An unprecedented renewal project that will upgrade Israel’s tourism product and enhance the glorious past and future of Caesarea, as well as the entire area, was announced at a press conference held today (Wednesday) by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Caesarea Development Corporation, Israel Antiquities Authority and Israel Nature and Parks Authority

Among the archaeological discoveries that have been exposed and can be visited by the public – the altar of a temple built by King Herod c. 2,000 years ago in honor of Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma, mentioned in the writings of Josephus Flavius, and the synagogue of Caesarea

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President Reuven Rivlin this afternoon (Thursday) spoke with Israel Aerospace Industries CEO, Yossi Weiss, and congratulated him on the signing of an historic deal with India - the largest contract in the history of the aerospace industry in Israel.

The two spoke about the foundations for the deal which were laid out during President Rivlin's visit to India, and of the importance it played in strengthening the aerospace industry in Israel.

"Please pass on my congratulations to all who contributed to this important achievement. You have come such a long way to arrive at this point, it is truly exceptional," the President told him.

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 Recovery in incoming tourism from Russia

Against the backdrop of a 35% increase in incoming tourism from Russia in the first quarter 2017, Russian airline Ural Airlines inaugurates a new route today from Moscow to Tel Aviv

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: “Russia is one of the most important markets in which we are working to market Israel as an attractive tourism destination. I welcome the decision of Ural Airlines to operate a direct flight here, a decision that was made with the cooperation and encouragement of the Tourism Ministry. This is another important step in our efforts to encourage tourism from Russia and I am convinced that the opening of this route will lead to an additional increase in the number of tourists visiting Israel.

Ural is another airline that joins the ranks of new airlines operating in Israel thanks to the encouragement of the Tourism Ministry. We set ourselves the goal of bringing new direct routes to Israel and we are indeed witnessing an exceptional momentum of airlines flying into Israel and bringing with them record numbers of tourists.” Add a comment

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Tel Aviv, March 14 2017 – Today, Tuesday March 14, the first pop-up hotel of its kind in the world opened in a lifeguard tower on Tel Aviv beach. The hotel opening is part of an international campaign by the Tourism Ministry and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality #TAKEME2TELAVIV, which invites tourists to enjoy a unique experience in the city. The lifeguard tower, which is located on Frishman Beach, was inaugurated by the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Ron Huldai and the Tourism Ministry Director-General Amir Halevi. Add a comment

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