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A docked ship in Eilat, April 12, 2018. Photo by Menachem Lederman/Flash90.

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry delays UAE pipeline deal

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Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry froze an oil pipeline proposal with the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, pending further review. Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg said she would push for a government debate regarding the...
Miss Universe contestants walk on stage during the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary round. Credit: Shutterstock.

70th Miss Universe contest set for resort city of Eilat

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The 70th Miss Universe pageant is slated to be held in December in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat, announced the Miss Universe Organization. The three-hour televised event will again be hosted by Steve...
Visitors can take part in a free mobile headphone dance party along the Eilat promenade. Credit: Courtesy/Elad Theater.

The best new experiences await tourists to Israel

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First, it was July 1, now it’s August, but we still don’t know for sure when individual tourists will finally be allowed back into Israel as the Delta variant and other emerging variants continue their high-speed...

Israel headed for severe garbage-disposal crisis, warns Environment Ministry

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Israel is likely to run out of landfill space for the disposal of waste by next year, the Environmental Protection Ministry warned mayors and local council heads this week. The Efaa, Ganey Hadas and Tarbin...
A scuba diver in the Gulf of Eilat, in the Red Sea, on May 19, 2018. Photo by Maor Kinsburksy/Flash90.

Saving the Red Sea’s coral reefs by building fake ones

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Israel’s bustling city of Eilat, at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba and Red Sea, is renowned for beaches, hotels and one of the world’s northernmost coral reefs. Magnificent, colorful, diverse corals, sponges,...
A view of the Jordanian city of Aqaba, as seen from Eilat on Nov. 10, 2019. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

Eilat beaches closed after Jordanian swims across border

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Dozens of Israel Police officers and soldiers, as well as police sappers, were scrambled to Eilat’s southern beachfront on Wednesday to evacuate vacationers and sweep the area for a Jordanian citizen suspected of having...
Enjoying at the Red Sea in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on May 13, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Without foreign travel, internal tourism still prohibitively expensive for Israelis

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Israelis love family, they love the beach, they love parties and they love Bamba snacks. But most of all, Israelis love to travel. They can be found traveling all around the world—in Europe (especially...
The southern Israeli city of Eilat, on July 28, 2019. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90.

4.3 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Israel

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A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit Israel’s south on Sunday morning, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel. According to the institute, the earthquake epicenter was around 62 miles south of Eilat in an area known as...
Marine life in the waters of Eilat, Israel. Credit: Reza Luke via Wikimedia Commons.

Oceanography exchange program to bring American graduate students to Israel

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Israel has been chosen as one of four countries to host 27 graduate students from 24 U.S. institutions as part of a first cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program, funded...