Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.
The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way.
There's more to the Red Sea city of Aqaba than pristine waters and breathtaking coral reefs. The liberalized duty-free area is seeking to become the gateway of commerce in the region, Jordanian officials say.
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.
A long-range Grad rocket fired from the Egypt hit a near a residential area in Eilat.
Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea on an information-gathering mission. The move was reported Tuesday by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency.
Two Iranian warships bound for Syria withdrew a request to sail through the Suez Canal. The ships stopped Thursday in an area near the Saudi Arabian Red Sea port city of Jiddah after reportedly withdrawing the request. Other reports suggested that the ships never requested permission to cross through the canal.
The World Bank is conducting a $14 million study of a plan to build a canal from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. Environmentalists say the canal idea is a risky proposition to save the Dead Sea, which is rapidly shrinking.
The way to save the Dead Sea is by restoring freshwater flow from a rehabilitated Jordan River, not building an ecologically risky channel from the Red Sea
Parashat Chukat (Numbers 20:1-22:1) Who was Miriam? She is the only woman in the Torah who bears the title "Neviah" -- prophetess. So who was she?
The shores of Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, are densely populated with sun-kissed foreigners from around the world. Here, on the crimson-colored shoreline hugging the Red Sea, everything appears uncomplicated and picturesque -- exactly the way a resort town should.
The holiday of Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, but the Haggadah doesn't mention. Nachshon ben Aminadav. Who was this man?
This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah and is named for the "Song of the Sea" sung by Moses and the Israelites after they experienced the redemption at the splitting of the Red Sea. What was it, the rabbis asked, that evoked shirah, song, at this point and not earlier when they actually left Egypt? What propels the song to burst forth from their lips? When are we motivated to truly sing the song in our hearts?
Looking for a getaway with a Jewish twist? With Passover approaching and summer down the road, there are many opportunities for such travel.
It's known as the holiday of freedom, but Passover this year in Israel will likely be remembered for its sense of restriction.
Iran has again surfaced on Israeli radar screens as a strategic threat to the Jewish state.
The capture of a massive Palestinian arms shipment 300 miles down the Red Sea from Eilat has revived Israel's spirit after 15 demoralizing months of intifada mayhem. "This is what we are trained for," exulted a senior security officer. Every-one invoked the 1976 Entebbe rescue of hijacked airline passengers.
When I moved to Israel in 1992, I was a young religious Zionist believing in the Greater Israel. I was disappointed that the Likud's Yizhak Shamir had lost the elections to a man named Yitzhak Rabin.
Fast forward seven years. I am in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, awaiting the 1999 election results. The numbers scroll up, live on a giant screen, 47, 48, 49, 50. By mere slivers of points, Ehud Barak beats Benjamin Netanyahu. Tears of relief stream down my face. Thank God, I think. In the end, peace will triumph. We are in the government after all. Peace still will come.
Nobody takes Eilat too seriously -- which is a good thing. Poised on the cusp of the Red Sea, this resort city at the southern tip of Israel is where Israelis and others go to unwind. During the short, cold days of winter, northern Europeans by the planeload come to soak up the guaranteed sunshine.