Top 10 things to do in Israel

Israel

Israel packs a lot into its small area - a rich history, sacred places for many religions, beaches, mountains, deserts, and a modern mediterranean culture

Israel is a country.

Israel /ˈɪzreɪəl/, officially the State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Medīnat Yisrā'el, IPA: [mediˈnat jisʁaˈʔel] ( listen); Arabic: دولة إِسرائيل‎, Dawlat Isrāʼīl, IPA: [dawlat ʔisraːˈʔiːl]), is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the east and southwest, respectively, and Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's financial center is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city and its designated capital, although Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized internationally.[note 1]

On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the Partition Plan for Mandatory Palestine. Borders for a new Jewish state were specified by the UN but ultimately not recognized by either Israel or neighboring countries. The end of the British Mandate for Palestine was set for midnight on 14 May 1948. That day, David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel," which would start to function from the termination of the mandate. Neighboring Arab armies invaded the former Palestinian mandate on the next day and fought the Israeli forces. Israel has since fought several wars with neighboring Arab states, in the course of which it has occupied the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula (1956–57, 1967–82), part of South Lebanon (1982–2000), Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. It extended its laws to the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, but not the West Bank. Efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have not resulted in peace. However, peace treaties between Israel and both Egypt and Jordan have successfully been signed. Israel’s occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem is the world's longest military occupation in modern times.[note 2]

The population of Israel, as defined by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, was estimated in 2014 to be 8,146,300 people. It is the world's only Jewish-majority state; 6,110,600 citizens, or 75.3% of Israelis, are designated as Jewish. The country's second largest group of citizens are denoted as Arabs, with 1,686,000 people (including the Druze and most East Jerusalem Arabs). The great majority of Israeli Arabs are Muslims; the rest are Christians and Druze. Other minorities include Maronites, Samaritans, Dom people, Black Hebrew Israelites, other Sub-Saharan Africans, Armenians, Circassians, Roma and others. Israel also hosts a significant population of non-citizen foreign workers and asylum seekers from Africa and Asia.

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Top 10 things to do in Israel

Caesarea

Caesarea
Caesarea is a town in Israel located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa , on the Israeli coastal plain near the city of Hadera. Modern Caesarea as of December 2007 ...

Netanya

Netanya
Netanya is a city in the Northern Central District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located 30 km north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km ...

Eilat

Eilat
Eilat ; Arabic: ايلات‎ is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba.Home to about ...

Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Jerusalem , located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy ...

Safed

Safed
Safed is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Located at an elevation of 900 metres , Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due ...

Nazareth

Nazareth
Nazareth or Nasrath is the largest city in the North District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel"; the population is made up predominantly of Arab ...

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv
Israel's "City without break" offers beaches, Unesco treasures, world-class cuisine and non-stop nightlife

Tiberias

Tiberias
Tiberias  ; Arabic: طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah; Greek: Τιβεριάς Tiberiás, Modern Greek: Τιβεριάδα Tiveriáda is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee , Lower Galilee, Israel. Established ...

Haifa

Haifa
Perched on the slopes of Mt. Carmel, Haifa is home to 5 religions, has a growing cafe scene, and is the gateway to Israel's north

Western Wall

Western Wall
The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel , translit.: HaKotel HaMa'aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: Kosel; Arabic: حائط البراق‎, translit.: Ḥā'iṭ Al-Burāq, translat.: The Buraq Wall is located in the Old City ...

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953 through the Yad Vashem Law passed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament.Yad Vashem is located on ...

Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias , is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, ...

Acre

Acre
The acre is a unit of area used in the imperial and U.S. customary systems. It is equivalent to 43,560 square feet . An acre is about 40% of a ...

Ashdod

Ashdod
Ashdod  ; Arabic: اشدود‎, إسدود Isdud is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, located 32 kilometres south of Tel ...

Beersheba

Beersheba
For other meanings see Beersheba . Beersheba , Levantine pronunciation: is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the "Capital of the Negev", ...

