Israel is the only country you can see in day and that caters to both devout Evangelicals and. Amazing nature, countless historic and religious sites, and the coolest city in the region…here are the Reasons Why You Should Visit Israel at least once.
The Amazing Beaches
Israel’s most solid and constant border is its most beautiful: the Mediterranean Sea. From the shores of Tel Aviv to the cliffs of Acre in the north, almost all of Israel’s coastline is stunning and easily accessible. With fish to eat and places from which to enjoy the sunset, Israel’s beaches are one of its inviting features.
The Region’s Rich History
From the Bible to the Crusaders to the Ottoman Empire. The land on which modern-day Israel was founded has seen it all. The Old Cities of Jerusalem, Jaffa and Lod are among the oldest in the world, and visiting Israel allows you to visit sites as old as history itself. With everything from Roman ruins to Amish-like German “Templar” villages, visiting Israel allows you to experience history from the comforts of the modern world.
Holy to all three monotheistic faiths, Jerusalem is a city like no other. Its cobbled streets have seen some of the most momentous events in history. Its Old City is a melting pot of faiths and ethnicities, a nest of strange coexistence. The city as a whole offers something for everyone.
One of the Coolest Cities in the World
With a booming foodie scene, vibrant night life, and enough style to make you reassess your fashion choices, Tel Aviv is arguably one of the coolest cities in the Middle East, if not the world, today. From great restaurants to amazing architecture, Israel’s cultural capital is everything you’d hope from a Western capital.
From amazing street food like falafel or sabich to great local Israel has it all. Both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv offer countless amazing places to eat, from local Arab to fine Asian. Head any town to try some basbousaor, or go to Acre’s Old City and try fresh fish.
The Amazing Local Culture
From an artisan market in Tel Aviv to live shows on Jerusalem’s streets or a one-of-a-kind international design museum, Israel has a vibrant cultural scene catering to everyone. Tel Aviv has recently begun to host its own fashion week, which joins numerous film festivals and cultural events throughout the city.
Because Israelis are the Funniest People in the World
An amazing and diverse group of people, Israelis come in all shapes and forms: Some are Jews whose grandparents migrated here from Europe or North Africa, others are Muslim or Christian Arabs who identify as Palestinians. Old or young, religious or secular, your average Israeli is kind and will help out with whatever you need, always ready with a recommendation.
Its Diverse Landscape
Like the food and the people, Israel is also extremely geographically diverse. The south you have the Negev Desert and the barren Arava, home to the Dead Sea, which end in the Red Sea resort town of Eilat.
Jerusalem you have greenery and mountains, and in Tel Aviv a humid beach city. In the north, the Golan Heights even offer skiing, and in between you have the Galilee and Carmel mountains, with picturesque forests. From swamps to lakes, craters to mountains, we’ve literally got it all.
This is Where Jesus Walked
Regardless of whether you consider yourself secular or religious, the area now called Israel is the cradle of all three monotheistic faiths. Pilgrims from across the world flock here, and for Christians this is especially enticing as everything from Bethlehem in the West Bank to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee in the north (where Christians believe Jesus walked on the water) are all easily accessible area. In Jerusalem, you can even follow Jesus’ last steps by walking the Via Dolorosa.
Because for All its Faults, it is an Island of Coexistence
Never the less, despite no lack in religious tensions, Israel is a beautiful example of coexistence between different faiths and ethnicities. Jews and Christians, Arabs and Israelis of European descent, and people from across the world call Israel home. From Jaffa to Acre, coexistence is part of daily life in Israel.
Few Things are as Beautiful as the Bahia’s Hanging Gardens of Haifa
Among the smaller and lesser-known faiths in Israel are the Bahia. They too call Israel their birthplace, and the country is home to their holy sites. An aesthetic powerhouse overlooking Haifa’s beach. The gardens are a must see, and offer a great chance to learn about this secretive religion.
The Only Country Where Hebrew is Spoken
The only Hebrew speaking country. This is pretty amazing as the language was dormant. In the past century, wise Israelis have toiled to create new words for everything from television and internet.
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