Category: Israel

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Summer Activities in Israel that Won’t Break the Bank…

calendar 16/08/17
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Israel’s a wonderful place for a summer holiday, with a real variety of activities for young and old.  Whether you’re young and curious, a family with kids or a live-wire…
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A look at Shavuot – Israel’s ‘Festival of Weeks…’

calendar 07/06/17
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Israel celebrated a much-loved holiday last week - the Festival of Weeks, also known as ‘Shavuot’ in Hebrew.  The festival has different aspects -both agricultural festival (held at the time…
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‘Jerusalem Day’ – Celebrating 50 Years of Unification in Israel’s Capital

calendar 25/05/17
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No trip to Israel can be complete without a visit to Jerusalem.  This unique city, home to three major world religions, contains more than we can begin to imagine…astonishing museums, extraordinary landscapes,…
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The Shuk ha Pish Pishim – Jaffa’s Famous Flea Market

calendar 08/05/17
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by Sarah Mann I love to wander and I can say, without a doubt, that one of the places I most like to engage in this activity is in Jaffa,…
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‘Holy Week’ – celebrating Easter in Jerusalem

calendar 20/04/17
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Whilst millions of Jews celebrated the Passover holiday in the second week of April this year, Christians both in Israel and around the world flocked to Jerusalem for what is…
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Celebrating Freedom – The Festival of Passover is Here!

calendar 12/04/17
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Spring  here in Israel feels like it arrived a few weeks ago, but Israelis really know the warmer weather is upon them when they’re preparing for Passover.  This year, the…
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Party on Down – it’s Purim in Israel and Fun is Mandatory!

calendar 13/03/17
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Purim, one of Israel’s most beloved and hilarious holidays, was celebrated last weekend with endless events around the country, beginning Thursday night in Tel Aviv and culminating yesterday with parades,…
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A Carpet of Red – it’s ‘Kalaniot’ season in Israel’s Negev Desert…

calendar 05/03/17
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Spring is almost here in Israel - and a sure sign is the almond blossom on the trees. But what many people don’t know is that long before spring arrives,…
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Running in the White City – Tel Aviv’s Annual Marathon Draws in the Crowds

calendar 28/02/17
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Quite a bit of Tel Aviv came to a temporary standstill on Friday 24th February, when around 40,000 runners - not just from Israel but across the globe - took…
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“Keeping it in the Family” – Why I Work for Gordon Tours

calendar 21/02/17
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by Guy Gordon I'm on my way to San Fransisco, and it’s a 15-hour flight.  It’s hard to imagine that sitting on a seat can be this exhausting.  Looking around,…
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