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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

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

Seychelles well welcomed and promoted at highly-reputable school in Abu Dhabi

editor editor- March 4, 2019 22:04

Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) office in Abu Dhabi provided students, parents and teachers with the chance to learn more about Seychelles through their presence at the British School Al Khubairat ... Read More

Malaysia stripped of World Paralympic event over ‘rabid anti-Semitism’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 27, 2019 16:53

Malaysia was stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Paralympic Swimming Championships by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the country banned Israeli athletes from taking part in ... Read More

Great News for Palestine Tourism: Bethlehem hotels booked for Christmas

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 04:12

Palestinian Tourism Minister Rula Maaya said all Bethlehem hotels were fully booked, and the city hosts an "astounding" 10,000 tourists overnight on Monday night. Read More

BBC Olympics website omits Jerusalem as capital of Israel

editor editor- July 24, 2012 01:53

London, England – The British Broadcasting Company’s Olympic website omitted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More

Palestine’s ICTP membership is seen as a milestone and a new spirit for their tourism industry

editor editor- February 7, 2012 07:48

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that the Palestine Ministry of Tourism & Antiquity has become a member of this alliance of destinations. Read More

Mideast chaos thwarts Palestine tourism

editor editor- December 14, 2011 07:55

BETHLEHEM - Visits to the occupied Palestinian territories have increased negligibly in this year, well under projections a year before unrest struck half a dozen authoritarian states in the Arab ... Read More

Abbas submits Palestinian application for UN membership

editor editor- September 24, 2011 04:22

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today submitted an application for Palestine to become a United Nations Member State. Read More

UN envoy warns of profound deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

editor editor- July 27, 2011 04:31

The political process to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in “profound and persistent” deadlock, a senior United Nations envoy warned today, calling on the parties to work towards a two Read More

Ban calls on Israel to take “decisive moves” towards two-state solution

editor editor- May 7, 2011 04:33

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope today that Israel will make “decisive moves towards a historic agreement” with the Palestinians, telling the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Read More

UN Envoy: Palestinian unity deal must promote peace

editor editor- April 29, 2011 05:14

Reacting to reports of a unity deal between Hamas and Fatah, the top United Nations envoy for the Middle East today said that reconciliation between the two main Palestinian factions ... Read More

UN calls on Israel to halt illegal settlements on occupied territories

editor editor- April 6, 2011 04:35

A top United Nations envoy today called on Israel to halt further planning for new settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in the wake of the Government’s approval of more ... Read More

Boycott of tourism conference in occupied Jerusalem urged

editor editor- February 21, 2011 06:46

Palestinian Tourism Minister Hulud Deibas sent a letter to all countries invited to take part in the International Tourism Conference in Jerusalem scheduled to take place later this month and ... Read More

Bethlehem sees record number of holiday tourists

editor editor- December 27, 2010 03:31

A record number of international tourists flooded into the “little town of Bethlehem” this holiday season, according to both Palestinian Authority and Israeli officials. Read More

Tourism Progress and Peace Conference Choses Ground Handler, STI-ME

- November 10, 2010 09:28

Mona Naffa brings TravelTalkRADIO another specialist in Middle East Travel, Mark Khano. Mark is a Christian from Jerusalem. He has a British mother, Delia, and Palestinian father, Gabriel. 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

Celebrating 10,000 Years in Jericho

- September 13, 2010 09:34

Michael Luongo, teaches travel writing and has recently published two articles on Palestine, one in the New York Times and now his article in Bloomberg News on Jericho sheds light ... 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

Creating first “tourist” map of Gaza City

editor editor- June 2, 2010 03:54

It's a common English "truism" that when a place is considered important, it is "put on the map." By that definition, the people of Gaza have been in limbo for ... Read More

West Bank tourism up 50%

editor editor- April 6, 2010 07:09

Bethlehem - Palestinian Authority Tourism and Antiquities police said tourism in the occupied Palestinian territories increased during March, with a considerable rise in guests registered in local hot Read More

Jericho tourism spikes

editor editor- February 22, 2010 04:05

Maybe it’s the relatively quiet security situation, or perhaps it’s the unusual February heat wave that has lingered over the region since last week – but for whatever reason, the ... Read More

Palestinians want tourism spread beyond Bethlehem

editor editor- February 12, 2010 07:39

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For your next getaway, you might consider this: four nights and five days in sunny "Palestine: land of miracles". Read More

Israeli army raids Palestinian city, arrests foreign tourists

editor editor- February 9, 2010 07:01

The Israeli army swept into Ramallah in the West Bank Sunday in a pre-dawn raid to arrest two Western tourists. 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

Palestine 2010 – keeping the faith

editor editor- January 5, 2010 06:48

TravelTalkRADIO and TV host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, and her producer, Patrick Peartree, returned back to the USA this week, still glowing from one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime. Read More

UN and the Gaza conflict

editor editor- December 28, 2009 11:01

On the first anniversary of the launch of a three-week Israeli military offensive in Gaza, United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Sunday, Dec. Read More

No hope in Bethlehem

editor editor- December 22, 2009 08:47

A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organizations have issued an animated and prayerful call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel. Read More

Violence flares again on Temple Mount

editor editor- October 26, 2009 06:07

After two weeks of relative quiet in the Jerusalem area, disturbances again broke out in the city and its periphery yesterday morning. Read More

Arab nations call on Israel to seize opportunity for peace at UN General Assembly

editor editor- September 29, 2009 08:27

The moment has come for Israel to take action to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East, Arab nations told the I=United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate yesterday, calling ... Read More

Forbidden love on Gaza beach

editor editor- July 10, 2009 06:58

It seems Palestine, too, has taken a more conservative approach towards local tourists and residents going to the beach, walking along Gaza shores and showing public display of affection. 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

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

The tourism implications of the Gaza imbroglio

editor editor- January 12, 2009 06:58

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been dominating the headlines since Israel's strike at Hamas at the very end of 2008. 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