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Jerusalem: A Brief History

Jerusalem Old City from the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem is a melting pot of different religions, people groups and history. The eyes of the world seem to always be on this city as tensions come and go. Taking a look back in history can help us understand why some of the tensions of today are occurring and also why this city is so important to three major religious groups – Muslims, Jews and Christians.

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Visiting the Galilee

Visiting the Galilee

In the north of Israel lies the region of the Galilee, possibly most well known as the place where Jesus spent most of his ministry years. At the centre of the region is the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Kinneret, which is more of a freshwater lake that lies about 215 metres below sea level. The main town in the area is Tiberias on the western coast of the lake. This is where we stayed and is a hub for people visiting the area and traveling out to see sites.

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Guide to Akko Israel

Akko lighthouse, Israel

Visiting Akko? Here is a comprehensive guide to Akko Israel with everything you need to know. Read on for attractions, transport, the history and FAQs to make the most of your visit!

Akko (or Acre) is an ancient city on the northern coastline of Israel most well known for its preserved hospital buildings from the Crusader period. Once upon a time Akko was an ancient port that was the first port-of-call for pilgrims making their journey to Jerusalem.

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A Walk Through Old Jaffa

A Walk Through Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa Port lies to the south of Tel Aviv in Israel and is the historical section of the city, with a history spanning back for 4000 years. The Old City has partly been renovated and restored to become a tourist attraction and is a great place to wander through and learn some of the history of the city.

In the Bible, Jaffa is referred to as Joppa and is the place where the cedars of Lebanon were brought in for the building of the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

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Five Tel Aviv Must-Do’s

Five Tel Aviv Must-Do's

Looking for the best things to do in Tel Aviv? This city is the modern and thriving coastal metropolis of Israel in the Middle East. It is often overlooked as a place to visit for those traveling to Israel for religious and historical reasons, but nevertheless it is a hub of culture, great food and relaxed vibes.
The country of Israel is so small that you can drive between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in about an hour, so its well worth it to spend some time in Tel Aviv.