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Portugal to celebrate European Cycle Tourism Week with events around the historic town of Belmonte

Category : Blog

The hills and walls of Belmonte, Portugal, were once home to Romans, a secret Jewish community and the explorer who first sighted Brazil. From June 29 to July 7, 2019, they will play host to dozens of cyclists as part of European Cycle Tourism Week, a Europe-wide event organized by the European Union of Cycle […]

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

NY Times names Eilat one of 52 places to visit in 2019

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The Red Sea resort boasts amazing coral reef, luxury hotels, no sales tax — and a new airport making international travel to Eilat easier than ever. The warm southern Israeli resort city of Eilat won the No. 6 slot on The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2019” list. The entry noted: “Beneath […]

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

With 4.12M visitors in 2018, Israel plans for more hotels

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In December, Israel was anticipating its four millionth tourist for 2018, a goal it reached and exceeded by the end of the month. This marked approximately 14 percent more international entries than in 2017 and 42 percent more than in 2016. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, more than 4.12 million tourist entries were recorded […]

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

ISRAELI CHEF YORAM NITZAN UNVEILS nomi RESTAURANT, A NEW TAKE ON INNOVATIVE KOSHER CUISINE

Category : Featured Dining

Renowned Israeli Chef Yoram Nitzan — previously head chef of Tel Aviv’s Mul Yam and Bindella restaurants — announces the opening of his latest culinary venture, nomi, at InterContinental David Tel Aviv. Just steps away from Tel Aviv’s Carmel market, nomi is influenced by cooking techniques hailing from kitchens across the globe. nomi brings an […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2019

Malta The Hidden Gem of the Mediterranean

Category : Latest Destination

Malta, often referred to as The Hidden Gem of the Mediterranean, is just now being discovered by North American tourists. In fact, this past year the island has experienced a dramatic increase of tourism from the US. Perhaps it’s the promise of idyllic shores or maybe it’s due to the diverse range of attractions, whatever […]

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Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Adding spirulina to falafel could yield the next superfood

Category : Featured Dining

Israeli students find a blue-and-white way to help introduce protein-rich algae into daily diets. With the world’s population expected to rise to a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050, the question arises how to feed everyone nutritious, healthy food without ruining the planet’s resources. A surprising solution might be found in a food that was eaten […]

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Sunday, January 6th, 2019

The Jaffa Hotel Shortlisted For Best New Hotel Award In 2019

Category : Blog

The Jaffa Hotel in Tel Aviv-Jaffa has been shortlisted for “Best New Hotel” in the Design Awards 2019 by the prestigious UK-based design and architecture magazine Wallpaper*. The winner will be announced in the magazine’s upcoming February issue. The hotel, which opened its doors this past summer and borrows the name of the ancient port […]

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Jerusalem is fastest-growing tourism destination in world

Category : Blog

The city had 37% increase in international tourists compared to last year, and the numbers continue to grow. Jerusalem is the fastest-growing tourism destination among 100 cities, and is expected by the end of the year to break its own record by achieving a 38 percent growth in tourism. Israel’s capital city had a 32% […]

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Overseas train, bus, and ferry journeys made simple

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Operating in 18 developing countries, with more to be added, Bookaway helps worldwide travelers pre-arrange ground transportation ahead of their trip. When honeymooning in the Philippines, Noam Toister and his wife were faced with the challenge of reaching a world heritage site located north of the country. “We took a taxi to the main bus […]

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR AND THE AMERICAN JOURNALIST, ON THE RECORD

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THE JEWISH WEEK in partnership with SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE is proud to present this conversation between RON DERMER (Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, ETHAN BRONNER (Senior Editor at Bloomberg) and RABBI RACHEL AIN (Rabbi at Sutton Place Synagogue). Dermer and Bronner have spent many hours over the years in private, candid conversation here and […]

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2018