Somewhere in Jerusalem

Israel travel stories

Hanging with the Falafel Boys

"People here don't seem particularly friendly," my wife Mardena said. I didn't really want to hear it, but I couldn't disagree; I'd been thinking the same thing. It seemed like a lot of people we'd met in Israel most, admittedly, in travel related services like...

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Florentime in a Tel Aviv Neighborhood

Florentine, the Neighborhood The rooftop where I currently reside is of a shop that I walk past nearly every day, a woodwork shop which, like all of Florentine’s numerous manufacturing outlets, is small, covered in graffiti, and open for viewing of these artisans...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Jerusalem Beer Festival

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...

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