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  • Israel needs an Irony Dome

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    It boggles the mind to think that a determined, Jew-hating terror army would fire more than 1,000 rockets at Israel over seven days and inflict so few casualties.

    I wonder what must be going through the minds of those Hamas terrorists right now: “We lost half of our arsenal and...

  • Flash flood in Israel’s desert (VIDEO)

    March 18, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    Is this what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back after the Israelites had crossed?

    Watch this flash flood from Israel’s Negev Desert as an empty riverbed comes roaring back to life.

  • 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....

  • Seder Night

    By Emily Stern

    March 21, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    you are the child moses
    you are the river in red.
    the scared child is a myth
    the child within
    you are the child moses and
    will soon be free and dreamy
    follow him.

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  • Four questions of Miriam

    March 21, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The name “Miriam” stems from the Hebrew word for “bitter” (mar), and Miriam has every right to feel that way. 

    “Miriam who?” you might ask?

    My point exactly.

    I’m talking about the biblical Israelite heroine and prophetess, without whom Moses never would have been born and the...

  • Will Jordan become the next Dubai?

    March 5, 2013 | 9:50 am

    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.

    The Aqaba Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), which runs the port city...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    ...
  • Iran sends subs to Red Sea to gather information

    June 7, 2011 | 10:19 am

    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.

    “Iranian military submarines entered the Red Sea waters with the goal of collecting information and identifying other countries’...

  • Syria-bound Iranian warships stop in Red Sea

    February 17, 2011 | 10:19 am

    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...

  • Red-Dead canal idea stirs controversy

    By Dina Kraft

    August 3, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    HERZLIYA, Israel (JTA) – On aerial photographs, the shrinking Dead Sea juts into the surrounding desert landscape like a blue index finger.

    As part of the effort to prevent this finger from becoming a mere smudge on the map by 2050, the World Bank is conducting a $14 million...

  • OPINION: Save the Dead Sea by restoring the Jordan River, not by building a canal to the Red Sea

    August 3, 2008 | 6:24 pm

    TEL AVIV (JTA)—Environmentalists in Israel and the Middle East have a clear vision on how to save the Dead Sea, which has been losing 850 million cubic meters per year thanks to water diversion upstream and mineral extraction at the sea.

    This vision sees fresh water flowing again...

  • The voice of wisdom

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    July 3, 2008 | 11:29 am

    Just like that, she was gone.

    With no forewarning, Parashat Chukat tells us "Miriam died there and was buried there" (Numbers 20:1). "She died with a Divine kiss," the Talmud says, and with that one kiss, the sole female voice in the Israelite camp was gone.

    Who was Miriam? She is...

  • There’s a Lot About Eilat That’s Hot

    By Marisa S. Katz

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    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.

    But early on...

  • A Nod to Heroes of Past and Present

    By Simon Greer

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    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?

    According to the biblical account of the Exodus, the people have no sooner left Egypt than they encounter a...

  • Find Your Melody

    By Rabbi Toba August

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Jewish Getaways

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Looking for a getaway with a Jewish twist? With Passover approaching and summer down the road, there are many opportunities for such travel. Here are a few options:

    Seders Far and Near

    When it comes to celebrating Passover, you can truly be a wandering Jew, thanks to an abundance...

  • 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...

  • Foul Wind From Iran

    By Gil Sedan

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Iran has again surfaced on Israeli radar screens as a strategic threat to the Jewish state.

    Israeli officials charged that 50 tons of weapons captured aboard a ship in the Red Sea last week were destined for the Palestinian Authority. The officials also made clear where they thought...

  • Israel Intercepts Arms Shipment

    By Eric Silver

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • The Day the Music Died

    By Amy Klein

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Red Sea Holiday

    By Michal Strutin

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    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...

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