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Taking a Virtual Trip to Israel with JNF

To help struggling Israeli tour guides, as well as educate people about Israel, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) is offering virtual tours via Zoom

Who can you meet at International Media Marketplace? IMM NYC 2020

Last year, I went to IMM (International Media Marketplace) for the first time. I met with many...

An Encounter Meant to Happen

There is something about New York City that drives me closer to my personal “d’mimah dakah” (still, small voice). That voice inside of me...

Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick sets up office outside Temple Mount to protest ban on visits

Yehuda Glick, a lawmaker from the Likud party, held office hours outside an entrance to the Temple Mount to protest an ongoing ban against...

CityPASS Chicago: The Only City Tour You Need

For Chicago residents and visitors alike, CityPASS is the best way to see five of the city’s best attractions for an unbeatable value. CityPASS includes...

Israel denies tourist visa to Human Rights Watch staffer

Israel has denied a tourist visa to an American employee of Human Rights Watch days after denying his application for a work visa, citing...

Airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouds neighborly ties

A new airport planned by Israel near its border with Jordan is clouding the usually businesslike relationship the two neighbors have built since making peace in 1994.

Jerusalem, maybe next year: Passover bookings see sharp decline

By now, Gil Azoulay would have expected his hotels would be 80 percent booked for Passover.

Blurring Israel’s Green Line

There is probably no Israel tour quite like that offered by Lydia Aisenberg, which focuses on the Green Line — the demarcation between Israel and its neighbors set in the 1949 Armistice Agreement after the end of Israel’s War of Independence.

Calm amidst the violence in Israel

On the day the world was parsing Bibi Netanyahu’s suggestion that the notoriously anti-Semitic Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini, was responsible for Hitler’s Holocaust, I was among a group of journalists touring Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, which had just been named the top luxury hotel in the Middle East by Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Amid terror wave, Israel sells over 900 tour packages through Groupon

More than 900 discounted vacation packages to Israel have been sold through the marketing website Groupon.

Meet the family behind Burma’s last synagogue

In the center of downtown Yangon (formerly Rangoon), just off the city’s main thoroughfare of Mahabandoola Street, stands Burma’s only remaining synagogue, Musmeah Yeshua.

Ramadan tours promote coexistence between Israeli Arabs and Jews

The group of Jewish-Israelis sat in a semicircle on the thick, red carpet of the mosque.

Israel’s tourism industry still hurting from last summer’s conflict

Number of visitors has come back up, but not enough.

The best is yet to come in evolving Israeli tourism

Following a record year for tourism in 2013 — when 3.5 million visitors came to the Holy Land — things got off to an even better start in 2014.

Israeli tourists evacuated from Maldives

Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated from the island nation after an Israeli surfer removed an anti-Israel sign placed outside a guest house.

Jerusalem high on new skyline

Ten years ago, Jerusalem was just starting to emerge from the Second Intifada, which scared away local residents as well as investors.

Voluntouring in Israel

Going on holiday can mean relaxing or sightseeing, tasting new foods or learning firsthand about new cultures. A growing segment of vacationers, however, goes abroad to work for free.

Tourism to Israel reaches all-time high

Israel reported an all-time high in annual visitors in 2013.

Americans in Yemen fear kidnappings

Luke, an American photographer and editor for an English-language local newspaper, lives in one of the tall historic buildings in the city. With increased kidnappings of Westerners in Yemen, he also lives in fear.

‘Come back [to Israel] and bring a lot of people with you’

“No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”

Syrian fighting decimates tourism industry

Damascus is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. International flights into and out of the capital continued despite throughout 20-months of fighting between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the rebels seeking to depose him. But as of Friday, the flights have stopped.

Haifa a many-faceted jewel

Visiting Americans often compare Haifa with San Francisco for its hilly landscape and trendy, artsy neighborhoods, or Boston for its mix of academia and maritime culture.

International Chinese Culinary Competition: Culture on the menu

Times Square, the icon of New York kitsch and tourism, pop culture and media art, not only looked different that day in late September, it smelled different. The place that many people call the center of the world was transformed into one big Chinese kitchen. That\'s right. Times Square was home to the 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition.

Ancient Shiloh: A new stop on the tourist map?

Travis Allen was spending three weeks in 2009 driving around Israel visiting historic sites when he suddenly noticed Shiloh on the map and asked his driver if they could go to the site of the archaeological dig. What Allen, a financial advisor from California who’s making his first run for public office, remembers vividly is what was not there. People.

In Bulgaria, Israel’s tourism minister vows to continue tourism ties

Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov traveled to Bulgaria to shore up the relationship between the two countries in the wake of the deadly attack on a bus full of Israeli tourists.

Wave of Chinese tourists expected

Over 100 million Chinese tourists are expected to be traveling annually by 2020 and one of their preferred destinations is turning out to be the Middle East.

Czech Republic surprises with Jewish treasures

Birthplace of Theodore Herzl, Franz Kafka and Sigmund Freud, this increasingly progressive country is trying to shed the specter of the Nazi and Soviet occupations and embrace its Jewish past and present to bolster tourism, an important part of its national economy.

Party planning in the Holy Land is just a mouse click away

Planning a bar mitzvah in Israel? The Israeli Ministry of Tourism has just posted a Web site to help you get started

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Special Envoy Elan Carr Discusses How to Fight Rising Anti-Semitism in AJC Webinar

He said the best way to fight it is to teach others about the Jewish community's positive contributions to humanity.

Jewish Agency Chair Says Seth Rogen Apologized for Israel Comments, Rogen Denies Apologizing

Rogen also claims that he never gave Herzog permission to publicize the conversation.

Israeli Army Says It Thwarted Attack on Syrian Border by Infiltrators Who Planted Explosives

A spokesperson for the army said the Syrian regime was responsible.

White House Criticizes Twitter for Censoring Trump and Not Iran’s Khamenei Calling for Destruction of Israel

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the administration is submitting a petition to the FCC for proposed regulatory changes to hold social media companies accountable for their censorship.
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