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Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... again - to build another yeshiva in Akko.
Iris' sister, Orna, lives in a lovely house in Moshav Ami-Oz (a moshav is an agricultural settlement) about 45 minutes from Be'er Sheva (and Iris) and 7 kms from the Gaza. Unfortunately, it is uncomfortably close to the 'action' and all houses here are encouraged to have in-built shelters. When a missile is launched from the Gaza, an alarm is triggered and Orna has 15 seconds to get to ...
Yaron and Iris picked us up from the hotel at 0930. We drove directly to Masada, an ancient fortress on the top of a rocky plateau overlooking the Dead Sea about 20 minutes away. What an amazing place this was. Masada fortress was built by King Herod (of Caesarea fame). We knew from visiting Caesarea with Ronnen that he was responsible for the creation of some of the most amazing cities in the Holy land during his reign.
... further on it. Our final stop in Sderot was the Qassam Rocket Museum, where you can on display just a few of the rockets from Gaza into Southern Israel. It’s deeply unsettling. I will let the photos speak for themselves.
After lunch in Sderot we went to the village of Nitzan to visit the Gush Katif and Northern Samaria Commemoration Center. Gush Katif was the name given to the bloc of Israeli settlements in the Southern Gaza Strip. They ...
... checkpoint - at which no interest in us was in evidence - and, shortly before you hit Ein Boqeq, Masada, which would pass unremarked from the road if not for the signage.
The hotels at this place are apparently all owned by the same cartel, which is why the cheapest one runs $160 a night for a double. Not coincidentally, this is the one we stayed at, although it still clocks in at second place for Most Expensive Hotel So Far. (The ...
... and he proceeded to tell us about the Jewish claim to the land and the massacre. We assured him that we were aware of these things and that we had toured the Beit Hadassah exhibit.
After this, we had a lunch that had been arranged at the home of a local businessman. While we ate a delicious turmeric scented rice dish, our host's son told us about his family, including his grandfather's four wives and 27 children. He ...
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