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Gil Ofarim in 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German Jewish singer at crux of anti-Semitic hotel incident accused of fabricating story

Gil Ofarim, the German Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a Star of David pendant is now being accused of fabricating the story. Hotel surveillance video released to...
The Westin hotel in Leipzig, Germany. Source: Tripadvisor.

Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, rebuffs Jewish singer for wearing Star of David

Hundreds of people, some draped in Israeli flags, stood outside the Westin in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday night to protest an alleged incident of anti-Semitism at the hotel. Now, at least one major Jewish...
Qatari TV host Abd Al-Aziz Khazraj Al-Ansarai. Source: YouTube.

Qatari TV host claims Israelis stole from Dubai hotels

Israeli media picked up a story reported by a Qatari TV host last week, claiming that Israelis had been caught stealing from hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The unverified report was uploaded to YouTube and...
Ritz-Carlton Manama in Bahrain. Credit: Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Manama.

OU works with Ritz-Carlton Manama to facilitate kosher food for residents, tourists

Beginning this month, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, will become the first hotel in the kingdom to offer kosher certified food through the help of Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher...
Rabbi Levi Duchman studies with a member of the UAE Jewish community at his synagogue. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Chabad-Lubavitch announces emissary to United Arab Emirates

Each new day seems to bring with it historic good news from the Middle East. August’s surprise announcement of the United States-brokered Abraham Accords between the United Arab Emirates and Israel was followed a...
Armani Hotel Dubai executive chef Fabien Fayolle. Photo by Aasiya Jagadeesh/ITP Images.

Armani Hotel Dubai to host first kosher restaurant in UAE

On the heels of the Abraham Accords signed in Washington between Israel. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates comes Armani/Kaf, the first kosher-certified dining destination in the UAW, which officially opened its doors on...
Jumeira Beach Hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

OU to oversee kosher food in hotels throughout UAE

In response to a request from the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, Orthodox Union Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, will be the leading kosher certification agency within the Emirates and do...
A IDF soldier and Israel Police do an elbow bump in front of one of the IDF Homefront Command''s coronavirus hotels in Tel Aviv. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

An insider’s look at ‘corona hotels’ operated by IDF Home Front Command

As the Israeli cabinet weighs increasingly stringent steps to deal with the growing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Israel Defense Forces’ Home Front Command is playing an increasingly essential part in the state’s...
An Israeli worker stands outside the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem that was converted to receive coronavirus patients, March 19, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

IDF Home Front Command opens hotels for patients recovering from COVID-19

Following a directive by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, the Israel Defense Forces’ Home Front Command opened its first coronavirus recovery center for mild patients at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Bennett...
A artist’s rendering of the Six Senses Shaharut hotel in Israel’s Negev Desert. Source: Six Sense Shahrut.

Luxury hotel in Negev Desert lands on ‘must-visit’ travel lists for 2020

A new hotel in Israel’s Negev Desert was included on CNN’s list of the 20 “top hotels to check out in 2020.” The Six Senses Shaharut, opening in April, was described by CNN as “the perfect destination for the intrepid...