The Timna Valley, where the hotel is slated to be built, is a unique area surrounded by sandstone hills that is considered a natural wonder of global importance.
The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company is at the heart of an international legal battle between Iran and Israel - but it cannot be above the law.
At the height of the tourism season, the Red Sea resort's hotels and boardwalk are packed — but the rest of the southern city is almost empty, prompting fears for its future.
With the leak plugged and the substance that oozed out apparently headed downstream toward Saudi Arabia, underwater life in the Gulf of Eilat seems to have been spared any damage from the Jordanian spill.
Environmental Protection Ministry officials are following the events and its possible ramification on the gulf and particularly on the gulf's coral reef.
Eilat hotel maintains that it always gives a heads-up to visitors if a change in routine due to various holidays takes place, cites Passover as example.
Tel Aviv-Eilat flights will leave from nearby military air base.
The conventional wisdom is that Israel is torn between two cultural options: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. But there’s also a third option: Eilat.
Couple say a group of youths mocked them and then accosted them for their sexual orientation, but police say confrontation seems to have been mutually pursued.
Israel’s tourism industry is still recovering from the impact of the war with Hamas and its allies in the summer of 2014.