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Caesarea is a national park on the Israeli coastline, between the cities of Haifa and Tel-Aviv. The ancient Caesarea harbor had been built by King Herod the Great arout 25–12 BCE. The city has –then- been inhabited by Romans and later by Byzantines; based on the current conquerors of the land. Caesarea continued to...

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked up to Jerusalem as their spiritual, historical and political capital. The city is a holy city to the three major religions— Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The city is located in the Judean Mountains near the Dead Sea. The Jewish story of Jerusalem had started...

Masada (539 B.C -70 A.D) is an ancient fortress, built by King Herod, based on a high plateau in the desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. King Herod was known as the builder of Masada. The plateau’s natural defensive features (vertical cliffs of some 400 meters...

Hamat Gader is a unique place in the north of Israel. It contains several aspects that are, each at its own worth, outstanding. The name’s meaning is “Hot springs of Gadara”. It is located is in the Yarmuk valley, east of the Sea of Galilee. It is also based on the Arab ancient village by the name of...

The Hula Valley is a unique region in northern Israel. It is a major stopover for migrating birds – throughout the Syrian-African Rift stretching in between Europe, Africa and the near east. Originally, the Hula had been a swamp. It had caused much illness to its inhabitants and had brought along many deaths. Years...

Many Biblical stories are connected to the Jordan valley. Some relate to the geographical part that is today the land of Jordan; some relate to the Israeli part; some concern a specific part of the valley that was called “SUKKOT” –situated in the middle of the Jordan valley. As the area had been an immensely important...

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis plans visiting Israel in May 2014, probably on May 24-25. That would make it the yet another meaningful Christian -Papal visit in the Holy Land in the scope of the past years. Pope John-Paul II visited Israel in year 2000 and Pope Benedict XVI came in year 2009. Pope Francis...

The Jordan Valley- “Ha’bikaa” is a marvelous area, nor far form the city of Jerusalem, in between Israel and Jordan is called “Ha’bikaa” – The Jordan Valley. The valley lies within the Syrian-African rift, stretching along the dead-sea from southern Turkey towards the Red Sea. The Jordan Valley had already been cited in the...

Harvesting Olives has been one of the major agricultural activities in the ancient land of Israel; for thousands of year. In recent years, the project of restoring healthy olive-trees to the land has been marked highly, as well as funded, by the Israeli government. The Ben-Gurion University has even taken this...

Mount Sodom is located on the south-west side of the Dead Sea, rising some 200m above it. It is actually a series of mountains, 11 Km long, that are made of salt mixed with a variety of other minerals. The water, penetrating into the salt, is creating large cavities. The mountain is strongly connected with several...

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