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Israel in Pictures

Icon April 14, 2020
Icon By Shai Navon
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With social distancing measures in place, it’s more important than ever to stay connected, and remember that there is a gorgeous world out there, one that we will all get to see again. In the meantime, we put together a collection of photographs that highlight the Holy Land’s natural and historic beauty, so you can tour Israel from the safety of your own home. So sit back and enjoy a virtual taste of the wonder of Israel.

Old Jaffa’s alleyways

Israel offers plenty of picturesque old cities like these, with winding stone alleys that lead you to unexpected corners of the city. These photos from Jaffa’s old city are a prime example of ancient wandering grounds where you can explore and discover the magic of the Holy Land for yourself.

Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa

The Western Wall meets the Dome of the Rock

There are few sights in the world that offer as much power and beauty as the old city of Jerusalem. In these photos you can see both the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, two of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam, respectively. Any visitor to Jerusalem can feel that tangible spiritual energy that this area of the city contains.

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

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Mahane Yehuda – a market like no other

No trip to Jerusalem would be complete without a visit to the bustling Mahane Yehuda market, a middle eastern market like no other. Here, a traveler can experience the city’s pulsing center, where vendors hawk their wares and residents do their shopping or simply grab a coffee. A perfect place to spend an afternoon, the unforgettable colors, smells, and tastes of Mahane Yehuda will stay with you for a lifetime.

Mahane Yehuda
Mahane Yehuda
Mahane Yehuda

Tel Aviv’s gorgeous sand beaches

With all of its rich culture and history, it’s easy to forget that Israel is also home to Tel Aviv, one of the world’s greatest beach towns. The city lines the Mediterranean, offering long stretches of beaches where you can sunbathe and swim. The Mediterranean Sea is temperate, great for a dip or a relaxing hangout on the beach. These photos say it all.

Tel-Aviv
Tel-Aviv
Tel-Aviv
Tel-Aviv

Jaffa – One of the oldest ports in history

For those who love the sea but may not be surfing extraordinaires, an afternoon at Jaffa’s port serves up plenty of the unique enchantment of the Mediterranean coast. One of the oldest ports in history (known as the port from which Jonah departed on his ill-fated voyage), Jaffa’s port is a bustling hub of restaurants and art. These stunning photos capture the mesmerizing ancient port in all its glory.

Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa

Caesarea – astoundingly preserved Roman ruins

Did you know that Israel is also home to astoundingly preserved Roman ruins? Most people are surprised to find remnants of the Roman Empire on the other side of the Mediterranean. Caesarea, a gorgeous Israeli seaside town, offers a large archaeological park that includes the aqueduct pictured here, a Roman amphitheater, and even Roman-era mosaic floors.

Caesarea
Caesarea
Caesarea
Caesarea

The Baha’i Gardens

The Baha’i Gardens- also known as the Terraces of the Baha’i Faith, and “the Hanging Gardens of Haifa” are a picturesque botanical space overlooking the Mediterranean. These gardens are one of the most visited tourist sites in all of Israel, and it’s easy to see why. There are just eleven Baha’i houses of worship around the world, and the Haifa location, atop Mount Carmel, is easily one of the most beautiful among them.

The Baha’i Gardens
The Baha’i Gardens
The Baha’i Gardens

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is home to some of the most otherworldly scenes of natural beauty on this planet. The colors of the sea and sky seem to change hourly, and the high salinity of the water in the sea leaves generous salt deposits on its shore when the water recedes. The lowest point on Earth and the lowest body of water, the Dead Sea is a landscape unlike any other

The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea

This completes our “tour from home” of the Holy Land! God willing, we’ll all be able to visit all of these amazing locations in person again. Season’s greetings to all of you, and here’s to next year in Jerusalem!

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