A Country Mired In Controversy Since Its Inception – Israel

Not just another middle eastern country to visit. While the country was established based on the UN resolution of 1947 to divide the state of Palestine for the formation of Israel, the country has grown to be one of the most powerful in the world, militarily, economically and technologically.

The region has seen innumerable invasions right since the times of the Romans and attracts tourists from all over the world for its heritage. The country is rich in historical sites and has many things to offer including the desert and the seas. One of the must visit sites is the sea of Galilee. While some areas of Israel have recorded the highest temperatures ever in the continent of Asia, parts of Israel also receive snowfall each year. 

This country has been teaching the world about drip irrigation, water conservation, environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity and above all making sea water potable. Yes, in this desert you’ll even find floriculture at a massive scale.

The Wailing Wall. On the left for men and on the right for women. People insert cards with their wishes into the wall. While leaving, one shouldn´t turn one´s back to the wall, but walk backwards. Men are not allowed to come to the Wailing wall without a yarmulke. It is also recommended and lent to the tourists visiting the wall

One of the entrance gates to the Old Town of Jerusalem

The streets of the Old Town of Jerusalem after the closing hours

The Old Town of Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Old Jerusalem – a place where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. His tomb is located at the same place. The key from the church has been passed on from father to son for several generations

Two Orthodox Jews in the market

Tel Aviv marketplace, just before closing hours

Tel Aviv before sunset

Night view of Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, coast

Tel Aviv, coast

Masada and the view from Masada towards the Dead Sea. On the other side of the Dead Sea is Jordan

The view from Masada to the Dead Sea. It is best to climb before sunset, even though it requires an hour of steep climbing. After the funicular / cableway starts, the place gets filled with tourists

Beautiful sandstone formations and corridors, a view of Masada


A view from Masada

Coast of the Dead Sea at sunset. Jordan is already visible on the other side

Swimming in the Dead seas where swimming is more like floating because of the density of the water

Photos: Dana xbone Hosova

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