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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 […]

The Jewish Quarter

January 10th 2015

The Jewish Quarter The amount of Jewish history concentrated into the 14,000 square yards of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter is simply astonishing. There is so much to see in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, often referred to as simply “the Rova,” that it can easily take a few days to get one’s fill. Here […]

Getting to Know the Land of Israel’s Various Regions

January 8th 2015

Despite being a small country, Israel’s various regions are brimming with variety. From the Mediterranean beaches to the luscious green hills of the Golan to the parched desert climate of the Negev, Israel has it all. To help you get the most out of your upcoming trip, we’ve compiled this primer, so you can familiarize […]

The Lone Tree in Gush Etzion

January 6th 2015

The cluster of Israeli communities known as Gush Etzion is often symbolized by “The Lone Tree,” a centuries-old oak that you can visit at a strategic Judean road junction. To understand the significance of this emblematic tree, we have to go back to the period just before the State of Israel was officially declared. In […]

Timna Nature Reserve

January 6th 2015

If you enjoy being awed by Mother Nature, a visit to Timna Valley Park should certainly do the job. The nature reserve here is dotted with natural sandstone formations that have been carved out over time by the wind and desert sun. The two most famous formations are known as The Arches and King Solomon’s […]

The Latrun Police Station

January 5th 2015

The Latrun Police Station was built on a strategic hilltop amid the foothills of Judea in the early 1940s, when the British ruled Israel. Today, the Latrun Police Station serves as a memorial site for all those who lost their lives fighting both for Israeli access to Jerusalem and for independence. The station also houses […]

IDF Air Force Museum

January 5th 2015

If you find airplanes and military history captivating, or if you’re touring Israel with children, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Israeli Air Force Museum, devoted to the history of Israeli aviation. Located on the Hatzerim Air Force Base, just west of the Negev city of Beersheva, the museum houses a vast […]

Mitzpe Jericho Observation Deck

January 3rd 2015

In the Judean Desert, on the way from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, lies a relatively small Jewish community of about 450 families known as Mitzpe Jericho, where an Observation Deck attraction is set to open in the months ahead. The name Mitzpe Jericho literally means Jericho Lookout, and the spot is so named because […]

Ancient Tzfat Synagogues

January 2nd 2015

Nestled among the modern galleries and picturesque, terraced, limestone-lined alleyways of Tzfat are a number of historic synagogues that will help visitors touring Israel to connect to the indescribable mysticism of the holy city. The Ari Sephardic Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Tzfat. During the 16th century, it was a favorite place of prayer […]

Genesis Land Camel Rides

January 2nd 2015

Biblical reenactments are good fun, but Genesis Land takes the experience to a new level. Meet a caravan of camels led by Eliezer, the servant of Abraham, on the way to the patriarch’s tent. Make the acquaintance of Joseph and his brothers mere minutes before the sibling rivals throw Joseph into the pit. Witness the […]

The Weizmann Institute

January 2nd 2015

If you’re fascinated by science, you’ll want to schedule a visit to the world-famous Weizmann Institute of Science the next time you’re touring Israel. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and students are hard at work here, unlocking the puzzles of nature every day. The research university is Israel’s only public institution of higher learning to […]

1967 War Ammunition Hill

January 2nd 2015

Ammunition Hill, called Givat HaTachmoshet in Hebrew, is located between two modern neighborhoods on the eastern side of Jerusalem. The site of fierce fighting during the 1967 Six Day War’s campaign to reunify Jerusalem, today Ammunition Hill serves as a memorial for all 181 Israeli soldiers who were killed during that conflict. Ammunition Hill itself […]

Mount Carmel

January 1st 2015

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 […]

Monfort National Park

January 1st 2015

Three reasons why you should consider visiting Monfort National Park in the Keziv Stream Nature Reserve: 1: You’ve been to Israel before and seen all the must-see destinations. 2: You’re traveling with pre-teens and young adults. 3: You’d really enjoy the freedom to wander around ancient ruins, not just see them from a distance. About […]

Tower of David Museum

January 1st 2015

An iconic structure and a must-visit Jerusalem attraction, the Tower of David Museum is located just inside the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. The museum aims to help its visitors better understand the 4,000 year-long history of Jerusalem and the significance of the Holy City to the world’s three major monotheistic religions. Located […]

Banias Falls Nature Reserve

January 1st 2015

A tour of Israel’s picturesque Golan Heights would be incomplete without a stop to admire the thundering waters of the Banias Waterfall. The most impressive waterfall in Israel is located within the Banias Nature Reserve in the Upper Golan, between the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon. The waterfall here is, by far, the most popular […]

Caliber 3 Training in Efrat

December 31st 2014

The Caliber 3 training range is a professional training site for counterterrorism training that also provides a thrilling experience for tourists. Thousands of people who work in Israel’s security industry train here with professional instructors who have expressed their commitment to Israel’s security by serving in elite units of the Israel Defense Forces and the […]

Akko Knights Hall

December 31st 2014

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 […]

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