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Israeli Tourism Increases by 11% in 2019

in Tourism & Nature

Over 4.55 million visitors landed in Israel from January through November in 2019. This marks the third consecutive year that Israel has experienced a record-breaking increase in tourism. The top five countries with incoming visitors are the United States, France, Russia, Germany, and England. There was also a 51% increase from incoming visitors from China.…

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Hundreds of Species Added to Protected List

in Tourism & Nature

For the first time in a decade, the Environmental Protection Authority in Israel updated its list of protected species. The update was required based on Israel’s 1995 agreement with the UN Convention to Biological Diversity. According to the website the agreement recognizes that “biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development, that biological…

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Eilat Bans Single Use Disposables

in Tourism & Nature

As of Wednesday evening, beachgoers in Eilat, Israel can receive a fine of up to NIS 730, or just over $200, for bringing disposables to the Red Sea shores. The new regulation makes Eilat the first official local council to boldly protect its environment against further human harm. Anyone entering the beach with plastic goods,…

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Oil Company Fined NIS 100 Million

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

Just about five years ago on December 3, 2014, a pipeline burst leaking five million liters of oil along the border of Eilat and Jordan. The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company was doing routine work, and the result of the burst pipe is considered the worst ecological disaster in Israel and the largest oil spill to date.…

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Unexpected Rain Falls in Israel

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Autumn rain is falling early in the Middle East, with the first rainfall hitting Israel on September 15. With annual back to school energies, the summer climate doesn’t typically break until October. This year however, in pleasant surprise, a splash of rain fell in the Northern part of the country while the weather remained warm.…

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