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Israel’s Mediterranean Coast Day Tour

The Coast Romans, Crusaders and Zionists in the Holy Land Driving up Israel’s coast from Tel Aviv you will see Caesaria, a man-made harbor and wonder of the ancient world, taste wine at one of Israel’s oldest and greatest wineries, see the castles and ruins of crusaders and the modern tomb of Edmund Rothschild, one of Israel’s great, early benefactors. There are also crusader castles, great ... Read More »

Tel Aviv Tour

Tel Aviv tour, Tel aviv beach

One Day or Two Day Tel Aviv Tour Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is the urban center of modern Israel. With an ancient heart at Jaffa going back millenia, Tel Aviv is now the center of Israel’s vibrant, international culture. It’s full of fun 24 hours a day, as well as history and high culture. No trip to Israel is complete without ... Read More »

Gush Etzion Day Tour

What is Gush Etzion Gush Etzion is an area, a mere 10 minute drive south of Jerusalem with a rich history. It’s far enough off the beaten path that most tourists don’t get there. But it’s so close to Jerusalem, so beautiful and fascinating that it makes for a perfect day tour. As the heartland of Judea as far back ... Read More »

Hebron Old and New

Hebron Tour

The city of Hebron means something different to almost everyone who’s aware of it. Its many meanings are deep, sometimes painful, sometimes joyous, and always complicated. For a Jew steeped in traditional texts, there is a clear connection between the Jewish people and Hebron from the time of Abraham 4,000 years ago, when the patriarch bought a field outside the ... Read More »

Gush Etzion, Southern Gateway to Jerusalem

Gush Etzion is a large collection of settlements in the Judean Hills, 15 minutes south of Jerusalem. Despite being ‘over the green line,’ there is almost universal consensus among Israelis that it is part of Israel and will remain as such under any possible future political arrangement. Why such a near-universal agreement on one group of settlements? It comes from ... Read More »