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BBC Olympics website omits Jerusalem as capital of Israel

London, England – The British Broadcasting Company’s Olympic website omitted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestine’s ICTP membership is seen as a milestone and a new...

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that the Palestine Ministry of Tourism & Antiquity has become a member of this alliance of destinations.

Mideast chaos thwarts Palestine tourism

BETHLEHEM - Visits to the occupied Palestinian territories have increased negligibly in this year, well under projections a year before unrest struck half a dozen authoritarian states in the Arab worl

Abbas submits Palestinian application for UN membership

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today submitted an application for Palestine to become a United Nations Member State.

UN envoy warns of profound deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

The political process to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in “profound and persistent” deadlock, a senior United Nations envoy warned today, calling on the parties to work towards a two

Ban calls on Israel to take “decisive moves” towards two-state solution

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope today that Israel will make “decisive moves towards a historic agreement” with the Palestinians, telling the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

UN Envoy: Palestinian unity deal must promote peace

Reacting to reports of a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah, the top United Nations envoy for the Middle East today said that reconciliation between the two main Palestinian factions should take place

UN calls on Israel to halt illegal settlements on occupied territories

A top United Nations envoy today called on Israel to halt further planning for new settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in the wake of the Government’s approval of more Jewish housing u

Boycott of tourism conference in occupied Jerusalem urged

Palestinian Tourism Minister Hulud Deibas sent a letter to all countries invited to take part in the International Tourism Conference in Jerusalem scheduled to take place later this month and urged th

Bethlehem sees record number of holiday tourists

A record number of international tourists flooded into the “little town of Bethlehem” this holiday season, according to both Palestinian Authority and Israeli officials.

Tourism Progress and Peace Conference Choses Ground Handler, STI-ME

Mona Naffa brings TravelTalkRADIO another specialist in Middle East Travel, Mark Khano. Mark is a Christian from Jerusalem. He has a British mother, Delia, and Palestinian father, Gabriel.

Minister: Israel aims to destroy tourism sector in Gaza

GAZA CITY - In a statement issued to mark World Tourism day the Gaza government's minister of tourism said Israel "seeks to destroy the tourism sector in Palestine, especially in the Gaza Strip."

Celebrating 10,000 Years in Jericho

Michael Luongo, teaches travel writing and has recently published two articles on Palestine, one in the New York Times and now his article in Bloomberg News on Jericho sheds light on the celebrations

Now they are attacking children’s parks in Gaza?

(eTN) - A group of about 25 armed and masked men attacked and set fire on Monday morning, June 28, to a recreational facility used by children on the beach in Nuseirat (in Gaza) that was being used to

Creating first “tourist” map of Gaza City

It's a common English "truism" that when a place is considered important, it is "put on the map." By that definition, the people of Gaza have been in limbo for a long time.

West Bank tourism up 50%

Bethlehem - Palestinian Authority Tourism and Antiquities police said tourism in the occupied Palestinian territories increased during March, with a considerable rise in guests registered in local hot

Jericho tourism spikes

Maybe it’s the relatively quiet security situation, or perhaps it’s the unusual February heat wave that has lingered over the region since last week – but for whatever reason, the number of tour

Palestinians want tourism spread beyond Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For your next getaway, you might consider this: four nights and five days in sunny "Palestine: land of miracles".

Israeli army raids Palestinian city, arrests foreign tourists

The Israeli army swept into Ramallah in the West Bank Sunday in a pre-dawn raid to arrest two Western tourists.

Palestinians discover ancient artifacts in Gaza

GAZA CITY — The Hamas-run ministry of tourism and antiquities in Gaza on Monday announced the discovery of ancient artifacts near the Egyptian border town of Rafah.

Palestine 2010 – keeping the faith

TravelTalkRADIO and TV host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, and her producer, Patrick Peartree, returned back to the USA this week, still glowing from one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime.

UN and the Gaza conflict

On the first anniversary of the launch of a three-week Israeli military offensive in Gaza, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Sunday, Dec.

No hope in Bethlehem

A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organizations have issued an animated and prayerful call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.

Violence flares again on Temple Mount

After two weeks of relative quiet in the Jerusalem area, disturbances again broke out in the city and its periphery yesterday morning.

Arab nations call on Israel to seize opportunity for peace at...

The moment has come for Israel to take action to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East, Arab nations told the I=United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate yesterday, calling for an imm

Forbidden love on Gaza beach

It seems Palestine, too, has taken a more conservative approach towards local tourists and residents going to the beach, walking along Gaza shores and showing public display of affection.

Obama received warmly in Middle East during tour

On a side tour of the kingdom Wednesday, US President Barack Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and is scheduled to make a speech in Cairo on Thursday about measures he’d adopt for the Mid

Behind the Cairo bombing

Last Sunday night, a crude, homemade bomb killed a French teenager and injured 24 others in the Khan El Khalili, a popular, ancient Cairo bazaar.

R.O.A.R.: The answer to the crisis in the Mideast: ...

As Israelis who love our country, we feel passionately that Israel is hurting herself by the military incursion into the Gaza Strip.

The tourism implications of the Gaza imbroglio

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been dominating the headlines since Israel's strike at Hamas at the very end of 2008.