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About Israel

Its position on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean gives Israel a wonderful climate, and many travellers now combine a visit to Israel with trips to Jordan and Egypt.

Israel Tourism

Countries neighbouring Israel are: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

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The State of Israel was established in 1948.

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Some of the most popular destinations in Israel

Eilat, Haifa, Herzliya, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Netanya, Tel Aviv, Tiberias.

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Go Israel:
Comprehensive guide to Israel; including special Christian and Jewish sections.


Jerusalem - al-Quds in Arabic - is Israel's largest city and has been designated the country's capital.

This is not recognised by the United Nations and many countries continue to maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem is also considered sacred by Jews, Christians and Muslims but rather than live peacefully side by side some extremists want to call The Holy Land their own.

On December 6th, 2017 Donald Trump - as President of the United States of America - officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Naturally this didn't go down so well with the Palestinians.

The Israel Museum:
Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum has achieved world class status with collections ranging from prehistoric archaeology through contemporary art.

Located on Ruppin Blvd., near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), the Israel Museum is served by buses 9, 17 and 24/24a, and 99 run by the Egged Bus Cooperative.

Visit the sights, taste the typical foods, see the common costumes, meet the prominent people, and drink from the water systems of the period and those that follow.

Western Wall:
Live view of the Wailing Wall; refreshed every 60 seconds. If you've never been to Israel, then we had better point out that the large area on the left is for men only, and the area on the right is reserved for women. Do your meditation in the right place please.

Accommodation in Jerusalem

The King David Hotel - 23 King David Street - Jerusalem:
The King David, situated in the heart of Jerusalem and overlooking the old city, is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'.

If you're looking for the most super deluxe hotel in Jerusalem, with the best location in town, look no further than The King David and marvel at the fabled skyline of the old city; watching how the sunset works its magic on the legendary Golden City in the evening.

The King David is a Jerusalem landmark and probably Israel's most famous hotel. A unique combination of modern facilities, gourmet restaurant and traditional atmosphere makes The King David a regular host to world leaders and celebrities.

The majestic historic building, with captivating ambience terrace set in beautiful gardens overlooking the old city, is within walking distance of both the old and new city.

Christian Sites in Israel and Palestine:
If your time is limited and you want to follow in the footsteps of Jesus these are the essential Christian pilgrimage sites.

Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Being on the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is practically one long beach.

The historic district of Jaffa is to the south of modern Tel Aviv, and the winding streets of the old Arab town are extremely interesting.

The history of the settlement goes back 4,000 years, and includes military visits by all the major powers ebbing and flowing across the region.

Tel Aviv (Hill of Spring, in Hebrew) was established by Jewish settlers in 1909, and grew rapidly during and after the Second World War as Jewish immigrants escaped from Nazi Germany.

Accommodation in Tel Aviv

Hilton Hotel: Tel Aviv.
Hayarkon Street.

Official Website:
Hilton Tel Aviv.

The Hilton Tel Aviv occupies a unique location, perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, in the heart of Independence Park.

It goes without saying that well appointed guestrooms and impeccable service is something you can count on at Hilton.

Relax by the outdoor pool or be pampered at the spa. Dine on sushi at Yakimono Sushi Bar or Mediterranean dishes at King Solomon. Relax with a cocktail at the Lobby Lounge.

Hotel Dan Panorama: Tel Aviv.
10 Kaufman Street.

Official Website:
Hotel Dan Panorama.

Stay at the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv and you're close to everywhere you want to be.

Cross the road and you're on the great beaches and soft sands of the Mediterranean. Take a stroll along the seafront promenade and you're in ancient Jaffa's harbour.

With all the dynamic and sophisticated attractions of Tel Aviv on the doorstep, premium leisure-time facilities and dining options, the Dan Panorama is an ideal base for a family vacation or a business trip.

Park Plaza Orchid: Tel Aviv.
79 Hayarkon Street.

Official Website:
Park Plaza Orchid.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the four-star Park Plaza Orchid faces Tel Aviv's famous beach promenade and is within walking distance from the old city of Jaffa.

Hotel amenities include an elegant breakfast room with panoramic views, a lobby bar, business lounge, free underground parking, room service, a swimming pool, a sun deck overlooking the Mediterranean, babysitting and doctor on call. Guests can also use the health and fitness centre.

The hotel offers 182 luxurious air-conditioned guestrooms including executive studios and suites. All rooms have wireless Internet, coffee and tea making facilities, cable TV and other modern comforts.

Renaissance Hotel: Tel Aviv.
121 Hayarkon Street.

Official Website:
Renaissance Hotel Tel Aviv.

Perfectly located on the Mediterranean shoreline, with direct access to the beach, the Renaissance Tel Aviv provides traditional service to a contemporary clientele.

The hotel offers 342 gracious guest rooms with private balcony overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

The well appointed rooms come complete with data port, phone, Wireless Internet and voicemail.

When it's time to relax, enjoy the state-of-the-art equipment in the health club or refresh yourself in the hotel's indoor pool.

Facing the Mediterranean, the Sabres Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner; offering glorious International Buffets.

