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  • Masada victim identified as Florida State student

    May 20, 2015 | 10:34 am

    The American tourist who died after falling during a hike in Israel was identified as a student at Florida State University.

    Briana McHam, 20, of Pompano Beach, Florida, died Tuesday while walking down the steep Snake Path down the side of the rock plateau topped by the ancient...

  • Top 10 reasons Israeli summer is the best in the world

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 4, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Lately, it seems as if Israel is nothing but a war-zone. With its security threat escalating, missiles being fired from Gaza and the recent tragedy regarding the three kidnapped teens, one can easily forget the true beauty of this country. True, it’s scalding hot and you sometimes...

  • As Netanyahu arrives in L.A. for show premiere, Israeli consulate’s absence is felt

    By Jared Sichel

    March 5, 2014 | 9:37 am

    On the morning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Los Angeles for the beginning of a three-day trip to California, Israel's Foreign Ministry labor union went on strike to protest its wages, shifting management of Netanyahu’s trip, at the last minute, from the...

  • Israeli understudy takes Carmen role on opening night at Masada

    June 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

    An Israeli understudy for the role of Carmen, in the opera being performed at the foot of Masada, was thrust on stage opening night after the star lost her voice in the dry desert air.

    Na’ama Goldman, 27, took over for international opera soloist Nancy Fabiola Herrera for the second...

  • Actors play doctor in Israel during week-long tour

    By Hollywood Jew

    June 20, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Stars from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Raising Hope” and “Rookie Blue” were treated to a weeklong tour of Israel courtesy of America’s Voices in Israel and El Al, Israel Airlines.  Kevin McKidd and Sarah Drew (aka Dr. Owen Hunt and Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s “Grey’s...

  • Masada National Park Destination: Desert

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 28, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    Israel’s Negev boasts a full itinerary of cool spots, unique experiences for adventurous travelers

    Photos of grinning tourists covered from head to toe with thick, dark mud from the Dead Sea are a common sight. But the famously therapeutic body of saltwater is not the only reason...

  • Books: Shoah satire crosses line into nasty territory

    By Michael J. Feuer

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "My Holocaust" by Tova Reich (HarperCollins, $24.95).

    About a year after Yigal Yadin and his team discovered the startling ruins of Masada -- the last holdout of a group of Jewish Zealots who in 70 C.E., who preferred collective suicide to Roman oppression -- my parents were invited...

  • Briefs: Milken High physics team thwarts safe crackers; Technion tops in Mayim Quest 2007

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Milken High physics team thwarts safe crackers

    Ten students from Los Angeles' Milken High School competed against more than 50 international teams in March by building an impenetrable safe using basic physics principles at the 12th annual Shalhevet Freier Physics Tournament at the...
  • Walking Through The Echoes of History

    By Daniel Ulman

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was 5 a.m. and there we were, 39 tired teenagers trudging up Masada's historic snake path.

    From the bus windows, Masada did not look so formidable, just a normal midsized rock fortress. But once on the path, all we could see was the side of this steep mountain fortress, looming...

  • First timer says: fly me to the Holy Land

    By Dan Kacvinski

    March 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Jerusalem stone and glass terminals of Ben-Gurion Airport make for an almost cinematic experience. It was my first time in Israel, and the seemingly unrealistic quality of my journey was further compounded by running into Dr. Ruth Westheimer in the lobby of the Dan Tel Aviv....
  • The Treasures on Top of the Mountain

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    By many accounts, it ranks just below Jerusalem as one of Israel's most beloved treasures. It holds United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) status as a World Heritage Site. Conde Nast Traveler magazine even named it the "World's Best Monument."