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Highway Plane Crash Averted

Israeli air traffic controllers guided a Russian commercial airliner out of a possible horrific crash on one of Israel's major highways on Tuesday.Malkah Fleisher, 12/15/2009, 8:53 PM

Light ‘Virtual’ Chanukah Candle

Want to visit Israel? Light Chanukah candles over the Internet and access tourist information and win a chance for a free trip. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/15/2009, 11:22 AM

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.Hana Levi Julian, 12/13/2009, 11:39 AM

Arkia To Fly New Immigrants

End 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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/1/2009, 3:51 PM

Getting Out the Vote on Dead Sea

Israel 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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/1/2009, 10:42 AM

3 Tourists Dead in Copter Crash

Three British tourists and a pilot are dead after a civilian helicopter crashed in the sea off the Sironit Beach in Netanya on Tuesday. Hana Levi Julian, 11/24/2009, 5:10 PM

Hiking the Golan: Yehudia Forest

Trekking the Golan Heights can be an exhilarating experience, and one that should be approached with the right preparation.Shmuel Browns and Hana Levi Julian, 11/22/2009, 3:20 PM

U.S. Denies Visa to MK Ben-Ari

MK Ben-Ari reports that he has been denied a visa to the United States, apparently due to pre-Disengagement protest activity.Maayana Miskin, 11/9/2009, 10:51 PM

Travel: Touring Ramat HaNegev

A visit to the Negev should be on everyone's itinerary, because only by experiencing the desert can you understand its importance. Shmuel Browns and Hana Levi Julian, 11/7/2009, 6:18 PM

MK: Slash Peres' Travel Budget

Knesset added NIS 2 million to Peres' travel budget, but MK Ariel says he should not receive funds to continue to praise Oslo agreement.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2009, 10:31 PM

Int'l Traders, Pilgrims, & More

Israel is hosting an array of international delegations, trade shows and conferences this month, drawing global leaders in their respective fields.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 11/3/2009, 5:46 PM

Beit Shearim Caves Restored

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin unveiled a huge menorah relief at the Beit Shearim burial cave site, which was restored thanks to him.Gil Ronen, 10/27/2009, 9:54 PM

Labor MK Aims at Mehadrin Buses

Labor MK Ophir Pines-Paz is hoping to ban gender separation on public buses, including the "mehadrin" lines serving hareidi-religious Jews.Hana Levi Julian, 10/27/2009, 5:23 PM

Venezuela Doesn't Want Israelis

Venezuela is taking further steps to deter Israelis from visiting the country. A tour group from the Jewish State was forced to cancel its trip.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 10/27/2009, 1:59 PM

Travel: A Visit to Sde Boker

Set 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.Shmuel Browns, 10/26/2009, 2:10 PM

'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.Hillel Fendel, 10/18/2009, 7:14 PM

Bnei Menashe Celebrate Sukkot

The Bnei Menashe community in northeastern India was able to celebrate Sukkot with lulavim and etrogim from Israel, shipped by Shavei Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 10/7/2009, 5:29 PM

Ein Gedi: Oasis of Lush Beauty

Ein Gedi, a great holiday destination, is an oasis of lush beauty in the Judean Desert along the shores of the Dead Sea. Shmuel Browns, 10/5/2009, 5:28 AM

Visiting Mahane Yehuda Market

Let's do some holiday shopping at Jerusalem's Machaneh Yehudah for an eye-opening -- and tasty experience.Shmuel Browns, 9/30/2009, 1:09 PM

Faulty Bomb Foiled Sinai Attack

Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula planned to blow up a bus full of Israeli tourists, but their bomb failed to detonate.Maayana Miskin, 9/23/2009, 10:07 PM

Mumbai Chabad House Was Open

Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, India opened the Chabad House on Rosh HaShanah despite directives to keep a low profile. Hana Levi Julian and Avraham Zuroff, 9/21/2009, 7:09 AM

Court Limits Use of Radar Guns

A Be'er Sheva Traffic Court judge ruled that radar guns are often inaccurate in a move that could affect drivers nationwide.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2009, 10:29 PM

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.Hana Levi Julian, 9/10/2009, 1:09 PM

Mongolia, Israel to Talk Tourism

What does Israel have in common with Mongolia? Deserts. The countries will develop joint tourism ventures to each other’s respective arid regions.Avraham Zuroff, 9/8/2009, 6:59 AM

Mount Tabor, Sentinel of Valleys

Jutting west of the Kinneret, Mount Tabor stands high like a solitary faithful guardian, demanding our attention. Shalom Pollack, 9/4/2009, 11:41 AM

Gush Etzion, Holy Land Heartland

Suffering defeat four times throughout history, the residents of the historical heartland of the country are resolute to remain.Shalom Pollack, 8/28/2009, 4:14 PM

