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Jihad Terror Group Takes 'Credit' for Eilat Attack

A Salafi Muslim jihadist group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s rocket attack on the Israeli resort city of Eilat.Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 1:36 PM

More Iron Dome Funding to be Announced

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to confirm the US has approved another $400 million for the Iron Dome defense system. Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 1:11 PM

Jordan Also Struck in Rocket Attack?

The Jordanian port city of Aqaba may also have been struck Wednesday morning in a rocket attack launched from Sinai.Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 11:03 AM

Rockets Fired at Eilat

Rocket fired at Eilat from Sinai. City's airport shuts down.Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 4/17/2013, 9:27 AM

Eilat Shuts Its Doors to Protest SalesTax

The Red Sea resort of Eilat will block entrances to the city next week to protest a government plan to impose a new sales tax. Chana Ya'ar, 4/11/2013, 4:04 PM

Israelis Still Staying Away from Turkey

Israeli tourists aren't rushing back to Turkey's famed “all inclusive” resorts; 83% of Israelis would not even consider the possibilityDavid Lev, 4/11/2013, 2:21 PM

Govt. vs Govt. on Eilat Train Plan

The government’s Nature and Parks Authority is working against the government’s Transportation Ministry on train project.Maayana Miskin, 3/27/2013, 1:40 PM

Eilat Railroad to be Built

Israelis will soon be able to travel to Eilat by train, after the National Building Commission approved construction of the line.David Lev, 3/6/2013, 2:43 AM

Rain Storm Causes Flooding in Eilat

Eilat flooded as heavy rain hits the usually sunny and warm tourist city.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/9/2012, 8:23 PM

Eilat Shooter 'Dreamed About Murdering People'

Police have named the gunman who opened fire in an Eilat hotel as 23-year-old William Hershkovitz from New York.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/5/2012, 8:28 PM

Red Sea Resort Shooting, Two Dead

A tourist opened fire in a hotel in Eilat, killing one worker. The attacker has been killed.Maayana Miskin, 10/5/2012, 9:56 AM

Al-Qaeda Affiliate: We Fired Grads on Eilat

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group claims responsibility for firing Grad missiles on Eilat, the second such claim in one day.Elad Benari, 8/17/2012, 5:15 AM

Unknown Terror Group Claims it Fired on Eilat

Organization calling itself the "Salafi Sinai Front" claims responsibility for firing rockets at the city of Eilat on Wednesday evening.Elad Benari, 8/16/2012, 8:41 AM

Eilat: Grad Missile Attack Suspected

Two powerful explosions were heard in Eilat Wednesday evening. Another Sinai terror attack?Gil Ronen, 8/15/2012, 10:38 PM

Perseids Meteor Shower: Stargazing in Eilat

Amateur astronomers are invited to a “quiet night of stargazing and fun for all ages” in Eilat on the night of the Perseids meteor shower.Hana Levi Julian, 7/26/2012, 3:15 PM

Iron Dome Battery Placed in Eilat

Iron Dome anti-missile battery placed in the city of Eilat, IDF says it is part of a program testing the system's integration capabilities.Elad Benari, 7/12/2012, 2:16 AM

Eilat Residents Fear for their Safety

Eilat resident Moshe Yosef says that local residents do not feel safe in the wake of the terrorism in Egypt.Elad Benari, 6/21/2012, 1:15 AM

Eilat Mayor Presses for Immigration Enforcement

Mayor Halevi called on Israel's leaders to make good on their promises and take action to curb the tide of illegal aliens flooding Israel.Gabe Kahn, 5/24/2012, 1:53 PM

Official: Rockets Fired at Eilat Came from Libya

Israeli defense official says that the rockets that were fired from Egypt toward Eilat earlier this month were smuggled from Libya.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/21/2012, 1:11 AM

Gold Rush in Israel – near Eilat

Gold Rush: Israel recently has discovered a treasure of oil and gas. Now, ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan wants to look for gold – near Eilat.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/17/2012, 9:20 AM

