Saturday transport appeared in Tel Aviv
In Tel Aviv, six free bus routes have been launched that operate on Shabbat - Jewish Saturday, when regular city transport does not go. The demand in the first weeks…

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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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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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the meaning of throwing

The Dead Sea

For hundreds of years, humanity has not ceased to wonder at the harsh lifelessness of this sea. This is the water basin with the highest salinity in the world – it reaches 32%. This indicator is 8 times higher than the salinity of the Atlantic Ocean, 7 times higher than the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, 14.5 times higher than the Black Sea and 40 times higher than the Baltic Sea. This concentration of bromine, chlorine and magnesium salts makes it impossible for any plant or animal organism to exist, hence the name Dead Sea.

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This is the deepest basin, the lowest point on the surface of the globe. It is located 405 m below sea level. The amazing nature of these places has no analogues. Truly fantastic landscapes await travelers here. In the west, steep cliffs of red sandstone rise upward, yellowish limestone blocks shade their unusual color, and snow-white salt marshes dazzle under the burning sun. In the evening, golden-lilac twilight falls in the gorge, creating a magnificent background for the unique rocky landscape. Continue reading

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 affected the fate of all the families of Jews in Europe. Where, if not in the Jewish state of Israel, is it intended to settle down to such a center, a complex of institutions that have gathered so much information about the phenomenon called the Holocaust!

I think that there is no Israeli citizen who would not be here, like there is not a single tourist group whose route would pass the Memorial. It is clear that in one visit it is impossible to cover this “block”, we will visit only a few places in the complex, but I will try to choose the most impressive of them. Continue reading

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

Big family
Most of the current immigrants - as the immigrants call them in Israel - come either to close relatives who help them settle in a new place, or go through…

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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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Haifa: welcome to God's vineyards
How rapidly the landscape outside the bus window is changing - the Negev desert dotted with "moon craters", the hills and valleys of the Galilee, Mediterranean beaches, caves, gorges, serpentines…

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Holy places of the Sea of Galilee
The Sea of ​​Galilee is Israel's largest lake. Perhaps on a global scale it is not so great, but given its importance for the country, the Israelis call it the…

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