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Eilat, Israel
We took a four hour walk in the Arava desert at twilight, eventually reaching a small pool in the middle of the date plantation near the border with Jordan. As we walked we watched the moon rise and felt like we were walking on a twin moon-like...
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Ein Shaviv St 70, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
The rock of Masada which is towering almost 1000ft above the Dead Sea shore is one of the most impressive archeological sites in Israel. It is known for its flat top and the remarkable role it played in the Jewish history. (The siege of Masada by...
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Har Hanegev Hatzfoni, Israel
Northern Israel in a small village green and beautiful, there is a intimate farmers market with quality merchandise and special goat cheese that i had to take a shoot.
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Dead Sea Region, Israel
Mineral Beach at the Dead Sea. You can pay a lot of money for Dead Sea mud treatments, or you can go to public Mineral Beach and apply the mud yourself. It's a day trip from Jerusalem and you can easily get in Ein Gedi and Masada in the same day....
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The Dead Sea or 'Yam Hamelach', sea of salt in Hebrew, is considered the lowest point on Earth. It is 1300 ft below sea level. The extra-ordinary salt in the water, enables bathers to float. The salty water and the therapeutic mud are known for...
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Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem, Israel
I went to Israel for two weeks and I came back at least 10 pounds heavier. My downfall began with a trip to Mahane Yehuda (the “Shuk”), Jerusalem’s oldest and largest market where I discovered Israeli cheese, halva, pastries, cookies, olives,...
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Eilat, Israel
Eilat is considered the far south city of Israel, just at the tip of the country, linking between Egypt in Africa and Jordan in Asia. It is considered one of the most popular touristic resorts in Israel, mostly for its weather (hot but not humid)...
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
It hardly rains in Israel so there is no use saving this museum for a rainy day. The vast collection of art, archeology, sculptures and antiques can easily keep one entertained for hours. I definitely recommend beginning with the Model of...
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Jerusalem, 9195000, Israel
Very interesting tours are available of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) building, including the spectacular Chagall windows. Check the schedule for specific times of tours in English (or any other language you may know). Alas, no pictures allowed...
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Ze'ev Jabotinsky St 2, Jerusalem, Israel
My trip to Israel coincided with both the Christian Easter holiday and the week of Passover. Visiting non-Jewish friends who had stocked up at home on bread and other wheat based products that the stores cannot sell during the week of "unleavened...
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Ma'alot Ir David St, Jerusalem
Jerusalem at Night and Jerusalem during day time can feel completely different. The walls around the old city and the Tower of David are illuminated when it's getting darker, and it creates a holy, at-awe and a romantic experience. Take a stroll...
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Jerusalem, Israel
Shopping in the food markets of other countries is always interesting to us. Across the street from the Mahane Yehuda Market, aka the Shuk, is a small shop called The World Spices. We found several spices that were new to us, including a Moroccan...
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Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים
Israelis love to eat and therefore snacks and street food are playing an important role in the day. Favorite snacks include bagel shaped seasame sprinkled bread (can be found in the shuk or most likely in the old city of Jerusalem), falafel (fried...
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Jerusalem
Jerusalem is considered one of the most spiritual cities in the world and sacred to all religions for its significant monuments, mostly centered in the Old City. Tour the four quarters in the Old City. Walk through Via Dolorosa till you reach the...
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Old City, Jerusalem
The Old City is an intimidating maze comprised of of four quarters: the Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish Quarters. I wander aimlessly, in awe. I don’t believe there’s another place on earth so dense with this much historical, archeological...
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Jerusalem
One of the most significant sites in the world. It's easy to come back here over and over to see how the changing light highlights different elements throughout the day.
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Negev St, Israel
Imagine you book a 'million star hotel' experience and you surprise your loved one with a spending the night at the desert? It is possible and doable in Israel. You can either book a room in one of the guests houses in the Negev (the israeli...
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Pinkhas Eilon St 8, Holon, 5845400, Israel
From the moment the Design Museum Holon opened in February, 2010 in the city of Holon, five miles south of Tel Aviv, it attracted international attention. Like the exhibitions within, architect Ron Arad’s swirling, ribbonlike steel structure...
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125, Herzog St, Azor, 5800100, Israel
Israelis developed the first practical surface drip irrigation emitter. Nowhere are the fruits (literally) of that work more evident than at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel. Visit The Shuk, as the market is known to locals, on an...
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Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv-Yafo
For a nice calm break from the modern pace of Tel Aviv, spend some time in Old Jaffa. You can walk along the Mediterranean beach and get here. Some nice little artisan shops can be found in the nooks and crannies.
