05.31.2016 | 23 Iyar, 5776
PayPal terminates anti-Israel BDS France account
Moroccan BDS calls on Muslims to boycott Israeli dates during Ramadan
Palestinian-American activist accuses Israel and US of shared legacy of ethnic cleansing
Shin Bet: 2 minors arrested for terror stabbing of elderly women in Jerusalem
Joint List MK calls to lift ban on politicians’ Temple Mount visits
Alsheich’s first 6 months – a broken leg, and two steps backward for police
How are you going pay for that? Gov't tests new financial accountability law
Medical Center on Ariel University campus receives $4.5 million boost
Dichter takes helm of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
78% of Israelis support unilateral annexation of Ma'ale Adumim, poll finds
WATCH: Surf's up for Brian Wilson ahead of Israel visit
Classical Review: Gloria
Taking pride in film
Alice Cooper for president!
Hapoel TA forces Game 5 against Jerusalem
Israeli gymnast wins bronze medal at European championships
J’lem aims to finish off Hapoel in Game 4 in Tel Aviv
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Our World: The old generals’ old plan
King Agrippa I: The last Maccabee
WATCH: Gaza's 'Spiderman' boy shows off acrobatic skills
Hamas executes three convicted Palestinians in Gaza
Normalization talks with Turkey advancing
Turkey's Erdogan: No Muslim family should engage in birth control
Iran says pilgrims will not attend haj in Mecca, blaming Saudi 'sabotage'
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
European Parliament lawmaker from Britain calls Israelis ‘a rash’
Justice Ministry to stop prosecuting Israeli brothels operated by 'working women'
A third of all Americans believe boycott of Israel justified, poll shows
Holocaust memorial projects clash in Munich
TA Sourasky Medical Center takes strict action against smoking
Tourism Ministry objects to plan for 2017 closure of Sde Dov Airport, just north of Tel Aviv
Majority of Israelis ignore illegal public smoking
Environment ministry to ensure beaches are 'bikini ready' with cleanup program
Israeli researchers discover Pilates exercises help after heart attack
BGU researchers: Staring, not crowding, most bothers obese air travelers
Leviathan signs $3b. deal to power planned electric plant in Be’er Tuviya
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
In first, New Zealand 'innovation' delegation comes to Israel
Digitized Talmud and mobile app to be launched
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Kristol: Trump symbolizes 'depressing degradation of American discourse'
Still a ways to go on Israel with Ryan’s call for ‘unity’ with Trump
Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
'Orange is the New Black' actress visits Israel to participate in Pride Week
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
The jihadist civil war
What the hell is this?
Welcome to Swedenistan…and have a lousy day
WWII Japanese First Suicide Bombers; Atomic Bomb in Context
Move makes it easier for settlers to further develop the site.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The property sites off of Route 60, between the Gush Etzion junction and Hebron.
In the first three months of 2016, hotels sold roughly 705,000 nights to tourists, which represents a meager 5% increase over the same period in 2015.
By NIV ELIS
Travel agents beware. Technology is revolutionizing the tourism industry in general and the hotel industry in particular.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The latest moves follow a recent decision to fast-track visa application requests for tour groups.
Plan to allocate NIS 70 million to economic revitalization, NIS 20 million to marketing campaign, another NIs 5 million for loans to small businesses.
Part of the reason may be the recent wave of terrorism, which may be deterring tourists.
Plan would classify hotels as "national infrastructure" for the first time, which will cut time for building approval and make it easier for new hotels to go up.
Data is not yet available for whether or how the wave of stabbing attacks in October has hit tourism.
US Ambassador to Israel Shapiro says announcement welcome news that would strengthen US- Israel ties.
The success stories of three Jerusalem-based start-ups.
By STEVE LINDE
The problem of sinkholes along the Dead Sea is getting worse and is negatively affecting tourism.
By EYAL LEVY
While a bottle of beer will cost you $2.70 at a bar in Krakow, in Tel Aviv it will cost $9.53, the GoEuro Beer Index finds.
