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Jordanian political activist: ‘Ramon’ airport built on occupied Jordanian land
February 4, 2019
Jordanian political activist and head of the Aqaba chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Action Front Khaled Al-Jihni said that Israel’s new Ramon Airport near Eilat is built on occupied Jordanian land and that the entire Eilat area should be referred to as “Occupied Western Aqaba.”
Israel inaugurates new international airport to boost Eilat tourism
Ilan Gattegno and Ronit Zilberstein
January 21, 2019
Constructed at a cost of some $500 million, it has an annual capacity of 2.5 million passengers. It is able to handle 20 takeoffs and landings an hour and accommodate large aircraft, such as Boeing 747s.
Jordanian worker in Eilat attacks Israelis with hammer
December 2, 2018
Two Israeli employees at port in southern resort town hospitalized in serious condition with skull fractures • Suspect arrested, security forces probe possible motives for assault, including terrorism.
Israel sees record number of tourists for first half of 2018
July 9, 2018
According to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, from January to June 2018 about 2.1 million tourist entries were recorded—an increase of 19 percent over the same period in 2017 (1.74 million) and 26 percent more than in 2016.