April 30, 2023

Florida the only U.S. state where El Al will service two cities

An El Al airliner takes off from Ben-Gurion Airport. Oct. 25, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90. (JNS) — In a reflection of growing ties, Florida will soon be the only U.S. state where El Al will service two major cities, […]
December 23, 2022

The “Christian Birthright,” Passages brings thousands of students to Israel

Christian college students from the U.S. touring Israel on a nine-day Passages visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem this week. Courtesy of Passages. by Etgar Lefkovits (JNS) — It is being dubbed the “Christian Birthright.” The group of 120 American […]
December 13, 2022

Israel ranked fifth safest country for tourists

The Western Wall plaza and the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem’s Old City. Dec. 23, 2021. Photo by Lee Aloni/Flash90. (JNS) — Israel is the fifth-safest country in the world for tourists to visit, according to data on the […]
August 3, 2022

American teens in Israel cheer for Auburn basketball in Jerusalem

Israel’s U20 National played against Auburn University Tigers Men’s basketball team at Jerusalem’s Malha Arena on Aug. 2. Credit: Courtesy. by Howard Blas (JNS) — Busloads of American Jewish teenagers arrived at Jerusalem’s Malha Arena to watch Israel’s U20 National […]
August 3, 2022

Auburn basketball team visits Yad Vashem

Members of the Auburn Tigers basketball team tour Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, as part of a trip to Israel to play ball, Aug. 3, 2022. Credit: Yad Vashem. (JNS) — As part of a trip […]
July 29, 2022

Delta announces direct flights between Atlanta and Tel Aviv

Photo courtesy Delta Airlines After years of advocacy, the Southeast once again has a much easier way of getting to Israel. Delta Airlines will offer direct flights between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, starting May 10, […]
July 20, 2022

Auburn basketball’s historic Israel trip to be broadcast on SEC Network

Graphic courtesy Auburn University Auburn University is set to make history as the first Power 5 basketball team to do a preseason tour of Israel. Auburn will play three games against Israeli national teams during the July 31 to Aug. […]
May 16, 2022

NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen wraps up “incredible” visit to Israel

NBA Hall of Famer, two-time world champion and team USA Olympic gold medalist Ray Allen conducts a training session for kids at the YMCA in Jerusalem, on May 15, 2022. Credit: Gali Tibbon/America’s Voices in Israel. by Josh Hasten (JNS) […]
March 14, 2022

Israel: Open For Tourism

by Jonathan Feldstein A hopeful and dominant topic of conversation at last week’s National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville has been the re-opening of tourism to Israel for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike. Two years ago, at the same event […]
March 19, 2021

Israel preparing for the resumption of tourism

Jerusalemites at the Machane Yehuda Market on March 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90. by Deborah Fineblum (JNS) — Bring us your tired, your down-clad and pandemic-weary souls yearning to breathe… a lungful of Israeli air. With apologies to Emma […]
March 13, 2021

Atlanta Israel Coalition hosts series of virtual Israel tours

The Atlanta Israel Coalition, in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern U.S., the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Herut and the Evans Family Foundation, presents Re-Discovering the Land of Israel, a series of five virtual tours […]