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Israel’s Tourism Devastated by Gaza Conflict

The latest Gaza violence has devastated Israel’s tourism industry.  

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Pushy Pilgrims

Over at First Things: “It’s the journey that matters in the end.” Hasn’t that aphorism, in one form or another, appeared on practically every Yogi tea bag and elementary school homeroom inspirational poster? Who needs that reminder anymore? Well, apparently, … Continue reading

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Holy Land Deserted by Tourists as Fighting Empties Hotels

From Bloomberg News:  Omer Benjoya took a job this summer selling drinks, snacks and postcards on a hill that offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Jerusalem. Now all the 17-year-old needs are customers. Since hostilities flared this … Continue reading

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Israel Opens Airport in Negev as Alternative to Ben-Gurion

Ovda, a military airfield, has opened after the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency temporarily canceled all flights to Israel due to a Hamas rocket attack on Tuesday. Haaretz is reporting: Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced on Wednesday that Israel … Continue reading

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South Africa… Reconsidered

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How to Take a Virtual Tour of Jerusalem Using Google Maps

Wayne Stiles has a helpful look.  

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British Airways A380 Fly-Past in Cape Town

I saw the special British Airways A380 fly-past earlier today, here, in Cape Town. It’s a monster of a plane – the world’s largest passenger airliner! The reason is apparently because BA is starting an A380 service to and from London later … Continue reading

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The Via Dolorosa Experience

The Via Dolorosa Experience is a new movie that follows the Franciscan friars and other Christians (from all over the world) on their weekly Friday walk and prayer along the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, in Jerusalem. From the about … Continue reading

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5 Christian Sites in Jerusalem You Should Know About

Jerusalem is famous for the standard sites tourists visit. The Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Holocaust Museum, and the Israel Museum top the list of many visitors to Jerusalem.   Wayne Stiles: Pilgrims, sightseers, and worshippers from three major … Continue reading

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Google Street View of 7 Biblical Sites

Google Maps Street View serves us well with directions, helping us to see what the turns in our journey actually look like. But the Web site also allows a virtual peek at some key biblical sites. There’s nothing like traveling … Continue reading

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