Tag: Gaza

Turkish Airlines wants to increase tourism to Palestine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 09:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly encouraged Muslims to visit Jerusalem, particularly in light of the US moving its embassy to the city. Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed ... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

The Media Line The Media Line- May 5, 2019 05:01

The Eurovision Song Contest, a massively popular annual competition, a major travel and tourism event, is set to take place in Tel Aviv from May 12 to 18. It draws ... Read More

No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:02

There are around 1,100 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, many of whom are descended from the earliest Christians in Palestine (where Christianity originated). For the first time, Israeli authorities denied all ... Read More

Israel’s second international airport opens in January

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 18:10

Israel Airports Authority (IAA) announced that the country's long-awaited second international airport will be opening on January 22, 2019. Located near the southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, the new ... Read More

The Israel-Hamas conflict and tourism

editor editor- November 19, 2012 07:09

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 Read More

Gaza enjoys its first marathon in UN-backed fundraising event

editor editor- May 6, 2011 07:09

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 ... Read More

Israeli blockade strangles Gaza tourism

editor editor- December 27, 2010 05:02

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

Minister: Israel aims to destroy tourism sector in Gaza

editor editor- September 28, 2010 05:47

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 ... Read More

UN urges Israeli leaders: End blockade on Gaza

editor editor- July 9, 2010 03:51

(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 Read More

Now they are attacking children’s parks in Gaza?

editor editor- June 29, 2010 06:18

(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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- June 22, 2010 01:54

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

Palestinians discover ancient artifacts in Gaza

editor editor- January 12, 2010 04:01

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. Read More

Obama received warmly in Middle East during tour

editor editor- June 4, 2009 04:26

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 ... Read More

Define your position on Islam and peace, Islamists tell pope

editor editor- April 17, 2009 08:17

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. Read More

Israel inbound tourism expected to fall 20% in 2009

editor editor- February 26, 2009 08:11

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 Read More

Behind the Cairo bombing

editor editor- February 25, 2009 09:25

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. Read More

R.O.A.R.: The answer to the crisis in the Mideast: An honest desire to know – not bombs!

editor editor- January 29, 2009 08:21

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

Gaza: Truth or consequence

editor editor- January 8, 2009 09:01

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

R.O.A.R.: Palestinians hold the prospect of peace in their own hands, yet constantly throw it away

editor editor- January 6, 2009 02:41

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. Read More

eTN Inbox: Tears for Israel

editor editor- January 5, 2009 03:01

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

Tears for Gaza: Children, women and elderly among dead

editor editor- December 29, 2008 04:17

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

Israeli assault on Gaza kills at least 230, wounds 400

editor editor- December 28, 2008 10:15

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 ... Read More

Gaza-Egypt border witnesses pandemonium and human catastrophe

editor editor- January 25, 2008 10:26

(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 ... Read More