Things to do in Israel | Top Attractions Travel Guide

When you think of traveling to Israel visiting religious sites in Jerusalem or basing yourself in Tel Aviv may initially come to mind. However, when exploring Israel it is paramount to set aside enough time to get off the beaten path and explore more of the country. Fortunately, for us, we were able to make two separate trips to Israel experiencing as much food, culture, historical and modern attractions as we possibly could.

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The following is a list of things to do in Israel with a focus on the top attractions in this travel guide:

1) Regardless of whether you can swim (or not swim) well you will most certainly float when visiting the Dead Sea. Covering yourself in gooey mud and joining others floating is one of the top attractions in Israel.

2) No trip to Israel would be complete without sampling the local cuisine and especially the street food. With this in mind we walked all the way from our hotel room in Tel Aviv to Jaffa – an ancient city renowned for its amazing hummus and other street food. Aside from just hummus we were able to try Shaksouka, cheese stuffed pastries, malabi and kanafeh.

3) Having the opportunity to take a tour of the West Bank (or Palestine) is an eye opening experience. Media coverage, from the perspective of the west, often depicts this area as being quite unruly and poor; however, a tour there really dispels a lot of myths. We had the opportunity to eat falafel, walking around the streets and get a real sense of what life is like in this region. Some highlights included visiting Sheppard’s Field, the Jordan River and oldest city in the world – Jericho. To end our trip we drank beer at the West Bank Palestinian brewery.

4) Getting off the beaten track a little we visited Rosh Hanikra. Known as the window to the Mediterranean we were treated to breathtaking views and an amazing sunset.

5) Aside from just eating our way around Jaffa, we took the time to properly explore it on foot. One of the top highlights was visiting a traditional flea market,

6) Taking the cable car up to visit Masada was a welcome relief considering how hot it was on the day we visited. As we wandered about we visited an old water cistern and Byzantine church.

7) Caesarea! The ruins of the ancient city once given from Agus Caesar to Harrod the Great was an experience we’ll never forget. Walking around in the Hippodrome allowed me to visualize what the old chariot races must have been like.

8) One of my favorite meals in Israel was prepared by a Druze family. This amazing feast, in the form of a buffet, featured kebabs, olives, chicken and stuffed cabbage just to name a few.

9) Wondering wear to rest your sleepy head while traveling in Israel? Look no further than the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth. This converted Arab Mansion.

10) One of the more frontier attractions was visiting Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. We toured around the Banias Reserve and Mount Bental.

11) Considering how tasty the food is in Israel it would be a shame to leave without knowing how to recreate these delectable delights back home in your own kitchen. Fortunately, for us, we were able to take a cooking class at Dan Gourmet in Tel Aviv. We learned how to make Lahmacun and charred eggplant amongst other dishes.

12) Have you ever wondered how olive oil is made? Visiting an olive press answered our all of our questions and made us appreciate the craft of making this high quality cooking oil. For the best vantage point of Nazareth we headed to Mount Precipice for panoramic 360 degree views. Finally, we visited Haifa to check out the famous Bahá’í gardens.

כאשר אתה חושב על הנסיעה לישראל לבקר באתרים דתיים בירושלים או מבססת את עצמך בתל אביב עשוי בתחילה מגיע אל המוח. עם זאת, כאשר בוחנים ישראל אותו הוא בעל חשיבות עליונה להפריש מספיק זמן כדי לקבל את השביל הכבושולחקור יותר של המדינה. למרבה המזל, עבורנו, שהיינו מסוגל לעשות את שתי נסיעות נפרדות לישראל נתקל בכמה שיותר אוכל, תרבות, היסטורי ואטרקציות מודרניות כפי שאנו יכולים להיות.

This is part of our Travel in Israel series showcasing Israeli culture, Israeli arts & Israeli foods.

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  1. Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians ,Palestine including Gaza today is nothing more than an open-air prison , the only thing missing is the gas Chambers , any money that goes into the pocket of the Zionist Israelis will perpetuate the misery inflicted on the Palestinian children , The bank of England which was owned by the Rothschild who happen to be Jewish financed the appeasement in ww2, yes Hitler and the Nazis were financed by the bank of England ,What you doing today by spending money in Israel is financing appeasement except this time it's a form of soft appeasement please do not dip your pleasure in the blood of innocent Palestinian children .

