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Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem is a excellent destinations for tourist visiting Israel. It has several important places in the mind and heart of the Jews, Christians and Muslims like the Western Wailing Wall and Temple Mount for Jews, Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre […]

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Western Wailing Wall

Western Wailing Wall is situated at the foot of the western side of the temple of mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Considered as the most holiest place for Jews wherein thousands of Jewish worshiper believes that the presence of God’s spirit is always in the holy temple for thousands of years. Jewish people praying three […]

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Museum on the Seam

Museum on the Seam is a unique museum situated  in Jerusalem, Israel that display modern art that deals with the different characteristics of the socio- political reality. The museum is located in the building built by Anton Baramki, an Arab-Christian architect in 1932, the building serves as a forward military out post when first controlled […]

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Kidron Valley in Jerusalem

Kidron valley is the valley on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem that characterize significantly in the bible. Considered one of Jerusalem’s sacred place for it is located at the middle of Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, wherein many important biblical and historical events occurred in this valley. Mount Olives […]

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The Citadel

The Citadel is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Jerusalem since ancient times, popularly known as the “Tower of David”, perfectly located next to the Jaffa Gate, embraces a marvelous restoration area that used to be Herod’s palace way back in 1st century. The location was chosen for most dominant reason, it is […]

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Dominus Flevit

Dominus Flevit rest upon an ancient site, accessed with a steep pathway going uphill, towering above the Kidron valley towards the Mount of Olives or from the bottom near the Basilica of Agony and Mary’s tomb. A Roman Catholic church and an ancient place of God’s acre where rich findings of uncovered artifacts and tombs were traced […]

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Great Synagouge

The great synagogue was built on 1982, dedicated in the memory of the millions of Jewish people who died and perish in the carnage brought about by the holocaust, and for those who stand firm and shed tears and their own blood in the defense of Israel and it’s people. The great temple serves as an enduring […]

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Ramparts Walk

Jerusalem is a promised land,bursting with infinite tales of history and culture. A city filled with stunning views and awe-inspiring landscapes and scenery. Truly, Jerusalem has much to offer the adventurous and dauntless tourist who seeks inspirations in this ancient civilization, but in the category of jaw dropping views, Ramparts walk is considered one of […]

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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art

L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Israel is one of the famous museums in Jerusalem founded by the daughter of a scientific author and barrister, Sir David Lionel Salomons. The museum was established and opened to the public by Vera Bryce Salomons in 1974, located in Katamon, down the road of the center […]

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1868 Restaurant

The 1868 restaurant opened it’s doors to the public in 2004. The location seemed flawless, which is set to cater the tourist and guests from the deluxe King David and David Citadel hotels across the street. Steps away from the restaurant is the newly built Mamilla shopping center, just a short walk from the old city, on […]

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Village Green

Village Green is located into the plaza, middle of town at the Jaffa Road end of Rivlin Street and just a little way down from Kikar Zion . On the outside, the restaurant has a facade of a intriguing yet inviting outdoor sitting area where customer can dine and unwind. In the inside, a welcoming feel of accommodating staff and ambiance and […]

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Golden Gate

Golden Gate in Jerusalem is located on the eastern wall at the foot of Temple Mount, facing the western slope of the Mount of Olives crossing the Kidron Valley wherein you’ll find the Garden of Gethsemane, famous first century tombs and the way to Jericho and Bethany. The oldest, most famous and one of the […]

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Sakura Restaurant

Located on a very appealing alley in the heart of Jerusalem between Jaffa St. and the Nachalat Shiv’a area, the restaurant flourishes. Residing in the same building where the Jerusalem movie theater on Feingold Court debut the first ever silent motion picture that was shown in the city. Sakura is the longest-existing Japanese influenced restaurant and has currently […]

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Babette Restaurant

Israel is a collection of soaring towers, magnificent views and settlers from different countries religions and ethnicities, but came together and agreeing upon one single content, waffles. A stones throw away from Ben Yehudah street, on Shammai, sits Babette’s brasserie of heavenly treats and fancies. Babette’s open it’s doors to the public 20 years ago in 1991 […]

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The Knesset

The Knesset was first organized and assembled on February 14, 1949. Days after its first assembly, the parliamentary voted to diversify the name of the body to the Knesset which means great assembly or Great Synagogue, it is known today as the First Knesset. The Knesset is the legislative branch of the Israeli government which passes all laws, […]

