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Givati Brigade Museum

August 20th 2014

If you’re interested in military sites in general, or want to learn more about Israel’s crucial War of Independence of 1948, a visit to the Givati Brigade Museum should definitely be on your itinerary. Located between the cities of Ashdod and Kiriyat Gat in the western part of Israel, the museum, known in Hebrew as […]

Armored Corps Memorial Site

June 28th 2014

From slingshots to tanks, the area surrounding Yad L’Shiryon at Latrun has sure seen it’s share of military tools. Several Biblical and otherwise historic battles have been fought in the Ayalon Valley, the lowlands between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Joshua and Judah the Maccabi fought their enemies here. Crusaders and British Mandate forces established fortresses […]

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum

June 20th 2014

Jerusalem’s Yad VaShem is the official world center for Holocaust research, but the Western Galilee’s Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum (Beit Lohamei Haghetaot) provides visitors with an in-depth exploration of the heroic Jewish resistance to the Final Solution. In this sense, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum enables a new type of connection to the Holocaust story […]

Subterranean Crusader Halls

February 6th 2014

In 1994, an underground tunnel more than 1000 feet in length was discovered in the northern port city of Acco. Archeologists posit that the tunnel was built during the Crusader era (1095-1291) by the Templar Order, a group of knights who took that name because they first settled on the Temple Mount in the Old […]

Ben Gurion Hut

January 16th 2014

There’s something very special about walking into the modest southern kibbutz hut where the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, lived his later years. The furnishings, books and clothes have been preserved exactly as they were when David and Paula Ben Gurion lived here while the State of Israel was still in its […]

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Passover in Israel

March 6th 2012

The Passover Seder traditionally concludes with, “Next year in Jerusalem.” This April, why not say “this year in Jerusalem” and spend one of the most poignant Jewish holidays in the Holy Land?

Gush Katif Museum

April 7th 2011

An interesting situation: On the news, back home, all you hear about Israel is the conflict, the politics, the strife. When you’re here vacationing in Israel with your Israel group tour, all you experience are the amazing people you meet, their rich, deep personalities, the calm, breathtaking scenery, the fantastic cultural events, and the depth […]

Rockefeller Jerusalem – Ice Skating

March 24th 2011

Grab your ice skates, roll onto the ice, and show us your moves in a beautiful ice arena in the middle of the city. No, you’re not at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Rather, you’re vacationing in Israel in the middle of the spring/summer. That’s right. Touring in Israel, ice skating in Jerusalem , […]

New Museum at Masada

March 22nd 2011

Opened in 2007, here you can visit the new museum at Masada which showcases new archaeological finds found at the site. Named after the late professor from Hebrew University that led the expedition, the Yigael Yadin Masada Museum Gift of the Shuki Levy Foundation provides visitors with an innovative display of the finds located through […]

Israel Museum 2011 Exhibits

March 15th 2011

To look inside the mind of artists is a fascinating journey into another world.  On your Israel vacation, journey into The Israel Museum. Besides housing the old and the traditional (including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, a must see for any Israel tour) the museum also houses very new, […]

City of David Night Tour

January 2nd 2011

NIGHTTIME TOURS OF THE CITY OF DAVID, JERUSALEM EVERY THURSDAY EVENING FROM 6 JANUARY 2011 Can you really believe that this is where it all happened? Jerusalem? THE Jerusalem!?  King David? Was this really where he played the harp? Really where he walked the streets?! As crazy as it seems, this weekly Thursday night brilliant light show […]

Anna Ticho House

January 2nd 2011

The Ticho House Looking for an intimate, sophisticated evening to listen to jazz, sip wine, and indulge in possibly the greatest cheese selection this side of the Mediterranean?? The ambiance and elegance of the Ticho House offers you the heavenly combination of great food and great art under the same roof. Situated right off the main […]

HaMeiri House

December 2nd 2010

The HaMeiri House, located in the city of Tzfat, houses numerous rooms and artifacts that date back to the last few hundred years of the settlement of Tzfat and their inhabitants. Visitors who love learning about (and eating) dairy products should also visit Meiri Dairy. This place claims to be the first dairy manufacturing company […]

The Collection House

December 2nd 2010

The Collection House in Tel Aviv houses a permanent exhibit of items used by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the 1948 War of Independence and first years after, including a variety of uniforms, weapons, army-issued dishes and cutlery, tanks, and special vehicles. Training programs are available to visitors to look through, as well as […]

Kikar Kedumim Visitor Center Jaffa

December 2nd 2010

The Kikar Kedumim Visitor’s Center in Jaffa is an amazing site for visitors who want to take an up-close look at current archaeological excavations, displaying artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Inside the center, visitors can take look at a Corinthian capital marble, jars, tiles, and other interesting finds. You can also watch […]

Eretz Israel Museum

December 2nd 2010

The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a multi-disciplinary museum centering on the culture and history of Israel through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions that focus on various topics including local identity, Judaica, folklore, cultural history, traditional crafts, ethnography, anthropology, archaeology, and practical arts. There are all organized into a series of […]

Hagana Museum

December 2nd 2010

The Hagana Museum, or “Beit Eliyahu,” is on the site of Eliyahu Golomb’s home, one of the founders of the Hagana, the pre-state Jewish military force that later became the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The ground floor hosts a biographical display on Golomb’s life. The upper floors of the museum are a permanent exhibit using […]

The IDF History Museum

December 2nd 2010

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) History Museum is a three-story museum exhibit that showcases the history and development of the IDF military forces from the British Mandate period before the creation of the state of Israel and its ensuing struggle from 1948 until today. Through the use of maps, photographs, and historical documents, the museum […]

Chaim Wiezmann Museum

December 2nd 2010

 The Chaim Weizmann Museum, next to The Weizmann Institute of Science, is a house-museum where visitors can obtain a closer look into the public and private life of not just Israel’s first President but a famous scientist in the fields of biochemistry and chemistry and a former president of the World Zionist Organization. Upon entering […]

Ben Gurion House

December 2nd 2010

Ben Gurion House is a historic museum in Tel Aviv which was the secondary residence of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, between the years of 1931 and 1968. Today, the house and all its remains are intact, including the impressive library of Ben-Gurion, with over twenty-thousand books in Hebrew, English, Latin, Greek, and […]