Galilee & Jazreel Valley

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Ha-Palmach Cave

The Palmach (an acronym for the Hebrew words plugot macḥatz, meaning strike forces) was part of the Haganah, the underground Jewish army of pre-State Israel that later became part of the Israel Defense Forces. Establish in May 1941, the Palmach was the most prestigious fighting corps of the Haganah. Well-hidden in the midst of a […]

Homa U’Migdal Museum

The Homa U’Migdal Museum on Kibbutz Nir David in the Galilee tells the story of the ingenuity of the Jewish settlers in Palestine between 1936 and 1939, before the establishment of the State of Israel. The museum’s name means “tower and stockade,” a reference to a specific type of construction that made it possible for […]

Rosh Pina

More than a mere stopover on the way to Tzfat, Rosh Pina, located in the Upper Galilee, is worthy of your full attention. Founded in the late 19th century under the aegis of Baron Edmund de Rothschild, Rosh Pina was originally an agricultural settlement (moshav) for approximately 30 religious Jewish families from Romania. Its name […]

Zippori National Park

What was once home to over 40,000 people, including rabbis, Romans and Hellenized Jews, is now a vast archeological site at Zippori National Park in the Lower Galilee. The great Jewish court known as the Sanhedrin was located in Zippori and her most important resident was Rabbi Judah HaNasi, compiler of the Mishnah, a central […]

Yechiam Fortress National Park

Yechi’am Fortress National Park is a crusader fortress located in the Galilee, about 20 minutes from the city of Nahariya. The fortress was built by the crusaders in the 12th century and destroyed in 1265 by the Baybars. In 1946, Kibbutz Yechi’am was built in its place and they used the walls of the fortress […]

Monfort National Park

Three reasons why you should consider visiting Monfort National Park in the Keziv Stream Nature Reserve:   You’ve been to Israel before and seen all the must-see destinations. You’re traveling with pre-teens and young adults. You’d really enjoy the freedom to wander around ancient ruins, not just see them from a distance.   About 22 […]