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Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel Aviv has three beautiful ports. The Jaffa port scenery includes fishermen and their boats, hidden coffee shops and few stores. A line of warehouses turned into seafood restaurants, art galleries and a huge space that hosts music, Art and...
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Ha-Dolfin St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The original patriarch of this outfit sold hummus from a pushcart before opening the shop more than 40 years ago. His descendants make two or three big batches every day, which they serve from 8 a.m. until they run out.  Read Gregory Dicum's...
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Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Jaffa is an old city port adjoins to Tel Aviv and it is a mixed city of Arabs and Jews. The legend says that Japheth, the son of Noah, found a pleasant hill overlooking a bay and settled down, naming the place 'Yafo'. This is one of the oldest...
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Rabbi Yohanan St 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Every time I visit the flea market in Jaffa, I must stop for a cup of coffee or a bite at Pua restaurant. The space looks like a retro apartment my grandparents used to have, filled with furnitures and decorations well collected from the vintage...
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Beit Eshel St 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
While wandering around Jaffa, one of the oldest settlements in the world and now connected to Tel Aviv, I stumbled upon a restaurant called Dr. Shakshuka. The specialty is--wait for it--shakshuka, a concoction of poached eggs, tomato, onion,...
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Yehieli St 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6514946, Israel
I am always enchanted by the beautiful building of Suzanne Delllal Dance and Theater Center, located in the historic neighborhood Neve Tsedek, in the south of Tel Aviv. The Center is home for dance and the premier presenter of Israeli and...
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Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Sixty miles of bicycle paths crisscross Tel Aviv. The best trail: a four-mile beachfront promenade that stretches from the Neve Tzedek neighborhood to the port. —Michele Chabin This appeared in the November/December 2010 issue.
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Matalon St 44, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Israel is located along the Mediterranean Sea and have few ports and fishing areas; Haifa, Acre, Ashdod, Tiberias, Eilat and Jaffa. Therefore, there are a lot of great fish and seafood restaurants especially in these cities but also across the...
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Levinsky, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
One of the best ways to experience a country is through its food. There are quite a lot of open markets in Israel (shuk) and local companies started running some culinary tours in Tel Aviv. For tourists who don't know where to go and which markets...
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Shabazi St 55, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
A perfect way to start the morning in Tel Aviv: plein-air breakfast on the most charming street in Neve Tzedek. Lulu’s may look like a French bistro, but the spread I ordered (a variety of warm breads with the usual dips of tahini, hummus, creamy...
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Ahad Ha'Am St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
This organic café moved from its former spot in a village north of Tel Aviv, and comes across as a happy mix of enlightened urbanity and rural roots. (Most of the ingredients still come from the original location.) Breakfast here is covered if you...
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HaCarmel St 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
If you are on the hunt for a great local market, definitely head to Carmel's open-air market. Sample some of Israel's local delicacies and splurge on candies and other desserts. From my experience the vendors are friendly and don't pressure you to...
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Nahalat Binyamin St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Start with a coffee and brakefast, then walk along the pedestrian. There you will find interesting Israeli artists and you can buy special gifts. Continue on to the next market, the Carmel Market. There you will find everything. Finished with...
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Montefiore St 25, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
One of my favorite stores to visit in Tel Aviv is 'notbook'. Itzik Maimin, the 'notbook' maker, not only has tons of notebooks on display, but he'll happily hand make you a new book with covers of your choice from discarded comics, books and...
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Kalischer St 25, Yafo, 6516505, Israel
Built in the 1910's, the Big Synagogue in Allenby street is one of the known monuments in Tel Aviv which serves as a cultural and religious center for the many residents in the area. When it was constructed,it’s beautiful dome stood in stark...
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Yavne St 21, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Located in Alma Boutique Hotel, Alma Lounge is a bohemian chic space with a mix of Georgian inspired furniture blended with local contemporary Art. The chef, Yonatan Roshfeld, is a well known figure in Israel and the restaurant is one of the most...
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
At the heart of Tel Aviv UNESCO White City, the new Alma Hotel & Lounge (recently opened, four months ago) sets a new standard in luxury boutique hospitality in Tel Aviv, Israel. The building's history goes back to 1925, as the first private...
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Montefiore St 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Though it sits squarely in Tel Aviv’s Lev Ha’ir (the heart of the city), Hotel Montefiore feels almost hidden away, not least because of the fact that greenery shrouds much of the restored 1922 mansion. Gaze out the window of the lobby...
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Ge'ula St 40, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Named after the Belgian monarch who was a personal friend of Mayor Dizengoff, this prominent square is surrounded by some interesting monuments. The Bauhaus-style Pagoda House, now made over as a luxury apartment building, was built in 1924 as a...
