Photo Essay: Former Garbage Dump Promotes Tourism

A former garbage dump and eyesore for Tel Aviv commuters is becoming an eco-friendly odor-free park.Avraham Zuroff, 6/16/2009, 11:09 AM

Tourist Statistics Encouraging, Tourism Ministry Says

Tourism is still declining because of the global economic downturn, but there are signs that bode well, the Tourism Ministry says.Gil Ronen, 5/19/2009, 8:56 PM

Desert Secret Cracked: Ancient Hunting Techniques Revealed

A new study of the "desert kites" that are spread across the expanses of Israel's Negev and Arava desert region unearths the answer to this riddle.Baruch Gordon, 3/2/2009, 11:12 AM

Pre-Disengagement Police Beating Nets Boy 25,000 Shekels

A boy who was beaten by police on his way to Gush Katif prior to the Disengagement will be compensated to the tune of 25,000 shekels. Hillel Fendel, 8/5/2007, 4:49 PM

Deep Inside Yesha: Homesh Presence Continues

Continued Jewish presence in the Disengagement-destroyed town of Homesh has reached the two-week mark.Hillel Fendel, 7/31/2007, 12:52 PM

Netanyahu Promises to "Repay Debt" to Katif Expellees

MK Binyamin Netanyahu, visiting the largest community of ex-Gush Katif residents, promised to "repay the national debt" owed to the expellees.Hillel Fendel, 4/27/2007, 1:22 AM

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Entering the Tel Dan Reserve is like stepping into a wonderland: scores of bubbling brooks feed into a running river and tall treetops reach for the sky, 9/14/2006, 11:38 PM

Exotic Fruits

A walk through Shmuel Landau's fields reveals a world of fruits not usually seen together in the same garden. , 5/15/2006, 12:00 AM

Bulboose Field

NOTHING PREPARES YOU for the peculiar sight of hundreds upon hundreds of bulboosim, large, smooth, almost uniform oval rocks., 3/20/2006, 10:17 AM

Atlit - The Museum of Illegal Immigration

During most of their mandate in Israel, the British restricted Jewish immigration. Right after the Holocaust, during which more cart one-third of the Jewish population was destroyed, , 12/6/2005, 9:21 AM

Kever Rachel

Kever Rachel is distinguished from all other major Jewish Holy places in that it has always been accessible to Jewish worshipers. They were even the guardians of the precious keys to the holy tomb., 11/22/2005, 9:47 AM

On The Path Of The Patriarchs To Moriah

The supreme test of faith of Fathers Avraham and Yitzchak took place on Mount Moriah. The sanctity, of this Gate of Heaven remained hidden, as the name given by Avraham after the trial of faith, 11/7/2005, 12:01 PM

Beit Aharonson and the NILI Underground

In the small agricultural community of Zikhron Ya'akov, an hour south of Haifa, amongst the vineyards financed by the Baron de Rothschild, NILI activists led a spy ring , 10/30/2005, 10:09 AM

Sharon National Park

The 1500 acres of the Sharon National Park comprise a relatively large and uninterrupted slice of natural landscape, containing all the elements typical of the coastal plain., 10/10/2005, 9:53 AM

Yehiam Fortress National Park

Yehiam Fortress is located in Kibbutz Yehiam, in the western part of the Galilee. When the kibbutz was settled in 1946, its original residents lived in the fortress ruins., 10/9/2005, 9:06 AM

Mount Carmel National Park

Although only one-third of the 21-acre Mount Carmel National Park is a nature reserve, the park is dedicated to nature conservation, and specifically to maintaining the Mediterranean habitats.<BR> , 9/27/2005, 11:00 PM

Tel Megiddo National Park

In the early third millenium B.C.E., Megiddo was already a city fortified by enormous walls; a thousand years later Megiddo was one of the centers of the Egyptian rule in Canaan, 9/13/2005, 9:18 AM

Tel Hazor National Park

Tel Hazor sits opposite Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar on the Rosh Pina-Metulla road. The tell (mound composed of the remains of successive settlements) has two parts the acropolis and the lower city, 9/6/2005, 9:04 AM