  2. מתיו 24: 1 אשווע יצאו, יוצאים מן המקדש, תלמידיו באו אליו כדי להראות לו את המבנים.
    2 הוא אמר להם: האם אתה רואה את כל זה? אני אומר לך את האמת, זה לא יישאר כאן אבן אחת על אחרת כי לא להיזרק.

    לוק 7:41 אַחַר הַצָהֳרַיִים כשהתקרב העיר ירושלים, ישו, לראות אותה, ובכה על זה, ואמר,
    42 אם גם אתם, לפחות ביום הזה כי ניתן לך, אתה יודע את הדברים שגורמים לשלום! אבל עכשיו הם הסתתרו מפני עיניך.
    43 יבוא עליכם כאשר ימי האויבים שלך ישדרו יעלו לך ואת שולים אותך מכל עבר;
    44 וגם וסמך עמך וילדים עמך בתוכך, והם לא יעזבו בך אבן אחת על אחר, כי אתה לא מכיר הזמן שביקרת.

    לוק 21:20 אבל כשרואים ירושלים מוקף צבאות, ואז יודעים כי שממה ראש נזק זה הינו קרוב.
    ואז 21 ולתת למי הם ביהודה להימלט אל ההרים, לתת לאלה בעיצומו ממנו יוצאים החוצה; ולתת למי נמצאים במדינה לא להיכנס לעיר.
    22 עבור אלה להיות ימים של נקמה, כדי למלא את כל מה שכתוב.
    23 אוי למי בהריון למי שנותן למצוץ בימים ההם! לקבלה תהיה במצוקה גדולה בארץ, וכעסו נגד העם הזה.
    24 הם ייפלו על ידי החרב, ולהיות מובל בשבי אל כל העמים: וירושלים תהיה רמוסה למטה על ידי הגויים, עד ימיהם של הגויים להתגשם

    Matthieu 24:1 Comme Jésus s'en allait, au sortir du temple, ses disciples s'approchèrent pour lui en faire remarquer les constructions.
    2 Mais il leur dit: Voyez-vous tout cela? Je vous le dis en vérité, il ne restera pas ici pierre sur pierre qui ne soit renversée.

    Luc 19:41 Comme il approchait de la ville de Jérusalem, Jésus, en la voyant, pleura sur elle, et dit:
    42 Si toi aussi, au moins en ce jour qui t'est donné, tu connaissais les choses qui appartiennent à ta paix! Mais maintenant elles sont cachées à tes yeux.
    43 Il viendra sur toi des jours où tes ennemis t'environneront de tranchées, t'enfermeront, et te serreront de toutes parts;
    44 ils te détruiront, toi et tes enfants au milieu de toi, et ils ne laisseront pas en toi pierre sur pierre, parce que tu n'as pas connu le temps où tu as été visitée.

    Luc 21:20 Lorsque vous verrez Jérusalem investie par des armées, sachez alors que sa désolation est proche.
    21 Alors, que ceux qui seront en Judée fuient dans les montagnes, que ceux qui seront au milieu de Jérusalem en sortent, et que ceux qui seront dans les champs n'entrent pas dans la ville.
    22 Car ce seront des jours de vengeance, pour l'accomplissement de tout ce qui est écrit.
    23 Malheur aux femmes qui seront enceintes et à celles qui allaiteront en ces jours-là! Car il y aura une grande détresse dans le pays, et de la colère contre ce peuple.
    24 Ils tomberont sous le tranchant de l'épée, ils seront emmenés captifs parmi toutes les nations, et Jérusalem sera foulée aux pieds par les nations, jusqu'à ce que les temps des nations soient accomplies.

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  4. do you know what happened to this dead sea it was as a punishment destroyed the people of lood where they used to be as homosexual lesbians that is why Allah destroyed them so you who claim Christians and doing wicked actions be careful your turn also is coming if you are not repented and take the right path.

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