Travel to holy places
Late in the evening, a scheduled bus drove up to the Sheremetyevo-2 Airport sparkling with thousands of lights. I have not been here for a long time, and the changes…

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Christian places Capernaum and Tabgha
One of the most important place for the Christian world in the Sea of ​​Galilee is the city of Capernaum. He is mentioned in the New Testament as the birthplace…

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Israel Attractions
Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley) Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive…

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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

Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph
Statistics know everything. One must think that the total number of churches and temples of the Annunciation, erected on all continents of the globe, is also known. But only one…

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Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph
Statistics know everything. One must think that the total number of churches and temples of the Annunciation, erected on all continents of the globe, is also known. But only one…

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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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Israel Attractions
Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley) Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive…

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