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Old Jaffa and Caesarea Christian Sites

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Old Jaffa and Caesarea Christian Sites

Old Jaffa and Caesarea The old city of Jaffa (Yafo, Jaffo) has a Biblical history beginning with King Solomon who received cedar wood from Hiram in Tyre to build the First Temple in Jerusalem. The prophet Jonah (Yonah), commanded by G-d to go to Nineveh to demand it repent, tried to run away, sailing from […]

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Bedouin History in Israel

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bedouin History in Israel

Bedouins in Israel Most of the some 160,000 Negev Bedouin originally arrived at the borders of Israel from the Hejaz, a region in the north of the Arabian Peninsula from where they migrated between the 14th and 18th centuries. Some also descended generations ago from African slaves. Unlike the Bedouin in the Negev and Central regions, […]

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Barkan Winery Central Israel

| April 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
Barkan Winery Central Israel

State-of-the-Art Barkan Winery Kibbutz Hulda Looking for a great wine tasting experience close to Israel’s center and the Gush Dan area? If your vacation itinerary includes Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, you can a great tasting and fun side trip to the beautiful Barkan Winery in Kibbutz Hulda and its new Visitor’s Center with a variety of wine tour options. Kosher […]

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Agritourism Israel

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Agritourism Israel

Agritourism Israel Agritourism involves a fascinating array of choices that all come down to one basic concept: People are interested in learning about how their food is produced. They want to get up close and personal with farmers and discuss what goes into their food. For some tourists, an agritour may be the first time they […]

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Bedouins

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bedouins

Bedouins in Israel Traversing the desert route from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, one invariably catches sight of Bedouin youth herding sheep or goats and Bedouin women bearing a basket on their heads … not to mention the sign advertising camel rides, under the supervision of camel-smart Bedouins. Bedouins of Israel are a fascinating study […]

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The Israeli Druze

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Israeli Druze

The Israeli Druze Numbering some 120,000, this fascinating community makes up just two percent of Israel’s population. Approximately 100,000 Druze live in the Israeli Galilee region, and the remaining 20,000 in the Golan Heights. What makes the Druze so unique? Israeli Druze History The Druze religion and community were born in eleventh century Egypt where […]

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Hiking in Israel

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hiking in Israel

Hiking in Israel Tips If you like the thought of hiking in Israel but don’t know where to start, we are here to help. We’ve gathered a significant amount of tips for hiking in the Holy Land = excellent information on what you need to learn, obtain, and do: Trail blazes: Learn to recognize Israel National […]

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Dead Sea Mineral Hot Springs, Spas and Beaches

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dead Sea Mineral Hot Springs, Spas and Beaches

Yam Ha’melech – Sea of Salt The Dead Sea, one of the world’s incredible wonders, is not replicated anywhere on earth. Beautiful to view, an amazing experience to float in, no one who has visited the Dead Sea will ever forget the experience.  Set into this magnificent setting are the world class Dead Sea Spas, which […]

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Touring Safed

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Touring Safed

Touring Safed (Tzfat) – Where to Start? Safed known as Tzfat in Hebrew is one of Israel’s four Jewish holy cities that also include Jerusalem, Tiberias and Hebron. Located in the northern Galilee region it is known for its fresh mountain air. It has a fascinating Old City and is famous for its Artists’ Quarter.  […]

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Safed

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Safed

Introduction to Safed (Tzfat) With 27,000 permanent residents, Safed, commonly known by its Hebrew name of Tzfat, is the highest and coldest city in Israel. Safed is perched at a 2,800 foot (850 m) altitude, and occasionally visitors can enjoy tramping through a snowy white wonderland. Summer nights are usually fresh and comfortable. The climb up […]

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