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‘Af Al Pi Chen’ Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum Haifa

The ‘Af Al Pi Chen’ Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum Haifa features the story of the famous ship “Af Al Pi Chen,” a converted tank carrier ship converted to bring 434 Jewish refugees from Europe to Israel in 1947. After months of preparation, and the refugees traveling months by foot through Europe and across the Swiss […]

Ancient City of Caesarea

The ancient city of Caesarea was built by Herod the Great during the period of Roman rule and served as a major port. Here we can visit lengths of aqueducts, a fortress, an ancient marina and a magnificent amphitheater – all alongside one of the Israeli coast’s most pristine beaches and upscale residential communities. Caesarea […]

Rosh Hanikra Grottos & Cable Car

Next to the Western Galilee kibbutz of Rosh Hanikra, and close to the Lebanese border, a rare geological phenomenon has formed cavernous tunnels which open into natural caves in the Mediterranean Sea. At these famed grottoes of Rosh Hanikra, waves crash against the rocks and spray in the air in a majestic display of the […]

Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, known in Hebrew as Har Carmel, is not a single mountain. Rather, it is a coastal mountain range located in the north of Israel. The mountain range is nearly five miles wide at its widest point. A number of important cities, including Haifa, Zichron Yaakov and the high-tech city of Yokneam are located […]

The Bahai Gardens

A rare and beautiful gem in the middle of the bustling city of Haifa, the Bahai Gardens are considered to be one of Israel’s must-see destinations. A walk through the gardens reveals stunning colors, brilliant art and a sense of nature’s bounty. The Bahai Gardens are a landmark that is seen from a distance. The […]

Akko Knights Hall

The Old City of Akko, sometimes spelled Acco or Acre, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, inrecognition of its universal, historical significance. An ancient, walled port city, Akko has been populated since Biblical times. Its location at the northern tip of the Haifa Bay overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Akko’s Knights Hall, also […]

City of Haifa

Haifa, the third largest city in Israel, is home to nearly 300,000 people. The city of Haifa is located near the distinctive, rounded point that juts out of the upper left on the map of Israel. It’s a Mediterranean harbor city and one of the main commercial ports in Israel. After the establishment of the […]

Keshet Cave Cliff

The site known as Keshet Cave is located in the Upper Galilee, just a few miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Long ago, there was an actual cave here, but it collapsed, leaving and just part of the arched limestone ceiling intact. Pottery artifacts found by archeologists at the site date back more than 3,000 […]

Famous Akko Prison

In the years of the British Mandate in pre-state Palestine, before the State of Israel was declared in 1948, the British government in Palestine did not take kindly to the Jewish underground resistance fighters. This is understandable, considering that the Jewish underground resistance fighters sought to rid Palestine of British rule and establish a homeland […]

Neve Michael Children’s Home

The Neve Michael Children’s Home serves 250 children, aged 4 to 18 years, who are unable to live with their families due to neglect and/or abuse. Located in Pardes Chana, the home provides familiar warmth, education, extracurricular activities and therapy for these children. The institution, run by Emunah, was founded in the 1940s and aims […]

How did the Romans bring water into the great city of Caesarea?

Alona Park/Mei Kedem, near Zichron Yaakov, is home to an ancient water system which led from the area to the city of Caesarea. Pack water shoes before your trip to Israel so you can enjoy this special experience. The water tunnel stretches over a few hundred meters and is about 70 centimeters deep in some […]

Don’t miss these 6 museums in Haifa

The northern coastal city of Haifa has a lot to offer tourists to Israel. Aside from the clean white beaches, Haifa is also home to a number of exciting museums, covering history art and archaeology. Start with the Haifa City Museum, a newly built museum of the city’s history and culture. In the 1960s, Haifa […]

Haifa Cable Car

When people think of grand views in the northern city of Haifa, they usually think of the famous Bahai Gardens which is a must-see destination for many first-time tourists to Israel. The Haifa Cable Car offers another, completely different opportunity to grab an incredible view of the seaside city. The Haifa Cable Car is actually […]

Atlit Museum of Illegal Immigration

From 1923 until 1948, Palestine was ruled by the British who kept a tight limit on Jewish immigration. Exodus, the best-selling novel by Leon Uris, dramatizes the story of Aliyah Bet, the illegal Jewish immigration into Israel before the State of Israel was officially created in 1948. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, there were Jews […]

Alexander River National Park

Have you ever seen a soft-shelled turtle? The place to get up-close and personal with this unusual sea creature is the Alexander River National Park. Historians believe the Alexander River, known in Hebrew as Nachal Alexander, was named after Arab watermelon merchant Aixander Abu Zbura who became wealthy by exporting watermelons to Egypt and Lebanon. […]

Archaeological Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor

You might expect an archaeological museum to have lots of pottery shards and other ancient artifacts. And  indeed, the Archaeological Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor, located at the base of Mount Tabor in the Lower Galilee, 11 miles west of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), does have permanent exhibits full of ancient artifacts. A primary […]

Herzliya Museum of Art

Some art museums are all about passively viewing great, classical works of art. The Herzliya Museum of Art has a different vision. Its aim is to use art to engage the community. The Herzliya Museum of Art uses Israeli and international artists to cultivate a love for art in the next generation. One of the […]

Ramat HaNadiv Gardens

Ramat HaNadiv can be translated into English as Donor Heights. Named for Baron Edmond de Rothschild who made a number of significant contributions to the establishment of the State of Israel, the gardens cover over a thousand acres in northern Israel, between the cities of Zichron Yaakov and Binyamina. Baron Rothschild and his wife are […]

Alona Park, Mei Kedem

If you’re looking for a cool and wet adventure, head over to Alona Park. The main attraction in Alona Park, near the coastal city of Caesarea is, without a doubt, the 2,000 year old water tunnel. One of its names is Mei Kedem, which means ancient water. The water tunnel was built during the Second […]

The National Museum of Science in Haifa

Science museums around the world share the goals of making science accessible to the general public and encouraging museum goers to get excited about discovering something new about how the physical world works. The Israeli National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space is no exception. In Hebrew, the museum is known as HaMuze’on HaLe’umi LeMada, […]