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Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter (near the Western Wall, Old City, Jerusalem) – located just west of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock is this historic section, whose current highlight is the excavation of the Cardo (an ancient Roman market street). Nearby are remnants of Jerusalem’s wall from the days of the First Temple – […]

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Israel Museum

Israel Museum (Givat Ram, Ruppin Road, Jerusalem) – located in the Givat Ram district (near the Bible Land Museum, the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), this institution was founded in 1965 as the country’s national museum. It houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, […]

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Independence Hall

Independence Hall (16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv) – this is a museum dedicated to the signing of the Israeli declaration of independence and the history of Tel Aviv. There are various exhibits devoted to the creation of the State of Israel. Until 1971, this site housed the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Visitors can listen […]

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Great Synagogue

Great Synagogue (110 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv) – this synagogue is located just east of the Shalom Tower (designed by Yehuda Magidovitch and completed in 1926). It was renovated in 1970 with a new external façade of arches. This house of worship was built at a time when it was located in the center of […]

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Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane (Jericho Road, East Jerusalem) – another significant site for Christians, this was where Jesus and his disciples were said to have prayed the night before his crucifixion by the Romans. Since then, this site has been visited by many Christian pilgrims. The olive trees present in this garden are said to be […]

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Eretz Israel Museum

Eretz Israel Museum (Haim Levanon Street 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo) — the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, is a multidisciplinary museum that focuses on the history and culture of Israel through comprehensive permanent and temporary exhibits in the diverse fields of archeology, ethnography, post and philately, folklore, Judaica, traditional crafts, and popular art, cultural history, and […]

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Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock (Barquq, Old City, Jerusalem) – this octagon that dominates the Old City is a shrine for Islam’s third most holy site. The piece of black stone it covers is the mountain where Abraham tried to sacrifice Ishmael, the site of the Temple of Solomon, and the location from where Mohammed departed […]

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Diaspora Museum

Diaspora Museum (Tel Aviv University Campus, Klausner Street, Tel Aviv) – this is one of the largest museums in the world that focus on the history of the Jewish people. The Diaspora Museum provides various works of art, and cultural activities which tell the story of Jewish communities from around the world and through out […]

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City of David

City of David (Ma’a lot Ir David Street, Jerusalem) – this national park is located just south of the Western Wall. The tour of the City of David begins with a breathtaking observation point overlooking Biblical Jerusalem which sends visitors 3,800 years back in time to the days of Abraham, when the first foundations of […]

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Ha Notsrim, Old City, Jerusalem) – this is the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world. The Roman emperor Constantine I, a convert to Christianity, had the temple of Venus […]