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Israeli-Chinese relations take a step back, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Israeli-Chinese relations take a step back

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... don't like their food." He later apologized. An Israeli Cabinet minister called the Chinese ambassador Wednesday to apologize after Israel's only Beijing Olympics medalist used a curse to describe the Chinese in a newspaper interview Majadle, who ...

Miracles in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Israel travel blog

Miracles in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We decided to have an easy day and go to the Church of Annunciation (St. Gabriel) located in the downtown Nazareth, and afterwards take a drive to the Sea of Galilee. Downtown Nazareth is one of those places that one has to experience ...

Yom asal, Yom basal = 1 day honey, 1 day onions, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Yom asal, Yom basal = 1 day honey, 1 day onions

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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Some days I think it's a miracle that I haven't been in a bus crash.  Other days I consider it no surprise since everything seems to operate by it's own design here.  Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they call this the Holy Land.  ...

Christmas in the Holy Land, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Christmas in the Holy Land

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... in Asia that I couldn't write anymore. My prayers go out to all those affected by this catastrophe. My adventures in Israel began with a flight into Tel Aviv via Tashkent. "Where's Tashkent?" I hear you thinking. Well, its the capital ...

LESSONS ON THRUMPING, FROM ISRAEL, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

LESSONS ON THRUMPING, FROM ISRAEL

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... ve purposely misled me regarding the possibility of a job, so I'd volunteer a bit in the school where he worked. Elsewhere in Israel, kibbutzes, youth hostels, and another school offered me work deals that would've squeezed me dry.  I was going to ...

Twelve Hours on a plane - wtih two kids, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

Twelve Hours on a plane - wtih two kids

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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Our flight leaves at 10:40, which means waking up at 05:00, showering, getting ready (don't forget the kids), saying goodbye and making it to the airport in time.   Since it was the day before Yom-Kippur there was little traffic, and we got to the ...

The Jewish Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Jewish Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... from the square.  Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends an hour after sunset on Saturday.  During that time Israel (Jerusalem in particular) shuts down.  While I was down at the wall a group of women was dancing and singing ...

The Inquisition, Eilat, Israel travel blog

The Inquisition

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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There are stories about crossing the border into Israel.  Terrible stories.  Stories involving stressful sessions of rigorous questioning.  Questioning that lasts for hours.  We prepared ourselves for a strenuous day and hoped that our ...

YOM KIPPUR AND OTHER HOLIDAYS, Beer Sheva, Israel travel blog

YOM KIPPUR AND OTHER HOLIDAYS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... had been "Rosh Hashana", the Jewish New Year.  It comes during September or October. Thinking about the years, while in Israel, inspires awe.  When in America, biblical stories seem distant, and it's easy to cast them off as fables.  ...

JUDAISM, ON MASTURBATION, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

JUDAISM, ON MASTURBATION

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Some of Israel's most religious have been nice to me. I've especially enjoyed debating with young yeshiva students, boys in black hats with varying success at growing beards.  They love knowledge.  They're still open-minded enough to say, ...

Showing the kibbutz, Kibbutz HaOgen, Israel travel blog

Showing the kibbutz

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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I intended to take my wife and kids and show them around where I grew up, however as we always say "men plans and G-d laughs".  We woke up late, my plan was to spend an hour or two in the Kibbutz and come back for a nap, but Bella went with my dad ...

excuses, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

excuses

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... the History of Israel and Jewish religion, but I don't feel compelled to write the primer just this moment. My relationship with Israel and being Jewish, is complicated enough, and when I try to explain certain ideologies, I wind up having these circular ...

Bella's first professional modeling gig, Jaffa, Israel travel blog

Bella's first professional modeling gig

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We had a lazy morning today, and only got up around noon and watched people on the Sdot-Yam beach do some water sports .  Actually we both got up quite often in the middle of the night to feed the baby, and since we're on vacation noon seems ...

Shopping Day, Dalyat El Carmel, Israel travel blog

Shopping Day

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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Since we were having a short day (i.e. we were invited to go somewhere in the afternoon) we went to a nearby Druze town named Dalyat El Carmel where a huge bazaar is held everyday.  We got some gifts and walked around in many shops selling junk ...

The Knight's Halls, Akko, Israel travel blog

The Knight's Halls

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... peninsula connecting it to the mainland is protected by a powerful wall.  It is a predominately Arab enclave in Israel, and they left the old city to itself and built a new one outside the walls. We bought a combination ticket that ...

