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Bnei Menashe Celebrate Chanukah The 7,200 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India ushered in the festival of Chanukah this weekend with joy and ceremony.
Arkia To Fly 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.
Getting Out the Vote on Dead SeaIsrael 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 Dead in Copter CrashThree British tourists and a pilot are dead after a civilian helicopter crashed in the sea off the Sironit Beach in Netanya on Tuesday.
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: Touring Ramat HaNegevA visit to the Negev should be on everyone's itinerary, because only by experiencing the desert can you understand its importance.
MK: Slash Peres' 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 Traders, Pilgrims, & MoreIsrael is hosting an array of international delegations, trade shows and conferences this month, drawing global leaders in their respective fields.
Beit Shearim 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 Aims at 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 IsraelisVenezuela 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: A Visit to 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.
'Long Term' Turkey Tourism Drop After switching to pro-Iran, anti-Israel side of international constellation, Turkey may find Israeli tourists mean (no) business this time.
Bnei Menashe Celebrate SukkotThe Bnei Menashe community in northeastern India was able to celebrate Sukkot with lulavim and etrogim from Israel, shipped by Shavei Israel.
Ein Gedi: 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.
Mumbai Chabad House Was OpenChabad emissaries in Mumbai, India opened the Chabad House on Rosh HaShanah despite directives to keep a low profile.
Court Limits Use of 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 Negev Gold?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, Israel to Talk TourismWhat does Israel have in common with Mongolia? Deserts. The countries will develop joint tourism ventures to each other’s respective arid regions.
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.
US Scorns Israeli Security RulesThe U.S. has sharply criticized Israel for travel restrictions on Americans, mostly those with Arab origin whom Israel considers security risks.
High Holiday Terror WarningsThe Prime Minister's Office issued a travel advisory overview for the Jewish high holiday season. Specific counterterror guidance is also provided.
22nd Klezmer Festival OpensThe twenty-second international Klezmer Festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the mystical northern city.
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.
Western Wall Enters 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.
Israel Leads Top Excavation TeamUnderwater archaeological excavations in Turkey were chosen by the Archaeological Institute of America as one of the most important in the world.
C-Section Due to Serious H1N1Swedish tourist gives birth by Caesarian section due to complications of swine flu. A second tourist is also hospitalized with serious H1N1 flu.
Jerusalem: #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 TourismA new Tourism Ministry campaign focuses on Israel's religious and historical aspects. The Tourism Minister will visit North America this week.
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 ChinaIsrael has inaugurated a new Israeli consulate in China and looks forward to stronger ties with China's prosperous southern manufacturing region.
1,700-Year-Old Mosaic UnveiledA 1,700–year-old mosaic floor depicting colorful mammals, birds, fish and flora, and sailing ships from the period is to be unveiled in Lod.
PA Blocks Dead Sea From ContestThe PA refuses to nominate the Dead Sea as one of the 7 wonders of the world, and as a result it will probably be disqualified from the contest.
Philippines Strengthens TiesPhilippines Tourism Minister Durano is on his first-ever visit to Israel this week, strengthening the existing ties between the two countries.
Tel Aviv Beach a Splash in NYCThousands turned out Sunday to enjoy the sands of Tel Aviv – even though the beach was oceanless and the sand dumped in NYC's Central Park.
Thousands Amass for Wall PrayersA mass prayer rally was held at the Western Wall on Sunday, beseeching Heavenly compassion in the face of a host of threats on the Jewish People.
Yisrael Beiteinu Threatens VetoYisrael Beiteinu is threatening to vote against the national budget over a proposed tourism tax. Misezhnikov: Tax would cost NIS 2.4 billion.