Mine Herr Hermon
We sit in Jerusalem. The beginning of March, rain outside the window, the wind blows off the bold passers-by. My interlocutor says: "I'm tired of everything, I'll go skiing tomorrow."…

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Eilat - from the point of view of a woman
Winter is already at hand, but I still want to lie on the beach under the gentle southern sun. Where then to go? If for you, King Solomon and Queen…

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Israel (and vicinity)
You can fly there for less than $ 400. A charter to Cyprus is about 200. The ferry Limassol - Haifa - $ 60. Prices, respectively, round-trip. In winter, charters…

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Israel is the only land

Israel: the sublime and the earthly

Israel is a state in the Middle East, formed on May 14, 1948 in accordance with the UN separation plan of Palestine. The capital is Jerusalem. The main economic and cultural center is Tel Aviv. The population is more than 6 million people. About 80% are Jews, about 17% are Arabs, the rest are representatives of other nationalities: Druze, Bedouins, Circassians, Russians, etc. It borders on Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. From the west it is washed by the Mediterranean Sea, from the south by the Red Sea, in the southeast there is a unique drainless salt lake – the Dead Sea. Almost half of the south of the country is the Negev desert, a significant part of the territory is the mountainous chains of Galilee, Samaria and Judea. More than half of the population lives on the Coastal Plain along the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading

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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Nazareth. Church Synagogue
Note: Visiting this Christian shrine is not included in all excursion routes. But it always follows after a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Therefore, I consider it appropriate…

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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 -…

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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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