Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

In a first, leading Swiss travel airline opens a new direct route from Zurich to Eilat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2018, 8:37 AM

'An impressive and smart security fence'

Defense Minister tours fence under construction near Eilat, designed to protect aircraft from attack at airport .Yoni Kempinski, 1/25/2018, 10:25 AM

French Prime Minister's nephew stabbed in Israel

Nephew of French premier stabbed during recent trip to southern Israeli city of Eilat.David Rosenberg, 1/9/2018, 10:30 AM

15-year-old girl dies from flu

Eilat teenager dies suddenly after contracting flu virus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2017, 9:23 AM

'Thirty years ago, this would have been impossible'

Event to bring 2,000 young Russian Jews together for workshops, lectures featuring Israel's chief rabbi, senior IDF officers, politicians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2017, 2:56 PM

Jewish Home MK gives interview on Shabbat

MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli gives an interview on Shabbat, says microphone she used is a special 'Shabbat microphone' from the Zomet Institute.Haim Lev, 12/2/2017, 8:29 PM

Would-be terror-bomber at Eilat hotel acquitted

Resident of eastern Jerusalem unanimously acquitted by Beer Sheva court, which cites lack of 'guilt beyond reasonable doubt.'Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 11/9/2017, 12:49 PM

Watch: Arab disarmed while trying to steal knife in pizza shop

Workers in Eilat pizza shop bravely disarm knife-snatching Arab.Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2017, 12:46 PM

WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotel

IDF forces practice scenarios posing potential danger to life in vacation city of Eilat.Naama Zaltzman, IDF site, 8/10/2017, 9:33 AM

Names of soldiers killed in deadly traffic accident released

IDF investigating how military truck overturned near Eilat, killing two soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 9:34 PM

Victims of deadly accident near Eilat identified as IDF soldiers

IDF soldier and reserve soldier were the victims of Thursday's deadly car accident near Eilat.Kobi Finkler, 7/13/2017, 4:57 PM

Two killed in accident near Eilat

Two 20-year-olds killed after truck overturns north of Eilat. Road blocked in both directions.Orli Harari, 7/13/2017, 12:44 PM

Eilat celebrates as 'oil beach' restored to public use

For the first time in 50 years, Israel's residents and tourists have access to 300 meters of Eilat coastline.Chana Roberts, 7/5/2017, 3:00 PM

Woman demands compensation for banging into hotel glass door

A Bat Yam woman visiting an Eilat hotel banged into a transparent glass door, suffering painful injuries, and is now demanding compensation.Yoel Domb, 7/2/2017, 4:32 PM

Watch: Whale shark comes within a few feet of swimmers off Eilat

20-foot-long shark approaches Nature and Parks Authority officials in marine reserve near Eilat in southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2017, 12:35 PM

Former haredi journalist found dead in Eilat

Former Radio Kol Chai producer and his girlfriend found dead in Eilat hotel room in suspected double suicide.David Rosenberg, 6/12/2017, 8:14 AM

Rare: 40,000 Levant sparrowhawks fly over Eilat

Two-thirds of world population fly over Eilat on their way to Arava palm plantation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 1:06 PM

Eilat: 1 injured after car crashes into tent

Car rolls down hill, slams into tent, injuring woman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2017, 2:57 PM

Tax authorities discover Eilat apartment divided into 6 units

Authorities crack down on tax evaders, including homeowners, business owners, and taxi drivers.Netanel Katz, 4/3/2017, 2:36 PM

Two Arabs suspected of massive purchase in Eilat to avoid VAT

Arabs go on 3-day shopping spree in duty-free Eilat, buy 450 Similac cans for total of 35,000 NIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2017, 12:38 PM

France condemns Petah Tikva attack

France strongly condemns terrorist attack in Petah Tikva, rocket fire on Eilat.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/10/2017, 10:28 PM

'Eilat back to normal' following rocket attack

Deputy mayor of Eilat says disruption caused by rocket attack last night was minimal. 'They won't be able to disrupt our tranquility.'Benny Toker., 2/9/2017, 11:00 PM

Rockets fired towards Eilat

Four rockets fired from Egypt towards Eilat. Three intercepted by Iron Dome.Elad Benari, 2/8/2017, 11:19 PM

Flights cancelled and roads closed as Eilat hit by floods

Heavy rains in southern Israel force closure of airport, roads as cars trapped in flood waters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2016, 9:51 AM

Israel presents joint projects with Jordan

MK Ayoob Kara, hosted in his office on Thursday the US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro - and the US ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 6:36 PM

Crude oil leak in Jordan's Aqaba could harm Eilat

Jordan informs Israel that 200 tons of crude oil leaked into the Gulf of Aqaba from Aqaba port and could possibly contaminate Eliat.Ben Ariel, 8/24/2016, 1:15 AM

Beware of Electric Company impersonators!