Tourism is still reeling in the aftermath of the 50-day war with Gaza last summer.
Without proper tax enforcement the government may be losing out on NIS 175 million a year.
Israel’s all-too-frequent military operations and security situations have a marked effect on the tourism industry, but Hilton hotels see no reason to stop investing here.
Drop in ranking is attributed to multiple factors, including high prices and security concerns.
“There's one thing better than standing with Israel, and that's standing in Israel," Israel's Ambassador the US said in Washington.
By ANAV SILVERMAN, TAZPIT NEWS AGENCY
The West Bank town of Burqin is working with the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism to make a Byzantine-era Orthodox Christian Church of St. George a popular destination for tourists.
“We need to remove every obstacle preventing participants in these trips from staying longer."
By JEREMY SHARON
Police have been warned of threats around the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
According to investigators, the suspect met Yosef Damari, aged 22, in a Berlin hostel last week and and is believed to have murdered him the following day.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
The tourists were robbed and beaten in the attack and were the target of anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli slurs.
Explore alleyways and stalls of some of the best markets in Israel.
By AMY SPIRO
Les 35 derniers kilomètres de la piste cyclable du sud d’Israël
sont achevés. Une bonne nouvelle pour les sportifs amoureux
de la nature, curieux d’histoire et amateurs de sensations fortes
By DARA FRANK
A delegation of Italian women discover the real spirit of Jerusalem.
By ANAV SILVERMAN
Passover is traditionally a time when visitors flood Jerusalem – yet the streets and hotels this year are relatively empty.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Residents of Walaja find their village being turned into a tourist attraction.
Government finally recognizes Israel is too expensive for many tourists.
By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
There is hotel in Jerusalem with a capacity of one, built in the courtyard of a former leper colony, where a single night will run you NIS 5,000.
By JOSH LOGUE
The Mahaneh Yehuda market has a wide variety of businesses.
By DAFNA SHEMER
Next time you pass these gems that dot the city, stop and take a closer look.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
The Chinese are savants of civilization. For thousands of years they have absorbed ethnicities into their own culture.
By MARK FELDMAN
Is airport security contributing to negative views of the country?
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
Integral to the choice of coming to Israel is the eagerness to give back to its people. Masa hopes to inculcate a sense of shared responsibility.
By SHAINA OPPENHEIMER
Despite unrest, tourists bullish on visiting holy sites.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Annual poll of top 50 countries ranks Holy Land 8 places up from 2014-2015, ahead of France and Spain.
The young Israeli woman touring in the South American country fell ill and was found dead on a bus traveling to Lima.
‘Russia is one of the most important markets in which the Tourism Ministry operates,’ says Levin
Tour will include Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the northern part of the country.
Yariv Levin of the ruling Likud party said Saturday night that the idea of a visit to Germany makes him “uneasy.”
The Waldorf Astoria, which opened to the public in 2014, formerly served as the Palace Hotel during the British Mandate in 1929, and later as a government facility.
The total number of tourists to visit Israel in 2015 was estimated at more than three million.
By SAM SOKOL
Amid terror wave, Christmas numbers expected to remain paltry compared to previous years.
The campaign was initiated after the Finance Ministry allocated NIS 100 million for emergency loans late last month to aid hard-hit business owners.
Hotel Rothschild 22 provides a quiet night’s sleep in the center of bustling Tel Aviv.
By BRIAN BLUM
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, sounds too good to be true
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Tel Aviv’s Arcadia Towers hotel combines elegance, business efficiency and history
By DAVID BRINN
CBS report cites 29% spike in visitors to country compared to September.
After six years, the Mamilla Hotel strives for something different
Surf’s up at the Yam Hotel in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem Municipality seeks to draw crowds to capital in whimsical, cheery fashion.
Ministry official says hotels in the country currently are not mandated to submit to being ranked by the ministry, but that will likely change by the end of the year.
