel Air Traffic Controllers Avert Crash on HighwayIsraeli air traffic controllers guided a Russian commercial airliner out of a possible horrific crash on one of Israel's major highways on Tuesday.
Light ‘Virtual’ Chanukah Candles to Visit IsraelWant to visit Israel? Light Chanukah candles over the Internet and access tourist information and win a chance for a free trip.
India's Bnei Menashe Celebrate ChanukahThe 7,200 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India ushered in the festival of Chanukah this weekend with joy and ceremony.
End of an Era: Arkia Breaks El Al Monopoly on New ImmigrantsEnd of an era: El Al has lost its monopoly on flying immigrants to Israel, after Arkia wins the right to bring them from the Ukraine and France.
Highest Votes Sought for Lowest Point on EarthIsrael asks the Diaspora to help turn the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth – to the highest in the world’s seven natural wonders contest.
3 Tourists, 1 Pilot Killed in Civilian Helicopter CrashThree British tourists and a pilot are dead after a civilian helicopter crashed in the sea off the Sironit Beach in Netanya on Tuesday.
Hiking the Golan: Yehudia Forest ReserveTrekking the Golan Heights can be an exhilarating experience, and one that should be approached with the right preparation.
U.S. Denies Visa to MK Ben-AriMK Ben-Ari reports that he has been denied a visa to the United States, apparently due to pre-Disengagement protest activity.
Travel: The High Plateau of Ramat HaNegevA visit to the Negev should be on everyone's itinerary, because only by experiencing the desert can you understand its importance.
MK Ariel: Slash Peres's Travel BudgetKnesset added NIS 2 million to Peres' travel budget, but MK Ariel says he should not receive funds to continue to praise Oslo agreement.
Int'l Delegations, Trade Shows and Conferences Flood IsraelIsrael is hosting an array of international delegations, trade shows and conferences this month, drawing global leaders in their respective fields.
Beit Shearim Menorah Caves RestoredKnesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin unveiled a huge menorah relief at the Beit Shearim burial cave site, which was restored thanks to him.
Labor MK Hopes to Ban Gender Separation on 'Mehadrin' BusesLabor MK Ophir Pines-Paz is hoping to ban gender separation on public buses, including the "mehadrin" lines serving hareidi-religious Jews.
Venezuela Doesn't Want Israeli TouristsVenezuela is taking further steps to deter Israelis from visiting the country. A tour group from the Jewish State was forced to cancel its trip.
Travel: Making the Desert Bloom at Sde BokerSet aside at least half a day for a visit to Kibbutz Sde Boker, home to Israel's first prime minister, a research institute, reptile farm and more.
Israel's Tourism Plunge to Turkey Threatens to be Long-TermAfter switching to pro-Iran, anti-Israel side of international constellation, Turkey may find Israeli tourists mean (no) business this time.
Bnei Menashe Celebrate Sukkot in Northeast IndiaThe Bnei Menashe community in northeastern India was able to celebrate Sukkot with lulavim and etrogim from Israel, shipped by Shavei Israel.
Ein Gedi: Spring of the Goats, Oasis of Lush BeautyEin Gedi, a great holiday destination, is an oasis of lush beauty in the Judean Desert along the shores of the Dead Sea.
Visiting the Mahane Yehuda Open Air MarketLet's do some holiday shopping at Jerusalem's Machaneh Yehudah for an eye-opening -- and tasty experience.
Faulty Terror Bomb Saved Israeli Tourists from Death in SinaiTerrorists in the Sinai Peninsula planned to blow up a bus full of Israeli tourists, but their bomb failed to detonate.
Mumbai Chabad House Chose to Stay Open Despite WarningsChabad emissaries in Mumbai, India opened the Chabad House on Rosh HaShanah despite directives to keep a low profile.
Court Limits Use of 'Devora' Radar GunsA Be'er Sheva Traffic Court judge ruled that radar guns are often inaccurate in a move that could affect drivers nationwide.
