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1,800-year-old marble statue unearthed in Jerusalem excavation

An 1,800-year-old marble figurine depicting the head of a bearded man was recently uncovered during archaeological excavations in Jerusalem's City of David.

Israel inbound tourism expected to fall 20% in 2009

In a survey of more than 200 members of the tourist industry, including hoteliers, travel agents, members of the aviation industry, tourist guides, restaurateurs, transport managers, results show tha

Israeli tourism peaks, despite dollar slump

TEL AVIV, Israel (eTN) - The US is heading into a recession, the dollar is weak and Israel is grappling with the usual security concerns on its various borders – but the summer of 2008 is shaping up to be one of the holy land’s best in terms of tourism.

The big deal that Israel’s 60th is

While nearly $25 million is being poured into the lavish celebrations in Israel marking 60 years of Israel’s independence, the country’s representative offices around the world are finding other creative ways to mark the momentous event.

Capturing copper in Israel’s wilderness

(eTN) - If you plan to apply for a job at the Timna copper mines, you can leave your shovel at home. You probably won’t need a wheelbarrow either; certainly not a canary.These mines shatter any preconceived myths of sooty-faced miners working in harsh conditions in the heart of the earth.