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Israel Tourism

New Tourism Initiative Brings Another Face to the Holy Land

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Travel
Anav Silverman

In a kitchen in Mea She'arim, stands an unlikely group of people: a Christian from Texas, a Muslim Arab from the Mount of Olives, and a Christian Arab from Jerusalem. Even more unusual is that the group is learning how to bake Challah -- the special sweet bread baked for the Jewish Sabbath.

Welcome to the Holy Land

Rick Steves | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Israeli coast from Tel Aviv to the border of Lebanon is dotted with interesting sights. The thriving city of Haifa is home to the main temple of the Baha'i Faith.

Modern Day Zionist Brings Thousands To Israel

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Through his Zionism and his love of helping people discover that same beauty and inspiration that he found in Israel 30 years ago, Larry Ritter is doing his part to keep Israel's tourism industry vibrant and strong.

Israel Tourism Persists Despite Violence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

In the eight day period between the first hostilities and the Nov. 21 signing of a cease-fire agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas, tour...

Sifting Through The Settler Politics Of East Jerusalem’s Archaeological Site

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg

Just a few steps outside of the Old City, in an East Jerusalem, sits the City of David National Park, one of Israel's most visited tourist attractions. What most visitors don't know is that their price of admission supports an ideological settler organization. Thankfully, this situation may change.

Minister: Deadly Bombing Won't Stop Israeli Travelers

AP | VESELIN TOSHKOV | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

SOFIA, Bulgaria — The suicide bombing that killed six people, five of them Israelis, in a Bulgarian seaside resort will not stop Israelis from t...

Tourism of Destruction, Tourism of Construction: Two Trips to the Holy Land

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
Marc Gopin

Tourism is a business involving a billion people a year meeting several other billion people whose lives they profoundly affect economically and socia...

A Lively Time At Israel's Dead Sea

Terri Colby | Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel
Terri Colby

Splashing is usually a prerequisite for most seaside vacations. But a trip to Israel's Dead Sea is unlike any other beach holiday.

Ancient Tree In Jericho To Be Center Of Planned Tourist Hub

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

"And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the tax collectors, and he was ric...