The woman in her twenties fell from a height of eight meters.
By BEN HARTMAN,SHARON UDASIN
Five planes head to Nepal to join international relief effort; 50 Israelis still unaccounted for, as death toll approaches 4,000.
Only about 150,000 people visited national parks this Independence Day, compared to over 1 million in 2014.
By SHARON UDASIN,GREER FAY CASHMAN
Tourism Minister Uzi Landau tells the ‘Post’ in a parting interview how he never gave in and why he admires Netanyahu for standing up before Congress and saying what he believes.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
The Israeli Embassy in Lima is investigating the cause of the man's death.
Newly-launched Tour Adumim’s special Passover family tours and activities to showcase Judean desert community’s sprawling artistic, recreational, historic and cultural beauty.
Innovative new platforms promise better experiences for travelers.
By BUZZY GORDON
Many have heard of Eilat’s fantastically blue water, but not everyone knows about the incredible treasures that lie beneath the surface.
By MEITAL SHARABI
Ambassador tells The Media Line "We are friends of all and enemies of none."
By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
Smack between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Modi'in's tourist attractions have been popping up like mushrooms after rain.
This southeastern European country can open a large window into the past.
By ITSIK MAROM
A lesson in discretion
By LIOR DAYAN
Yatir is a place for people who are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, or to live their lives at a slower – but no less exciting – pace.
The city of Ramle has undergone a significant transformation over the last five years and is now a popular tourist attraction.
Also known as Thera, Santorini is part of the Cycladic group of islands and of interest to the casual vacationer, historian, archeologist, geologist, art enthusiast and nature lover.
By IRVING SPITZ
A cacophony of sights and sounds collide in the Chandni Chowk market.
By BEN G. FRANK
In an effort to attract visitors to the beautiful Ramot Menashe Biosphere Reserve, the council decided to hold a Sounds of Nature music festival.
With the last 35 kilometers of the Israel Bike Trail complete, thrill-seeking, history-enthusiast, nature-loving athletes can spend a week cycling in the South.
A catch-up from around the country.
By COMPILED BY JULIE STEIGERWALD
In an attempt to lower the cost of hotel rooms, two government agencies last week announced a joint plan to tender state land to build a chain of five budget hotels with 850 rooms.
With the heat breaking, there are short, accessible hikes available in areas both pristine and historical.
By ALLAN RABINOWITZ
After a meeting between airline management and unions, the French carrier says it will offer female staff the choice of opting out of the flights.
ISIS continues efforts to improve its image.
Major hotel groups have confirmed that they are opening several hotels in the country's capital of Tehran.
Attacks on 2 prime tourist sites in the space of 8 days are deeply worrying for a government which has staked much of its credibility on reviving the economy after years of political turmoil.
Municipality officials argue that the "symbolic fee" would help improve tourist services.
Make no mistake – when you hear locals say akwaaba (welcome), they mean it.
By LINDA EPSTEIN
During Hol Hamoed Succot, the streets of Acre come alive with a week-long fringe theater and music festival, which are highly recommended.
By GRAEME STONE
The plan is to sail from Piraeus, through the Cyclades islands, towards Cyprus and then to Haifa, over 10 days, and deliver the boat to the club in Herzliya.
Israel ScaVentures began in Jerusalem, and now runs 15 routes around the country.
By JOANNA SHEBSON
Visitors to the country could be Israel’s best advocates, but some, it seems, do not leave with the greatest of impressions.
With a Japanese mountain range back lit by the setting sun, I experienced what it meant to be a Jew and a Zionist.
By BRIAN K. RIZEN
"We can report that there are definite traces of Jewish heritage in the Non Valley" in Italy, the writers say.
By MARIAPIA BIGARAN,FRANCO BONETTI
There have been recent articles in a number of mainstream Israeli daily newspapers inquiring as to where all the Eilat tourists have gone.
By MALCOLM D. SINCLAIR