Israel Travel

Chain Reaction

Hilton and Ritz Carlton Hotels bringing high-end properties to Jewish state in time for spring, summer seasons.

Special To The Jewish Week
02/27/2013

High-end hotels are blooming in Israel these days like, well, so many spring flowers. 

Prime Minister Tourism

What visits to the Rabin and Begin museums say about the men and the country.

Israel Correspondent
02/27/2013

Jerusalem — WHICH EXPERIENCES led former prime ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin — once considered hawks — to attempt to make peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors?

The Rabin Center. Photos courtesy Rabin and Begin centers

The Northern Highlights

Some new and hidden attractions that make the journey up from central Israel worthwhile.

Assistant Managing Editor
02/26/2013

The last time I had a chance to visit Northern Israel was in the summer of 2007, following the Second Lebanon War. The mission: to survey areas affected by the conflict and report on how Jewish communal funds were helping to ease the pain. This time around, the agenda was far lighter, as I boarded a bus last month with more than a dozen fellow journalists from American Jewish newspapers on a mission sponsored by El Al, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and the American Jewish Press Association.

The seaport at Acre dates back to the Crusader era, but is still being outfitted with modern facilities. Adam Dickter

Israel Travel March 2013

From Beit Shean to Safed to Acre, highlights of a journey up north.

02/26/2013
Israel Travel March 2013

Hoteliers Broadening Their Appeal

With a good first quarter in hand, the industry isn’t standing pat as the summer season nears.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/15/2012

Spurred by a record-breaking NUMBERof foreign tourists who visited the Holy Land during the first quarter of this year, Israel’s hotel industry is gearing up for the summer tourism season. 

Israel’s Most-Accessible Sites

05/15/2012

In response to questions from The Jewish Week, Access Israel has compiled a list in English of the top five most accessible places for tourists with disabilities:

Making Israel Accessible

Improvements made over the past few years have made Israel more handicapped-friendly than ever before.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/15/2012

British-born Israeli STEVE BLOOMBERG will never forget the unpleasant experience he had a few months ago while visiting the northern city of Tiberius on the shores of Lake Kinneret.

“All I wanted to do was use the bathroom,” he begins. “But after trying a few places, I discovered that the city center, which is the heart of the tourist area, does not have even one accessible toilet!”

Gan Hanadiv has smooth pathways for people in wheelchairs.

Mapping The Shuk

Self-guided tour offers sounds, smells and tastes of Mahane Yehuda market, one bite at a time.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/15/2012

When Uzi Eli was 5 years OLD, HIS grandfather decided it was high time for the little guy to stop breastfeeding. But the young Eli, who was born and raised in rural Yemen, went on a nursing strike and refused to eat any food at all.

“My grandfather was a holistic medicine man and he tried all different ways to make me eat, but I refused everything,” recalls Eli. “Then he found me a goat and let me take milk from her.”

Eli Bashar’s acclaimed cheese shop. Photos by Tovah Lazaroff

Tel Aviv’s Push For Art Tourism

Israel’s cultural capital is putting artists front and center in 2012.

Israel Correspondent
05/15/2012

Tel Aviv — In the past few years, Tel Aviv has been dubbed a top travel destination for everyone from beach lovers to gays and lesbians, but until relatively recently few overseas tourists traveled to the city specifically to take in its contemporary art scene.

“The Tin Man” sculpture, part of Tel Aviv Art Year 2012.

Israel Travel May 2012

Tel Aviv’s push for art tourism, new map helps tourists navigate the Shuk, tourist sites becoming more handicapped-friendly, and more.

05/15/2012
Israel Travel May 2012
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