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Rare 9,000-year-old Stone Mask Discovered

A rare stone mask dating to New Stone age period was discovered several months ago in the southern Hebron hills region reinforcing the theory that there was a stone-mask production center in this region. Its characteristics, in addition to other findings reveal that the mask

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre Closes its Doors

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Closes its Doors

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered by Christian pilgrims around the world to be the site of Jesus’s crucifixion and his burial tomb, closed its doors indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic last week. This is the first time that this fourth century Church

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Israel Tourism Update - Who is Reopening and When?

Israel Tourism Prepares to Reopen

Israel is beginning to open up its economy this week and tourism, one of the largest sectors of the Israeli economy (and the hardest hit by covid-19) will soon unlock its doors as well. Beginning May 5, 20 national parks, including Caesarea, Banias, Nachal Amud,

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Israel Returns to Life as Flights Resume

Israel Returns to Life as Flights Resume

After a record breaking 2019 in which Israel welcomed over 4.5 million visitors to Israel,2020 was off to an even stronger start before the coronavirus abruptly halted all tourismnot only to Israel, but around the world. After over two months of shutdown, airlines are now

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Israel Tourism Update - Who is Reopening and When?

Israel Tourism Update – Who is Reopening and When?

With the dramatic decline in covid-19 infection rates (now under 20 new infections/day as of this writing) Israels tourism industry sector is now opening up to domestic tourists. Restaurants, Museums, and major Israeli hotel companies including Dan Hotels, Fattal Hotels, Inbal, and Isrotel along with

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Beit Shearim Joins UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Beit Shearim was one of 19 sites worldwide that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage site list early this week. The site, located in the lower Galilee, about 20 miles southeast of Haifa (one hour north of Tel Aviv), was the ancient burial ground

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