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Israel’s Largest Culture Festival

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Israel’s Largest Culture Festival

Israel’s Largest Culture Festival Festival to Feature Live Performances By Israeli and International Artists in Jerusalem Through June 22 The 52nd annual Israel Festival will showcase dance, music and theater performances by international and Israeli artists in Jerusalem, through June 22, 2013. Israel’s largest art and culture festival, the Israel Festival will showcase a diverse selection of performances in concert halls, theaters and outdoor venues throughout Jerusalem, including Housen, a site-specific dance adaptation of House...

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Train Station Turns Entertainment Hotspot in Jerusalem

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Train Station Turns Entertainment Hotspot in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM’S HISTORIC OTTOMAN-ERA TRAIN STATION TO REOPEN AS ENTERTAINMENT HOTSPOT THIS APRIL Jerusalem’s historic Ottoman-era train station will reopen as a major entertainment hotspot this April, boasting restaurants, art galleries and concert spaces. The 1.7-acre complex will include seven restaurants, four ice cream and coffee stands, an expansive art gallery, a farmers’ market and a 2,000-person concert space. Much care has been taken in the preservation of the original building — enlarged and beautified in 1898...

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Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival in Israel

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Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival in Israel

Jazz Festival Returns to Eilat The dates are set for the third annual Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel and this year’s event is sure to be a hit, starting on January 17th and ending on the 19th. “The Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival is one of Israel’s most dynamic annual music events, and will provide some additional excitement for travelers vacationing in Eilat this winter” said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. Festival Jazz Artists With a fabulous lineup of jazz musicians from around the globe...

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Exploring Israel Off the Beaten Path

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Exploring Israel Off the Beaten Path

New York – November 8, 2012: Israel is far more than the vibrant beaches, buzzing nightlife and thriving arts scene of Tel Aviv – or the historic holy sites, colorful markets and innovative museums in Jerusalem; it is a land of many exciting destinations and attractions packed into a country just the size of New Jersey. From the Golan Heights in the north to the Negev Desert in the south, Israel is brimming with secret gems, including: Akko Located toward the northern end of Israel’s Mediterranean coastline, Akko offers...

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Birding in Israel

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Birding in Israel

New York – September 20, 2012: This fall and coming spring, Israel will play host to two of the world’s unique birding festivals, the Hula Valley Bird Festival (November 11-18, 2012) and the Eilat Birds Festival (March 13-20, 2013). Israel’s Hula Valley annually welcomes such rare migratory species as the Greater Spotted and Eastern Imperial Eagles, along with local species including the Black Francolin and Pygmy Cormorant. The Hula Valley Bird Festival will offer comprehensive birding workshops, a photography seminar, a...

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Madonna to Kick Off World Tour in Israel this May

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Madonna to Kick Off World Tour in Israel this May

(New York, February 2012) — International pop superstar Madonna has announced plans to kick off her upcoming world tour at Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium, May 31st.   Making her fourth concert appearance in Israel, Madonna, who first performed in Israel in 1993 and twice in 2010, will present songs from her upcoming album, MDNA, as well as classics from her longstanding career.   Madonna, who is a noted practitioner of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, also toured holy sites in Israel in 2004 and 2007.   “We are...

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Israel Tourism Board Gears Up For 12-12-12

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Israel Tourism Board Gears Up For 12-12-12

(New York – November 5, 2011) — Thousands of American Christians are expected in Israel in December 2012 to pray for the poor of the world as part of Convoy of Hope’s “Pray For Hope Pilgrimage.” The chair of the organization’s Global Prayer Initiative is Dr Thomas E. Trask, who will be hosted next month in Israel by Haim Gutin, Israel Tourism Commissioner for North and South America, says he is privileged “to establish a global day of prayer for the poor and suffering in Jerusalem in 2012.”...

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Israel’s Netanya Mosaic Art Festival

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Israel’s Netanya Mosaic Art Festival

(New York – September 13, 2011) – The Netanya Mosaic Art Festival will present a diverse collection of mosaic and contemporary artworks in the seaside town of Netanya near Tel Aviv, October 15-18. Taking place during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the festival will showcase a specially commissioned mosaic display by artist Ruslan Sergeev on the Netanya Promenade, and feature a wide range of mosaics created by artists from Israel and around the world including a special mosaic in Atzmaut Square, as well as monumental sculpture on...

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Israel Comes Alive This Summer With Exciting New Tours

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Israel Comes Alive This Summer With Exciting New Tours

New York – June 23, 2011: The ancient City of David, the original settled neighborhood of Jerusalem, has announced this week a new selection of innovative tours highlighting recent and past archeological discoveries taking place throughout the summer, including: The Archeological Experience at the Emek Tzurim National Park: Discovering the Past Hidden in the Dust: A unique exploration of the Temple Mount’s glorious past, travelers will be able to sift through rubble that originated in ancient buildings atop the Temple Mount while...

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The Jerusalem Beer Festival

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New York – August 14, 2009: The 5th annual Jerusalem Beer Festival will showcase more than 100 breweries from around the world at Independence Park in Jerusalem, August 26-27. The festival will feature mainstream, local and boutique breweries including Erdinger (Germany), Beamish (Ireland), Lindemans (Belgium), Belhaven (Scotland) and John Smith (England). Travelers and beer aficionados will taste unique brew flavors such as strawberry and caramel. “The Jerusalem Beer Festival is a highly-anticipated event that attracts the...

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Seven Must-See Sites in Israel

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1. Jerusalem’s Old City: Jerusalem is a cultural hub that grants a religious and spiritual experience coupled with wonderfully modern tourist attractions for all enthusiasts of culture, the arts, theater and music, and architecture. At Jerusalem’s heart is theOld City, which is divided it into four quarters – Jewish, Armenian, Christian, and Muslim. Inside these walls, lie important holy sites of the three major religions. 2. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv is Israel’s economic hub, housing the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange along with numerous corporate...

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New Lifestyle in Jerusalem

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New York, NY- A significant cultural, architectural and touristic evolution of the urban fabric of one of the world’s most iconic and timelessly beautiful cities happens this June with the opening of the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Jerusalem and Israel: Mamilla Hotel. Located in a remarkable position in the city centre with breath-taking views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate, the Mamilla is a contemporary, world-class hotel that combines a distinctly international outlook with the unique cultural heritage of...

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Summer at the Israel Museum

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New York – June 29, 2009: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem will host several events, concerts and activities this summer including: * idanraichelThe Festival of Renewal (July 14-15): Two days of musical performances in the Museum’s Art Garden, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – IBA playing light classical music, video and art exhibitions and a percussion concert by Chen Zimbalista and his band. * Idan Raichel Project (July 20): Israel’s popular and eclectic Idan Raichel Project will give a concert based on...

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Offer for First Time Flyers

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Issta and Arkia Airlines are offering customers aged 21 and over and who have not yet traveled overseas, an air ticket at half price to one of Arkia’s overseas holiday destinations. The terms required for this offer are to present a passport without any stamps, along with a signed statement from the passenger that they have never traveled abroad. Issta: The deal is valid on all existing prices and on all offers. Yet again a special sales offer is being launched in an attempt to increase passenger traffic this summer. On this occasion the...

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Walk the Path of Jesus

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New York, NY- September 22, 2008: Israel has inaugurated the new ‘Pilgrim’s Route,’ a trail enabling travelers to hike to its Christian holy places. Along the route leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, tourists can visit the site that recalls the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, the Qumran caves and the point in the Jordan River believed to be where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. The Good Samaritan site, located just off the highway leading from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, is home to a Byzantine church...

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