IDF Finds Unexploded Grad Near Eilat

The IDF has found a second Grad rocket from the attack launched on Eilat from Sinai on Thursday.Gabe Kahn, 4/7/2012, 8:20 PM

Egypt Denies Sinai Rocket Launch

Cairo claims three Grad rockets that hit Eilat were not fired from Egyptian turf as Israeli officials announce a more aggressive deterrenceGabe Kahn, 4/6/2012, 2:51 PM

Israel Goes on High Alert for Passover

The IDF, whose tradition of mass leaves for Passover ended last week, will also be on high holiday alert following a rocket attack on EilatGabe Kahn, 4/5/2012, 1:46 PM

Terrorists Fire Two Grad Rockets at Eilat

Terrorists fired two Grad rockets at the city of Eilat Wednesday night. No reports of physical injuries or damages.Elad Benari, 4/5/2012, 7:06 AM

Israeli Ambassador Quits Egypt Over Gaza

Israel's ambassador to Egypt has quit Cairo six months after the embassy was attacked by paid rioters, expelled by Islamists over Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 3/21/2012, 2:54 PM

Rivlin: Job Seekers, not ‘Refugees’

Africans flooding Eilat are job seekers, not refugees, says Knesset speaker, who also warns: we must not ignore Eilat.Maayana Miskin, 3/4/2012, 10:56 PM

IDF Expected to Re-Open Route 12 on Sunday

For the first time since the deadly bus ambush that killed 8 Israelis in August, the IDF will open a closed stretch on Route 12 to Eilat.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 7:50 PM

Winter Rain in Eilat, Square Tires in Alaska

Eilat is “drenched” with a rare shower, the Kinneret rises with more rain on the way while Alaska and Europe are under a deep freeze. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/31/2012, 12:33 PM

Tel Aviv to Eilat in 2 Hours - by Train

A two-hour train ride from Tel Aviv to Eilat and a line linking Europe and Asia are on track, Netanyahu says. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/29/2012, 12:46 PM

Terror Alert in South; Hikers Told to Leave

Intelligence officials have raised a major terror alert in southern Israel and warned all hikers to leave the area immediately. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/5/2011, 1:30 PM

Netanyahu Visits Eilat's Infiltration Neighborhood

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits the Ye’elim neighborhood in Eilat, which suffers from illegal African infiltration.Elad Benari, 11/30/2011, 3:15 AM

Eilat Mayor: Save the Samar Dunes!

The mayor of Eilat says the Samar Dunes are more precious that quarried sand -- and he wants to preserve Israel's 'national treasure.'Chana Ya'ar, 11/17/2011, 12:10 PM

China to Build Israel Railways to Eilat

China will team up with Israel to build its new railway route from Nahal Tzin to the Red Sea resort town of Eilat.Chana Ya'ar, 10/26/2011, 9:08 AM

No Israelis Allowed Through Taba Crossing

Israelis were not allowed to cross into Egypt through the Taba border crossing on Sunday; Egyptian newspaper said Israel closed the border.Chana Ya'ar, 9/26/2011, 3:09 AM

US Warns: Arab Terror Aimed at Southern Israel

The US Embassy is warning its citizens to beware of more Palestinian Arab terrorism aimed at Israel's southern borders. Chana Ya'ar, 9/25/2011, 6:20 PM

Egyptian Soldier Dies of Border Incident Wounds

An Egyptian soldier hit by IDF fire during the August 18 terrorist attack on Israel's border has died.Chana Ya'ar, 9/10/2011, 11:48 PM

Egyptian Security Failures Hurt Sinai Tourism

The recent terrorist attacks near Eilat have badly hurt Egypt's tourism in Sinai, as Israeli Arabs prefer safer destinations. David Lev, 9/1/2011, 1:08 PM

Eilat on High Alert for Possible Terror Attac

Israeli security personnel scoured the Eilat area Monday night due to a concrete warning of an impending terror attack. Chana Ya'ar, 8/29/2011, 9:26 PM

