Leonardo Hotel Negev
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Well today we spent the day with a Bedouin. He explained his side of the Israeli resettlement of them. We met an 83-year-old holocaust survivor who moved here from Hungary 60 years ago. He said he wanted to help the Bedouins because they have been in the area longer than the Palestinians (Philistines) or the Israelis. Their archaeological record in …
Soon after we settle in to our hotel in Beersheba it is Shabat which commences at about 6pm on a Friday evening. The Sabbath is not a good time for tourists who expect a full range of goods and services to be available, so rather than a cappuccino in a café, we need to be content with instant coffee in our hotel room.
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On the other hand, once you were willing to listen to a long explanation, many were games you could play with another player. Of course, if you went by yourself, there were many exhibits you couldn't use without asking a stranger for assistance.
We also saw a "laser lab" demo. It was a good introduction to some light concepts, but I think it was mismarketed. If they called it ...
... first place. I have no sympathy for the settlers and yet the guide taking us through the museum was a resident of Gush Katif. I could see just how painful this event still is on him. To lose one house and entire livelihood is hard, but to have your own government do it to you is heartbreaking. However, even with everything that happened I understand why the government removed the settlers, because it was costing too much money and soldier’s lives ...
The view from a viewing tower constructed at the top of the dig, provides a birdseye view of the remnants of the city below. The city was abandoned following the Babylonian conquest around 586 B.C. and resettled generations later following the return.
The incredible age of this site is simply stunning - over 3000 years!
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