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

Environment Groups Brand Eilat Railroad 'A Big Waste of Money'

Environmental groups have written to Finance Minister Yair Lapid, asking him to freeze plans for construction of a rail line to Eilat.Moshe Cohen, 5/8/2014, 10:10 AM

Freak Wind Storm Wreaks Havoc in Eilat

A freak spring wind storm hit Eilat as tens of thousands of Israelis were enjoying the last days of the Passover holiday.Yaakov Levi , 4/20/2014, 3:46 PM

False Alarm in Eilat: Iron Dome Mishap, Not Rockets

IDF official now says reports of three grad rockets fired at Eilat were false, mishap at Iron Dome site misinterpreted.Uzi Baruch, 4/1/2014, 8:37 AM

Terrorist Leader of Eilat Attack Dies in 'Work Accident'

Sinai terror group founder, responsible for 2011 killing of eight Israelis, dies as car-crash detonates bomb on-board.Ari Yashar, 3/15/2014, 7:48 PM

Netanyahu Slams International 'Hypocrisy' Over Iran Arms Ship

Prime Minister and Defense Minister address 'grand unveiling' of weapons cache, say deadly cargo exposes Iran's 'true face'.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 6:54 PM

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