El Al Wins Tel Aviv-Eilat Route

After a Civil Aviation Authority rejection, El Al receives a special dispensation from the Transportation Minister to fly commercially to Eilat.Hillel Fendel, 8/24/2009, 2:09 PM

Beit She'an: Gateway to Eden

Once home to gladiator exhibitions, the Jews have reclaimed the ancient Roman showcase city of Beit She'an.Shalom Pollack, 8/23/2009, 5:23 PM

US Scorns Israeli Security Rules

The U.S. has sharply criticized Israel for travel restrictions on Americans, mostly those with Arab origin whom Israel considers security risks.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/20/2009, 9:37 AM

Mount Gilboa Once Again Blooms

The Bible jumps out of the stones and earth wherever you look from this historic mountain in northern Israel.Shalom Pollack, 8/14/2009, 4:08 PM

High Holiday Terror Warnings

The Prime Minister's Office issued a travel advisory overview for the Jewish high holiday season. Specific counterterror guidance is also provided.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 8/14/2009, 12:21 AM

Please Help Bring Amichai Home!

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22nd Klezmer Festival Opens

The twenty-second international Klezmer Festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the mystical northern city.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 8/10/2009, 10:32 PM

Gamla, the Masada of the North

Josephus records a courageous stand against the Roman Legion at Gamla, an isolated mountain in the north of the country.Shalom Pollack, 8/8/2009, 11:15 PM

Travel: Southern Hevron Hills

Travelling along the road of the Patriachs and exploring Susiya's ancient synagogue are some of the surprises that the Southern Hevron hills offer.Shalom Pollack, 7/30/2009, 11:07 PM

Western Wall Enters Twitter Age

The 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.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/26/2009, 4:26 PM

If Jerusalem’s Stones Could Talk

An ancient Jerusalem wall where King Hezekiah and the Prophet Isaiah once tread reveals its secrets.Shalom Pollack, 7/23/2009, 12:20 PM

Israel Leads Top Excavation Team

Underwater archaeological excavations in Turkey were chosen by the Archaeological Institute of America as one of the most important in the world.Baruch Gordon, 7/22/2009, 3:57 PM

Audio: Talk with England's Rabbi

Radio host Walter Bingham in conversation with Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sachs. And, all about a model of the Second Temple. Israel National Radio, 7/22/2009, 12:40 PM

Matot-Masei: An Anchored Journey

The message of the double Torah portion.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/16/2009, 6:40 PM

C-Section Due to Serious H1N1

Swedish tourist gives birth by Caesarian section due to complications of swine flu. A second tourist is also hospitalized with serious H1N1 flu.Hana Levi Julian, 7/16/2009, 2:28 PM

'Stunning' Art Exhibit in J'lem

The annual student exhibit at the Oman religious art school opened Monday night to rave reviews.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/15/2009, 2:07 PM

Jerusalem: #17 Best Tourist City

Annual poll by Travel and Leisure Magazine names Jerusalem its #17 city for tourists throughout the world – ahead of Los Angeles, Paris, and more.Hillel Fendel, 7/15/2009, 1:42 PM

Promoting Holy Land Tourism

A new Tourism Ministry campaign focuses on Israel's religious and historical aspects. The Tourism Minister will visit North America this week. Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 7/14/2009, 12:22 PM

Pinchas: A Living Heritage

Lessons from the International Dateline.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 7/9/2009, 2:10 PM

New Berlin-Tel Aviv Route

Good news for Israel’s tourism industry: Germany’s second largest airline has inaugurated a twice-weekly flight connecting Berlin and Tel Aviv.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/7/2009, 7:13 PM

New Israeli Consulate in China

Israel has inaugurated a new Israeli consulate in China and looks forward to stronger ties with China's prosperous southern manufacturing region.Malkah Fleisher, 7/6/2009, 10:18 AM

1,700-Year-Old Mosaic Unveiled

A 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.Hana Levi Julian, 6/30/2009, 8:54 PM

PA Blocks Dead Sea From Contest

The 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.Yehudah Lev Kay, 6/28/2009, 4:50 PM

Philippines Strengthens Ties

Philippines Tourism Minister Durano is on his first-ever visit to Israel this week, strengthening the existing ties between the two countries.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 6/23/2009, 8:15 AM

Tel Aviv Beach a Splash in NYC

Thousands 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.Malkah Fleisher, 6/22/2009, 9:06 PM

Thousands Amass for Wall Prayers

A 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.Hillel Fendel, 6/22/2009, 9:08 AM

Yisrael Beiteinu Threatens Veto

Yisrael Beiteinu is threatening to vote against the national budget over a proposed tourism tax. Misezhnikov: Tax would cost NIS 2.4 billion.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2009, 7:00 PM