We have variety of tours in the land of Israel



Jerusalem

 

During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage site in 1981 and is on the List of  World Heritage in Danger.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee lies on the ancient Via Maris which linked Egypt with the northern empires. The Greeks, Hasmoneans, and Romans founded flourishing towns and settlements on the land-locked lake including Gadara, Hippos and Tiberias. The 1st century historian Flavius Josephus was so impressed by the area that he wrote, "One may call this place the ambition of Nature." Josephus also reported a thriving fishing industry at this time with 230 boats regularly working in the lake. Archaeologists discovered one such boat, nicknamed the Jesus Boat in 1986.

Tel-Aviv Jaffa

 

Tel Aviv is home to different architectural styles that represent influential periods in her history. The early architecture of Tel Aviv consisted largely of European-style single-story houses with red-tiled roofs. Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood to be constructed outside of Jaffa is characterized by two-story sandstone buildings. By the 1920s, a new eclectic Orientalist style came into vogue, combining European architecture with Eastern features such as arches, domes and ornamental tiles known as Bauhaus style of design. Municipal construction followed the "garden city" master plan drawn up by Patrick Geddes. Two and three story buildings were interspersed with boulevards and public parks. Various architectural styles such as Art Deco, Classical and Modernist also exist in Tel Aviv.

Jaffa and its port have a history spanning over three millennia. The port itself is mentioned in various ancient works, including the Bible and Josephus. Still functional as a small fishing port, the area is currently a recreational zone featuring restaurants and cafés. A lighthouse, known as the Jaffa Light, is located above the port..

Upper Galilee

Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Balfour Declaration in which the British Empire promised to create "A Jewish National Home" in Palestine, the Zionist Movement presented to the Versailles Peace Conference a document calling for including in the British Mandate of Palestine the entire territory up to the Litani River with the objective to of  eventually becoming part of a future Jewish State.

In the event only less than half this area came to be actually included in British Mandatory Palestine; the final border being influenced both by diplomatic maneuverings and struggles between Britain and France pertaining to the March 1920 battle of Tel Hai.

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Gamla Nature reserve

The Gamla Nature Reserve in the central Golan Heights is a wonderful combination of nature, landscape and historical remains. It is home to a globally unique number of raptors for its small size, including rare species, and one of the world’s most ancient synagogues. Dozens of pairs of Griffon vultures nest in Gamla’s cliffs, the largest colony in the country.