Mitzpe Ramon

Mitzpe Ramon
Mitzpe Ramon is a town in the Negev desert of southern Israel. The name Ramon comes from the Arabic "Ruman" meaning Romans. It is situated on the northern ridge at ...

Arad

Arad
Arad or ARAD may refer to:PeopleArad Arad is also a Persian first name for men. ...

Ashkelon

Ashkelon
Ashkelon  ; Arabic: عسقلان‎ ʿAsqalān ; Latin: Ascalonia ; Akkadian: Isqalluna ; Ancient Greek: Ἀσκάλων, Askalon is a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, 50 kilometres south ...

Zikhron Ya'akov

Zikhron Ya'akov
Zichron Ya'akov is a town in Israel, 35 kilometres south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range ...

Makhtesh Ramon

Makhtesh Ramon
Makhtesh Ramon is a geological feature of Israel's Negev desert. Located at the peak of Mount Negev, some 85 km south of the city of Beersheba, the landform is not actually ...

Gesher, Israel

Gesher, Israel
Gesher is a kibbutz in the Beit She'an Valley in northeastern Israel. Founded in 1939 by immigrants from Germany, it falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. ...

Ginosar

Ginosar
Ginosar , , is a kibbutz on the western banks of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Located north of Tiberias on Highway 90, it falls under the jurisdiction of ...

Nahariya

Nahariya
Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in Israel, with an estimated population of 51,200.EtymologyNahariya takes its name from the stream of Ga'aton , that bisects it.

Bnei Brak

Bnei Brak
Bnei Brak  , bənê ḇəraq is a city located on Israel's central Mediterranean coastal plain, just east of Tel Aviv, in the Dan metropolitan region and Tel Aviv District. Bnei ...

Beit She'an

Beit She'an
 Beit She'an  , Beisan or Bisan is a city in the North District of Israel which has played an important role historically due to its geographical location at the junction ...

Rosh Pinna

Rosh Pinna
Rosh Pinna is a town of approximately 2,800 people located in the Upper Galilee on the eastern slopes of Mount Kna'an in the Northern District of Israel. The town was ...

Rehovot

Rehovot
Rehovot is a city in the Center District of Israel, about 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of ...

Sderot

Sderot
Sderot is a western Negev city in the Southern District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2011 the city had a ...

Bat Yam

Bat Yam
Bat Yam   is a city located on Israel's Mediterranean Sea coast, on the central coastal strip, just south of Tel Aviv. Part of the Gush Dan metropolitan area, in ...

Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh
Beit Shemesh is a city located approximately 30 kilometres west of Jerusalem in Israel's Jerusalem District, with a population of 80,600 in 2010. The history of Beit Shemesh goes back ...

Ra'anana

Ra'anana
Ra'anana is a city in the heart of the southern Sharon Plain of the Central District of Israel with a population of 80,000, as of 2014. Ra'anana is bordered by ...

Rosh HaNikra grottoes

Rosh HaNikra grottoes
Rosh HaNikra is a geologic formation in Israel, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Galilee. It is a white chalk cliff face which opens up ...

Neot HaKikar

Neot HaKikar
Neot HaKikar is a moshav in the northern Arabah valley in Israel. Located south of the Dead Sea, it falls under the jurisdiction of Tamar Regional Council.Site of the Neot ...

Herzliya

Herzliya
Herzliya is a city in the central coast of Israel, at the Northern part of the Tel Aviv District. It has a population of more than 110,000 residents. Named after ...

Metula

Metula
Metula is a town in the Northern District of Israel. Metula is located between the sites of the Biblical cities of Dan, Abel Bet Maacah, and Ijon, bordering Lebanon.

Tze'elim

Tze'elim
Tze'elim is a kibbutz in the Negev desert in southern Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council and has a population of 418 in 2006. A military ...

Kiryat Shmona

Kiryat Shmona
Kiryat Shmona is a city located in the North District of Israel on the western slopes of the Hula Valley near the Lebanese border. The city was named after the ...

