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Israel’s second international airport to be built at Timna

Israel’s second international airport to be built at Timna

The Israel ministry of transportation has announced Israel’s second international airport is to be built at Timna, approximately 18 kilometers north of Eilat. The construction of the new airport, which is to be named after the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his son Assaf, is currently underway and it is expected to be completed by 2014, replacing the smaller airports in Eilat and Ovda.

Israeli flotilla attack branded illegal

Israeli flotilla attack branded illegal

23 September 2010 Tourism News

A United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into a raid by Israeli troops on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza has found the actions broke international law. The report condemns Israeli actions - which left nine dead – as “disproportionate”, while also outlining “an unacceptable level of brutality”.

Sharp fall in Israeli tourism to Turkey

6 August 2010 Tourism News

The number of Israeli visitors taking trips to Turkey has fallen sharply following a deadly Israeli raid on Gaza-bound aid ships which shattered bilateral ties in May. However, Turkey is seeking to portray the trend as a victory, with Muslim visitors from across the Middle East offsetting the falls.

Israeli tourist destinations under attack

2 August 2010 Tourism News

Officials in Israel have confirmed at least five rockets were fired toward the southern beach resort of Eilat earlier this morning. While no casualties in Israel were reported, as many as five people were injured in the Jordanian port of Aqaba.

Muslims urged to visit Turkey as Israel boycotts

5 July 2010 Tourism News

Muslim holidaymakers are being urged to visit Turkey this summer in an attempt to offset the impact of a boycott by Israeli visitors. Turkish tourism officials fear the fallout from May’s Gaza flotilla raid may cost the tourism sector some US$400 million.