Tel Aviv Tourism

Tel Aviv Guide:
Discover all the places you simply can't miss in Tel Aviv with reviews of the best hotels, top restaurants and trendy nightlife spots.

Tel Aviv Travel Tips

Israel in general - and Tel Aviv especially - is so much different than what you may expect. Tel Aviv alone has more then 800 restaurants, cafes and bars. The night scene and cultural scene is one of the best in the world and there's always something to do. The weather is great even during the winter.

Tel Aviv has a rather small city centre, which you can divide into five parts and spend a day/night in each of them. Newe Zedek, the oldest neighbourhood of the city can be a great place to start.

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Many of Tel Aviv's residents are self-employed or work in shifts, which is one of the reasons why you can find people on the streets almost any hour of the day. The cafes and restaurant are always full, which might give the impression that in Tel Aviv - no-one works! You can walk into a restaurant on Monday evening and it's packed! Or walk down to the beach on a weekday only to discover many young Israelis catching some sun. The motto is: "You live only once - so better make the most of it!"

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Located on the Gulf of Aqaba, Eilat is Israel's southernmost city.

April to May is a good time to visit Eilat; before the sand gets unbearably hot and swimming underwater is the only place to be.


This is the region in northern Israel, around Lake Tiberias.

Galilee has long been famous for the cultivation of olives and grapes, and naturally there are plenty of fish restaurants in Tiberias.


Haifa's exquisite beaches are simply not to be missed, as well as its numerous holy sights that are spread out around the city and the reconstructed German Colony at the foot of Mount Carmel.

Haifa can be divided into three areas, according to their topographical distribution: The Carmel region, on the upper reaches of Mount Carmel offers stunning views; Hadar, with its varied and colourful architecture is lower down; and at the foot of the Carmel is the glorious stretch of Haifa Beach and the area known as 'Down Town' - where you'll find the authentic markets, churches, mosques and stone houses of the Templar era.

The Haifa Tourist and Leisure Board:
48 Ben Gurion Avenue, Haifa.


Situated in lower Galilee, Nazareth is where Mary and Joseph lived and it was the childhood home of Jesus - or so they say.

Nazareth is still a place of pilgrimage and contains many shrines commemorating its biblical associations, some of them have been rebuilt after they were destroyed by the Muslims during the Middle Ages.

The archangel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary at the church of the Annunciation, and the church of St Joseph is traditionally the site of Joseph's carpentry shop.

Around Israel

The Israeli railroads infrastructure has been upgraded significantly in the past 10 years.

While until 1996 most of trains and railroads were bizarre collections of British 'leftovers' from the mandatory occupation that lasted until 1948, nowadays Israeli trains can take you almost anywhere in Israel and (almost) right on time.

Meta-Travel Members By Michal Moreno.

Weather in Israel goes from hot to cool/cold. Wear layers. Travel with a swimsuit. Drink plenty of water all day, and wear sunscreen and a hat.

Meta-Travel Members By Judith C. Isaacson.

Ein Hod Artists Village:
Ein Hod is a picturesque artists’ village, the only one of its kind in Israel and one of the few such villages in the world. Nestled in natural vegetation and bordered by an ancient olive grove, it lies on the western slopes of Mt Carmel (south of Haifa), in a breathtaking landscape looking out toward the sea and the Crusader fortress of Atlit.

Israel Tour Guides:
Find the tour guide that's right for your plans in Israel through this directory of certified and qualified Israeli government tour guides.

Meta-Travel Community Travel Guides

Israel Travel Tips:
Michal Moreno, a former flight attendant for El-Al Israeli airlines, tries to provide the local tips to help make your trip to Israel mind opening, conclusive and satisfying.

Tiuli Israel:
Tiuli in Hebrew means: my trip, my hike, my travel. Founded by Yochai Corem, to help those who want to travel and hike in Israel but don't always have the information and knowledge needed to do so.

Israel Facts

Jewish History:
In the year 1741 BCE, Abraham began his long journey from Haran to Canaan - a journey which would change the history of the world and have a profound effect on the development of most major religions.

Source Israel Magazine:
From olives, wine and honey, to mosaics, sculpture and literature, The Source explores the best of Israel's past, present and future.

Israel Tours

Meet David Schoenfeld David’s Dynamic Tours of Israel:
David Schoenfeld lives in Givat Zeev and enjoys leading people on tours of Israel and showing them the many fine and unique restaurants and hotels that Israel has to offer.

Israel Christian Tours:
A leading online source for planning a personal Christian tour in the Holy Land of Israel.

Israel Travel Advisory Service:
From Jerusalem to Safed and Tiberias, ITAS experienced Israel tour guides will take you on a trip of a lifetime.

Israel Travel Company:
Zel Lederman was born in Australia, settled in Jerusalem over twenty years ago and now offers tour guide services for individuals, couples, families and small groups visiting Jerusalem with an interest in discovering the region.

Via Sabra:
Join a team of Israel-obsessed locals on the trip of a lifetime to relish the hidden gems and exciting hotspots that real Israelis enjoy, full of exotic flavours, colouful local secrets, modern cities and ancient history.

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