Galilee - ancient and young
The diversity and contrasts of Israeli landscapes are especially evident in the famous Galilee. ... In the legendary waters of the Jordan River and the Sea of ​​Galilee - the…

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Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower ("Migdal" in Hebrew - "tower"), in which there…

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Haifa. Love and harmony
The city of Haifa, spread out on the slopes of Mount Carmel, is very interestingly arranged - in several tiers. The lower city by the sea and the port, by…

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The flip side of ostentatious vigilance at Ben Gurion Airport

In continuation of the theme begun by Sergei Dole about what he happened to experience at Ben-Gurion’s Israeli airport, I would like to give a logical continuation. And ask a question – what is behind the phenomenal and paranoid vigilance in relation to tourists visiting Israel. Then there will be a lot of criticism of the Israeli GBists, but from an unexpected angle, to some extent “from the inside” of this system. Immediately I want to ask those who will be indignant (and there will be many such) that I once again encroach on the sacred cow – that is, the Israeli KGB. But the truth is more expensive, and I am convinced that the more often and cynical we hit the nail on the head, the more likely it is that the situation will begin to improve. And the second request to the “cursers” – I express my subjective opinion and my views, therefore I will not respond to rudeness, insults, attempts to threaten and frighten. Continue reading

A walk through the city of the Crusaders

Today, Acre is a very vibrant city, in the east is vain and colorful. This is especially noticeable in the narrow streets of the old city, in the bazaar and near the port. A tourist should tune in advance to the fact that in the historical center he will not find a tinted tourist area with neat signs at ancient monuments. Ordinary people live in the old center, mainly Arabs, and many houses are built literally on the remains of the former city.

In fact, Acre consists of several cities at once, sprouted one into another, you know, like a Russian nesting doll: removed the cap, and there is another doll with a new face, and each next with its own character. Such is Acre. Continue reading

Living water of the Dead Sea
It was the end of January, but the water temperature turned out to be quite acceptable: not that warm, but, as they say in such cases, invigorating. I chuckled cheerfully,…

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Israel Entry Rules: Tips & Warnings
Israel belongs to the category of visa-free countries not only for Russians, but also for citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. At the moment, it is the last two countries…

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The country promised
Deserts make up most of Israel, but witty people call their state the land of four seas. Why go to Israel is a rhetorical question: everyone is looking for his…

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Jerusalem. Yad Vashem Memorial
A visit to the Yad Vashem Memorial does not require a preface. The theme is clear without it. The Nazi crimes during the Second World War, one way or another…

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