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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

To commemorate martyrs’ and heroes that bear witness and sole attestant to the documents and historical events that happened during the Holocaust, Israel established a  main Holocaust remembrance and education center. Ten years in the making, the Holocaust History Museum conflate the best of Yad Vashem’s expertise, resources and state-of-the-art exhibits to take Holocaust remembrance well into the […]

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Mahane Yehuda Market

Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel also known as the Shuk Beik Yaakov, is one of the most popular and largest outdoor marketplace in Jerusalem. Situated in the  the the heart of the city, surrounded by Jaffa Road to the North, Beit Yaakov Street to the West, Agrippas Street to the South, and Kiach Street to the East, and […]

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The Damascus Gate

The construction of the Damascus gate dates back to the second century CE, the period of the Roman city. Year 1542, the  present-day gate was built by the Ottoman ruler (Turkish Empire) Suleiman The Magnificent. It is known as the gates of Damascus, because the road coming out of the gates leads in the direction of Damascus. […]

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The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is one of the most famous art and archeology museums with wide extent exhibits of fine arts, biblical archeology from the countries of Africa, South America, Oceana and the far east. Founded as Israel’s national museum in 1965, and located in the Givat Ram hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, with it’s magnificent designed […]

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Herod’s Gate

Herod’s Gate in Jerusalem, Israel is situated in East end of the north wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is also known as the Flower gate in Arabic as well as the Gate of the Little Field, and Sha’ar Prachim in Hebrews. With a rising ground of 755 meters above sea level, this […]

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Ben Yehuda Street

Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, Israel also known as the Midrachov, a combination of midracha (sidewalk) and rechov (street), named after Eliezer Ben Yehuda, who helped recover the Hebrew language during the 19th century. The outdoor Pedestrian Mall  located in the very heart of Jerusalem and runs the streets of Jaffa  and King George to Zion […]

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Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb in Israel is situated near the heart of Jerusalem, also known as Gordon’s Cavalry and which others believed was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. It rest outside the city walls and within a short distance from the Gates of Damascus. It is part of the Rock-cut tombs in Ancient Israel with elaborate facades and manifold […]

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Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock in Israel, rest on the plateau known as  Haram Ash-Sharif on Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Constructed and completed in the 7th century by order of Arabian ruler Caliph Abd al-Malik. One of the best tourist destination, famous for both religious significance flawless and stunning architectural design. An octagonal shaped […]

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Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa is a Latin word for Way of suffering or Way of grief. It is one of the most famous architectural monuments in the old city of Jerusalem. Far famed as the path where Jesus suffered and walked carrying the crucifixion cross that led to his demise. It starts from the place where he […]

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Garden of Gethsemane

Situated on the western side of the foot of the Mount of Olives, with a soaring view from the lofty monument of the Church of all Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony. It apotheosize a fraction of bedrock where Jesus is said to have spent his last moments before his arrest. Some of the archaic […]

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Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

Mount of Olives is located at the Eastern side of Kidron valley, named after the Olive trees that grew on it’s hillside during historic times. Became the most holiest cemetery, believed by the Jewish tradition that Messiah will bring the dead back to life.  It’s across the Kidron Creek  where the entire hill sides  is […]

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Temple Mount

Temple Mount, is one of the famous architectural monuments and far famed considered as one of the most historical land site in the old city of Jerusalem that is rich in valuable recorded events and religious importance. It is convened by many names. In the archaic period of the biblical era, some call it Mount […]

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also called as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, located in the Old city of Jerusalem, far famed as the Christians holiest site and has been an significant pilgrimage since the 4th century. A monumental landmark respected as the Golgotha or Calvary wherein Christ was crucified […]

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Hanukkah: Remembering the Past

The annual festival of the Jewish people Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is one of the most awaited and popular events in the Jewish culture. The festival is celebrated for eight straight days in December or late November as per the Gregorian calendar which begins on 25th of the month of Kislev, […]

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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

Aside from the story of Judah Maccabees, the rededication of the temple and the miracle of the oil, a lesser known story tell of charming and beautiful widow, Judith. She was the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, father of the Hasmonean family who saved her village town of Bethulia, in the land of Judea […]

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