Gov't Dismisses Report on Egyptians in Sinai

Israeli government officials are dismissing as “mere talk” a report by Egyptian media that the Camp David Accord is to be renegotiated. Chana Ya'ar, 8/28/2011, 11:01 AM

Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

Amidst tense relations between Israel and Cairo, Egyptian MPs want to press 'claim' for Eilat, ceded to Israel in 1979 Accords. Gabe Kahn., 8/26/2011, 1:59 PM

Israel Beefs Up Security on Sinai Border

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz is bolstering security on Israel's southern border due to warnings there's more terror in store. Chana Ya'ar, 8/24/2011, 5:02 PM

Gaza Rocket Fire Injures Egyptian Wom

A Gaza terrorist rocket attack fired due south, injured an Egyptian woman, damaged buildings in Rafiah. Egypt's security forces conerned.Chana Ya'ar, 8/24/2011, 2:09 PM

Eighth Dead from Thursday Attack Named

Bus driver Yitzchak Sela of Be'er Sheva was 56.Ernie Singer, 8/21/2011, 5:07 PM

2 Children Hurt in Multi Terror Attack

Arab terrorists can add two children, ages 4 and 6 to their "victory" in maiming Israeli civilians in Thursday's multiple terrorist attack.Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2011, 3:57 PM

Dragnet on Eilat, Checkpoints in Be'er Sheva

The IDF has asked the public to avoid the Eilat area for the time being, and allow security, rescue forces to work.Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2011, 3:11 PM

33 Wounded in 2 Bus Terror Attacks Near Eilat

Terrorists struck a second Israeli vehicle near Eilat barely an hour after an initial ambush on an Egged bus on Route 12 near the city. Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2011, 1:20 PM

7 Shot in Terror Attack on Eilat Road

Seven people are wounded after terrorists ambushed an Egged bus heading south to Eilat Thursday at midday. No fatalities reported.Chana Ya'ar, 8/18/2011, 12:38 PM

Mubarak Turned Down Eilat Asylum

A leading former Israeli minister, who frequently dealt with Hosni Mubarak, says he offered the deposed leader asylum in Eilat.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/3/2011, 12:36 PM

Green Light for New Intl Airport

The government has approved plans for a new international airport at Timna, to replace the current facility in Eilat.Chana Ya'ar, 7/24/2011, 10:22 PM

Airport to ‘Fly Out’ of Eilat

A measure to remove Eilat’s airport from the middle of town to north of the city will be submitted to the Cabinet next Sunday. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/19/2011, 11:08 AM

Mecca Monument in Eilat?

Eilat residents shocked at city's plan to establish a monument in the heart of the city’s downtown to commemorate Arab pilgrims to Mecca.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 10:30 AM

'Barak Must Restore Security'

Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi speaks to Arutz Sheva following an incident in which infiltrators from Africa entered his city.Elad Benari, 5/20/2011, 8:48 AM

Infiltrators Reach Eilat Homes

African infiltrators staggered into the yards of private homes in Eilat on Wednesday, searching for water and medical care. Chana Ya'ar, 5/18/2011, 7:00 PM

Emergency Terror Alert in Egypt

Egypt went on emergency alert after reports that a Hamas attack on Israelis in Sinai is imminent. Cairo arrests Hamas’s top intelligence official.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/19/2010, 3:24 PM

US Removes Eilat Warning

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

US Has Eye on Eilat, not Aqaba

Israel wants to know why a US travel advisory cites Eilat but not neighboring Aqaba, which has suffered more than Eilat from recent rocket attacks.Hillel Fendel, 8/10/2010, 11:55 AM

IDF Stops Iranian Rocket-Smuggle

Iran has been trying to smuggle rockets into Judea/Samaria, but the IDF has thwarted the attempts. IDF enjoys no such freedom of movement in Gaza.Hillel Fendel, 8/7/2010, 11:28 PM