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  • Release of Palestinian prisoners no threat, says former Shin Bet head

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, says he’s not concerned, from a security perspective, about Israel’s scheduled Oct. 30 release of 26 Palestinian prisoners who had been involved in terror attacks.

    In an Oct. 27 interview with the Journal in...

  • 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...

  • Off to the Holy Land: “People of the Loose Strap”

    By David Suissa

    July 18, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    I don’t have to tell you what it’s like to be on a packed, nonstop, 14-hour El Al flight to Tel Aviv, but I will anyway.

    You know, the usual: Crying babies; a Zionist youth group with plenty of testosterone (all wearing red T-shirts); an Israeli dude who looks like a former...

  • Seaport battle looms as Israel plans new competition

    May 16, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Israel is betting its economic future on high-tech exports but faces a low-tech bottleneck in state-owned seaports subject to work stoppages and slowdowns because of the enormous strength of their unions.

    All that may be about to change.

    The government, for years unwilling to...

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  • Amos Shapiro, University of Haifa’s new president

    By JewishJournal

    March 28, 2013 | 7:36 am

    University of Haifa President Amos Shapira is blunt about what he believes should be Israel’s top priority.

    “Israel has no other advantage other than its human resources,” he said, “and the investment we make in education.”

    Shapira knows something about using resources. Prior...

  • El Al to honor cheap tickets to Israel from glitch

    August 9, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    El Al Airlines said it will honor all tickets purchased during a glitch that had thousands of round-trip tickets selling for as low as $330.

    The airline also announced Thursday that those who purchased tickets three days earlier at the hugely discounted fare would be given the...

  • El Al dithers on honoring cheap fares

    August 8, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    An El Al spokesperson said the airline had not decided whether or not to honor round-trip tickets to Israel that were offered erroneously for prices as low as $330.

    On Wednesday afternoon, the airline issued the following statement via Twitter: “Thanks for your patience....

  • Due to snafu, tickets to Israel go on sale for as little as $330

    August 7, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Two months ago, Miriam Leichtling’s parents lost their jobs within a week of each other.

    For several months, Leichtling, a New York designer who has led several organized trips to Israel, had been agonizing over how to scrape together enough money to send her parents, ages 66 and...

  • Controversial Israeli ad geared to expats resurfaces

    March 15, 2012 | 10:20 am

    An Israeli ad aimed at expatriates living in the U.S. that had come in for criticism by the American Jewish community has reappeared online and in an Israeli magazine.

    The ad, calling on Israelis living in the United States to return to Israel, appeared in Atmosphera, the magazine...

  • El Al employees share brighter side of Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    February 23, 2012 | 10:31 am

    As most people who care about Israel know, it’s difficult to have conversations about the Jewish homeland without broaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    This is why StandWithUs, a pro-Israel organization that focuses on on-campus advocacy, along with the Jewish Agency for...

  • In their off hours, El Al flight crews are now ‘ambassadors’

    November 29, 2011 | 11:39 am

    A good flight crew requires a certain amount of charm to keep passengers calm during turbulence, emergencies or pretzel shortages.

    Five El Al Airlines flight attendants and a pilot put those skills to the test Monday at Rutgers University in New Jersey as they fielded questions on...

  • El Al to charge for second bag on Israel trips

    October 3, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    El Al Airlines soon will be charging $70 for the second piece of luggage checked on coach seats to and from Israel.

    The new fee will affect tickets purchased after Nov. 1, two representatives of Israel’s national airline confirmed to JTA on Monday. The first bag will remain free.

    ...
  • Should Israel be a model for U.S. airport security?

    January 5, 2010 | 3:37 pm

    As U.S. officials try to figure out how to improve airport security in the aftermath of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit, many North Americans are looking to Israel as a model.

    The New York Times opened a forum for readers to discuss...

  • Ignoring the lessons of the past

    By David Horovitz

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Why would Syria, Iran and the terror groups they jointly sponsor so utterly deride the notion that the West will ever unite to effectively deter them? An early case in point is the small matter of Nezar Hindawi and the Syrian bid to bomb El Al.

    In a London courtroom 20 years ago...

  • Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance; Shin Bet Seeks High-Tech Experts

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance

    Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed, a Jew and a Muslim, are the joint recipients of a new $100,000 prize for their campaign against intolerance and the roots of terrorism.

    The Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. professors were...

  • Community Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Court Dismisses Suit in Two Airport Shooting Deaths

    The families of two Israeli Americans killed by a terrorist at Los Angeles International Airport are not due any compensation from the city of Los Angeles, a federal judge has ruled.

    The victims, Yaakov (Jacob) Aminov, 46, and...

  • Privatized El Al to Add Saturday Flight

    By Adam Wills

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When 50 Israelis who survived the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami were stranded in Sri Lanka, El Al made good on its commitment to organize and operate rescue missions.

    "When there is a problem, Israelis will go out of their way to help other Israelis," said Nira Dror, the Israeli...

  • Fly the Mitzvah Skies

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    El Al, Israel's national airline, is the only airline that keeps kosher, observes Shabbat and even gives out doughnuts on Chanukah, but recently it has been doing other mitzvot as well.

    On Nov. 3 Edith Krygier boarded an El Al flight to Los Angeles in Tel Aviv because she wanted to...

  • Community Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Center Board Wants Member to Resign

    Pini Herman, an activist and outspoken critic of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA), has been asked to resign from the advisory board of the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC) by the group's president.

    Herman,...

  • $58 Million Sought in 2 Slayings at LAX

    By Tom Tugend

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The city of Los Angeles has been hit with claims of more than $58 million, stemming from the deadly shooting rampage last July 4 at Los Angeles International Airport's El Al check-in counter.

    Killed in the attack were two Israeli Americans, Yaacov (Jacob) Aminov, a 46-year-old owner...

  • Missing in Action: The Community

    By Amram Hassan

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I am not a writer or pretend to be one. This is one of those times that I am writing out of anger and frustration.

    There is anger about the terror attack at LAX, and now, anger and frustration at the Los Angeles Jewish community.

    On Sunday, I am sure many of you were busy with...

  • Fears After El Al

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after Sept. 11, I spent an evening with an imam from a local mosque.

    A member of my synagogue had arranged the dinner, and she was anxious about how it would go.

    "Is it a good idea?" my friend asked. "I'm afraid we don't even want to know each other."

    It was a great idea. As...

  • Israel All to Yourself

    By Adam Wills

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I was more than a little conflicted when Israel's Ministry of Tourism invited me to visit the Holy Land for one week in December to judge for myself whether the country was safe enough for tourists. I'd never traveled to Israel before, and while I knew that life was going on as...