The rescue of the miners in Chile galvanized the world as it was broadcast live on news networks last year, keeping viewers at the edge of their seats until all 33 men trapped underground for more than two months were lifted to freedom.
Tourism is up in the Holy Land, big time. During 2010, an estimated two million people visited Bethlehem, a record year for the biblical destination. But, like Mary and Joseph so many centuries ago, most of the pilgrims could find no room at the inn.
Tel Aviv Municipality named seven new neighborhoods this week, one of which was after a New Testament figure, Tabitha, well known for her charitable works, and whom Peter raised from the dead.
There are few places as diminutive from the outside and yet grandiose on the inside as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The church was built originally in 325 A.D. by Constantine's mother
The stark beauty of the place is noticeable from the moment you get out of the car or bus. The Wadi Qelt area of the Judean desert forms an oasis of sheer beauty and certainly seems to have been a fitting place for Joachim and Anne to have stood and prayed to God for the Virgin Mary.
Once infamous as a hotbed of hostility and terrorism against Israel, Nablus is now thriving with a mall, a movie theater and the head offices of the Palestinian Securities Exchange.
Israel's Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, sent a letter this week to the Chilean miners inviting them and their spouses to visit the Holy Land this Christmas.
As Christians, we believe that the sacrifice made by Jesus was the ultimate, final atonement for our sins. However, we are required to continuously invoke that sacrifice as we seek forgiveness
Honey. It's sweet and sticky and these days, everywhere you look in the Holy Land, it seems to be available in more varieties than one can count.
The Negev is a paradise for hikers and for those seeking an exciting trek inside Israel's largest desert, local expert tour guide Yoel Oren is sharing his favorites in the post below.
Participating as a volunteer in an archaeological digs generally comes with a nice price tag. But here's a deal that's really worth looking at. Magdala, the home of a 1st century synagague.
The 35th Annual International Arts and Crafts Fair of Jerusalem will take place in Sultan's Pool from 2-14 August, 2010.
An abundance of South Florida churchgoers are journeying to Israel, spurred by a calm security climate and a push by pastors who want their flocks to connect with the land of Jesus.
South Florida churchgoers are heading to the Holy Land in droves, just as hurricane season begins in their region and the best part of summer gets underway in Israel.
Participating as a volunteer in an archaeological digs generally comes with a nice price tag. But here's a deal that's really worth looking at.
It is not often that one stands at the bottom of a mountain and finds himself at a look-out point, yet this is precisely the experience of standing at the bottom of Mt. Carmel in Haifa, seat of the Baha'i Gardens and Baha'i World Center.
Have you ever floated in the Dead Sea or emerged from the salty waters with baby soft skin only to think what a wonder it was? That very same body of water is up for a vote now to become one of the world's new seven wonders in an international campaign.
Jesus may never have ridden a bicycle, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider using one to see His country.
If you are like most tourists visiting Israel, you've been up and down the streets of Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher? Check. Garden of Gethsemane?
The name Ben Hinnom most probably means Son of Hinnom, Hinnom being the owner of the land, but the valley's name in Hebrew, Gei Ben Hinnom, ...
The lowest point on Earth is also the site of one of the world's greatest treasures and an amazing place to visit when you are in the Holy Land.
You can't drive for five minutes in Israel without seeing a sign directing you to a "tel." Tel is Hebrew for an archaeological hill.
In Sakhnin - a village in the Lower Galilee you've probably never heard of - grand steps are being taken to tackle one of the environmental movement's most perplexing problems: wastewater treatment.
The New York-based World Monuments Fund (WMF) has placed the Cathedral of St. James in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City on its 2010 watch list of 93 cultural heritage sites at risk in 47 countries.
The wilderness of Zin, probably one of the most beautiful and peaceful locales in Israel, yet few pilgrims or other tourists ever venture there.