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Top Things to Do in Jerusalem / Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Yad Vashem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The location of Yad Vashem on the western side of Mount Herzl, an area devoid of weighty historical associations, was chosen to convey a symbolic message of "rebirth" after destruction, unlike the Chamber of the Holocaust, founded in 1948 on Mount Zion.

The Holocaust History Museum - Yad Vashem

Names of men, women and children identified in the photographic display in the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem

Western Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Early Jewish texts referred to a "western wall of the Temple", but there is doubt whether the texts were referring to today's Western Wall or to another wall which stood within the Temple complex. The earliest clear Jewish use of the term Western Wall as referring to the wall visible today was by the 11th-century Ahimaaz ben Paltiel.

Hezekiah's Tunnel

Hezekiah's Tunnel, or the Siloam Tunnel ( Hebrew: נִקְבַּת השילוח‎, Nikbat HaShiloah) is a tunnel that was dug underneath the City of David in Jerusalem in ancient times. Its popular name is due to the most common hypothesis of its origin, namely that it dates from the reign of Hezekiah of Judah (late 8th and early 7th century BCE) and corresponds to the waterworks mentioned in 2 Kings 20:20 in the Bible.

Beit Guvrin National Park

Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park is a national park in central Israel, 13 kilometers from Kiryat Gat, encompassing the ruins of Maresha, one of the important towns of Judah during the time of the First Temple, and Beit Guvrin, an important town in the Roman era, when it was known as Eleutheropolis.

City of David - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The City of David ( Hebrew: עיר דוד‎, Ir David; Arabic: مدينة داوود‎) is the Israeli name for an ancient core of settlement in Jerusalem dating back to the Bronze Age. and which is now a major archaeological site. It is on a narrow ridge running south from the Temple Mount in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem.

Church of Saint George, Lod

The Church of Saint George ( Arabic: كنيسة القديس جيورجوس or كنيسة مار جريس‎ Hebrew: כנסיית גאורגיוס הקדוש קוטל הדרקון) is the major shrine for the fourth-century Christian martyr Saint George (الخضر Al-Khidr in Arabic) and is located in Lod, Israel. The current church, built in 1870, shares space with the El-Khidr Mosque.

Demographics of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Generally, population trends in Israel reflect distinct patterns of three sub-groups: Mainstream Jews (around 63.3% of the population), Haredi Jews (11.7%), and Arabs (20.7%). Over the past decade, the Arab annual population growth has fallen significantly from around 3% to less than 2.2% by 2013, while the overall Jewish growth rate rose from around 1.4% to 1.7%, primarily due to the expanding Haredi sector.

Second Intifada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada ( Arabic: انتفاضة الأقصى‎ Intifāḍat al-ʾAqṣā ; Hebrew: אינתיפאדת אל-אקצה‎ Intifādat El-Aqtzah), was the second Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation - a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Rock-cut tombs in ancient Israel

Hundreds of rock-cut tombs were constructed in Israel in ancient times. They were cut into the rock, sometimes with elaborate facades and multiple burial chambers. Some are free-standing, but most are caves. Each tomb typically belonged to a single, wealthy family. Bodies were laid out on stone benches.

Sadigura (Hasidic dynasty) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sadigura is a Hasidic dynasty named for the city of Sadhora (Sadigura in Yiddish), Bukovina, which belonged to Austria. The dynasty began in 1850 with Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, a son of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in Sadigura until 1914.

Jaffa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jaffa is mentioned four times in the Hebrew Bible, as one of the cities given to the Hebrew Tribe of Dan ( Book of Joshua 19:46), as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for Solomon's Temple ( 2 Chronicles 2:16), as the place whence the prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish ( Book of Jonah 1:3) and as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for the Second Temple of Jerusalem ( Book of Ezra 3:7).

American Colony, Jerusalem

The American Colony was a colony established in Jerusalem in 1881 by members of a Christian utopian society led by Anna and Horatio Spafford. Now a hotel in East Jerusalem, it is still known by that name today.

Highway 1 (Israel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The road then makes an s-curve as it passes Ben Gurion International Airport and crosses north of the Ayalon Stream. Continuing south-southeast, the road intersects with Highway 40, the cutoff to Route 443 East and Highway 6 (Trans Israel Highway) North where it narrows to four lanes and rises to an elevation of 93 meters at Ben Shemen.

Yad Kennedy

Yad Kennedy ( Hebrew: יד קנדי), located in the Mateh Yehuda Region near Jerusalem, Israel, is a memorial to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963. The 60-foot high (18 m) memorial is shaped like the stump of a felled tree, symbolizing a life cut short.

Egged (company) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society Ltd ( Hebrew: אֶגֶד), a cooperative owned by its members, is the largest transit bus company in Israel. Egged's intercity bus routes reach most Israeli cities, towns, kibbutzim and moshavim in Israel and the West Bank, and the company operates urban city buses throughout the country.

Jerusalem Central Bus Station

The Jerusalem Central Bus Station ( Hebrew: התחנה המרכזית של ירושלים‎, HaTahanah HaMerkazit Shel Yerushalayim) is the main bus depot in Jerusalem, Israel and one of the busiest bus stations in the country. Located on Jaffa Road near the entrance to the city, it serves Egged, Superbus and Dan intercity bus routes.




Netanya ( Hebrew: נְתַנְיָה, lit., "gift of God") is a city in the Northern Central District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located 30 km (18.64 mi) north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km (34.80 mi) south of Haifa, between the 'Poleg' stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the 'Avichail' stream in the north.