Binyamina-Giv'at Ada

Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada is a town in the Haifa District of Israel. It is the result of the 2003 merger between the two local councils of Binyamina and Giv'at Ada. According ...

Kfar Tavor

Kfar Tavor
Kfar Tavor is a village in the Lower Galilee region of Northern Israel, at the foot of Mount Tabor. Founded in 1901, it was awarded local council status in 1949. ...

Tlalim

Tlalim
Tlalim is a kibbutz in the Negev desert in Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Ramat Negev Regional Council and has a population of 110.HistoryTlalim ...

Sepphoris

Sepphoris
Sepphoris , also known as Tzipori , Diocaesaraea , Saffuriya , and in Crusader times as La Sephorie, is a village and an archeological site located in the central Galilee ...

Manara, Israel

Manara, Israel
Manara is a kibbutz located in the Upper Galilee area of northern Israel, adjacent to the Lebanese border and overlooking the Hula Valley. It falls under the jurisdiction of Upper ...

Karmiel

Karmiel
Karmiel is a city in northern Israel. Established in 1964 as a development town, Karmiel is located in the Beit HaKerem Valley which divides upper and lower Galilee. The city ...

Abu Ghosh

Abu Ghosh
Abu Ghosh is an Arab town in Israel, located 10 kilometers west of Jerusalem on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. It is situated 610–720 meters above sea level. In 2010, it ...

Afula

Afula
Afula is a city in the North District of Israel, often known as the "Capital of the Valley" due to its strategic location in the Jezreel Valley. The city had ...

Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi
Ein Gedi is an oasis in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, near Masada and the Qumran Caves.EtymologyThe name Ein Gedi is composed of two Hebrew ...

Ramla

Ramla
Ramla is a city in central Israel. The city is predominantly Jewish with a significant Arab minority. Ramla was founded circa 705–715 CE by the Umayyad Caliph Sulayman ibn Abd ...

Lotan, Israel

Lotan, Israel
Lotan is a Reform kibbutz in the Arabah Valley in the Negev desert in southern Israel. It was founded in 1983 by idealistic Israeli and American youths who together built ...

Amirim

Amirim
Amirim is a moshav in the Galilee established by vegetarians. Today 150 families live on the moshav. Amirim is located 650 m. above sea level on a hill overlooking the ...

Yeruham

Yeruham
Yeruham is a town in the Southern District of Israel, in the Negev desert. It covers 38,584 dunams and had a population of 9,400 in 2006. It is named after ...

Kafr Kanna

Kafr Kanna
Kafr Kanna is an Arab town in the Tur'an Valley in Galilee, part of the North District of Israel. It is associated with the New Testament village of Cana, where ...

Tel Aviv promenade

Tel Aviv promenade
Running along Tel Aviv's beaches, a great place to people watch with some nice places to grab a drink or a bite along it

Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space

Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space
The Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space is a science and technology museum in the city of Haifa, Israel.The museum, established in 1983, is housed in a historic ...

Dolphin Reef

Dolphin Reef
Dolphin Reef is a horseshoe-shaped reef in the Red Sea off the south coast of Eilat, Israel.HistoryThe Dolphin Reef opened its doors in 1990. The reef is ...

Mount Meron

Mount Meron
Mount Meron is a mountain in Israel. It has special significance in Jewish religious tradition and parts of it have been declared a nature reserve.At 1,208 metres above sea level, ...

Tower of David

Tower of David
The Tower of David , also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.The citadel that stands ...

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
This museum of Japanese art grew from the collection of a Jewish architect who fled from the Nazis and brought his collection to Haifa

Hamat Tiberias

Hamat Tiberias
Hamat Tiberias is an ancient archaeological site and an Israeli national park known as Hamat Tverya National Park that is located on the Tiberias-Zemach road that runs along the shore ...

Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv Port
This port has been turned into one of Tel Aviv's shopping and restaurant destinations. A great place to watch the sun set

Beit Hatfutsot

Beit Hatfutsot
Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People — the Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish People, is located on the campus of Tel Aviv University in Ramat Aviv, ...

Timna Valley

Timna Valley
The Timna Valley is located in southern Israel in the southwestern Arabah, approximately 30 kilometres north of the Gulf of Aqaba and the town of Eilat. The area is rich ...

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum is an Israel navy museum located in Haifa. The museum covers the maritime history of Israel – from clandestine immigration during the British Mandate for ...

Kursi, Golan Heights

Kursi, Golan Heights
Kursi is the ruins of a Byzantine Christian monastery and now an Israeli national park located in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights.LocationThe site is located near the eastern ...

Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes
The Mount of Beatitudes refers to a hill in northern Israel where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.LocationThe traditional location for the ...

Aqaba Archaeological Museum

Aqaba Archaeological Museum
Aqaba Archaeological Museum is the official archaeological museum of the city of Aqaba in Jordan.LocationThe museum is located in the old city of Aqaba, it lies adjacent ...

Tabgha

Tabgha
Tabgha is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of ...

Bar'am National Park

Bar'am National Park
Bar'am National Park is an national park in Israel, between kibbutz Sasa and moshav Dovev, near the Lebanese border. On the grounds of the park is a synagogue from the ...

Independence Hall

Independence Hall
Independence Hall is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. It is known primarily as the location ...

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives
The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to the Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered ...

Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It was the site of the ...

Port of Haifa

Port of Haifa
The Port of Haifa is the largest of Israel's three major international seaports, which include the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water ...

Domus Galilaeae

Domus Galilaeae
Domus Galilaeae or House of Galilee , located on the peak of Mount of Beatitudes, above and north of Capernaum and the Sea of Galilee, is a Christian meeting place ...

Temple Mount

Temple Mount
The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew as Har HaBáyit or as Har HaMōriyā and in Arabic as the Haram al-Sharif , the Noble Sanctuary, is one of the most important ...

White Mosque, Nazareth

White Mosque, Nazareth
The White Mosque is the oldest mosque in Nazareth, Israel and is located in Harat Alghama or the "Mosque Quarter" in the center of Nazareth's Old Market. Its exquisite pencil-shaped ...

Hecht Museum

Hecht Museum
The Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum is a museum located on the grounds of the University of Haifa,Israel.HistoryThe Hecht Museum was established in 1984 by Reuben Hecht, ...

Palmach Museum

Palmach Museum
The Palmach Museum is a museum located in Ramat Aviv, Israel dedicated to the Palmach, the strike-force of the pre-state underground Haganah defense organization, which was later integrated into the ...

Tomb of Maimonides

Tomb of Maimonides
According to Jewish tradition, the Tomb of Maimonides is located in central Tiberias, on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. Maimonides died in Fustat, Egypt on 12 ...

Stella Maris Monastery

Stella Maris Monastery
The Stella Maris Monastery or Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Haifa is a 19th-century Discalced Carmelite monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel.

Church of the Multiplication

Church of the Multiplication
The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, shortened to , is a Roman Catholic church located in Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee ...

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is an art museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was established in 1932 in a building that was the home of Tel Aviv's first ...

Gethsemane

Gethsemane
Gethsemane is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most famous as the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before Jesus' ...

Mensa Christi Church

Mensa Christi Church
Mensa Christi is a Roman Catholic church located in Nazareth, in northern Israel.HistoryThe three decades Jesus spent in Nazareth are commonly called the “silent years.” Over the ...

Church of the Beatitudes

Church of the Beatitudes
The Church of the Beatitudes is a Roman Catholic church located by the Sea of Galilee near Tabgha and Capernaum in Israel.HistoryLocated on a small hill overlooking ...

Israel Museum

Israel Museum
The Israel Museum was founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. It is situated on a hill in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, near the Bible Lands Museum, the ...

