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Jerusalem

The Talmud says: "Ten cabins of beauty came down to the world - Jerusalem took nine and the whole world took one. You have no beauty like...

The Sea of Galilee

The largest fresh water lake in Israel and up until recently the main water source is located along the Syrian-African rift AKA the Dead...

Israel Trail

In April 1995, the Israel Trail committee have announced the formation of the "Israel Trail", a 1,056km trail going from kibutz Dan in...

Mt. Arbel

On the north-western part of the Sea of Galilee rises the Arbel cliff some 400 meters high. Its rocks are made of limestone and dolomite...

Caesarea

Initially named Straton, in honor of the King of Sidon who ruled the area in the 4th century BC, Caesarea as we see it today is one of...

Relaxed Saturday...

I published a FB post about an upcoming bike tour in the Jordan valley, and very quickly got confirmation from 16 riders, 80% of which, I...

We Are Back Baby!

It has been a strange 2 years to say the least... life post-Covid is not the same as pre-Covid and that is a huge understatement....

Around the Sea of Galilee

Several years ago the Israel Parks authority decided to take action and open a route that circulates the Sea of Galilee to allow...

Upper Galilee, northern Israel

The Upper Galilee stretches from the northern boarder with Lebanon south to Bet Hakerem Valley, and from the Mediterranean beach in the...

Moonlight desert ride

The Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means it is based on the moon phase. Similar calendar as the Buddhist, Chinese,...

The Golan Heights (at winter)

The Golan in an elevated volcanic plateau stretching for 70 km from the Yarmouk rive in the south, to the Saar river in the north. The...

The Druze in Israel

The Druze are a unique ethnic and religious minority, which separated from the Shia religion back in the 11th century in Egypt. You can...

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

"A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls. I will gather all...

The 'Land of the Monasteries'

For 53 years this area to the north of the Dead Sea has been closed for tourists. Issues range from proximity to the Jordanian boarder...

The Nabataeans

Around the 4th century BC several Arabian tribes began crossing the desert on camels, looking for trade routes. Athens was a growing...

Har Megiddo AKA Armageddon...

Megiddo has always been a major strategic town sitting on the outskirts of Izrael Valley, right on the main trade route between Egypt and...

Jerusalem, the City of David

Jerusalem goes back more than 3300 years to biblical times. We know from reading the bible and from external sources that there was a...

Eilat, the Red Sea riviera

Eilat is a true riviera on the southern border of Israel and Egypt. Its location on the north part of the Red Sea makes it a perfect...

Necropolis, the city of the dead

After the failed Jewish revolt against the Roman empire and the destruction of Jerusalem and the 2nd temple by Titus in 70 A.D, Jews were...

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