Photo Essay: Black Gold Beneath the Cliffs of Tzuk Tamrur?The Tzuk Tamrur cliffs that rim the road down to the Dead Sea may hide a new energy source. The mineral-rich region brims with potential.
Mongolia and Israel to Discuss Desert TourismWhat does Israel have in common with Mongolia? Deserts. The countries will develop joint tourism ventures to each other’s respective arid regions.
Travel: Mount Tabor, Sentinel of the ValleysJutting west of the Kinneret, Mount Tabor stands high like a solitary faithful guardian, demanding our attention.
Travel: Gush Etzion, Holy Land HeartlandSuffering defeat four times throughout history, the residents of the historical heartland of the country are resolute to remain.
El Al Wins Tel Aviv-Eilat RouteAfter a Civil Aviation Authority rejection, El Al receives a special dispensation from the Transportation Minister to fly commercially to Eilat.
Travel: Beit She’an-Former Roman Showcase CityOnce home to gladiator exhibitions, the Jews have reclaimed the ancient Roman showcase city of Beit She'an.
US Criticizes Israel for Security Restrictions on TouristsThe U.S. has sharply criticized Israel for travel restrictions on Americans, mostly those with Arab origin whom Israel considers security risks.
Travel: Mount Gilboa-Once Cursed, Now BloomingThe Bible jumps out of the stones and earth wherever you look from this historic mountain in northern Israel.
High Holidays Travel Warnings and Counterterror GuidanceThe Prime Minister's Office issued a travel advisory overview for the Jewish high holiday season. Specific counterterror guidance is also provided.
22nd Klezmer Festival Opens in TzfatThe twenty-second international Klezmer Festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the mystical northern city.
Travel: Gamla, the Masada of the NorthJosephus records a courageous stand against the Roman Legion at Gamla, an isolated mountain in the north of the country.
Travel: Southern Hevron HillsTravelling along the road of the Patriachs and exploring Susiya's ancient synagogue are some of the surprises that the Southern Hevron hills offer.
The Western Wall Enters the Twitter AgeThe Western Wall has entered the Twitter age with a service that lets people world wide send their prayers to be placed as notes in the wall.
If Jerusalem’s Stones Could TalkAn ancient Jerusalem wall where King Hezekiah and the Prophet Isaiah once tread reveals its secrets.
Haifu U. Underwater Excavations Ranked One of World's ImportantUnderwater archaeological excavations in Turkey were chosen by the Archaeological Institute of America as one of the most important in the world.
Audio: In Conversation with England's Chief RabbiRadio host Walter Bingham in conversation with Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sachs. And, all about a model of the Second Temple.
Matot-Masei: An Anchored JourneyThe message of the double Torah portion.
C-Section Due to Swine Flu, Mother in Serious ConditionSwedish tourist gives birth by Caesarian section due to complications of swine flu. A second tourist is also hospitalized with serious H1N1 flu.
‘Stunning’ Art School Exhibit Opens in JerusalemThe annual student exhibit at the Oman religious art school opened Monday night to rave reviews.
Jerusalem Named #17 Best Tourist CityAnnual poll by Travel and Leisure Magazine names Jerusalem its #17 city for tourists throughout the world – ahead of Los Angeles, Paris, and more.
Promoting Holy Land Tourism in the USAA new Tourism Ministry campaign focuses on Israel's religious and historical aspects. The Tourism Minister will visit North America this week.
Pinchas: A Living HeritageLessons from the International Dateline.
Tourism Takes from Germany with New Berlin-Tel Aviv RouteGood news for Israel’s tourism industry: Germany’s second largest airline has inaugurated a twice-weekly flight connecting Berlin and Tel Aviv.
New Israeli Consulate in China To Boost Partnership, ProsperityIsrael has inaugurated a new Israeli consulate in China and looks forward to stronger ties with China's prosperous southern manufacturing region.