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Ben Gurion Airport closes to incoming and outgoing flights

Ben Gurion Airport closes to incoming and outgoing flights

Government decision banning nearly all air travel goes into effect, leading to closure of Israel's primary international airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2021 08:22
New Los Angeles variant identified in Israel

New Los Angeles variant identified in Israel

At least five cases of a new COVID-19 variant from Los Angeles have been confirmed in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 21:13
Bennet calls Prime Minister, Transportation minister 'amateurs'.

Bennet calls Prime Minister, Transportation minister 'amateurs'.

Naftali Bennett calls Prime Minister to account over COVID testing at Ben-Gurion Airport.Shlomo Witty, 17/01/2021 17:56
5 Israelis detained at Moscow airport

5 Israelis detained at Moscow airport

Israeli passengers detained for 3 hours, put in locked room without access to bathroom, and returned to Israel without explanation,Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/02/2020 15:49
Watch: Toddler swept away on baggage conveyor belt

Watch: Toddler swept away on baggage conveyor belt

Toddler breaks right hand after jumping onto conveyor belt and falling into bag room at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2019 10:59
INTO THE FRAY: Commanders taking the name of Israel's security in vain

INTO THE FRAY: Commanders taking the name of Israel's security in vain

There is no greater irony than the spectacle of scores of ex-senior security officials, who spent their adult life defending Israel, now promoting - as if they are geo-stratetic experts - a political initiative that will make it indefensible. Dr. Martin Sherman, 24/12/2018 12:50
Man and woman held in Gatwick Airport drone sightings

Man and woman held in Gatwick Airport drone sightings

47-year-old man, 54-year-old woman from Crawley questioned in multiple drone sightings that shut down Gatwick Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2018 18:25
Watch: Passenger, tired of waiting, sits on plane's wing

Watch: Passenger, tired of waiting, sits on plane's wing

Passenger on Ryanair flight from London to Malaga, tired of waiting in plane at the airport, goes out emergency exit and sits on wing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2018 09:52
Watch: Man arrested after alleged 'anti-Semitic' rant on flight

Watch: Man arrested after alleged 'anti-Semitic' rant on flight

Man wrapped in tallit arrested at airport in Atlanta after allegedly 'uttering anti-Semitic words' on flight from Washington DC.Tal Polon, 22/11/2018 11:30
Association for Israel Studies backs student detained at airport

Association for Israel Studies backs student detained at airport

International academic group asserts there is no better place to learn about the Jewish state than at one of its top universities.JTA, 16/10/2018 11:01
Charges dropped against Israeli who brought fake bomb to airport

Charges dropped against Israeli who brought fake bomb to airport

Israeli businessman arrested for carrying homemade fake bomb at Newark airport will not face trial.JTA, 25/09/2018 19:04
Miracle on the runway

Miracle on the runway

Cessna plane at Herzliya airport damaged during landing and stuck on runway, landing gear also broke during landing; pilot unhurt.Mordechai Sones, 07/08/2018 12:25
3 dead, 70 injured in huge explosion near Italian airport

3 dead, 70 injured in huge explosion near Italian airport

An explosion sent an enormous fireball into the sky near the Bologna Airport in Italy, killing 3 and injuring dozens.Gary Willig, 06/08/2018 15:27
Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport

Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport

German plane backs up into El Al passenger jet on tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport.David Rosenberg, 28/03/2018 08:10
Israelis forced off of Turkish plane after joking about bombs

Israelis forced off of Turkish plane after joking about bombs

Three Israeli nationals removed from Turkish Airlines plane, interrogated after falsely claiming to be carrying explosives.David Rosenberg, 18/03/2018 22:53
'An impressive and smart security fence'

'An impressive and smart security fence'

Defense Minister tours fence under construction near Eilat, designed to protect aircraft from attack at airport .Yoni Kempinski, 25/01/2018 10:25
British flight held on Paris tarmac over terror threat

British flight held on Paris tarmac over terror threat

Security forces surround plane, search passengers and baggage after reports of 'direct threat.'Tal Polon, 17/09/2017 11:17
Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight

Fed up Israeli passenger removed from Colombia flight

Israeli gets booted from Colombia plane after 'threatening' to detonate a bomb.JTA, 25/02/2017 23:47
Delta Airlines 'systems are down everywhere'

Delta Airlines 'systems are down everywhere'

Delta is tracking the source of a global computer outage as angry passengers queue at airports around the worldRachel Kaplan, 08/08/2016 11:55
Car bomb found in main Bulgarian airport

Car bomb found in main Bulgarian airport

Van loaded with explosive device found in international airport at capital city of Sofia, police hold controlled detonation.Ari Yashar, 01/12/2015 16:24
Jordan: Airport Near Eilat is Too Close to Aqaba

Jordan: Airport Near Eilat is Too Close to Aqaba

Jordan says planned Israeli airport in the Aravah region is too close to a Jordanian airport in the coastal city of Aqaba.Ben Ariel, 13/04/2015 05:14
Vayigash:: We Are Family

Vayigash:: We Are Family

There is more that binds us than what divides us.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 26/12/2014 08:58
UK on High Alert for Al Qaeda Christmas Bombings

UK on High Alert for Al Qaeda Christmas Bombings

British authorities expecting bombs on planes leaving from the UK to the EU over Christmas, 'insider' tells British news site.Tova Dvorin, 01/12/2014 23:01
Huge Crowds Expected at Ben Gurion for Holidays

Huge Crowds Expected at Ben Gurion for Holidays

Some 1.4 million travelers are expected to pass through Ben Gurion Airport into and out of Israel during the High Holiday period.Moshe Cohen, 22/09/2014 14:21
Livnat: Samaria Defends Us, Deserves 'the Best'

Livnat: Samaria Defends Us, Deserves 'the Best'

Sport and Culture Minister Limor Livnat praised residents of Samaria, and declared that they were essential to Israel's security.Yaakov Levi, 11/09/2014 07:54
Korean Air Set to Resume Flights to Israel

Korean Air Set to Resume Flights to Israel

Korean Air is set to resume flying to Israel on September 13, nearly two months after halting flights because of the Gaza war.Yaakov Levi, 28/08/2014 07:47
B'nei Akiva to Fete Airline Staff

B'nei Akiva to Fete Airline Staff

To show Israel's appreciation for their 'bravery under fire,' B'nei Akiva members will welcome airline staff arriving at Ben Gurion Airport.Yaakov Levi, 28/07/2014 11:55
Rocket Fired at Eilat, Possibly Aiming for Ovda

Rocket Fired at Eilat, Possibly Aiming for Ovda

After scoring a near-hit on Ben Gurion Airport, Hamas terrorists were apparently trying to bomb Israel's other airport.Yaakov Levi, 24/07/2014 22:50
Russian Airlines Resume Flights to Israel

Russian Airlines Resume Flights to Israel

Following FAA measure, Russian airlines begin to lift their own ban on flights to Ben-Gurion.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2014 11:38
FAA Extends Ban on Flights to Israel

FAA Extends Ban on Flights to Israel

Washington still reportedly considering a decision to lift flight ban on Israel due to 'security concerns'.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2014 19:37
Lufthansa Suspends Israel Flights for Another Day

Lufthansa Suspends Israel Flights for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 23/07/2014 16:56
El Al's New Promo Clip Puts New Spin on Flying

El Al's New Promo Clip Puts New Spin on Flying

El Al releases creative new musical video in attempts to boost sales.Rachel Benaim, 13/04/2014 22:42
Financial Crisis? PA Planning Airport and Railway

Financial Crisis? PA Planning Airport and Railway

PA announces several new transportation related projects and is even seeking to expand into areas under Israeli control.Elad Benari, 11/02/2014 06:44
Israeli Dr., Child Stuck in Istanbul with Bad Visa

Israeli Dr., Child Stuck in Istanbul with Bad Visa

An Israeli doctor and her daughter are stuck in Turkey with a bad US visa, while five children are without their mother.Maayana Miskin, 25/07/2013 15:05
Runways Return at LaGuardia After Southwest Crash

Runways Return at LaGuardia After Southwest Crash

Runways are back to normal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after a Southwest Airlines jet crashed on landing from Nashville TN this week.Chana Ya'ar, 24/07/2013 17:21
Irate Israeli Airline Passenger Creates Bomb Scare

Irate Israeli Airline Passenger Creates Bomb Scare

An irate Israeli passenger dealing with an oversold flight and lost luggage created a massive bomb scare in Newark Int’l Airport on Sunday.Chana Ya'ar, 18/03/2013 18:04
PA Arabs Nabbed in Egypt, Suspected of Spying

PA Arabs Nabbed in Egypt, Suspected of Spying

Seven Palestinian Authority Arabs have been arrested by Egyptian security on suspicion of carrying out a military reconnaissance mission.Chana Ya'ar, 13/03/2013 13:27
Pilot Reports Drone Sighted Near JFK Airport

