Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... her bedroom has been 'secured' for this purpose). Otherwise, life goes on as normal.
Orna had prepared an amazing spread for lunch. I thought she had been cooking for days but apparently, she only started yesterday. I believe Shahar was an able assistant. Shahar had also baked 2 cakes - a carrot and a marble, for afternoon tea but it was also to welcome home her brother, Nir, who was also due to come home for the Shabbat ...
... also famous for another reason. In Jewish history, it was the place of 'a last stand' for a group of Jewish rebels (known as the 'sikarii', a dagger that they used to carry) in the Great Jewish Rebellion (66AD) against Rome. When it became apparent to the rebels that they could no longer stop the fortress walls from being breached by the Romans, the leader of the rebels, Elazar ben Yair, decided that all of them (nearly 1000 in ...
... Jews living in Gaza Strip for thousands of years, but in 2005 they were only 8,600 Jews living there alongside nearly 1.5 million Palestinians. The Israeli government decided to uni-laterally withdraw the settlers without an agreement from the Palestinians. Now in 2005, I supported the pullout from Gaza, because I did not think that Gaza was worth defending and thought that the settlers were right in losing their homes, as they should not have been there ...
... hotel (presumably whatever it was called before the cartel bought it) made for a fascinating look into the modern historical record, the lack of wifi meant we would be pleasantly uncoupled from, um, the hectic pace of our yearlong vacation, the astroturf lining the balcony was a nice touch, and the fact that the lady behind the counter didn’t change her clothes the whole three days we were there was not at all strange. OK, I’ll ...
... his father had been offered millions of dollars for their house, just to get him to move out so Israelis could move in, but his father refused. We asked him how he had learned such excellent, fluent English, and he said it was from watching American movies.
After lunch, we visited the Ibrahimi Mosque. There is also a synagogue on the site. This is a very sacred place for both Muslims and Jews, for it is said by tradition ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking