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Supermarket

One of the best way to experience Israel is just to go to a local Supermarket.

You will be amazed in what you can find…….522549075

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K’vish shesh – Road number 6

This toll road is a main transportation artery that connects the south of Israel with the north. It is the best way to avoid the traffic jams of Tel Aviv and the surrounding areas and to reach the lushes hills and mountains of the Galilee or the beautiful Desert oasis of the south in just a little bit more than 3 hours.

*Check in advance if your rental car can go on route 6 since there are no toll booths.

 

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Memorial Day

Tonight starts Israel’s Memorial Day in which we mourn more then 23,000 soldiers and innocent civilians who killed during their service or in acts of terror. 
May their memory be for a blessing. 

זכרונם לברכה 

Ghajar – A village both in Israel and Lebanon!

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Ghajar  ראג’ר  Is a village that due to the armistice line is now both in Israel and Lebanon.

In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. In 2000, following the campaign promise and election of Ehud Barak as Prime Minister, Israel withdrew their troops from Lebanon. In an attempt to demarcate permanent borders between Israel and Lebanon, the United Nations drew up what became known as the Blue Line. Due to Ghajar’s location, wedged between Lebanon and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the northern half of the village came under Lebanese control and the southern part remained under Israeli control. This arrangement created much resentment among the residents, who see themselves as Syrian.

Despite the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, tension mounted as Hezbollah made attempts to kidnap Israeli soldiers in the Ghajar area. In 2005, Hezbollah launched a missile on Ghajar and infiltrated it, but withdrew after being repelled by the Israelis.[4] Following another attack in July 2006, Israel invaded southern Lebanon and re-occupied the northern half of Ghajar during the 2006 Lebanon War. Following a month of intense fighting, UNSC Resolution 1701 was unanimously approved to resolve the conflict, and it was accepted by combatants on both sides. Among other things, the resolution demanded the full cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of Israeli forces, the disarming of Hezbollah, the deployment of Lebanese and UNIFIL soldiers, and the establishment of full control by the government of Lebanon.

Although half of the village is in Israeli control, it is recommended not to go to the village since there is presence of the Hizballah Terrorist organization. In some cases the living room will be in Israel while the bedroom is in Lebanon.

 

Tel Aviv secluded beach – Yes, there is such a thing!

Since the opening of the new Reading TaYelet in Tel Aviv, the stretch of sand just north of it is accessible as part of the Israel Trail.

This is an undeveloped piece of deserted beach which offers quite and romantic atmosphere.

Please check this link for exact location:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Reading,+Tel+Aviv-Yafo,+Israel/@32.1087659,34.7826161,1211m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x151d495fffd49bd7:0xce9d29bdf2910969!8m2!3d32.1063958!4d34.7942471

 

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Robot Snake

One of the most interesting inventions that is being developed in Israel is the Robot Snake.

This robot can slither its way to almost any nook and cranny, provide vital Intel to forces in the battle field and also be used for search and rescue missions.

Shabbat Shalom from the International Birdwatching and Reasearch Center in Eilat

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Nestled between green luscious native vegetation and close by to the Salt production ponds of Eilat and meters away from the border with Jordan, that is where you will find IBRCE.

This Mecca for tourists from all over the world is providing help to researchers in the field of Ornithology (Study of birds) and also to the birds themselves.

The IBRCE focuses on research and monitoring of migrant birds, eco-tourism activities as well as different bird related services to the local population (farmers, the city of Eilat) are provided onsite, as well as all other matters relating to the interaction between birds and man.

A public part open to the public, featuring a handicap accessible boardwalk a set of trails and a set of well situated hides overlooking the various habitats of the part. The public area also offers restrooms and a small gift shop.                                                                              The other section is devoted to research – this is where monitoring of migratory species takes places and so this section is closed off to the general public.

The park is open daily and guided birding tours in the park or surrounding area can be booked.

 

 

Quneitra

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Bullet holes in the old Syrian army command building

Quneitra was founded in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route to Damascus and subsequently became a garrison town of some 20,000 people.

In 1946, it became part of the independent Syrian Republic within the Riff Dimashq Governorate and in 1964 became the capital of the split Quneitra Governorate.

On 10 June 1967, the last day of the Six-Day War, Quneitra came under Israeli control. It was briefly recaptured by Syria during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, but Israel regained control in its subsequent counter-offensive.

Today you can go and visit the abandoned city. Please only do so with a guide since it is situated very close to the border with Syria.