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  • At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border

    4 hours ago

    At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said.

    The attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis and...

  • Rockets strike southern Israeli port of Eilat

    July 14, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Three rockets exploded in and near the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Tuesday, and rescue teams were investigating reports that several people were injured, a military spokesman said.

    They were the first rockets to strike Eilat since a week-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict in...

  • International success, music, extreme sport, a fallen star and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 2, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Music icon Arik Einstein dies at 74

    Fallen star. Arik Einstein, one of the greatest musicians of Israel’s history, died Tuesday night at the age of 74 at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, hours after he suffered a fatal hemorrhage.
    Einstein, who was often referred to as “the...

  • Minor earthquake rocks Jerusalem

    September 12, 2013 | 11:53 am

    A minor earthquake rocked Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

    The temblor measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was felt in Jerusalem and on the northern edge of the Dead Sea on Thursday morning, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel.

    The epicenter of the quake was located north of the Dead Sea. It also was felt in some areas of central Israel.

    An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Eilat in June.

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  • El Al cancels Eilat flights over safety concerns

    September 11, 2013 | 9:57 am

    El Al Airlines halted flights to the southern resort city of Eilat, after questioning the safety of new flight paths.

    El Al made the announcement that it would cancel its three daily daytime flights from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to Eilat on Tuesday, after new landing and...

  • Amid violent clashes, Egypt closes border with Gaza

    August 15, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Egypt closed the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip as clashes between its government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued for a second day.

    The Rafah crossing was closed “indefinitely,” the French news agency AFP reported...

  • Group tied to al-Qaida says it fired on Eilat

    August 13, 2013 | 10:20 am

    A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat.

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai...

  • 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...

  • Rocket fired from Egypt found in Israel

    July 9, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Israeli troops found the remains on Tuesday of the first rocket to be fired from Egypt since the July 3 overthrow of the Islamist government there, a military official said.

    Both Israelis and Egyptians reported hearing several explosions in the southern city of Eilat on Thursday,...

  • U.S. military aircraft, passenger plane have near-miss over Eilat

    June 6, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    A U.S. military aircraft and an Israeli passenger plane nearly collided over Eilat.

    A C-130 Hercules aircraft flying from Bahrain to Jordan and the Arkia plane came within two miles of each other, according to reports.

    The military aircraft tried to land at the Eilat Airport believing it was the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. The Israeli control tower helped the U.S. plane make it to Jordan.

    It was the second time in two weeks that there has been a near-miss over Eilat.

  • Israeli airstrike kills senior Palestinian terrorist in Gaza

    April 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    An Israeli airstrike killed a senior Palestinian terrorist in northern Gaza.

    Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, who worked for several terror organizations, was killed Monday while riding his motorcycle near a Hamas training camp, according to reports. Masshal had been involved in...

  • Coral that takes a nap

    April 24, 2013 | 10:16 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Do you find yourself dragging; craving a nap in the late afternoon? You're not alone. Soft coral beneath the waters near the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat does the same thing.

    A new study by scientists from the...

  • Long-range rockets strike Eilat

    April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

    The rockets launched Wednesday morning fell in open areas in the southernmost Israeli city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israeli forces found the remnants of the two rockets....

  • Eilat shooting raises questions about recruitment for Israel programs

    October 10, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    The recent shooting of an Israeli hotel employee by an American Jewish intern is raising questions about how Israel internship programs for Diaspora Jews recruit and screen applicants.

    The assailant, William Herskowitz, was killed by police following a brief standoff last Friday...

  • Jewish agency launches inquiry into fatal hotel shooting

    October 5, 2012 | 9:41 am

    The Jewish Agency is opening an inquiry into its Oranim program after an American participant gunned down a hotel employee in Eilat.

    "In response to the tragic incident in Eilat, the Chairperson of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky expressed his deep sorrow at the loss of life...

  • American gunman killed in Israeli hotel shoot-out

    October 5, 2012 | 9:30 am

    An American man opened fire in an Israeli seaside hotel packed with tourists on Friday after losing his job there, killing one person before being shot dead in a stand-off with security forces.

