Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

16 October 2023

Israel’s tourism sector goes dark again

Israel’s tourism industry, which employs 3.6% of the country, according to OECD, is effectively in shutdown following Hamas’s deadly incursion and kidnap raid from Gaza and […]
10 October 2023

International airlines suspend flights to and from Israel

Amid the current uncertain security situation in Israel, the country having declared being at war, international airlines are either suspending or adjusting flights to and from […]
9 October 2023

Priceless artefacts smashed by tourist at Israel Museum

A Jewish-American tourist, said to be suffering a religious psychosis, has been arrested in Jerusalem after breaking two ancient sculptures at the Israel Museum. Broken into […]
8 October 2023

What do Israel attacks mean for travel?

One of the bloodiest weekends in Israel’s recent history has unfolded, with hundreds dead and thousands injured following a coordinated mass Hamas attack during a Jewish […]
5 October 2023

Israel launches €2.6 million FOMO based tourism campaign

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism has launched a €2.6 million advertising campaign for attracting visitors the upcoming winter season. The campaign is based on the growing […]
29 June 2023

Israel to cover all its new roofs with solar panels to offset for the lack of land

Israel is planning to install solar panels on all new non-residential buildings to help it meet renewable energy targets and the electricity demands of a fast-growing population. The country has favorable […]
26 December 2022

Israeli startup conducts first successful unmanned flight of personal flying vehicle

Israel-based startup AIR announced that its flying car prototype completed its first successful unmanned test flight. According to its developers, the accomplishment puts them on track […]
16 November 2022

Archaeologists have discovered the earliest written sentence in human history

Archaeologists in Israel have found an ancient comb dating back some 3,700 years that probably has the oldest known complete sentence in Canaanite alphabetic script, according […]
25 May 2022

Israel eliminates pre-departure Covid testing

Authorities in Israel have eased the country’s entry restrictions and PCR testing is no longer required upon arrival. A statement issued by the Israeli Ministry of […]
2 May 2022

US tourists cause panic at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport by trying to smuggle a war ‘souvenir’

On Thursday April 28th, Israel‘s Ben Gurion International Airport had to be evacuated after an unexploded artillery shell was found in the luggage of American passengers. […]
8 March 2022

Pub in Israel changes name from ‘Putin’ to ‘Zelensky’

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked a lot of discontent with the Federation’s president, Vladimir Putin. People from all over the world, including Russia, have been […]
21 February 2022

Israel scraps vaccination requirement for tourists

Starting 1 March, unvaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit Israel. The decision was announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after a meeting with […]
10 December 2021

Tel Aviv is now the most expensive city in the world

Tel Aviv has overtaken Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich, becoming the most expensive city to live in. The Israeli capital is known for the high prices […]
16 November 2021

Israel’s third doses proved successful

Last week, experts in Israel allowed the vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11. Israel was also the first country to offer a third dose – […]
9 September 2021

Israel Travel Guide: The important things you need to know when planning a trip

Israel is one of the most popular travel destinations. It is a beautiful country rich with culture and history. You are going to enjoy every moment […]
8 September 2021

Israel to reopen for small groups of vaccinated travellers

Last Sunday, Israel’s government communicated the intention to reopen its borders for small tour groups of vaccinated travellers. Starting from September 19, the country will welcome […]