Mount Precipice

Mount Precipice
Mount Precipice , also known as Mount of Precipitation, Mount of the Leap of the Lord and Mount Kedumim is located just outside the southern edge of Nazareth, 2.0 km ...

Shrine of the Báb

Shrine of the Báb
The Shrine of the Báb is a structure in Haifa, Israel where the remains of the Báb, founder of the Bábí Faith and forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh in the Bahá'í Faith, ...

Yitzhak Rabin Center

Yitzhak Rabin Center
The Yitzhak Rabin Center is a library and research center in Tel Aviv, Israel, built in memory of assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.The Yitzhak Rabin Center, designed by the ...

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was initially completed in 691 CE at the order of ...

Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration
For other uses, see Church of the Transfiguration . The Church of the Transfiguration is a Franciscan church located on Mount Tabor in Israel. It is traditionally believed to be ...

Eretz Israel Museum

Eretz Israel Museum
The Eretz Israel Museum is a historical and archeological museum in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel.Eretz Israel Museum, established in 1953, has a large display of archaeological, ...

Bahá'í World Centre

Bahá'í World Centre
These perfectly manicured gardens hanging down the Carmel mountain are the center of the Bahai faith

Church of the Primacy of St. Peter

Church of the Primacy of St. Peter
The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter is a Franciscan church located in Tabgha, Israel, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It commemorates, and allegedly marks ...

The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb
The Garden Tomb is a rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem which was unearthed in 1867 and has subsequently been considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and ...

Horns of Hattin

Horns of Hattin
The Horns of Hattin is an extinct volcano with twin peaks overlooking the plains of Hattin in the Lower Galilee, Israel.HistoryKarnei Hittin is believed to be the ...

Jaffa Port

Jaffa Port
Jaffa Port is an ancient port located in the Old City of Jaffa, now Israel.Jaffa and its port have a history spanning over three millennia. The port itself is mentioned ...

Terraces

Terraces
Terrace may refer to:Terrace , a leveled surface built into the landscape for agriculture or salt production, such as that in Maras, PeruTerrace , a raised flat platformTerrace , a ...

Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem , popularly known as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, is a zoo located in the Malha neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. It is famous for ...

Meir Park, Tel Aviv

Meir Park, Tel Aviv
Meir Park is a 3 hectares public park, bounded by King George Street and Tchernichovsky Street in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel.Meir Park opened to the public on March ...

Israeli National Maritime Museum

Israeli National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is a maritime and archaeological museum in Haifa, Israel.The museum was founded in 1953, based on the private collection of its founder and first director, Aryeh ...

Khirbet Kerak

Khirbet Kerak
Khirbet Kerak or Beth Yerah " is a tell located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee in modern day Israel. The tell spans an area of over ...

Bialik House

Bialik House
Bialik House was the home of the Hebrew national poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel, and is now used as a museum.HistoryBialik ...

Cave of Elijah

Cave of Elijah
The Cave of Elijah is a grotto written about in the Hebrew Bible, where the prophet Elijah took shelter during a journey into the wilderness .In the Books of Kings ...

Mount Herzl

Mount Herzl
Mount Herzl , also Har HaZikaron , is the site of Israel's national cemetery and other memorial and educational facilities, found on the west side of Jerusalem beside Jerusalem Forest. ...

Church of All Nations

Church of All Nations
The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to ...

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque
Al-Aqsa Mosque , "the Farthest Mosque" also known as Al-Aqsa and Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The ...

Israel Railway Museum

Israel Railway Museum
Israel Railway Museum is the national railway museum of Israel, located in Haifa. The railway museum is owned by Israel Railways and is at Haifa East Railway Station which nowadays ...

Luna Park, Tel Aviv

Luna Park, Tel Aviv
Luna Park, Tel Aviv is an amusement park complex in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds built in 1970.Luna Park attractions include Ferris wheels, bumper cars, carousels and roller coasters. In its ...