    The firefight erupted in the popular Red Sea resort of Eilat when New York native...

  • October 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 5, 2012 | 2:14 am

    In-depth

    Don’t Be Misled By Iran-Hamas Split

    Hamas departure from the Iranian fold does not mean the Palestinian militant group has suddenly embraced moderation, writes Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine.

    Hamas has not changed its spots, just its donors. The alliance...

  • Israel opens schools with record number of students

    August 27, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Israeli schools opened for more than 2 million students, a record for the country.

    The number of students included 145,374 first-graders, including Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the November 2008 terrorist attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

    Many cities...

  • Iron Dome battery positioned near Eilat

    August 20, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.

    The Iron Dome battery was moved into place Sunday, two days after fragments of a Grad rocket were found north of the popular resort town. It is believed to...

  • Eilat explosions believed to be rocket attack

    August 15, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Two loud explosions heard in Eilat are believed to have been caused by a long-range Grad rocket attack.

    After the Wednesday evening explosions, security forces began searching the area for the rockets, which could have been fired from the Sinai.

    No reports of injuries or damage...

  • Israel to deploy Iron Dome system on Egypt border

    July 11, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    Israel said on Wednesday it would deploy a battery of Iron Dome rocket interceptors at a southern frontier town opposite Egypt, a move that follows cross-border attacks in the area.

    Israeli media reported that it was the first time the interceptors, which have been used against...

  • Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 14th time

    April 9, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Egypt’s pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was attacked for the 14th time in more than a year.

    The explosion occurred Monday morning at the entrance to El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reported. The attack comes days after a rocket fired from the Sinai...

  • Rocket from Sinai strikes Eilat

    April 5, 2012 | 8:55 am

    A long-range Grad rocket fired from the Egypt hit a near a residential area in Eilat.

    The rocket fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the southern resort town early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. The rocket landed in a construction site, according to reports.

    ...
  • Grad rocket traces found in south Eilat, after strong explosions shake the city

    April 4, 2012 | 5:25 pm

    Security forces found traces of a Grad rocket near a building site in the Shahamon neighborhood in south Eilat early on Thursday morning, after strong explosions shook the city.

    The strong explosions were heard approximately twenty minutes after midnight on Wednesday. No injuries...

  • Get hot: Soothe your soul at Israeli hot springs

    March 21, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    That Tel Aviv and Los Angeles are located on almost the same latitude is not the only parallel between these two metropolises. Near both locales, geothermal activity deep below the Earth’s surface reveals mineral-rich thermal waters. Where to indulge in balneotherapy — treating...

  • Israel at its best

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    December 5, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    This past week, as President of the regional board of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) along with our ARZA Regional Director Jerry Krautman, we welcomed Alex Cicelsky from Israel who is on a national speaking tour sponsored by ARZA. That hour was so exciting and...

  • School trips near Eilat canceled over terror threat

    December 5, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Israel’s Education Ministry has canceled school trips to parts of southern Israel following warnings of a terror attack.

    School and youth group trips planned for the area around Eilat were canceled Monday and through the rest of the week after the Defense Ministry announced an...

  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire

    August 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Israel and Islamic Jihad militants agreed to halt fire on Friday after days of deadly cross border violence, a Palestinian official said.

    Eight Palestinians, including a local commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, were killed since a truce was called on Monday, raising to 26 the...

  • Three Eilat terrorists were Egyptian, newspaper claims

    August 24, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Three of the terrorists in last week’s coordinated attacks near Eilat were Egyptian members of an extremist Islamic group, an Egyptian newspaper reported.

    The Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Masry Al Yaoum reported that one of the terrorists had escaped from an Egyptian prison during...

  • After attack near Eilat kills 8 Israelis, worries over the Egypt border

    August 18, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    After a deadly string of terrorist attacks in southern Israel, officials in Jerusalem are on the alert for how instability in neighboring Egypt may be opening up more avenues for terrorists intent on attacking Israel.

    Thursday’s coordinated attacks left eight Israelis dead—six...

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