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Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel

Israel continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 13/03/2012 10:12
Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Israel Begins to Clear Landmines

Israel's Defense Ministry has the first deal ever to allow a contractor clear landmines - thousands of them -- beginning in March.Chana Ya'ar, 29/01/2012 18:50
Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid

Jerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.Chana Ya'ar, 18/01/2012 09:13
Academics Condemn Museum for Working with Ahava

Academics Condemn Museum for Working with Ahava

A group of prominent British academics claim a London museum is helping to break international law by collaborating with Ahava.Elad Benari, 18/01/2012 05:16
Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Gov't

Dead Sea Rehab Deal Reached with Gov't

The government and Israel Corp. have reached a deal on mineral salt harvesting to rehabilitate the Dead Sea -- but not everyone is happy.Chana Ya'ar, 28/12/2011 16:05
South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott

South African Pharmacy Faces Boycott

Pro-Arab groups in South Africa enraged at pharmacy giant for selling Dead Sea products made in Israel.Elad Benari, 27/12/2011 05:16
Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First Reading

Bills to Resurrect Dead Sea Pass First Reading

Two bills intended to help bring the Dead Sea back to life passed their first reading Wednesday in the Knesset.Chana Ya'ar, 14/12/2011 16:42
IDF Keeps Low Profile at Lowest Point on Earth

IDF Keeps Low Profile at Lowest Point on Earth

Tourists rarely see IDF activities at the Dead Sea, but soldiers are on constant watch in the area for weapons smuggling from Jordan.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 16/11/2011 14:03
Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven Wonders

Dead Sea Fails to Make New Seven Wonders

Despite a huge campaign, the Dead Sea is left out of the list of finalists for the new seven wonders of nature.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/11/2011 22:33
PM: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM Netanyahu in a last effort to encourage votes for the Dead Sea as one of the new seven wonders of nature: It will encourage tourism.Elad Benari, 10/11/2011 06:42
Vote for the Dead Sea Now!

Vote for the Dead Sea Now!

Only two days left before the final tally for the international New7Wonders of Nature competition. Vote for the Dead Sea now!Chana Ya'ar, 09/11/2011 14:06
Spielberg Archive Film Shows Dead Sea Settlements

Spielberg Archive Film Shows Dead Sea Settlements

Two historic films uploaded to the Spielberg Archive show the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of the first Dead Sea settlements in Israel. Chana Ya'ar, 07/11/2011 18:01
Dead Sea Water Good for Diabetics

Dead Sea Water Good for Diabetics

The lowest place on earth has the power to bring down a person's high blood sugar, a new study claims. (Vote for Dead Sea in contest below).Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 06/11/2011 15:15
PA Tells UNESCO Dead Sea an Arab ’Heritage Site’

PA Tells UNESCO Dead Sea an Arab ’Heritage Site’

The PA uses its new UNESCO seat to claim the Dead Sea as a “heritage site” and also joins the ‘7 Wonders’ contest to claim part of the sea. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 02/11/2011 11:52
Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea Vote

Video: Countdown to ‘11/11’ on Dead Sea Vote

Netanyahu calls on students and teachers to vote for the Dead Sea in the New Seven Wonders of Nature contest. Deadline in two weeks. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 25/10/2011 13:47
September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

New figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.Elad Benari, 11/10/2011 07:44
New Life Discovered in the Dead Sea

New Life Discovered in the Dead Sea

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Israel and Germany has discovered deep-sea springs, and new life in the Dead Sea.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 21/09/2011 09:58
High-Standard Separate Swimming Beach at Dead Sea

High-Standard Separate Swimming Beach at Dead Sea

Men and women can now swim separately at the highest standards, at a lovely new beach in the lowest place on earth. The launch was Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 19/09/2011 20:04
'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition

The Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.Chana Ya'ar, 05/09/2011 20:10
Martha Stewart Touring Israel

Martha Stewart Touring Israel

Heads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares.Chana Ya'ar, 04/09/2011 11:25
Dead Sea Campaign On a Sleeve

