On the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean sits a stunning country with a long and tumultuous history. Israel’s deserts and high mountains, fabulous coastline, and historic temples tell stories from across the ages. Haifa and Tel Aviv have vibrant cultural scenes and beautiful seaside hotels and restaurants. The Old City in Jerusalem is central to the world’s Abrahamic religions. Sites holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all found there. Ancient olive groves shade Roman ruins while high tech companies power the digital economy. Israel is a case study in contrasts.
法国ribEvery day, people from different parts of the city, from all over the world to the cry wall ⋯ This is the holy place of the world's Jews (the nearest place to the second temple, the west wall) pouring out the suffering of displacement ⋯
_We***86The Old city is actually very compact with narrow alleys and contains small communities of different faiths. It's amazing to understand the building process and how there's entire layers of the previous settlements. An incredible experience and insight into the long history.
M22***00The Mount of Olives has a viewing platform, the best overlooking city of Jerusalem. There is also an Orthodox church with the most classic onion-top symbol, the Mary Church of Magdalene, which is dedicated to Mary Magdalene, the female disciple of Jesus.
The Way of the Cross - Via DolorosaHarei Yehuda,Israel
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Mount of OlivesHarei Yehuda,Israel
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Damascus (Shechem) GateHarei Yehuda,Israel
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Church of the MultiplicationEmek HaYarden,Israel
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One of the most iconic images of the Middle East is undoubtedly the Dome of the Rock shimmering in the setting sun of Jerusalem. Sitting atop the Haram al-Sharif, the highest point in old Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock’s golden-color Dome and Turkish Faience tiles dominates the cityscape of Old Jerusalem and in the 7th century served as a testament to the power of the new faith of Islam.
The Dome of the Rock is one of the earliest surviving buildings from the Islamic world. This remarkable building is not a mosque, as is commonly assumed and scholars still debate its original function and meaning.
Undoubtedly the experienced here is so powerful and can’t be measured as you feel the good energies after you left this place. In my own opinion this is really a must visit place when you’re in Israel.
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan and the Dead Sea to the east and by Israel to the south, west and north. #merryxmas
This is one of my best experiences in Israel, you will be enthuse and captivated if you ever visit this area, especially if you’re of the Christian faith. Take a tour one day and go experience a little of history. The Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world, at levels between 215 metres and 209 metres below sea level. It is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide.
I don’t think there’s a city in the world that has more history and stories than Jerusalem. Take at least one day to soak up this city with it’s four quarters. See the the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock and Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus is said to be buried.
The Bahai Gardens in Haifa are some of the most magnificent and impressive landmarks in Israel. The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind and originated in 19th-century Persia. The Garden Terraces of the Bahá’í Faith are located all around Israel, however the garden terraces around the Shrine of the Bábon Mount Carmel in Haifa are some of the most visited. The gardens comprise of a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, stands on the central terrace, looking across the bay towards ‘Akko.
Inner Gardens – Daily, 9am-12pm
Outer Gardens- Daily, 9am-5pm
located in the Temple Mount where in Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac
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Israel is a relatively small country with an extremely diverse topography. Landscapes can range from the coastal plains near the Dead Sea, highlands in the North, and the Negev Desert in the South. Each place is unique in its own way and there are so many different places to see.
Here are five lesser known facts about the country:
1. Israel is the only country I. The world that has more trees than it did 50 years ago.
2. It has more museums per capita than any other country.
3. Its where voicemail technology was developed.
4. Life expectancy is amoung the highest in the world at 82 years.
5. Israel tops the list of countries when it comes to the annual production of scientific papers.
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One of the most sacred places in the world 🕌 - Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.
You tiptoe into one of the most sacred places in the world.
This is where the great monotheistic religions believe the world originated.
A place almost inaccessible to tourists.
And so in an early December sunrise we woke up as soon as possible to be able to visit this incredible wonder.
A mosque (the oldest in the world) built on the remains of the Temple of Solomon, the most sacred place of the Jewish religion (the Wailing Wall is all that remains).
Jerusalem is layers and layers of stories and this is the perfect example.
Entering such a place is really intense.
The Dome of the Rock stands out in the Jerusalem skyline with its 30kg of authentic gold covering it.
An unmissable stop, a mix of emotions and at the same time such beauty that it cannot take your eyes off.
Have you ever been there?
Practical advice: access is allowed in the summer months from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 to 11 and from 13.30 to 14.30.
During the winter months: from 7.30 to 10.30 and from 12.30 to 13.30.
Recommended women's clothing: legs and arms well covered. No bare feet.
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