Ramat Gan Safari

Ramat Gan Safari
The Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan is the largest collection of wildlife in human care in the Middle East. The 250-acre site consists of both a drive-through African safari area ...

Dormition Abbey

Dormition Abbey
A church built on the site where the Virgin Mary died

Haifa Museum of Art

Haifa Museum of Art
The Haifa Museum of Art , established in 1951, is located in a historic building built in the 1930s in Wadi Nisnas, Downtown Haifa. The museum focuses on Israeli and ...

Hurva Synagogue

Hurva Synagogue
The Hurva Synagogue, , also known as Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid , is a historic synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.The synagogue was founded ...

Janco Dada Museum

Janco Dada Museum
The Janco Dada Museum is located in Ein Hod, Israel. It is a museum that exhibits the work of Marcel Janco as well as art from the Dada movement and ...

Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
The Bible Lands Museum is a museum in Jerusalem, Israel, that explores the culture of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, among them the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Arameans, Hittites, ...

Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv

Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv
The Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv is located on 110 Allenby Street, Tel Aviv, just east of the Shalom Tower. The building was designed by Yehuda Magidovitch in 1922 and ...

Al-Bahr Mosque

Al-Bahr Mosque
The al-Bahr Mosque is the oldest extant mosque in Jaffa, Israel. It is situated on the Ha`aliya Hashniya harbor and therefore often referred to as the Sea Mosque. Due to ...

Dominus Flevit Church

Dominus Flevit Church
Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church on the Mount of Olives, opposite the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church was designed and constructed between 1953 and ...

Tomb of the Virgin Mary

Tomb of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary, also Tomb of the Virgin Mary, is a Christian tomb in the Kidron Valley – at the foot of Mount of Olives, in ...

Charles Clore Park

Charles Clore Park
Charles Clore Park is a beachfront public park in southwestern Tel Aviv, Israel. The park covers 29.6-acre of public land and runs along the Mediterranean Sea. It is named for ...

Immanuel Church

Immanuel Church
Emmanuel Church or Immanuel Church may refer to:DenmarkImmanuel Church, CopenhagenEnglandEmmanuel United Reformed Church, CambridgeImmanuel Church, Feniscowles, LancashireEmmanuel Church, Nottingham, NottinghamshireImmanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle, LancashireEmmanuel Church, ...

Christ Church

Christ Church
Christ Church, Jerusalem, is an Anglican church located inside the Old City of Jerusalem. The building itself is part of a small compound just inside the Jaffa Gate opposite King ...

Reading Light

Reading Light
Reading Light , also known as Tel Kudadi Light, Hayarkon Light and Tel Aviv Light, is an inactive lighthouse in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is located near the beach on ...

Southern Wall

Southern Wall
The Southern Wall is a wall at the southern end of the Temple Mount and the former southern side of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It was built during King ...

Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity
The Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in Bethlehem, Palestine. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that ...

Tel Aviv Zoo

Tel Aviv Zoo
The Tel Aviv Zoo was a zoo founded in 1938 and located in central Tel Aviv, Israel. The zoo was closed in 1980 and now the Gan Ha'Ir shopping mall ...

Burnt House

Burnt House
The Burnt House is an excavated house from the Second Temple period situated six metres below current street level in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is the second Protestant church in Jerusalem . It is a property of the Evangelical Jerusalem Foundation, one of the three foundations of the ...

Herodium

Herodium
Herodium or Herodion is a truncated cone-shaped hill, located 12 kilometres south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judean desert . Herod the Great built a ...

Church of the Pater Noster

Church of the Pater Noster
The Church of the Pater Noster, also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona , is a partially reconstructed Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives, north of ...

Tomb of Absalom

Tomb of Absalom
Tomb of Absalom , also called Absalom's Pillar, is an ancient monumental rock-cut tomb with a conical roof located in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. Although traditionally ascribed to Absalom, ...

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo
Ecce homo are the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate in the Vulgate translation of John 19:5, when he presents a scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to ...

Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu
The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu is a Roman Catholic church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem.HistoryThe ...

