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Tourism Takes Off Again in Israel

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Tourism returns just in time for summer as the number of passengers to Ben Gurion Airport continues to grow, reaching a post-pandemic record of 22,500 travelers last week. In 2019, the average daily total was more than 115,000 passengers, yet after a full industry shutdown, the increasing number is a signal of positive return. Most…

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Israel Opens First Underwater Park 

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For the first time ever, the Israel Antiquities Authority is declaring a national park underwater. There are about 50 acres extending off the coast of Caesarea, a tourist and archaeological hot spot where discoveries from King Herod’s reign are still being unearthed.  While local divers have helped uncover lost treasures before, this is the first…

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Saving the Dead Sea with Art 

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‘I can’t really save the Dead Sea. Yeah, I’m not a doctor, it’s dying. I can’t save it, but I can help preserve it through art. Because something dying doesn’t mean it’s dead yet. There’s new life being formed here. It’s still a very, very significant place.” This starts the quest of Ari Leon Fruchter,…

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Will Israeli Tourism Be Popular Post-Pandemic?

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Before March 2020, Israeli tourism was on the rise. As the economy reopens thanks to a mass vaccination campaign and the Green Passport concept, Israel may return to being a top-listed destination for global citizens who are craving a post-COVID getaway. Travel companies are already seeing bookings for the winter of 2021.  While flights are…

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The Cave of Horror Unearthed New Valuable Findings

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May all of our readers, donors, and friends who celebrate Passover have a safe and happy holiday! From our family to yours, Happy Passover.   Lack of funding has been the main halting factor when it comes to the Israel Antiquities Authority’s ability to scout the depths of the Judean desert for the likely treasures…

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