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  • Life without Keren: an interview with Rivana Tendler, who lost her daughter in Second Lebanon War

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 2, 2014 | 8:35 am

    On this Memorial Day, I would like to tell you the story of Sergeant Major Keren Tendler, who died on August 12, 2006, during the Second Lebanon War. Her mother, Rivana Tendler, told me the story of a bright young girl who suddenly was no more, and shared the reality of life...

  • U.S. authorities issue Sukkot advisories

    September 13, 2013 | 9:43 am

    U.S. authorities released travel guidelines for Sukkot.

    “TSA’s screening procedures do not prohibit the carrying of the four plants used during Sukkot – a palm branch, myrtle twigs, willow twigs, and a citron – in airports, through or security checkpoints, or on airplanes,” the...

  • Chasidim on plane to Uman arrested for unrest

    September 3, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Several Chasidim heading to Ukraine to spend Rosh Hashanah at the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov were arrested at Ben Gurion Airport for rioting after their flight was delayed.

    The flight was on the tarmac early Tuesday morning in Israel when airport operations were...

  • N.Y. yeshiva: Decision to boot students from plane ill conceived, not anti-Semitic

    June 18, 2013 | 10:07 am

    The decision to eject the senior class of the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn from a flight was not anti-Semitic, an internal school report found.

    AirTran Airways “abused its discretion” in forcing the 101 students off the early morning flight June 3 to their senior trip in...

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  • Israel, EU sign open skies agreement

    June 10, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Israel and the European Union signed an agreement that will allow European airlines to increase their flights to Israel.

    Yisrael Katz, Israel’s transportation minister, signed the open skies agreement on Monday in Luxembourg in the presence of the 27 EU transportation ministers.

    ...
  • Syrian fighting decimates tourism industry

    December 3, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Damascus is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. International flights into and out of the capital continued despite throughout 20-months of fighting between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the rebels seeking to depose him. But as...

  • Flights between Israel and U.S. delayed due to Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America's northeast coast.

    Thousands of Israeli airline passengers had their flights to the United States canceled on Monday and Tuesday.

    Israelis trying to get home...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Onboard klezmer music for delayed passengers

    May 18, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Air Canada passengers stuck aboard a delayed flight on Wednesday were treated to an impromptu onboard klezmer concert.

    The mini-concert by Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Toronto’s self-billed “only Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk-Super-Band,” was on a flight from Toronto to Frankfurt,...

  • 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...

  • Israeli hotels showcase a summer medley of adventures

    May 15, 2012 | 6:43 pm

    Spurred by a record-breaking number of foreign tourists who visited the Holy Land during the first quarter of 2012, Israel’s burgeoning hotel industry is gearing up for a busy summer tourism season by sprucing up their facilities and offering a variety of titillating vacation...

  • 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.

    ...
  • Life at 85: what a trip!

    By Red Lachman

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I was born in Chicago some 85 years ago. My home was Jewish Orthodox and consisted of my mother, her two brothers and their father, my grandfather. I specify my grandfather because, in those days, nobody ever thought of placing their old father in an old folks' home.
     
    My closest...
  • Controverisal Israeli security approach takes flight in U.S.

    By Sam Ser

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The changes were inevitable. The Sept. 11 hijackers used box cutters as weapons, so box cutters were banned. Richard Reid smuggled explosives onto an American Airlines plane in his shoes, so passengers were ordered to remove their shoes for screening. The recent London air terror plot was predicated on liquid explosives, so now almost all liquids are forbidden, too.
     
  • Fight or flight? A Jewish Cuban mom wonders

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Melinda Lopez's "Sonia Flew," which opens at the Laguna Playhouse on Sept. 16, depicts the parallel struggles of a Cuban girl in 1961 and a half-Jewish, half-Cuban American boy just after Sept. 11.
     
    Of Cubans and Jews, Lopez says, "These are two cultures that have experienced...
  • PhD on the Flying Trapeze

    By Beverly Gray

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    You're on the flying trapeze, gliding fearlessly through the air. Keeping you aloft, 30 feet above gaping spectators, are your trusted teammates. Today, your welfare is in their hands. Tomorrow they'll go back to being -- the guys from accounting?

    On that premise, Edy Greenblatt has...

  • 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...

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