February Sees All-Time Record for Tourism to Israel

Record-breaking 2013 provides momentum for tourism in 2014, with two records broken in February alone.Ari Soffer, 3/10/2014, 3:04 PM

Israel Tests Anti-Missile System for Passenger Planes

Defense Ministry announces that test of 'SkyShield' system, designed to combat rocket fire, goes off without a hitch.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2014, 9:08 PM

Al Qaeda-Inspired Group Claims Eilat Rocket Attack

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis promises to 'fight and kill the Jews' after Friday night attack intercepted by Iron Dome defense system.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 2/1/2014, 6:14 PM

Terrorists Fire Rocket at Eilat

Two explosions and siren heard in resort city as Iron Dome intercepts a rocket.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2014, 9:57 PM

Man Shot Attempting to Attack Iron Dome Position

An Arab man injured after running at an Iron Dome installation screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’; motive unclear.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 3:03 PM

Salafists Responsible for Eilat Rocket Attack

Ansar Bayt al-Makdis, a Sinai-based jihadi group, vows that 'the Jews will only see injury from us.'Tova Dvorin, 1/21/2014, 12:27 PM

Police Combing Eilat After Loud Explosions Heard

Police were combing the city of Eilat, searching for evidence of rocket explosions in the city, after loud explosions were hear thereDavid Lev, 1/20/2014, 8:03 PM

Heads of Electric Co. Fired For Eilat Storm Break

Two engineering directors fired for remaining in Eilat during snowstorm that left tens of thousands of Israelis without electricity.Ari Yashar, 12/17/2013, 5:27 PM

Report: 200 IEC Workers Take 'Storm Break'

Dedicated staff of the Israeli Electric Company have been working night and day for three days to restore power – most of them, that is.David Lev, 12/16/2013, 12:15 AM

'Historic' Agreement to Link Red & Dead Seas

Energy Minister Silvan Shalom announces deal with Jordan and PA to save Dead Sea, provide desalinized water to all 3 parties.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 10:57 AM

Yet Another Earthquake - This Time in Eilat

Israel's unusual period of seismic activity continues. Unlike previous tremors, latest earthquake felt in southern Israel.Ari Soffer, 10/23/2013, 6:40 PM

Approval for 2-Hour Train Route to Eilat

Ministers approve path of Tel Aviv-Eilat train that will connect south to central Israel in just two hours.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 5:36 PM

Bus Driver Convicted of Killing 24 Tourists in a Fatal Accident

Edward Gelfond, the tour bus driver of a serious accident on the way to Eilat in December 2008, found guilty of killing 24 passengers.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/8/2013, 1:59 PM

Overnight Attack Fails to Disturb Eilat Calm

Residents, tourists flock to the beach despite attempted rocket attack.Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 2:01 PM

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Fired Towards Eilat

At least one rocket was fired towards the Israeli resort city of Eilat and was intercepted by Iron Dome.Elad Benari, 8/13/2013, 1:33 AM

Israel Shut Down Eilat Airport Because of Egyptian Warning

Israeli authorities shut down Eilat's airport after Egypt sent a warning about a possible terror attack, says senior military source.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/9/2013, 10:35 PM

Eilat Airport Reopens, Flights Return to Normal

Two hours after it was ordered closed, the Eilat Airport was reopened Thursday night. The reason for the earlier closure is still unclearArutz 7 Staff, 8/8/2013, 9:20 PM

One Killed in Eilat Plane Crash

One person killed and two seriously injured as small plane crashes near northern entrance to Eilat.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 7:16 PM

IDF Deploys Iron Dome Battery to Defend Eilat

The IDF has placed an Iron Dome battery near Eilat, after recent reports of missile attacks by Islamist groups against the cityDavid Lev, 7/19/2013, 1:41 PM

Remains of Grad Missile Found Near Eilat

Security forces locate the remains of a Grad missile that was likely fired late last week.Elad Benari, 7/10/2013, 12:16 AM

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