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Yehuda ha-Levi St 79/81, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Israel is well known for its rich and fresh breakfast. Same as there is a 'Continental Breakfast' there is also the coin for 'Israeli Breakfast'. The breakfast usually includes chopped salad made by fresh vegetables, assorted cheese from the Golan...
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Barzilai St 1, יפו, Israel
Israel is known as a coffee culture and the Israelis are taking their coffee seriously. The most popular kinds are Middle Eastern coffee (botz in hebrew), Turkish coffee and the Viennese style coffee (cafe hafuch in hebrew). The majority of coffee...
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Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Rothschild Blvd is a real gem of Bauhaus architecture. A tree-lined boulevard with old trees, lined with benches and dotted with outdoor coffee kiosks and some chess tables. This is one of the most charming places to stroll, bicycle and hang out....
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Sheinkin St 44, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Delicatessen Coffee Bar, Deli and restaurant is located in a two story building in the center of Tel Aviv, few blocks away from Rotschild Blvd. Delicatessen has a cheese collection from all over the world, wine, great bakery, fresh fruits and...
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
If you are visiting Israel, I highly recommend munching on the delicious local food but also boost your meal with a glass of Ouzo (despite its Greek origin). Ouzo imported from Greek is available to purchase in Delicatessen delis and goes well...
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Ben Yehuda St 35, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Situated close to the beach and the Gordon Street gallery district, Art + Hotel’s lobby sets the tone: Visitors are greeted with a video installation by Sigalit Landau, an Israeli artist whose work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art...
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Tarsat Ave 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Habima Theater is the National Theater of Israel. The building, originally from 1946 was in the Bauhaus style and was going through some renovations that lasted for few years. The new building, which contains various halls was opened to the public...
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מתחם גולדה מאיר, שדרות שאול המלך 27, תל אביב יפו, Israel
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art has doubled its exhibition space only recently with the compilation of the new building, designed by the American architect Preston Scott Cohen. The innovative building became an International landmark and attracts a lot...
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Neharde'a St, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Next time you travel to Israel and interested in an exceptional and different dining experience, I highly recommend to check the new website of EatWith, to book a dinner with locals. EatWith is a global community (started in Israel) that invites...
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HaYarkon St 205, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6340506, Israel
While Jerusalem is the official capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is considered to be the capital of style and culture. Enjoy starting your day with a stroll along the beach or a great, rich breakfast in one of many outdoor cafes along some of the...
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Tel Aviv Marina
Tel Aviv's shore is 14 km long. A new boardwalk runs along the beach from Bat Yam in the south up to Herzliya in the north. If you want to escape the craziness of the city and unwind for a bit or breath some fresh salty air, head West toward the...
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HaYarkon St 220, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
The Melody Hotel in Tel Aviv is one of the Mediterranean city's many beachfront hotels, though this one on HaYarkon Street is smaller and more travel-friendly than most. With free wireless and plenty of social activities, it's a great place to...
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2 האנגר, נמל ת"א, יורדי הסירה 1, תל אביב יפו, Israel

Think about sitting on a comfortable designed chairs staring at the blue waters of the Mediterranean enjoying the sea breeze. You can't beat the location. BUT, this is not the reason to go to Yulia.

Fried cauliflower with Tahini, israeli chopped...

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Einstein St 40, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

If you're looking for a great brunch on Tel Aviv, I would highly recommend to check Comme Il Faut in the promenade.

All organic food, fresh products and interesting twists on all the classical Isareli breakfast items: salads, freshly baked bread,...

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Herzliya, Israel
Tel Aviv’s love affair with design dates back to the 1930s and ’40s, when the city’s architects—influenced by Germany’s modernist Bauhaus movement—constructed more than 4,000 iconic, clean-lined apartment houses and commercial spaces. Today,...
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Ha-Sadna'ot St 10, Herzliya, Israel
What I love about Tel Aviv are the unique street cafes that sit literally in the middle of Tel Aviv's long pedestrian promenades.
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Zikhron Ya'akov, Israel
If you are a wine lover or curious about wine, and want to enjoy some of the breath taking views of the Golan Heights and the Galilee (the Israeli Tuscany) and learn about the history of the place, book a well detailed and professional wine tour...
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ד.נ עמק המעיינות, Nir David, Israel
Some might say that archeology is Israel's national hobby, as Israel is rich with archeological sites, more than 20,000 recognized sites in Israel, dating back to 150,000 BC. In 2005 UNESCO declared 3 sites in Israel as World Heritage sites...
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Mount Carmel
At Yemin Orde Youth Village, birds of paradise grow naturally in all corners of the village. This photo exemplifies to me the spirit of Yemin Orde as the jewel on the crown of Mt. Karmel. It is a place that embraces all cultures and celebrates...