Ein Gedi Antiquities National Park

The remains of a Byzantine-period synagogue are on view at the Ein Gedi Antiquities National Park, adjacent to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and the Arugot River., 8/31/2005, 9:18 PM

Beit Alfa Synagogue National Park (on Kibbutz Hefzibah)

The Beit Alfa synagogue was constructed in the fifth century C.E. It had a courtyard, an entryway, a large rectangular room, a second-floor balcony, and an additional room. , 8/27/2005, 10:57 PM

Ramon Park Complex

Makhtesh Ramon is the ideal venue for the study of geology, even for those with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, 8/10/2005, 10:58 PM

In The Footsteps Of The Maccabees

In ancient times, the main road from the coast to Jerusalem followed this same route. To the north along this ancient route is the new settlement of Beit Horon , 7/26/2005, 7:29 AM

In The Footsteps Of The Maccabees

Ending his conquest of Jerusalem, Antiochus forced the diverse groups in his empire to become one homogeneous Greek nation. National and religious customs were forbidden and punishable by death.<BR> , 7/20/2005, 7:30 PM

Caesarea National Park

This area has had a long and checkered history. It was initially settled during the Hellenistic period , when the Phoenicians built a small port city that they named Straton's Tower., 7/6/2005, 8:15 PM

Ahziv National Park

A myriad of options awaits visitors to the Ahziv National Park, five kilometers north of Nahariya: a rocky embayed coast; lagoons; deep natural seawater pools;, 6/28/2005, 8:42 PM

Beit Govrin National Park

The 1,250-acre Beit Govrin National Park lies in the Judean plain, an area with rolling hills rising some 400 meters above sea level., 6/20/2005, 9:00 PM

Nimrod Fortress National Park

The Nimrod Fortress NP graces the slopes of Israel's highest mountain, Mount Hermon, above the Banias spring. The fortress overlooks the forested dales and magnificent landscape of the area, 5/24/2005, 11:20 AM

IDF CODE: "NO FORCE AGAINST NON-COMBATANT POPULATION"

Letters and articles warn soldiers who plan to take part in the<BR> disengagement that they will be violating the IDF Code of Ethics, and<BR> also face being sued for their actions.<BR> Steve Cohen, 5/18/2005, 7:05 PM

Alexander River National Park

The Alexander River is one of the few riverbeds on the coastal plain which has water all year long. It has a significant population of soft-shelled turtles, reptiles which can measure 1.20 meters.<BR> , 5/16/2005, 10:23 AM

Hermon National Park (Banias)

"The Banias spring begins at the foot of Mount Hermon [in northeastern Israel], and its water rushes with great force through a canyonlike channel.", 5/3/2005, 11:03 AM

Ein Afek Nature Reserve

The Ein Afek Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Kiryat Bialik, is the last vestige of the Nahal Na'aman swamps, which once extended all the way to the Acre valley, 4/20/2005, 9:09 PM

Gamla Nature Reserve

The splendid landscape of Gamla Nature Reserve contains a host of animals and many well-preserved remnants of the past. , 4/11/2005, 7:38 PM

Massada National Park

Sitting on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert, Massada's steep slopes and precipices rise more than 400 meters above the Dead Sea., 4/6/2005, 2:48 PM

Tel Beersheva National Park

Tel Beersheva sits near the confluence of the Beersheva and Hebron Rivers, where settled land meets the desert. , 3/29/2005, 11:07 AM

Corazim National Park

The city of Corazim, just north of the Galilee Sea, was famous for its high-quality wheat during the Second Temple Period. Corazim flourished during the Mishnaic and Talmudic periods., 3/22/2005, 12:12 PM

Bringing Ethnic Culture to Industry

What do Desert Embroidery, Lifeline for the Old, Almaz, Lakiya, and Mini Gifts have in common?They're all home-based industries run by women who employ immigrants to create ethnic products., 3/15/2005, 11:11 AM

Roman Tunnels

"The aqueducts of Caesaria are a well-known site to any traveler to the region from Roman times to the present. The aqueducts, built by the Romans, channeled their fresh water.", 3/7/2005, 7:29 PM