Pilot Reports Drone Sighted Near JFK Airport

US aviation authorities opened an investigation into pilot's sighting of a small unmanned aircraft in the air near New York's JFK Airport.Rachel Hirshfeld, 05/03/2013 19:45
Russia Pulls Citizens from Syria

Russia Pulls Citizens from Syria

Russia is evacuating its citizens from Syria, one of its most important beneficiaries in the Middle East. Chana Ya'ar, 23/01/2013 08:59
Plane From NY Blows Tires, Veers Off NJ Runway

Plane From NY Blows Tires, Veers Off NJ Runway

A United Express airplane from New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport and veered off a runwayRachel Hirshfeld , 22/01/2013 16:18
Iran to Move Airport After Oil Found Under Runway

Iran to Move Airport After Oil Found Under Runway

Iran plans to relocate an airport in the southwest of the country after discovering oil deposits under its runway. Rachel Hirshfeld , 31/12/2012 01:43
Millions Without Power, LaGuardia Airport Closed

Millions Without Power, LaGuardia Airport Closed

More than 6.2 million people were without power, and New York's LaGuardia Airport remained closed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.Chana Ya'ar, 31/10/2012 15:15
Second United Flight Makes Emergency Landing in NJ

Second United Flight Makes Emergency Landing in NJ

A second United Airlines plane departing from Newark International Airport in the last two days was forced to make an emergency landing. Rachel Hirshfeld, 20/08/2012 14:18
Bomb Threat on NY Flight Forces Emergency Landing

Bomb Threat on NY Flight Forces Emergency Landing

Passenger jet flying from NY to Moscow made emergency landing in Iceland after a caller claimed there was a bomb on board.Rachel Hirshfeld, 16/08/2012 17:38
Airport Plotter Wanted to Kill 'Jewish Attorney'

Airport Plotter Wanted to Kill 'Jewish Attorney'

Convicted mastermind of a plot to blow up pipelines at NYC's JFK airport is suspected of having conspired to murder his Jewish attorney.Rachel Hirshfeld , 16/08/2012 16:35
Saudi Hamas Man Gets 30 Months

Saudi Hamas Man Gets 30 Months

A Saudi-born man with Jordanian and Australian passports was sentenced to 30 months in prison for helping Hamas terrorists. Chana Ya'ar, 05/01/2012 16:04
Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings Friday

Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings Friday

As part of the Jewish nation's preparations for the holy Day of Atonement, Israel will close its borders for the holiday of Yom Kippur.Chana Ya'ar, 06/10/2011 15:08
Bomb Scare Clears Manchester Airport

Bomb Scare Clears Manchester Airport

Security personnel quickly cleared Manchester Airport Wednesday after finding a suspicious package in the main terminal.Chana Ya'ar, 21/09/2011 15:12
Tourism to Israel Jumps 4% over 2010

Tourism to Israel Jumps 4% over 2010

Despite the generally bleak economic situation worldwide, tourism to Israel increased four percent over last year.Chana Ya'ar, 11/08/2011 12:38
Record-Breaking Summer for BGI Airport

Record-Breaking Summer for BGI Airport

This summer has been a record-breaker for Ben-Gurion International Airport, with 15% more travelers passing through than in 2010.Chana Ya'ar, 08/08/2011 19:15
Green Light for New Intl Airport

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, 24/07/2011 22:22
Airport to ‘Fly Out’ of Eilat

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, 19/07/2011 11:08
Fuel Problem Grounds Planes

Fuel Problem Grounds Planes

All departing flights from Israel grounded until further announcement, due to fuel contamination. Solutions in Jordan, Cyprus are being considered.Hillel Fendel, 05/05/2011 15:52
Fog Cancels Flights at Airport

Fog Cancels Flights at Airport

27 incoming flights rerouted to Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt. Eight departures canceled.Gil Ronen, 15/11/2010 10:28
T-minus 17 Minutes to Bombing

T-minus 17 Minutes to Bombing

Officials say packages addressed to Chicago synagogues may not have been intended to reach them. Chana Ya'ar, 04/11/2010 17:31
Good Memories Survive Strike

Good Memories Survive Strike

INN Video: Many passengers say good memories overcame the short height-of-season airport strike that ended Monday.Yoni Kempinski and Hillel Fendel, 13/09/2010 12:26