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3 Ethnic Dishes You Need to Try While You’re in Israel

February 20th 2015

Israel is a country of immigrants, with each formerly exiled local community having brought its distinct dishes to the national menu. So to get the most out of your upcoming tour of Israel, make sure your palate is ready for adventure. Below are three staple foods of Israel that you might have never heard of […]

Jerusalem’s Top 3 Middle Eastern Restaurants

February 16th 2015

When tens of thousands of Jews from Middle Eastern countries migrated to Israel in the years following the establishment of the country in 1948, they brought the cuisines of their native lands with them. Yemenite, Tunisian, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi, Kurdish and Moroccan cooking traditions are now inseparable from the Israeli national palette. Many landmark restaurants […]

Great Reads to Get More Out Of Your Israel Trip

February 16th 2015

Along with packing and planning a great itinerary, reading about your destination is a great way to get ready for traveling. These great works of non-fiction will help you prepare for your trip to Israel. Even if you can’t travel to Israel this year, reading these books will help make the sites you see that […]

3 Exotic Flavors to Spread on Your Bread While You’re in Israel

February 11th 2015

Hummus, the Middle Eastern delicacy made of blended chickpeas, has become so mainstream that the Huffington Post published the 10 Reasons Why We Should All Be Eating More Hummus. Hummus may be getting all the attention, but here are three other exotic Israeli flavors to tickle your tongue when you come to town. Fragrant, Spicy […]

3 Israeli Cities That Have Thrived Since the Times of the Bible

February 11th 2015

Yes, Tel Aviv is a quintessentially Israeli city, but did you know that Tel Aviv is only about 100 years old? It was founded in 1909 as the first modern Hebrew city. On the other end of the spectrum, there are many locales in Israel whose history goes back to ancient times. Here are three […]

Must-see sites along Israel’s Mediterranean Coast

January 26th 2015

Israel’s major cities may get the lion’s share of attention from tourists, but there are fabulous destinations in other parts of the country as well. Here are our picks for five unmissable experiences to enjoy on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Pristine Beaches, Upscale Homes and Ancient Ruins In the time of Roman rule, Herod the Great […]

Top Sites in the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea

January 25th 2015

The Judean Desert extends to the east and south of Jerusalem, and it includes the wonders of the Dead Sea region. Destinations in this area are rich in archeology, nature and Biblical history. Here are our choices for the most unskippable sites to visit in the region. The World’s Most Famous Mountain Fortress There’s a […]

5 Places You Need to Visit in the New City of Jerusalem

January 25th 2015

Outside the Old City of Jerusalem lies the rest of Jerusalem. Here are our top five not-to-be-missed destinations in the parts of town that lie beyond the walls of Suleiman the Magnificent. The World’s Most Important Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem uses testimony from survivors and artifacts from victims to tell the story of the Holocaust […]

Sites Along Israel’s Coast Not to Miss!

January 24th 2015

Israel’s major cities may get the lion’s share of attention from tourists, but there are fabulous destinations in other parts of the country as well. Here are our picks for five unmissable experiences to enjoy on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Pristine Beaches, Upscale Homes and Ancient Ruins In the time of Roman rule, Herod the Great […]

The Old City’s Most Significant Sites for First-Time Visitors

January 21st 2015

The Old City of Jerusalem is among the most magical places in all of Israel. Everywhere you turn, you’ll come face-to-face with the ancient history of the Jews. Here are four must-see points of interest to make sure appear on your itinerary Beneath the Surface Is there a first-time visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t stop […]

Israel’s Top 3 Wheelchair-Accessible Archaeological Sites

January 20th 2015

In Israel, ancient history is always tourist-worthy. If you or someone in your tour group uses a wheelchair, it’s good to know that an experienced tour consultant can help you locate fully or partially wheelchair-accessible antiquities. Here are a few of our favorite wheelchair-accessible archaeological sites. Meditation on the Mediterranean Sandy beaches and the arches […]

Benefits of Booking with an Israel Based Tour Operator

January 19th 2015

Once you’ve decided to come to Israel with an organized tour, a quick search on the Internet will reveal lots of companies selling tour packages. What you may not realize is that not all sellers are the same. Most companies that market tours to audiences overseas are not actually operating the tours – they’re simply […]

The Truth About the Temple Mount

January 19th 2015

If Jerusalem is the center of the world, then the Temple Mount is the center of Jerusalem. You may have heard any number of misguided untruths about this holy site, so let’s review the facts. Referred to in Hebrew as Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount is the holiest site in Jewish tradition. It was the location […]

Western Wall Tunnels

January 16th 2015

What most people think of as the Kotel today is only a portion of the 2,000-year-old western retaining wall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem’s Old City. Lying beneath and to the west of the visible, above-ground Kotel is an underground complex that brings ancient Jerusalem alive. Immediately after Israel’s victory in the Six Day […]

Dead Sea Float Experience

January 15th 2015

The Dead Sea serves as Israel’s natural and national spa resort. Dead Sea mud is luxuriously rich and creamy, and is loaded with glow-enhancing minerals. It’s not uncommon that you’ll see men, women, and children coated with the deep brown mud from head to toe during their afternoon in the Dead Sea sun. The salts […]

The Carmel Market

January 13th 2015

Want to shop where the locals shop? Visit the Carmel Market (Shuk haCarmel) in Tel Aviv. Running along Carmel Street between Magen David Square and Allenby Street and adjacent to the culturally rich Neveh Tzedek quarter, the Carmel Market is the city’s largest and busiest marketplace. The Carmel Market is within easy walking distance to […]

The Most Important Sites to Visit While Touring Tel Aviv and Jaffa

January 13th 2015

Tel Aviv pulses with the beat of urban life, with enough going on here to keep visitors entertained for weeks on end. With a population that numbers over 400,000, Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel. Only Jerusalem has more residents. Tel Aviv is the technological, economic and cultural center of Israel. Here […]

Ben Yehuda Street

January 13th 2015

Ben Yehuda Street is named for the founder of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. This busy pedestrian mall runs from King George Street to Zion Square at the meeting point of Yoel Solomon Street and Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem. Also known as the “midrechov” (literally, “pedestrian street”) in Hebrew, Ben Yehuda Street is the heart […]

The Temple Mount

January 11th 2015

The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew as Har HaBayit, is perhaps the most important site in Israel. Arguably the most revered piece of real estate anywhere, it is the holiest site in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. The Temple Mount, tourists can access via the Mughrabi Gate near the Western […]

Nachlat Binyamin Arts & Crafts Fair

January 10th 2015

If your idea of a pleasant afternoon is a street festival with oodles of one-of-a-kind art and handcrafted merchandise, the Nachlat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair fits the bill precisely. Operating nearly every Tuesday and Friday since 1987 and located on the paved paths of Nachlat Binyamin Street in one of the oldest neighborhoods in […]