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The American pioneers who tried to take Tel Aviv by storm

The American pioneers who tried to take Tel Aviv by storm

For old-fashioned New England architecture, look no further than Tel Aviv’s American Colony, with its tales of pilgrimage, disease and broken dreams. “Pilgrimage” isn’t the first word that springs to mind when thinking of Tel Aviv. But for a few brave Americans back in 1866, it certainly was. They were 157 men, women and children, […]

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Jerusalem is fastest-growing tourism destination in world

Jerusalem is fastest-growing tourism destination in world

The city had 37% increase in international tourists compared to last year, and the numbers continue to grow. Jerusalem is the fastest-growing tourism destination among 100 cities, and is expected by the end of the year to break its own record by achieving a 38 percent growth in tourism. Israel’s capital city had a 32% […]

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Overseas train, bus, and ferry journeys made simple

Overseas train, bus, and ferry journeys made simple

Operating in 18 developing countries, with more to be added, Bookaway helps worldwide travelers pre-arrange ground transportation ahead of their trip. When honeymooning in the Philippines, Noam Toister and his wife were faced with the challenge of reaching a world heritage site located north of the country. “We took a taxi to the main bus […]

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A new English-language resource for hikers in Israel

A new English-language resource for hikers in Israel

Hiking and nature enthusiast Erez Speiser has created a website enabling English-speakers to explore off-the-beaten-track nature spots in Israel. Erez Speiser isn’t a tour guide or a techie. He’s a mechanical engineer in the marketing division of the multinational Iscar metal-working company in Tefen, northern Israel. But Speiser wants to share his love of the […]

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10 Unforgettable Bedouin Tourism Experiences in Israel

10 Unforgettable Bedouin Tourism Experiences in Israel

Get to know the Bedouin way of life in the Negev and Galilee through these culture- and hospitality-based tourist spots. If experience-based travel is your thing, you may want to book some time with real people of the settled nomadic tribes of Israel’s North and South. The Bedouin claim to fame is extraordinary hospitality, so […]

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Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light

Secrets of a lost village of ancient Israel come to light

Technology such as LiDAR and a drone-mounted 4K camera have led to significant finds among layers of settlement spanning about 2,600 years. A vanished village, buried for centuries under the sands of time, is beginning to emerge in the cave-dotted lowlands southwest of Jerusalem. In typical old-new Israeli fashion, the work of revealing Beit Lehi-Beit […]

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Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Fez Jewish Heritage Sites Through The Lens of Marc Hazan

Morocco’s Jewish heritage offers visitors an encounter with ancient traditions, customs, architecture, monuments, and sites that have permeated Moroccan society for centuries. Morocco’s history of Jewry and the co-mingling of Jews with Berbers and Arabs are key factors in why Morocco is safe for Jewish travelers today and has one of the oldest Jewish communities […]

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9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

9 serene spas for rest and relaxation in Israel

Spanning from Eilat to the Carmel Forest, these peaceful spas can be counted on when you need a break from a busy work or tour schedule. Despite its small size, Israel can be exhausting for tourists because there are so many must-see sites to explore from the North to the Negev. Whether you’re hiking, hopping […]

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