Dead Sea Campaign On a Sleeve

Israel's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve. Chana Ya'ar, 01/09/2011 09:58
New Plan to Preserve Dead Sea

New Plan to Preserve Dead Sea

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov is hoping to persuade the prime minister Monday to adopt a plan to keep the Dead Sea from dying.Chana Ya'ar, 27/06/2011 01:14
Dead Sea Hotels Remain in Place

Dead Sea Hotels Remain in Place

Hotel owners sighed in relief as two Cabinet members unveiled a plan for saving the southern Dead Sea – without relocating the hotels.Hillel Fendel, 23/05/2011 18:08
Scientists Drill Under Dead Sea

Scientists Drill Under Dead Sea

Scientists are drilling a 1,200-meter bore hole under the northern Dead Sea in a search for the region's geological, climatic and cultural past.Chana Ya'ar , 18/11/2010 12:45
Jordan Boycotts Int'l Bike Ride

Jordan Boycotts Int'l Bike Ride

An international environmental awareness cycling tour set for October 8 has been sabotaged by a Jordanian Islamist boycott of Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 07/10/2010 16:07
No ‘Floating Voters’ at Dead Sea

No ‘Floating Voters’ at Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is great for floaters, but no floating voters allowed, say tourism officials, who want your vote for an official “world wonder.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 02/08/2010 22:52
PA Wants Dead Sea Tourist Scheme

PA Wants Dead Sea Tourist Scheme

$2.1 billion investment would include tourist resort and a new PA city near Jericho.Gil Ronen, 26/03/2010 07:29
PA Destroys Israeli Products

PA Destroys Israeli Products

The PA, encouraged by EU boycotts of products in Judea and Samaria, dumped $50,000 worth of Dead Sea cosmetics in trash containers on Wednesday. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/12/2009 08:26
Ahava Products Turn Dutch Red

Ahava Products Turn Dutch Red

Dutch officials are investigating Ahava Dead Sea products to determine if minerals are stolen from "occupied" Arabs.Malkah Fleisher, 15/12/2009 23:03
Getting Out the Vote on Dead Sea

Getting Out the Vote on Dead Sea

Israel asks the Diaspora to help turn the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth – to the highest in the world’s seven natural wonders contest. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 01/12/2009 10:42
Photo Essay: Black Negev Gold?

Photo Essay: Black Negev Gold?

The Tzuk Tamrur cliffs that rim the road down to the Dead Sea may hide a new energy source. The mineral-rich region brims with potential.Hana Levi Julian, 10/09/2009 13:09
Dead Sea Alive with Oil?

Dead Sea Alive with Oil?

The Dead Sea is alive with oil, believes Yitzchak Tshuva, who heads the consortium that found billions of dollars of gas in the Mediterranean.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 10/09/2009 10:40
Dead Sea a World Wonder Finalist

Dead Sea a World Wonder Finalist

A panel of experts chose the Dead Sea as one of 28 finalists competing in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest. Voting is now open to the public. Yehudah Lev Kay, 21/07/2009 17:13
Dead Sea Runs for World Wonder

Dead Sea Runs for World Wonder

The Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, is in a high place in the competition for recognition as a world wonder.Avraham Zuroff, 10/07/2009 06:39
PA Opposes Med-Dead Canal

PA Opposes Med-Dead Canal

The Palestinian Authority has asked the World Bank to stop funding a study for a Red Sea-Dead Sea canal. It alleges Israel is staging a land grab.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 09/07/2009 10:33
PA Bends, Dead Sea in Contest

PA Bends, Dead Sea in Contest

PA Chairman Abbas changes mind and joins Israel and Jordan in supporting the Dead Sea in the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World Contest.Yehudah Lev Kay, 01/07/2009 13:37
PA Blocks Dead Sea From Contest

PA Blocks Dead Sea From Contest

The PA refuses to nominate the Dead Sea as one of the 7 wonders of the world, and as a result it will probably be disqualified from the contest.Yehudah Lev Kay, 28/06/2009 16:50