Popular Things to do in Ashkelon

Ashkelon view

Israel has so many beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast that you may wish to visit all of them. One of them Ashkelon. This coastal city in Israel’s Southern District lies 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Tel Aviv and 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the border with the Palestinian enclave … Read more

Château Pèlerin – A Crusader-Era Fortress

chateau pelerin

Much has been talked about the past foreign invasions in the Holy Land – invasions by the Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Ottomans, and British, among others. But apart from the Romans and the Muslims, European Christians also invaded and ruled the Holy Land. They were the Crusaders, who first captured Jerusalem in 1099 … Read more

Top Things to Do in Netanya

netanya israel panoramic view

Israel’s east is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, so you’ll find plenty of gorgeous beaches there. Of course, Tel Aviv is the first coastal city that comes to mind. Haifa is another coastal city that, at the same time, is situated on the foot and slopes of Mount Carmel. Another Israeli coastal … Read more

Ehud Barak Profile

ehud barak

Ehud Barak is a general and politician who served as the tenth prime minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. He is also the former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and is one of the most decorated soldiers in Israel’s history. Early life and education Ehud Barak was … Read more

Israel’s Druze Villages

Yanuah-Jat

Israel may be known as the world’s only Jewish state. But a closer look at the country will surprise you with its melting pot of diverse cultures and religions. One of the most interesting is Druze, a unique ethnoreligious group descended from Islam that has elements from other religions like Christianity and … Read more

Arik Einstein Profile

arik einstein

For the many generations of Israelis, Arik Einstein is a legend. Even almost a decade after his death in 2013, people still play his songs and sing along with them, keeping his legacy alive. At times, his songs were tender and full of pain, at times humorous, and sometimes frenzied. Yet, somehow, … Read more

Petah Tikva – What to See and Do

Petah Tikva square 2010

Tel Aviv seems to have everything – gorgeous beaches, beautiful parks and green spaces, dizzying skyscrapers, and exciting nightlife. Tel Aviv is also a culinary paradise. In the nearby south of Tel Aviv is the ancient walled city of Jaffa, which offers visitors a step back in time, a chance to relive … Read more

The Most Scenic Roads in Israel

Road 90, and landscape of the Dead Sea

A road trip – especially a spur-of-the-moment one – is always a good idea. And here in Israel, even though it’s a small nation, it’s packed with wonderfully diverse landscapes that are worth the drive.  From the craggy desert cliffs in Eilat to seemingly endless coastline on the east to the meadows … Read more

The Top 10 Most Awesome Bridges in Israel

jerusalem train

The combination of stunning engineering feats and unparalleled eye for design results in some of the most picturesque bridges that you can find in Israel.  Some bridges are for pedestrians; others are for transportation; some are for stopping by and admiring nature; while others provide evidence of the country’s ancient past. There’s … Read more

Ra’anana – Best Places to See and Things to Do 

ra’anana aerial view

You’ve already gone to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa; now it’s time to explore the lesser-known gems of some of Israel’s smaller cities and towns. Let’s start with a city located north of Tel Aviv, called Ra’anana. Perhaps these days you’ve just heard of Ra’anana, as it is the original residence of … Read more