The Israeli Electric Corporation issued a warning after an impersonator knocked at a private home, claiming to be from the Authority.Tal Polon, 8/16/2016, 9:41 AM

Israel ordered to pay Iran $1.2 billion

Swiss arbitrators have ruled in favor of Iran in a case that is more than 37 years old.Rachel Kaplan, 8/8/2016, 10:59 AM

4.8-magnitude earthquake felt in Eilat

Residents of Eilat report feeling the earth shake at 4:30 in the morning. No injuries or damages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2016, 6:42 AM

'Haredi' IDF draft-dodger turns out to be... not quite haredi

Haredi extremists clash with police over arrest of 'haredi yeshiva student' detained after drunken brawl in Eilat.Haim Lev, 5/8/2016, 6:09 PM

Israeli takes selfie, ends up hospitalized

21-year-old rescued after attempting to take a selfie photo in Eilat mountains, which resulted in his fall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 7:22 PM

UK parents accuse Israeli police of lying about daughter's death

Family of Julie Pearson claims Israeli police hiding true cause of her death, release postmortem photos in bid for answers.David Rosenberg, 4/18/2016, 8:39 PM

Israeli police rule out murder in British citizen's death

Julie Pearson, UK national living in Eilat, was found dead last November. Israeli police now say abusive boyfriend not the cause.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 1:44 PM

'ISIS is planning a major attack in Israel'

ISIS affiliate in Gaza claims ISIS will increasingly focus on US and Israel, promises a major attack in Israel is only a matter of time.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2016, 4:03 PM

Tragedy in Eilat

7-year-old boy drowns in a hotel pool, medics try to save him but with no success.Reut Hadar, Shoshana Miskin, 3/27/2016, 7:26 PM

Turks arrested on Jordan border

Three people with Turkish passports were detained at Eilat. Police: they were not posing a threat to Israel.Gil Ronen, 3/8/2016, 1:42 AM

Check-in luggage: Clothes, toothbrush, and a hand grenade

Sde Dov Airport security shocked to find grenade, ammo magazines and dozens of assault rifle bullets in bag of female passenger.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/24/2016, 8:37 AM

Will Eilat turn into Israel’s Las Vegas?

Government pushes to promote strip of casinos despite religious opposition.Shoshana Miskin, 2/18/2016, 6:35 PM

New flight connects Israel's north and south

Deputy Minister Kara welcomes new route from Rosh Pina to Eilat, revealing plan to create Galilee regional flight hub.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2016, 4:47 PM

Bomb attack thwarted in Eilat hotel last month

Two Arab residents of Jerusalem indicted Thursday on charges of plotting a bomb attack in one of the coastal resort's hotels.Cynthia Blank, 12/31/2015, 2:46 PM

Stabbing in Eilat two weeks ago was terror attack

Israel Security Agency says terrorist was inspired by videos on social media documenting stabbings of Israelis.Uzi Baruch, 11/12/2015, 2:26 PM

ISIS threatens Eilat in new video

Islamic State's Sinai branch claims to be on the cusp of terror war.Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2015, 3:10 PM

MK blows off Knesset meeting to party in Eilat

Coalition officials demand Oren Hazan be removed from Knesset Finance Committee after he refuses to budge on changing travel plans.Cynthia Blank, 11/4/2015, 10:46 PM

Jordan Border Crossing Closed after Terror Scare

Gunfire heard at Rabin Terminal into Jordan apparently took place on Jordanian side, not terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 12:55 PM

Israel's Tourism Industry in Trouble

International tourist visits to Israel dropped 25% in first six months of 2015, as compared to same period in 2014.Cynthia Blank, 7/22/2015, 4:18 PM

Sinai Threat: Israeli Planes to Eilat Given Anti-Missile Systems

Security system has started installing Magen Rakia (Sky Shield) on Israeli flights out of fear of shoulder-mounted missiles from Sinai.Ari Yashar, 7/13/2015, 10:25 AM

Israel Approves Security Fence on Jordan Border

Security Cabinet backs Netanyahu's proposal to build 30 km barrier from Eilat to planned Timna airport, as Jordan ties continue to flag.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2015, 2:47 PM

Egg on His Face: Lawyers Boo Herzog Over Bibi Boycott Blame

An attempt by Yitzhak Herzog to slam Prime Minister Netanyahu in front of what he thought was a sympathetic audience backfired.Moshe Cohen, 6/4/2015, 2:03 PM

Days After Snow, Heat Wave Broils Israel

Mt. Hermon got unseasonable snow last Friday, but today a heat wave is burning up the country amid heavy haze, with Eilat reaching 108 F.Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 12:26 PM

Tourism Ministry Offering Incentives to Europeans Visiting Eilat

$48.50 to be offered to every passenger who visits the resort town in winter 2015-16 and lands at Ovdah airport to counter tourism crisis.Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2015, 7:40 PM

Elderly Woman Sues After Pleasure Cruise Turns to a Nightmare

73-year-old went to Eilat for a cruise - instead, she got spinal bone fractures and 10% permanent disability.Ari Yashar, 12/21/2014, 1:11 PM

Netanyahu Vows to Prevent Future Pipeline Leaks

Prime Minister Netanyahu tours breach in Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline, which many are calling a major environmental tragedy.Moshe Cohen, 12/9/2014, 7:46 PM

Eilat Oil Spill 'Not Foul Play'

80 Jordanians suffer trouble breathing over the border as Israel struggles to contain 1,000 cubic meter spill caused by car accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2014, 3:35 PM

Oil Spill Causes Closure of Main Road to Eilat

Crude oil leaks onto the main road leading to Eilat, shutting down highway and causing damage to nature reserve.Yishai Karov, 12/4/2014, 12:47 AM

Report: Divorced Mothers Turning to Prostitution

Dozens of divorced Israeli mothers have joined the prostitution trade in Eilat, as divorce rates skyrocket.Gil Ronen, 11/27/2014, 8:04 PM

Two Rockets Fired Towards Eilat

Two people wounded from shrapnel after rocket hits car in resort city. 11 suffered shock.Elad Benari, 7/15/2014, 2:07 AM

Israel Replacing Illegal African Workers with Jordanians

Israel issues 500 extra work permits for Jordanians to work in Eilat hotels, as crackdown on infiltrators fuels manpower shortage.Yaakov Levi, 6/29/2014, 1:37 PM