Sinai Jihadist Group Says it Fired Rockets on Eilat

A Sinai-based jihadist group has claimed that it fired rockets on Thursday towards the Red Sea resort city of Eilat.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/5/2013, 11:35 PM

Eilat Given the 'All Clear'

Police say residents of Eilat can resume their regular routine, hours after locals report hearing loud explosions.Elad Benari, 7/4/2013, 11:34 PM

Israeli Tourism Healthy and Growing

Israel’s Tourism Ministry is showing an impressive record, with figures in May hitting an "all time record for incoming tourism."Chana Ya'ar, 6/10/2013, 3:36 PM

Netanyahu Vows to Retaliate for Eilat Attack

Israel will “extract a price” from those who launched the Grad rocket attack against Eilat last week, PM Netanyahu vows.Chana Ya'ar, 4/21/2013, 12:04 PM

Salafi Terror Group Releases Video of Rocket Attack on Eilat

The Salafi jihadist group that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat has released a video which shows the rockets being fired.Elad Benari, 4/18/2013, 12:12 AM

Jihad Terror Group Claims 'Credit' for Eilat Rocket 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

Hagel to Bring News of More Iron Dome Funding

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 May Have Also Been 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 Sales Tax

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

Reconciliation Aside, 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, Despite Environmentalist Opposition

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 Rockets 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: Watching the Stars 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 in Wake of Terror

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

Israeli 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 Negev's 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 Brings 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's Railway 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

Taba Border Crossing Closed to Israelis

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 Embassy Warns of Arab Terror in 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 in Sinai Haunt Hoteliers

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 Terrorist Attack

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

Israel Minimizes Report on Reopening Camp David Accords

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 Bolsters Security on Sinai Border After Terror Attacks

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

Terrorists Fire in 'Wrong' Direction, Injure Egyptian Woman

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 Victim from ThursdaTerror Attack Named

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

2 Children Among 33 Hurt in Multiple Terror Attack; 6 Dead

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 Terror Attacks on 2 Buses 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 Wounded in Terror Attack on Road to Eilat

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

Former Minister: I Offered Mubarak Asylum in Eilat

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 Int'l Airport at Timna

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

Planned Monument for Mecca Goers Leaves Eilat Residents Shocked

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

Eilat Mayor: 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