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The Israel-Hamas conflict and tourism

For most media commentators, tourism would be considered an irrelevance as reporters discuss the human misery inflicted on southern Israel and Gaza and the military and political ramifications of the

Gaza enjoys its first marathon in UN-backed fundraising event

Gaza’s first-ever marathon took place today as some 1,500 athletes defied the sweltering heat to compete in a series of running events organized by the United Nations to raise funds for the forthcom

Israeli blockade strangles Gaza tourism

Once tourism contributed a lot to employment and in the Gaza strip and was a good source of hard currency.

Minister: Israel aims to destroy tourism sector in Gaza

GAZA CITY - In a statement issued to mark World Tourism day the Gaza government's minister of tourism said Israel "seeks to destroy the tourism sector in Palestine, especially in the Gaza Strip."

UN urges Israeli leaders: End blockade on Gaza

(eTN) – United secretary general Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Wednesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, where they discussed a number of issues including

Now they are attacking children’s parks in Gaza?

(eTN) - A group of about 25 armed and masked men attacked and set fire on Monday morning, June 28, to a recreational facility used by children on the beach in Nuseirat (in Gaza) that was being used to

US issues travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza

US has issued a travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza late Sunday night. The Department of State warns U.S.

Palestinians discover ancient artifacts in Gaza

GAZA CITY — The Hamas-run ministry of tourism and antiquities in Gaza on Monday announced the discovery of ancient artifacts near the Egyptian border town of Rafah.

Obama received warmly in Middle East during tour

On a side tour of the kingdom Wednesday, US President Barack Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and is scheduled to make a speech in Cairo on Thursday about measures he’d adopt for the Mid

Define your position on Islam and peace, Islamists tell pope

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - Controversial remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Islam and Prophet Mohammad in 2006 could catch up with him during his May visit to the Mideast.

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

Behind the Cairo bombing

Last Sunday night, a crude, homemade bomb killed a French teenager and injured 24 others in the Khan El Khalili, a popular, ancient Cairo bazaar.

R.O.A.R.: The answer to the crisis in the Mideast: ...

As Israelis who love our country, we feel passionately that Israel is hurting herself by the military incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Gaza: Truth or consequence

“Jews and Arabs refuse to act as enemies!” yelled Jaffa activists late Tuesday afternoon at Ajami Park, corner Yefet and Dr. Erlich streets.

R.O.A.R.: Palestinians hold the prospect of peace in their own...

Palestinians are the conduit of their own salvation, yet persistently choose the path of violence over the opportunity to live full, peaceful and productive lives.

eTN Inbox: Tears for Israel

Like most of the rest of the world you only have tears for Gaza! How come you don't have any tears for Israel?

Tears for Gaza: Children, women and elderly among dead

Fighter plane squads intensify Israel's deadliest assaults ever on Palestinian militants, killing more civilians.

Israeli assault on Gaza kills at least 230, wounds 400

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli warplanes rained more than 100 tons of bombs on security sites in Hamas-ruled Gaza Saturday and early Sunday, killing at least 230 people in one of the Mideast confli

Gaza-Egypt border witnesses pandemonium and human catastrophe

(eTN) - What appears to be the gates of "hell" broken open at the Gaza-Egypt border see Egyptians taking control over a mass exodus of Palestinians “stampeding” through the Gaza Strip Thursday. Armed men block droves of women, men and children from moving deeper into Egypt.