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Jerusalem, capital of Israel and seat of its government, is the country's largest city.
Its population of some 650,000 is a mosaic of diverse national, religious and ethnic communities. Jerusalem is a city with carefully preserved and restored historical sites and modern edifices, ever expanding suburbs, commercial districts, shopping malls, high tech industrial parks and landscaped green areas. It is both an ancient and a modern city, with treasures from the past and plans for the future.

 
  TEL AVIV - Jaffa - The City that Never sleeps !!! 
TEL AVIV - Jaffa - The City that Never sleeps !!! Tel Aviv is known as the city that never sleeps vibrant, brash, and cosmopolitan. Tel Aviv-Jaffa is the major metropolis in Israeland the business center of the country. The city history began in 1909 when a group of Jaffa residentsmoved north to build a new city on the sand dunes. Tel Aviv is a world heritage site known as the "white City"more Bauhaus...

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  City of David 
City of David The City of David is the birthplace of Jerusalem, the place where King David established his kingdom, and where the history of the People of Israel was written. It is within walking distance from the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, and is one of the most exciting sites in Israel. The City of David is an archeological park that tells the story of...

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  The Tower of David 
The Tower of David The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, near the Jaffa Gate, the historic entrance to the Old City. The Museum presents Jerusalems story. It details the major events in its history beginning with the first evidence of a city in Jerusalem in the second millennium BCE, until the ci...

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  The Western Wall 
The Western Wall The holiest Jewish site in the world and a renowned symbol of Jerusalem's Old City, the Western Wall is a remnant of the retaining wall built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC, to encompass the Second Temple enclosure. As the only remainder of their sacred, destroyed Temple, Jewish people from all over the world, throughout two thousand years of exi...

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  The Garden Tomb 
The Garden Tomb The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus. The Garden Tomb is a beautiful place in which you will discover several things that were all here on the night Jesus died and which match the accounts in the four Gospels. The Garden Tomb is a quiet place pre...

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  The Archaeological Park - Davidson Center 
The Archaeological Park - Davidson Center The newly constructed Ethan and Marla Davidson Exhibition and Virtual Reconstruction Center are situated at the entrance to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, one of the largest, most significant archaeological sites in the country. It is some 100 meters south of the Temple Mount complex, in the recently excavated and restored underground storage complex bel...

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  Yad Vashem 
Yad Vashem "And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a "yad vashem")... that shall not be cut off."(Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5) As the Jewish peoples living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for document...

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  The Jewish Quarter 
The Jewish Quarter The Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem incorporates many holy and historical sites, and is an outstanding starting point for any tour of Jerusalem. Every step you take in the Jewish Quarter brings you closer to discovering tangible remains of a dramatic chapter in Jewish history, especially of the period of its greatest grandeur: the time of the Sec...

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  Ammunition Hill 
Ammunition Hill Ammunition Hill is the main official memorial symbolizing the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. The fortification is preserved as it was in the war and there is an underground museum that commemorates the soldiers who fell in the battle as well as an exhibit displaying the stages of the battle of the three brigades, the Air Force and the Central C...

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  Israel Museum 
Israel Museum The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive ...

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  Shrine of the Book 
Shrine of the Book The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it. Read more www.english.imjnet.org.il/page_1465

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  Machane Yehuda Market 
Machane Yehuda Market World-famous icons of Jerusalem include the Western Wall, the Tower of David and the Machane Yehuda market. The Western Wall and the Tower of David represent the religious, historical nature of Jerusalem, the place from which the Jewish people developed. Machane Yehuda market, however, represents the contemporaryand the futureheart of Jerusalem. Machane ...

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  Church of the Holy Sepulchre 
Church of the Holy Sepulchre The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world. According to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified at Golgotha, "the place of the skull" (Matt. 27:3335; Mark 15:2225; John 1...

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  Mount of Olives 
Mount of Olives The hills of the Mount of Olives have served from time immemorial as the eastern border of ancient Jerusalem, forming a clear partition that separates the city from the edge of the Judean Desert. The Mount of Olives is one of the most prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. It is first mentioned as King David's escape ro...

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  The Via Dolorosa 
The Via Dolorosa The Via Dolorosa, the road Jesus walked from the place of Pontius Pilate's sentencing to Golgotha, means "way of sorrows". The beautiful hymn that begins "On a hill far away" has led many to picture this last road as a pastoral, quiet scene, a path wending its way, perhaps among old olive trees, up a mountain to where crosses stand starkly against the sky...

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