Tag: West Bank

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

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:25

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it removes Israeli-owned rentals in the controversial West Bank. Airbnb is ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 20:30

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision to forbid Jewish, but not Arab, listings in the West ... Read More

Airbnb banned from Texas contracts due to anti-Semitic actions

editor editor- March 2, 2019 00:11

In response to Airbnb’s anti-Semitic decision to de-list Jewish-owned properties, but no others, in the disputed territory known as the West Bank, the Texas State Comptroller approved listing Airbnb as ... 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

Pasadena welcomes new Hyatt hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018 00:30

Hyatt Place Pasadena, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the city, is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand's intuitive design and casual upscale atmosphere.Perfectly situated in the ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Israeli tourist site lets visitors “shoot terrorists” in the West Bank

editor editor- June 21, 2012 08:04

Settlers near Gush Etzion in Israel are offering tourists to Israel a chance to experience what life near the Green Line can be like by providing them an opportunity to ... Read More

Over 1.5 million tourists flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

editor editor- December 26, 2011 08:41

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Around one and a half million tourists have visited the West Bank city of Bethlehem so far, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming ... Read More

UN envoy calls for “forceful” action against Israeli extremists

editor editor- June 8, 2011 03:09

The top United Nations envoy in the Middle East deplored today’s desecration of a mosque in the occupied West Bank and called for “forceful” action by the Israeli Government against ... Read More

Israel uses tourism to tighten hold on occupied West Bank

editor editor- May 9, 2011 06:40

Israel has launched a tourism campaign in the occupied West Bank to increase support for retaining the territory in case of the formation of an independent Palestinian state. 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

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

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

Israel reneges on settlement ban with “tourism plan”

editor editor- November 30, 2009 05:31

Israel plans to develop tourist magnets in the West Bank despite pledging to temporarily halt settlement construction in the occupied territories. Read More

UK to promote West Bank as tourist destination

editor editor- October 13, 2009 05:41

The West Bank has a reputation for instability, military checkpoints and the ever-present threat of war with Israel. Read More

American tourist stuck in a pit for two days

editor editor- August 28, 2009 03:54

A 27-year old American tourist was rescued Thursday after being stuck in a pit in the northern West Bank for two days. Read More

Israel eases grip on popular tourist destination in the Jordan River valley

editor editor- June 18, 2009 05:12

The Israeli army has removed a major checkpoint on the road into the West Bank town of Jericho, easing its grip on one of the most popular tourist destinations in ... Read More