Four Sephardic Synagogues

Four Sephardic Synagogues
The Four Sephardic Synagogues are located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. They form a complex which comprises four adjoining synagogues which were built at different ...

Monastery of the Cross

Monastery of the Cross
The Monastery of the Cross is an Eastern Orthodox monastery near the Nayot neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. It is located in the Valley of the Cross, below the Israel Museum ...

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is located in the neighborhood of Nayot in Jerusalem, on the southeastern edge of the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The garden ...

Rockefeller Museum

Rockefeller Museum
The Rockefeller Museum, formerly the Palestine Archaeological Museum, is an archaeological museum located in East Jerusalem that houses a large collection of artifacts unearthed in the excavations conducted in Mandate ...

Russian Compound

Russian Compound
The Russian Compound is one of the oldest districts in central Jerusalem, including a large Russian Orthodox church and several former pilgrim hostels which are used as government buildings and ...

Cenacle

Cenacle
The Cenacle , also known as the "Upper Room", is a room in Jerusalem traditionally held to be the site of The Last Supper. The word is a derivative of ...

Church of Mary Magdalene

Church of Mary Magdalene
The Church of Mary Magdalene is a Russian Orthodox church located on the Mount of Olives, near the Garden of Gethsemane in East Jerusalem.HistoryThe church is dedicated ...

Chapel of the Ascension

Chapel of the Ascension
The Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. Part of a larger complex consisting first of a Christian ...

City of David National Park

City of David National Park
City of David National Park , also called Jerusalem Walls National Park, is an Israeli national park located near the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The national park ...

Gihon Spring

Gihon Spring
For the river mentioned in Genesis, see Gihon. The Gihon Spring or Fountain of the Virgin in the Kidron valley was the main source of water for the Pool of ...

Great Synagogue, Jerusalem

Great Synagogue, Jerusalem
The Great Synagogue of Jerusalem, is located at 56 King George Street, Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Zalman Druck was the spiritual leader from the synagogue's establishment until his death on 11 ...

Shrine of the Book

Shrine of the Book
The Shrine of the Book , a wing of the Israel Museum in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in 1947–56 in 11 ...

Ramban Synagogue

Ramban Synagogue
The Ramban Synagogue , is the second oldest active synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was founded by Nahmanides in 1267, to service the local Jewish community, which ...

Wohl Rose Park

Wohl Rose Park
Wohl Rose Park is a public garden in Givat Ram, Jerusalem, located opposite the Knesset and government precinct, at the foot of the Israeli Supreme Court.The park was established in ...

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem
The Walls of Jerusalem surround the old city of Jerusalem . The walls were built between 1535 and 1538, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, by the order ...

National Library of Israel

National Library of Israel
The National Library of Israel , is the Library dedicated to collecting the cultural treasures of Israel and of Jewish heritage. The library holds more than 5 million books, and ...

L. A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art

L. A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art
The L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art is a museum in Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1974. It is located in Katamon, down the road from the Jerusalem Theater. The museum ...

Museum of Underground Prisoners

Museum of Underground Prisoners
Museum of Underground Prisoners is a museum in Jerusalem, Israel, commemorating the activity of the Jewish underground—Haganah, Irgun and Lehi—during the period leading up the establishment of the State of ...

Ticho House

Ticho House
Ticho House is a historical home in Jerusalem, Israel, now functioning a museum administered as part of the national Israel Museum, a restaurant and cultural centre. It was one of ...

Convent of the Sisters of Zion

Convent of the Sisters of Zion
The Convent of the Sisters of Zion is a convent of the Congregation of Notre-Dame de Sion, located near to the eastern end of the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem. The ...

Church of the Flagellation

Church of the Flagellation
The Church of the Flagellation is a Roman Catholic church and semi-defunct Christian pilgrimage site located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, near the St. Stephen's ...

Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Jerusalem (/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם  Yerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدس‎  al-Quds),[i] located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in ...