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  • Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

    3 weeks ago

    An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

    The targeting of Israel's main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its...

  • Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

    3 weeks ago

    An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

    The targeting of Israel's main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its...

  • Israel shuts airport at Egypt border, citing security

    August 8, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Israel took the rare step of shutting its southernmost Eilat airport near Egypt's Sinai peninsula for two hours on Thursday citing security concerns, military officials said.

    A military spokeswoman said the airfield in the Red Sea city was shut "due to security assessments". Two...

  • Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul International Airport

    June 9, 2013 | 7:19 pm

    Insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, police said, with explosions and gunfire heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and...

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  • Report: Calls between Lebanon and Burgas increased before attack

    August 9, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Israel has evidence of many telephone calls between Lebanon and Burgas in the two months before the bombing that killed six people, The New York Times reported.

    The volume of calls intensified in the three days before the attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists, the newspaper...

  • Suicide bomber behind Bulgaria bus attack had help, Bulgarian prime minister says

    July 24, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    A suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists when he blew up a bus in Bulgaria last week was backed up by an organized group who helped him plan and carry out the attack, Boiko Borisov, the Bulgarian prime minister, said on Tuesday.

    Borisov said police had not yet identified...

  • Strangers to hate crimes, Bulgarian Jews reeling from Burgas bombing

    July 19, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    Until this week, leaders of Bulgaria’s small, generally placid Jewish community said felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism.

    But after Wednesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Borgas, Jews in the country are speaking of...

  • Israel names five victims of Bulgaria terror attack

    July 19, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    The names of the five Israelis killed in a suicide bombing in Bulgaria were released Thursday, after Israeli authorities had confirmed their identification and informed the families.

    The names of those killed are Maor Harush, 24, and Elior Price, 25, from Acre; Itzik Kolangi, 28,...

  • Netanyahu on deadly Bulgaria bombing: ‘All signs point to Iran’

    July 18, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    A Black Sea coast town in Bulgaria became the scene of carnage when a bus carrying Israeli tourists exploded, killing at least five people and injuring at least 33. Nine people reportedly were missing.

    The explosion Wednesday at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas hit one of...

  • The lady’s guide to the TSA

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    July 16, 2012 | 10:01 am

    I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately; almost every weekend for a while now and in addition to a terrible case of jet-lag I have picked up some tips on how to approach the complications of the TSA without sacrificing your dignity.  With summer travels upon us, many of us are...

  • Up close and personal with the TSA

    May 15, 2012 | 10:07 pm

    Recent days have been full of continually unfolding reports about a new intercepted underwear bomb intended to be carried aboard a U.S.-bound plane by an al-Qaida agent. That agent, said to be British, turned out to be working simultaneously with Saudi and U.S. intelligence, and...

  • U.S.-bound plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion

    November 9, 2011 | 10:31 am

    A plane bound for the United States made an emergency landing at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport after smoke was detected in the rear of the plane.

    The Continental Airlines Boeing 777 had taken off from Ben Gurion at noon, but it returned a half-hour later after pilots told air traffic...

  • New airport for southern Israel

    July 24, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    Israel will build a $500 million airport to serve as the new main airport in its south.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet approved a plan Sunday for the airport in Timna Park to replace the one in Eilat, 18 miles north of Eilat, currently the site of the main southern...

  • Bin Laden's killing raises immediate questions of security

    May 2, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

    Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by...

  • Bombing at Moscow airport seen as terrorism [VIDEO]

    January 24, 2011 | 11:20 am

    A bombing at the busiest airport in Moscow that killed at least 31 and injured 130 is being called a terrorist attack by Russian officials.

    “From the preliminary information we have, it was a terror attack,” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said of Monday’s attack on the Domodedovo...

  • 31 dead, 130 hurt in suicide bomb at Moscow’s busiest airport

    January 24, 2011 | 8:46 am

    At least 31 people were killed and 130 wounded Monday in a suicide blast at Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russian Health Ministry officials said.

    Smoke wafted out of the baggage claim area and people were seen running out of the emergency exits at Russia’s busiest airport, local media reported.

    Russian officials branded the bombing a terrorist attack and President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Monday that those behind the explosion would be “tracked down and punished.”

    Read more at HAARETZ.com.

  • How Poor Jews Come to America, meaning my parents!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    Many people ask me what we brought with us to America, when we immigrated here in 1989.

    Well… Most Russians brought over money and diamonds.  Since we were neither smart or rich, this is literally what we had in our suitcases:

    Someone had told my parents that in order NOT to...

  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was...

  • Report from Beijing: Security, it’s not just for airports anymore

    By Alison Klayman

    August 13, 2008 | 1:35 am

    BEIJING (JTA)—Security checks no longer just for airports in Beijing

    Olympic security is no easy task. It’s not just about the sports venues — attention must be paid to the entire city’s infrastructure, hot spots and transportation systems.

    One of the transitions that I think...

  • Final aliyah flight leaves Ethiopia for Israel, U.S. revokes Fulbright winners’ visas

    August 6, 2008 | 1:30 am

    Last Ethiopian Airlift Heads to Israel

    The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation.

    The...

  • Tourists Pass on Israeli Passover

    By Jessica Steinberg

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's known as the holiday of freedom, but Passover this year in Israel will likely be remembered for its sense of restriction.

    With a worldwide recession in progress and would-be tourists still wary of airline travel because of possible terrorist attacks, there will be far fewer...

  • Israelis Identify With U.S.

    By Larry Derfner

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The contrast between the Palestinian and Israeli reaction couldn't have been more stark -- while crowds of Palestinians were celebrating in the streets of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel was observing an official national day of mourning, with flags flying at...

  • The Violence Heats Up

    By Eric Silver

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The intifada took a fateful stride from popular uprising toward war this week with news that the Palestinians are stockpiling longer-range, more lethal weapons that could threaten Ashkelon and Tel Aviv, as well as paralyzing flights from Ben-Gurion International Airport.

    Israeli...

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