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Watch: Dud shell found by US tourists causes panic at Ben Gurion Airport

Dud shell found in luggage of US tourists as they sought to board a flight to the US. The incident is being investigated.

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'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Sources in Israel's tourism industry say many foreigners inquiring about cancellations following series of terror attacks in Israeli cities.

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Israel ends ban on unvaccinated tourists, drops school COVID tests

After two years of strictly limiting entry to non-citizens, Israel to open its doors to most tourists - regardless of vaccination status.

Israel ends ban on unvaccinated tourists, school COVID tests

Report: Tourists, children, soon to be allowed into Israel

PM Bennett planning to allow foreign children to enter Israel, eliminate Green Pass for events, conferences.

Report: Tourists, children, soon to be allowed into Israel

Businesses fear lockdown with the spread of Omicron variant

Business owners and the tourist industry worry government won't provide compensation if country goes into lockdown.

Businesses fear lockdown with the spread of Omicron variant

COVID-19 czar: Restricting entry from additional areas besides Africa may be required

Following discovery of new variant, Professor Salman Zarka says entry to tourists from other countries should be banned.

'Restricting entry from other countries may be required'

Tourists who received Sputnik vaccine to be allowed to enter Israel

PM Bennett reaches agreement with Health Min., Tourism Min., to allow tourists who received Russian COVID-19 vaccine to enter Israel.

Tourists who received Sputnik vaccine to be allowed into Israel

Knesset committee approves: Tourist groups don't need booster

Key Knesset committee approves plan to allow tour groups into Israel, even if members have not received coronavirus booster shot.

Knesset committee approves: Tourist groups don't need booster

Israel to permit some tourists in without third COVID vaccine

Tourists without COVID booster shot to be allowed into Israel as part of pilot program for organized groups.

Israel to permit some tourists in without third COVID vaccine

Among the tourists: 230 Jewish mothers arrive with MOMentum

As Israel reopens to individual tourists, 140 Jewish mothers arrive on a MOMentum tour, with another 90 expected to arrive later in the day.

Among the tourists: 230 Jewish mothers arrive with MOMentumplayer

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Vaccinated tourists without first-degree relatives in Israel may now enter the country for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Vaccinated tourists to be allowed into Israel starting November 1

Tourists to be allowed except from 'red' countries and nations which are seeing an outbreak of new AY4.2 variant.

Vaccinated tourists to be allowed into Israel starting Nov. 1

Israel to partially drop ban on tourists later this month

Ahead of Sukkot festival, Israel to begin allowing some tourists into the country.

Israel to partially drop ban on tourists later this month

Watch: Divers explore ancient Romans' 'party palace'

The site of a natural disaster that struck one of the hotspots of Roman nobility has turned into a tourists attraction few can compete with.

Watch: Divers explore ancient Romans' 'party palace' player

Anti-Israel message written on sand in Myrtle Beach turned into message of love

Myrtle Beach Police Department investigating anti-Israel message written on beach next to tourist hotel on Monday.

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Israel to open its doors to tourists next month

All vaccinated tourists to be allowed entry into Israel starting next month, while most air travel restrictions on Israelis to be dropped.

Israel to open its doors to tourists next month

Watch: First tourists land in Israel in over a year

Tourists are beginning to return to Israel after more than a year since flights into the country were mostly banned.

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Date set for allowing vaccinated tourists into Israel

Health Min. Edelstein, Tourism Min. Farkash-Hacohen, agree to allow groups of vaccinated tourists into Israel, beginning next month.

Date set for allowing vaccinated tourists into Israel

US: Dozens of companies demand plan for tourism industry

Over two dozen groups in tourism industry urge US Pres. Biden to plan for reopening international travel.

US: Dozens of companies demand plan for tourism industry

Tourist from France who visited Israel diagnosed with coronavirus

Ministry of Health announces that tourist from France who visited Israel on Sunday and Monday was diagnosed with coronavirus.

French tourist who visited Israel diagnosed with coronavirus

PA boasts of increase in tourism

PA claims more than three million people visited its territories in 2019.

PA boasts of increase in tourism

Lost tourists rescued by helicopter in Jerusalem Forest

A tourist and his small children got lost in the Jerusalem Forest.

Lost tourists rescued by helicopter in Jerusalem Forestplayer

Watch: Thousands at the Jerusalem March 2019

IDF soldiers, Israelis, tourists and delegations from countries all over the world march in the 64th Jerusalem March downtown.

Watch: Thousands at the Jerusalem March 2019

These are Israel's most popular nature sites of the summer

Almost 2 million people visited nature parks and reserves in July-August. Most popular site was Sakhne, followed by Masada.

These are Israel's most popular nature sites of the summer

Watch: Stealing from a thief

Police locate bag robber - only to discover he stole the bag from someone else.

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They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Tourists rush to airport, forget bag with cash, passports, and valuables on train.

They rushed to make a flight - and lost $5000

Israel turned away a record 19,000 visitors in 2018

Number of would-be visitors denied entry into Israel more than ten times higher than in 2011, hitting record high.

Israel turned away a record 19,000 visitors in 2018

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from concentration camp

30-year-old woman, 36-year-old man confess after being caught stealing bricks from Auschwitz concentration camp as 'souvenirs'.

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from concentration camp

Bulgarian tourists arrested for theft

Police arrest Bulgarian couple in Israel, find fake, stolen credit cards in their apartment.

Bulgarian tourists arrested for theft

23 Israelis injured in Romania bus accident

8 children among the injured as bus carrying tourists overturns near Romanian salt mine.

23 Israelis injured in Romania bus accident

Watch: German tourist finds way around Temple Mount prayer ban

Pro-Israel German Christian, dismayed at ban on Jewish prayer on Temple Mount, finds an original way to skirt the prohibition.

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Israelis rescued from Mongolia

Helicopters arrive to rescue five Israelis stranded in Mongolian mountains; Israeli dies in Spain.

Israelis rescued from Mongolia

9 dead after tourist boat capsizes in Colombia

Nine people dead, 28 reported missing after tourist boat with about 150 people capsizes near Medellin.

9 dead after tourist boat capsizes in Colombia

Tourists: UNESCO should be ashamed of themselves

Tourists tour ancient towns, say UNESCO should be ashamed of themselves, call on world to support Israel.

Tourists: UNESCO should be ashamed of themselves

CityPass fines Belgian tourist who asked to pay

CityPass inspectors fined a Belgian tourist who asked them how to pay and took her passport in order to 'help' her.

CityPass fines Belgian tourist who didn't know how to pay

Hevron Rioter's Rock Injures Japanese Tourist

Female tourist suffered head injury in Hevron riots. Another tourist was hurt in Jerusalem's A-Tur neighborhood.

Hevron Rioter's Rock Injures Japanese Touristplayer

Shani Maril Confirmed as Girl Killed in Fire

Family asks the press to respect the Maril family's privacy ahead of funeral, remember the fun she had on her trip with family.

Shani Maril Confirmed as 12 Year-Old Killed in Thailand

Israeli Tourists Helping to Boost Cyprus' Economy

The number of people visiting Cyprus rose 1.5 percent in 2014, thanks largely to tourists from Russia and Israel.

Israeli Tourists Helping to Boost Cyprus' Economy

Tunisia Debates Allowing Israeli Tourism

Ministers trade barbs over Israel's status in wake of ugly cruise line incident. Will Tunisia finally open its gates to Israelis?

Tunisia Debates Allowing Israeli Tourism

8 Israelis Injured in Accident in Thailand

Eight Israelis injured, one of them seriously, in a car accident in the Koh Phangan island in Thailand.

8 Israelis Injured in Accident in Thailand