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Yefe Nof St 61, Haifa, Israel
Sitting on top of Mt Carmel, in Haifa, Israel is the Shrine of the Báb. 19 terraces that lead into Ben Gurion Ave, these gardens are a beautiful way to spend more than a day.
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HaNassi Blvd 107, Haifa, Israel
Garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. 200,000 square metres of land, one kilometer up of Mount Carmel. Beautiful view of the Haifa. Haifa is the international headquarters for the Baha'i Faith, which began...
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Yefe Nof St 61, Haifa, Israel
If you are planning a trip to Israel, make sure Haifa is on your list. Before traveling there myself, I had no idea that Haifa even existed until I saw that I would be spending two days there. Located in the north of Israel, Haifa is built on the...
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Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel
Wadi Nisnas in Haifa is a neighborhood of white cobblestone streets and whimsical public art projects, but the best reason to visit might be the bakeries. This baklava is not only delicious but beautiful too, lined up in symmetrical rows or...
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Haifa, Israel
Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country. Haifa is a mixed city: 90% are Jews, more than a quarter of whom are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, while 10% are Arabs, predominantly of the...
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El Jazzar St, Acre, Israel
There are a few stands worth stopping at inside the covered, one-lane Turkish Bazaar, a tidy marketplace within the Old City that’s got a more modern feel than the outdoor souks. This is one of them: a cup or two of sludgy and invigorating Turkish...
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Ha-Hagana St, Acre, Israel
The smallest holding in the mini-empire of Uri Jeremias, who also owns Akko’s Uri Buri restaurant and Efendi Hotel, this bright and no-frills ice cream shop sits along the old city’s western seafront. These are natural treats, made using local...
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El Jazzar St, Acre, Israel
OK, so there's no real war and the skirmishing isn't all that great. In fact, everyone claims to get along. Be that as it may, up in Akko, the coastal city in far northern Israel reputed by many to have the best hummus in the country, if not the...
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Ha-Hagana Street, Acre, Israel
Merchants, pilgrims, and warriors have gone out of their way to visit Akko over the centuries. If foodies have joined that list in recent years, it’s thanks to this innovative fish-and-seafood restaurant. Housed in a 400-year-old Ottoman house...
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6112 St 9, Nazareth, Israel
Fauzi Azar Inn is the most fabulous place I have ever stayed! What says traveling in style like staying in a 200-year-old Arab mansion turned boutique hostel? The rooms are open and airy, and some of the high ceilings still have their original...
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Nazareth, Israel
The City of Nazareth, located in the Galilee, the Northern part of Israel, is the largest Israeli Arab city. It is one of the best known towns among Christians as it is where Jesus grew up. The city has more than twenty churches and the grandest...
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Arbel, Israel
I'm a skeptical guy – doubtful of unseen forces, philosophical about what's mystical, mute on organized religion. It's my way of staying grounded (sometimes to my own detriment) when awander through cultures and places more at ease in the...
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Tiberias, Israel
The Sea of Galilee pours into the Jordan River -- filled with rich spiritual history and where you can find Kibbutz Degania and Kibbutz Kinneret nearby (two of Israel's oldest and most well known communal settlements). We arrived there very...
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Capernaum, Israel
Be still and know that I am God.... Psalm 46:10 Take a boat ride at the sea of Galilee a must..... feel peace and reflect.... Capernaum National Park Tiberias... then eat fish fresh fish caught in the same place.....
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Vered Hagalil, Israel
When I thought of Israel, something that never would have come to my mind was going horseback riding. I had never even been on a horse before, so I was a bit nervous to start out. However, as we strolled down the grass swept hills toward the...
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Ezor Hatzor, Israel
This was the view from my cabin during a trip to the Golan Heights in the north of Israel. The hand sculpture on the right was made from old car parts, and the vehicles on the left were parked right on the cliff overlooking the valley.
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Rosh Pinna, Israel
Some might say that the Galilee area in Israel is like the Tuscany in Italy. Green lushes mountains, the Sea of the Galilee (Kinneret) the Hula Valley and little towns and kibbutzs villages. If you want to escape the city life and enjoy a romantic...
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Safed, Israel
The city of Safed is located on a hilltop in the Galilee, overlooking mount Meron, a mountain where the mystical texts of the Kabbalah were written. When you walk along the narrow cobblestone streets of the old part of the city, visit the various...
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Israel
As we pulled into Hula Nature Reserve, two Vs of pelicans soared overhead. It wasn't even the right time of year for what we were told are jaw-dropping numbers of fowl – tens of thousands of over 200 species, including ducks, herons, cormorants...