Beit She´arim National Park

"The ancient Jewish city of Beit She'arim is well worth a visit. Built on a low hill in the western part of the lower Galilee, it flourished from the second through the fourth centuries C.E.", 3/1/2005, 10:19 AM

Salt of the Earth

"Baron Edmond de Rothschild was an optimistic man. In the 1920s he bought land in Palestine with an eye to the future. Besides the vineyards and agricultural land that he bought in the area...", 2/22/2005, 8:38 AM

Travel Feature: Tel Arad National Park

"Tel Arad, on the outskirts of the modern city of Arad in the Negev, has both a lower and an upper city. The lower city was inhabited only during the early Canaanite period (3150-2200 B.C.E.)." , 2/16/2005, 7:53 PM

Stalactite Cave at the Avshalom Reserve

"The Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve, also called Soreq Cave, is dedicated to the memory of Avshalom Shoham. The 82-meter-long, 60-meter-wide cave is on the western slopes of the Judean Hills.", 2/7/2005, 12:18 PM

Ancient Spa

"Spas and pools in the Land of Israel date back to ancient times. We found evidence of this when we visited Shuni Park, just outside of Binyamina.", 2/1/2005, 10:37 AM

Beit She'an National Park

"The settlement of Beit She'an began in the 5th century B.C.E. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod, in the heart of a fertile area with plenty of water and at the crossroads of major thoroughfares.", 1/25/2005, 3:24 PM

Grey Cranes in the Hula Valley

A unique beautiful park was recently opened in the Hula Valley, about 20 minutes south of Qiryat Shemona.<BR> , 1/20/2005, 9:44 AM

Ein Avdat National Park

"The Ein Avdat Spring flows where the Zin River leaves the Avdat Plain. Here the river creates an unusual-looking, deep, narrow canyon in the soft white chalk.", 1/13/2005, 3:12 PM

Sandcastles in the Air

From North Tel Aviv to the Negev is both a journey over miles and through cultures. The desert has always intrigued Shai Gonorov. <BR> <BR> , 1/3/2005, 12:04 PM

Yad LaYeled

Yad LaYeled, a memorial to the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust is located on the grounds of Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot. , 12/30/2004, 7:21 AM

National Park at Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion´s Grave

"Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his wife, Paula, are buried on the edge of a cliff overlooking the stunning landscape of the Zin Valley and the Avdat Plain." , 12/21/2004, 10:25 AM

Ancient Jewish Community of Iraq

"To learn more about the Jewish heritage of Babylonia, we visited The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda, just outside of Tel Aviv." , 12/14/2004, 2:22 PM

Zippori National Park

Ancient Zippori - also known by its Greek name Sepphoris - is first mentioned in Josephus Flavius' description of the reign of Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus., 12/6/2004, 10:40 AM

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

Eilat Bay sits at the northern tip of a magnificent coral reef which straddles the equator. The clear, warm sea provides the ideal environment for the coral to build their homes., 12/1/2004, 10:26 AM

Southern Wall Excavations

"When my daughter and I visit Israel, the Kotel [Western Wall] is always on our itinerary. So despite the torrential rain and cold weather in late December, we went to the Old City." , 11/24/2004, 8:03 PM

Learn About Israel: Rosh Hanikra

In the northwestern corner of Israel, at the point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the cliffs, there you will find Mitzpe Rosh Hanikra., 11/9/2004, 8:46 AM

Hot Tamale

Red, yellow, purple, orange, light green and dark peppers are a bountiful bouquet of colors and flavors., 10/12/2004, 10:48 AM

Land of Olives and Honey

This may look like wine tasting, but in fact what you see is olive oil expert, David Eitam educating the author's sniffing and tasting sensors to become attuned to the different types of olive oils., 10/4/2004, 10:25 AM

Wintering with the Birds

Although tourists may be avoiding Israel, birds are flocking to these shores in unprecedented numbers. Our fine-feathered friends consider Israel an ideal spot to spend the winter. , 9/27/2004, 9:56 AM

Hai-Bar Yotvata

Located on the salt trail is the 4,000-acre reserve, Hai-Bar Yotvata. Hai-Bar is located in the salt marsh of the Arava desert. , 9/6/2004, 9:04 AM