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Israel travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel's financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.

Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel
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Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

A ministerial exchange ceremony was held at the Israel Ministry of Tourism between the outgoing Minister, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, ... Read More

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First
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Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2020

Seychelles has no active cases of coronavirus, and no one died in this Indian Ocean island republic, often seen as ... Read More

Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties
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Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The recent worldwide crisis inevitably caused Israeli tourism to come to a halt, but now the Dan Hotels collection, has ... Read More

Pompeo left and the Chinese Ambassador is dead: Pure coincidence?
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Pompeo left and the Chinese Ambassador is dead: Pure coincidence?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2020

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got on a plane last week and in the midst of travel, bans ... Read More

Israel Virtual Cuisine: From Tourism Ministry to Your Home
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Israel Virtual Cuisine: From Tourism Ministry to Your Home

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 6, 2020

Throughout the month of May, Israel virtual cuisine will be broadcast by the Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) which has partnered ... Read More

Orthodox Easter celebrated in Lockdown
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Orthodox Easter celebrated in Lockdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 19, 2020

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter this Sunday with millions of the faithful under lockdown at home as their clergy delivered sermons ... Read More

Infected in the US, Israel, Palestine! How to survive? 3 women share their stories
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Infected in the US, Israel, Palestine! How to survive? 3 women share their stories

The Media Line The Media Line- April 14, 2020

The world is coming together. Coronavirus knows no borders, has no mercy and wants to kill. At the same time, ... Read More

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel
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Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Israel's Israir Airlines carried out rescue flights of Israelis stranded all over Europe without ability to return to Israel. Among ... Read More

Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory
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Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Israeli authorities are trying to stem the deadly spread of COVID-19 virus by tightening travel restrictions for the Passover holiday, ... Read More

Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes
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Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Because of the rampant global COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli authorities have asked the public to cover their mouths and noses in ... Read More

Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens
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Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

The office of the Israeli prime minister announced today that Israel and Russia have agreed to conduct a number of ... Read More

Coronavirus gets countries talking to each other
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Coronavirus gets countries talking to each other

The Media Line The Media Line- April 2, 2020

World leaders, from Donald Trump to Angela Merkel, are talking tough when it comes to combatting coronavirus. Yet while wartime ... Read More

Is COVID-19 the 11th Plague? Israel hit by coronavirus
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Is COVID-19 the 11th Plague? Israel hit by coronavirus

editor editor- March 27, 2020

This is not the traditional Passover story we are used to reading at the Passover Seder; this one might be ... Read More

Man Returns Stolen Artifact to Israeli Authorities
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Man Returns Stolen Artifact to Israeli Authorities

The Media Line The Media Line- March 17, 2020

Fearing that “the end of the world is near” on the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, an Israeli man has ... Read More

How to become a terrorist in Israel? Simply violate COVID19 restrictions
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How to become a terrorist in Israel? Simply violate COVID19 restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

Israel means it when they ask citizens to be isolated. Anyone not following the rules will be tracked down like ... Read More

Israel just killed Tourism with a 2 week Quarantine for Everyone
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Israel just killed Tourism with a 2 week Quarantine for Everyone

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

Israel, the land of creation closed its borders to foreigners, including tourists. Israel citizens returning to the country will have ... Read More

COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria
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COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020

Israel on Wednesday ordered a two-week quarantine on people arriving from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland over coronavirus fears, ... Read More

Are Israelis stop traveling over COVID-19?
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Are Israelis stop traveling over COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 1, 2020

Some El Al Airlines employees are in self-quarantine already, according to the Israel Health Ministry guidelines, after returning from countries ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19
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Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners ... Read More

Why Israel says no to visitors from Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand?
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Why Israel says no to visitors from Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand?

The Media Line The Media Line- February 23, 2020

The Republic of Korea Embassy protested in Tel Aviv about a Korean Airlines flight that was not allowed to disembark ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?
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Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism
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Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 11, 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, visited Uganda a week ago where talks were held with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

More than a ‘Nosh’: United Airlines expands Kosher menu on US-Tel Aviv flights
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More than a ‘Nosh’: United Airlines expands Kosher menu on US-Tel Aviv flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020

This month, United Airline is taking Kosher cuisine to new heights by introducing a variety of new options for customers ... Read More

No Travel Warning for Thailand: TAT fights back
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No Travel Warning for Thailand: TAT fights back

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2020

Should you travel to Thailand with the threat of coronavirus? Israel's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday afternoon, saying ... Read More

Israeli hotels break record with 12.1 million tourists in 2019
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Israeli hotels break record with 12.1 million tourists in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

The Department of Economic Research of the Israel Hotels Association published its 2019 data for hotels and compared them to ... Read More

President Trump’s ‘Vision’ for Mideast Peace
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President Trump’s ‘Vision’ for Mideast Peace

The Media Line The Media Line- January 29, 2020

While Israel has accepted to negotiate based on the proposal’s contours, the Palestinian Authority has officially rejected the framework US ... Read More

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia
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Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Israel announced today that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain ... Read More

Iran threatens attack on Israel and UAE
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Iran threatens attack on Israel and UAE

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Iran is warning that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched today the 3rd wave ... Read More

US Embassy warns Americans in Israel of rocket attacks and ‘security incidents’
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US Embassy warns Americans in Israel of rocket attacks and ‘security incidents’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2020

The US Embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday, urgently warned the Americans in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza to “remain ... Read More

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays
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Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 27, 2019

A group comprised of 455 Israel tourists arrived in Northern Tanzania last week for Christmas and New Year festivals. At ... Read More

Israel Visitors now say Shalom to Tanzania
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Israel Visitors now say Shalom to Tanzania

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 22, 2019

 Visitors from Israel are becoming more and more important for Africa. With new nonstop flights including the recent connection between ... Read More

Israel – Russia Tourism has some Immigration Issues
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Israel – Russia Tourism has some Immigration Issues

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 19, 2019

In October  568 Russian tourists were not granted entry, and in November, 569. Dozens of Israelis were reportedly detained for ... Read More

Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat
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Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Dozens of Israeli visitors were denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow Domodedovo Airport’s passport control today for alleged ... Read More

Jerusalem tops the list of world’s fastest growing travel destinations
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Jerusalem tops the list of world’s fastest growing travel destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

With 38% growth in tourism to Jerusalem in 2019, Israel's capital city once again has been recognized as the world’s ... Read More

Wild pigs invade Israel’s Haifa
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Wild pigs invade Israel’s Haifa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

The Israeli city of Haifa, likened by some as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, is experiencing a new wave of 'visitors' and ... Read More

Merry Chrismukkah! Israel Tourism ringing in 2020 with new hotels and flights
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Merry Chrismukkah! Israel Tourism ringing in 2020 with new hotels and flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019

The festive season is here, and with Hanukkah and Christmas overlapping this year, travelers are sure to have a memorable ... Read More

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