Eilat

Sandstorms Hit Israel

03/04/2014
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A severe sandstorm struck Israel this week for the second time in two years, disrupting air travel, increasing air pollution and forcing persons with respiratory problems to remain indoors.

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Israel's Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Rocket Over Eilat

No reports of injuries or damage.

01/31/2014
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Enhancing Its Charm Amid The Calm

The southern resort city of Eilat is in midst of an ambitious building project, including a cool (literally) Ice Park.

Travel Writer
10/22/2013

Across the Sinai Peninsula from Israel, turmoil rages in Egypt; to the northeast, Syria plunges ever deeper into civil war, with violence spilling over into Lebanon.

Tourists can explore undersea fauna at the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism

Israeli Drone Strike In Sinai Kills 5, Egyptian Sources Say

08/09/2013
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Egyptian security officials said a strike by an Israeli drone killed five suspected Islamist militants and destroyed a rocket launcher.

Residents heard a large explosion Friday in the region near the border with Israel. The officials told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the attack was in cooperation with Egyptian authorities.

The Israeli military said they are looking into the report.

Egypt’s military and security forces are engaged in long battle against Islamic jihadists in the largely lawless peninsula.

On Thursday, Israel briefly closed an airport near the border after Egyptian officials say they warned of possible militant rocket attacks.

Road Rave

Don’t believe the hype about Israeli drivers; traveling by car can be a pleasure.

Assistant Managing Editor
05/14/2013

If you asked friends to complete the sentence “Driving in Israel is …,” chances are a few would come up with “taking your life in your hands.”

Palm trees line the road alongside the Ayalon highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photo by Adam Dickter

Long-Range Rockets Strike Eilat

04/17/2013

Two long-range rockets fired from Sinai struck Eilat.

The rockets were launched on Wednesday morning and fell in open areas in the city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Local residents and tourists were ushered into bomb shelters following a warning siren at 9 a.m., which was followed by the sound of two explosions. IDF forces found the remnants of the two rockets. One landed in a construction site in the south of the city.

American Who Shot Eilat Employee Killed Himself

Police probe reveals that 23-year-old was not shot by police.

11/08/2012

The American man who killed an Eilat hotel employee while in Israel on an internship program committed suicide, according to an investigation by Israeli police.

William Herskowitz, 23, shot himself after locking himself in the hotel kitchen, an investigation by the Southern District Israel Police has found, according to Israeli media reports.

It was reported at the time of the incident in early October that Herskowitz was shot by a member of the police counterterrorism unit.

New Yorker Kills Israeli In Eilat Dispute And Is Killed By Soldiers

10/05/2012

A 23-year-old Westchester man was killed by Israeli soldiers shortly after he gunned down a hotel worker in Eilat and holed up in a the hotel kitchen.

Soldiers rushed to the hotel Friday morning after the man identified as William Hershkovitz of Poughkeepsie used the firearm of a security guard at Eilat’s Leonardo Club Hotel to kill an employee, Armando Abed, in the hotel’s kitchen.

Becoming Builders Of Jerusalem: The Model Just Society

05/22/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

This week I was honored to deliver the Cape Town, South Africa, community-wide keynote address for Yom Yerushalayim. Hundreds gathered together in a powerful celebration of the liberation of Jerusalem 45 years ago (28th of Iyar 1967). I was reminded of the power of Jerusalem to unite the Jewish people.

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

Rocket From Sinai Hits Eilat

04/05/2012

A long-range Grad rocket fired from Egypt hit near a residential area in Eilat.

The rocket fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the resort town in southern Israel early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. The rocket landed in a construction site, according to reports.

Three explosions were heard in the city, but the other two rockets have not been located, according to reports. Eilat residents and tourists flooded the police and other emergency numbers with concerned calls.

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