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Israel’s Ancient Port Cities and What You’ll See Now

August 14th 2019

Before the era of flight, the sea was the primary route for visitors to reach the Holy Land. Israel’s ancient port cities were bustling entry and exit points for many different peoples throughout the ages. From soldiers, scholars, and traders to pilgrims, clergy, and returning exiles, the port cities of Jaffa, Caesarea, and Akko were […]

5 Places to Take Great Photos in Israel’s Desert Regions

August 1st 2019

Israel is blessed with a diverse landscape. From the plains and deserts in the south to the rolling green hills and snowy peaks in the north, for such a small country it has nearly everything. When it comes to taking great photos, there are so many wonderful backdrops.  Israel’s desert regions are particularly beautiful. They […]

5 Instagram Perfect Backdrops in Jerusalem

July 24th 2019

One of the most photographed cities in the world is Jerusalem. And for good reason. It’s a city of beauty in every way, from the majestic architecture nestled in the rolling Judean Hills to the ancient history that can be felt in every footstep. It’s no wonder Jerusalem is the perfect Instagram backdrop for millions […]

6 Interesting Things to See Near Jaffa Port

July 15th 2019

Noam.armonn [CC BY-SA 3.0] It’s difficult not to feel the momentous history in the air when visiting Jaffa Port. Considered to be one of the oldest ports in the world, dating back 7000 years, it’s also mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, most notably in the Book of Jonah. It’s long and varied history as a […]

5 Places to Visit Near Rabin Square in Tel Aviv

July 9th 2019

Ron Henzel [CC BY-SA 3.0] On November 4, 1995, in the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv, a horrific event took place. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at the end of a peace rally, shocking the nation and the world. Shortly after the tragedy, the square in which the rally took place […]

Things to Do in the Neve Tsedek Neighborhood of Tel Aviv

July 1st 2019

The Neve Tsedek Neighborhood of Tel Aviv The Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv is the oldest in the entire city. The first settlements were built by Mizrahi Jews who sought to escape the overcrowding in nearby Jaffa, and the district predates the formal creation of Tel Aviv in 1909.  Today Neve Tzedek is one […]

5 Military Memorial Sites Across Israel

June 24th 2019

For a relatively young country, the State of Israel has seen its fair share of conflict. It is therefore not surprising there are numerous military memorial sites across the nation. From the fight for independence in 1948 to the modern era of terrorism, there are many poignant yet proud memorials to Israel’s war dead. When […]

Amazing Things to See in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem

June 17th 2019

The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem is one of four quarters within the walled Old City. It’s been the near-continuous home of Jews for thousands of years and contains dozens of synagogues and other significant attractions of historical and cultural importance. Up to two thousand people (mainly religiously observant Jews) live in the Jewish Quarter and […]

5 Art Museums to Enjoy When Visiting Israel

June 10th 2019

Love art? There’s art galore to be enjoyed in the museums of Israel and its variety is breathtaking. From handmade Judaica crafts and old religious artworks to world renowned modern paintings and sculptures, and so much in-between, there’s something for everyone who appreciates beauty. There are art museums and galleries in most cities throughout the […]

5 Beautiful National Parks in the Tiberias Region of Israel

May 1st 2019

Tiberias is an ancient city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (known locally as the Kinneret). The surrounding region contains some of the most beautiful natural parks within northern Israel, most of which include notable sites of historical and cultural importance. The city of Tiberias is one of the four holy […]

5 Significant Synagogues to Visit When Touring Israel

April 25th 2019

It’s hard to know how many synagogues there are in Israel but estimates put the figure at over 10,000. With Israel being the homeland of the Jewish people and with a rich history dating back many thousands of years, it’s no surprise there are some very significant synagogues to visit when touring the Holy Land. […]

6 Places in Jerusalem to Take Your Kid Before Their Bar/Bat Mitzvah

April 17th 2019

A Bar Mitzvah or a Bat Mitzvah is a momentous occasion for any Jewish family, marking the joyous milestone when a Jewish child has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult. Before such an important event, it’s vital the boy or girl understands their new status as well as the meanings behind the […]

5 Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel

April 11th 2019

When it comes to stamps of approval for a location, a UNESCO World Heritage Site status doesn’t come much bigger. In Israel there are 9 such landmark sites and each one is a testament to the history, peoples, and diverse natural beauty of this ancient land. When visiting Israel, it’s well worth taking time to […]

5 Beautiful Winery Tours Near Jerusalem

April 7th 2019

If you’re a wine lover and you’re visiting Jerusalem any time soon, then a small detour to one of the region’s wineries might be in order. There are several winery tours near the Holy City which provide wine connoisseurs with a taste of Israel’s flourishing wine industry. The beautiful vineyards in the Judean Hills, just […]

The Most Multicultural Cities in Israel

April 3rd 2019

Despite the unjust criticisms often leveled at Israel, the Jewish State is one of the most multicultural nations in the world. In numerous cities across the Holy Land you can find people from many different cultures, religions, and ethnicities, mingling and working together, generally in peace and fellowship. From the north to the south, you’ll […]

Sit back and Relax: 5 Places to Ride Cable Cars in Israel

March 27th 2019

A wonderful way to gain a bird’s eye view of Israel is by taking a leisurely ride in a cable car. There are several vantage points across the country which afford visitors stunning views across diverse and beautiful landscapes. But for many people, the trek up to these places can be tricky. A cable car […]

5 Places to Enjoy the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush in Israel

March 20th 2019

In Israel, there’s no shortage of beautiful things to see and interesting things to do. You’re spoiled for choice. Yet sometimes you just want to let loose and do something out of your comfort zone. And in Israel there are plenty of fun and adrenaline-fueled activities to be enjoyed, for people of all ages and […]

Wild Animals to Look Out for When Touring Israel

March 13th 2019

For a such a small country, Israel has an amazing diversity of wildlife. From the north to the south – on land, in the air, and even in the seas – there are a variety of amazing wild animals you might spot when touring the nation’s beautiful and ancient landscapes. Throughout Israel there are many […]

Museums in Israel Dedicated to Famous Figures in Modern Israeli History

March 6th 2019

Israel has perhaps one of the most interesting and awe-inspiring stories of any country within the last 70 years. It’s no wonder it has a plethora of fascinating famous figures including pioneers, politicians, soldiers, and cultural leaders. And it’s for many of these big names that museums in Israel have been dedicated, especially to those […]

6 Places in Israel to See Animals Up Close

March 6th 2019

When we think of getting to know a country, we might imagine touring the old cities, mingling with the locals, and exploring the diverse landscapes. Yet there’s also the wildlife. Wild animals tell another story of a region, and this is very much the case with Israel as well. Viewing animals up close allows you […]

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