Behind the Security Fence, Bethlehem, Israel travel blog

Behind the Security Fence

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... A very big, menacing wall, 8 meters high and dotted with towers and barbed wire.  The Great Wall of Israel.  704km long, it slices right through the arteries connecting the two "countries," severing trade and communication.  ...

Beer Sheeva, Worlds biggest Crater, Kabbutz, Yotvata, Israel travel blog

Beer Sheeva, Worlds biggest Crater, Kabbutz

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... caught a bus down from Tel Aviv to hang out for 2 days too! Nir kibbutz is a richer than most and they are famous in Israel for their dairy. He gave us a tour of the dairy, date fields and the other agriculture sites on his Kibbutz. It was sweet. ...

Israel Encore, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Kibbutz Ga'ton, Tiberias, Israel travel blog

Israel Encore

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... and Ayyubid/Mamluk military mind. We also passed a hill where only a couple years before, Hezbolah snipers had snuck into Israel and overlooking a highway, shot 5 people driving home from work. Saying a fond goodye to Rotem's family and many thanks ...

Sun and Sand at the Red Sea, Eilat, Israel travel blog

Sun and Sand at the Red Sea

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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After a wonderful Christmas in Jerusalem I am now having a fine time in Eilat on the Red Sea, with my former NZ next door neighbour Sarah, a Canadian. We are staying at her Uncle's house, overlooking the Red Sea and the Aqaba Mountains in Jordan. So ...

The Holy Land!, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

The Holy Land!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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I found cheap tickets from Munich to Tel Aviv Isreal so I booked em! Chelise had to duck off to England to try and make a bit of money sooo sad! Dave met up with us for Ofest and flew over to Isreal with me. Upon arrival at the airport I was ...

Floating, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Floating

A travel blog entry by camille

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... this we went to a lookout near the Hebrew University and the hospital where Haim works and then had a coffee. Everywhere you go in Israel there are metal detectors and bag checks. Haim said that the guy hardly even looked in my bag which wasn't a good ...

Bahia Temple and nothing ELSE!, Haifa, Israel travel blog

Bahia Temple and nothing ELSE!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Ok, the dates on all of my Israel entries are totally screwed up.... but at least everything are in order! Haifa is a town 2 hours north of Tel Aviv by the ocean. It's supposed to be a really nice town known for the huge Bahrain Temple that is ...

The Birthplace of 3 crazy religions, Jeruslem, Israel travel blog

The Birthplace of 3 crazy religions

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Ok, I wrote this entry way before but then it got erased! FrickinDamurnBtichgooglymooly! Here it goes again! Jeruselem, by the way I'm so far behind in the travelpod that spelling mistakes are even less of a concern than before! Jeruselem, what ...

The Muslim Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Muslim Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... , and this produces some conflict.  Anyway, it produced in me a very complicated feeling.  The whole situation of Israel has produced in me a complicated feeling, which is possibly epitomized by the third holiest site in Islam residing atop the ...

The Christian Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Christian Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Israel and the Palestinian Territories are conflicted.  We all know this.  Palestine is Arab Muslim.  Israel is made up of the Jewish Diaspora.  The conflict is apparent everywhere.  This is my Holy Land - No, it's my Holy ...

Tourists in a war zone, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Tourists in a war zone

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... -- Headline: Israel kills Hamas leader The Hamas, one of the main Arab terrorist groups in Israel had been hit, hard. --------------------------------------------- WWW.BBCWORLD.COM Headline: Israel kills Hamas leader Sheikh Salah Shahada ...

This won't hurt a bit., Haifa, Israel travel blog

This won't hurt a bit.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... need/want to do, and casually chatting with random people isn't on the list of priorities. This dynamic isn't wholly restricted to Israel; things wouldn't be much different if I was a visitor in Detroit, or Atlanta. This has proved to be the hardest ...

North Isreal, Golan Heights, Israel travel blog

North Isreal

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... of their pants but I figured they would know why!!!! To many Israelis these are known as the nice Arabs because they don't hate Israel and it seems everyone gets along. Jon and Ophry had to leave to go on a family trip the next day so Dave ...

One Last party night, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

One Last party night

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We arrive back in Tel Aviv exhausted but were able to muster enough energy go out one last time. The rest of the night is a blur but thankfully Magnus (the norwigan Viking we picked up) took a million pictures, so I will let them do the talking, Oh ...

Around the Sea of Galaliee, Russian Party, Israel travel blog

Around the Sea of Galaliee

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... the Sea of Galilee since there are so many places to go and we wanted to travel on the Sabbath which can be difficult in Israel unless you have your own car. The biblical sites around the sea (like Jerusalem) all have churches on them if Jesus so much ...

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