Jerusalem and Surrounding Area

The Israeli Arab Village of Abu Gosh is situated about 10 km west of Jerusalem just off the main road from Tel Aviv. During Israel’s War of independence, out of all the Arab Villages in the area only the residents of Abu Gosh remained neutral and in many cases helped […]

Israel – Israeli Towns and Villages – Abu Gosh

Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem
The ancient city of Jerusalem has been continuously inhabited for over 3000 years and is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. For the Jews it is the place where the Jewish Patriarch Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mt. Moriah.  In approximately 1000 BCE King David proclaimed Jerusalem […]

Historical Sites in Israel – Israeli Cities – The ...

Israel Museum - Shrine of the Book
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem was founded in 1965 and is one of the world’s most prominent art and archeology museums with wide-ranging exhibits of Judaica, biblical archeology, fine arts and artifacts from countries in South America, Africa, Oceania and the Far East. The various collections embody the precious history […]

Israel Museums – Visit Jerusalem – The Israel Museum

Since biblical times and as recorded in the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the Jewish people by God and has been sacred to them ever since. After the establishment of the First Kingdom of Israel in about the 11th century BCE the area was ruled by the […]

Israel History – Wars in Israel – leading up to ...

Jerusalem view from Mount of Olives
Jerusalem, “City of Gold”, is the capital of Israel and is regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. It is located in the Judean Mountains between the northern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem became Israel’s capital in 1948 when the country […]

Israel – Israeli Cities – Jerusalem

Yad Vashem
In 1953, The Knesset, Parliament of Israel established the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes” Remembrance Authority – Yad Vashem. The intention of this was to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust. The museum was built at the foot of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance (Har […]

Museums in Israel – Jerusalem – Yad Vashem

Menachem Begin was the 6th Prime Minister of the State of Israel. He is perceived by some to be a terrorist leader but remembered by most as the man who brought about the first peace agreement between Israel and an Arab Nation and subsequently received a Nobel Prize for peace. […]

Famous Leaders of Israel – Israeli Prime Ministers – Menachem ...