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  • Up to JerusalemToday we checked out of our Dead Sea hotel. It has been hot here! It got up to 42C (108F) at the Dead Sea yesterday, and it’s been pretty warm in our hotel room, too. When we Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | Jun 3, 2019
  • Masada – An Engineering MarvelToday we started as usual with our 6-7-8 routine (6am wakeup call, 7am breakfast, 8am departure) and headed out to the mountain fortress of Masada. There is a long winding trail that leads to the top, but in the Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | Jun 3, 2019
  • Keep walking, but you won’t break down our wall… NOTToday we checked out of our hotel in the Sea of Galilee, loaded up the buses, and headed south. A note on the Sea of Galilee – it’s 700 feet below sea level. The Jordan River valley lies Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | Jun 1, 2019
  • See of Galilee (lots to see!)Today was so full! And it was so HOT!! They said the temperature only got up to 105F in the shade. And the Sea of Galilee makes sure there’s always some humidity in the air so it’s Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | Jun 1, 2019
  • Dan in DanToday we were on the road by 8am and off to the “Mount of Beatitudes,” the traditional location believed to be where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. The site is owned and maintained by nuns in a Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | Jun 1, 2019
  • El Al Business Class CommentaryEl Al is a great disappointment. We have flown internationally many times in business class (American, Delta, United, British Air, Emirates, JAL, Iberia, Air France, LAN, and I am sure others. All are superior to El Al; many superior by Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 30, 2019
  • See of Galilee (lots to see!)Today was so full! And it was so HOT!! They said the temperature only got up to 105F in the shade. And the Sea of Galilee makes sure there’s always some humidity in the air so it’s Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | May 30, 2019
  • Our First Day on Tour[pictures to be posted later] All that I am about to relate happened yesterday, as I write this. We had a “family barbecue” for supper last night, and including the conversation with new friends, it lasted until after 9pm. Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | May 29, 2019
  • Heading Home[float=left][/float]The time has come for us to Exit Israel. יציאה in Hebrew. From our hotel to the Eilat airport to Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 29, 2019
  • A day in Netanya[The photos are now inserted.] Our tour starts (sort of) in Netanya, a city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, about 45 minutes north of Tel Aviv. Most everyone else in our tour flew in today, but we did Posted by dasafish in Fishers' Israel Trip | May 28, 2019
  • Off to Eilat[float=right][/float]Today, we are off to Eilat. Having a travel day allows me to opine and so I shall. One learns at a young age—hopefully—that the same situation Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 27, 2019
  • The Wedding CeremonyHaving just been at an over-the-top lavish wedding in Mumbai, we could not imagine that we would or could enjoy another wedding as much as we did this one so soon. The Jewish faith knows how to get married. And Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 27, 2019
  • The ElectionThis is wedding day. As we spend the day in anticipation of the evening, after lunch we happen to pass by the happy couple getting pre-wedding photographs taken. Here is your unauthorized peek: [float=left][img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/916153/Re Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 26, 2019
  • The PeopleSlightly fewer than nine million people live in the State of Israel, the world’s only nation with a majority Jewish population: three of four residents are Jews. Densely populated around where we are in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and the Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 25, 2019
  • The Two State SolutionThe Welcome Dinner last night was large and lavish. Nicky and Jane hosted a couple hundred of us--100 or so who have flown here to be with them on this joyous occasion. The bride and groom glow, the champagne flows, Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 25, 2019
  • Background in the midst of hostilityIsrael is undeniably surrounded by often hostile neighbors. If I lived there, I might be tempted to, from fear if nothing else, shift to the right toward nationalism. Fear from physical attack is as strong a motivator as one can Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 23, 2019
  • The Map[float=left][/float]All of Israel, including the Golan Heights officially claimed just two months ago, measures but a mere 8,500 square miles—slightly smaller th Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 23, 2019
  • 600 Rockets Arrived Three Weeks Ago; We Arrive Tomorrow[float=left][/float]We leave the shores of the United States 71 years an Posted by paulej4 in Israel. It's Complicated | May 22, 2019
  • Dead Sea area and Jerusalem AgainHello friends, I am writing one last time from Jerusalem. It has been a good trip, but I am ready to be home and see all those whom I left behind and miss dearly. These last two days were a Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 27, 2019
  • Around JerusalemSunday was a day to do as we pleased around the old city, so I won't post much about it. Most of what we did then we did more in-depth today. I will mention a couple of sweet things really Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 25, 2019
  • PalestineGood Evening friends, Today we went to Bethlehem, which is in Palestine, which added an interesting dynamic to our trip. I have heard lots on the news about the conflict here, and it was interesting to meet people who live Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 23, 2019
  • Galilee to JerusalemWe arrived safely in Jerusalem this evening. We ended our day a little earlier than normal which is probably just as well, I am feeling tired, and I've been able to catch up on a handful of small things I Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 22, 2019
  • Around GalileeGreetings friends, Last night I walked out to a small pier at the hotel we're staying at and watched the moon on the Sea of Galilee. It was simply magnificence to see. There is a stunning beauty in this Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 21, 2019
  • Joppa, Caesarea, and MoreHello All, Beach at Tel Aviv before leaving this morning. We are wrapping up day three - today we did what seems like a lot of driving, but that was quite alright. We also saw quite a l Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 20, 2019
  • New York and Tel AvivHello Friends, I have safely arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel and am winding down for the night. I left Prescott at about 4 pm on Sunday, and am now, nearly 48 hours later going to lay my head down for some Posted by revbeard in There and Back Again | Feb 19, 2019
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