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Boutique Bauhaus: Tel Aviv’s hippest hotel hangouts

Boutique Bauhaus: Tel Aviv’s hippest hotel hangouts

Minimalist homes -- and a dental clinic -- are transformed into chic destinations in Israel’s capital of cool
10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. These UNESCO sites aren't just beautiful, they tell some shocking tales
Gallery: Snow storm paralyzes, and delights, Jerusalem

Gallery: Snow storm paralyzes, and delights, Jerusalem

The Holy City is blanketed in snow for the first time since 1992. See the pictures here
Golan Heights: Making wine in the shadow of war

Golan Heights: Making wine in the shadow of war

A picturesque vineyard in northern Israel continues to attract tourists as sirens blare and civil war rages next door
Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights over security fear

Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights over security fear

Several U.S. carriers take action over security concerns, with one citing a rocket attack near Tel Aviv
Travelers reassess plans, cancel trips amid Mideast conflict

Travelers reassess plans, cancel trips amid Mideast conflict

Violence in the Middle East has some tourists fearing their personal safety could be threatened by traveling to Israel and surrounding areas
Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade: 'Not an ugly man or woman in sight'

Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade: 'Not an ugly man or woman in sight'

Tanned, toned and hairless -- all's fab in Israel's party city at the year's most hedonistic party
6 top beers in the Middle East and North Africa

6 top beers in the Middle East and North Africa

Despite having a rep for being near teetotal, these six destinations are brewing up some surprisingly decent bottles of the brown stuff
5 of the world's best kebab joints

5 of the world's best kebab joints

Sorry. That little doner kebab place you hit on the way home from the pub didn't make the list
Modern day wonder: Israel's hotspot for migratory birds

Modern day wonder: Israel's hotspot for migratory birds

The Sea of Gallilee, where Christ reputedly walked on water, is today home to another miracle of sorts