Places in Israel
The remains of a Crusader breakwater and the massive Ottoman seawalls still protect the ancient city of Acre from the ocean rollers of the Mediterranean.
Reproduced from "Getting Israel Together", 1986, © The Jewish Agency/WZO "The State, the nation, the youth, the men of science now confront the supreme test in the history of our progress toward
A city in the southern coastal plain of Eretz
Reproduced from "Getting Israel Together", 1986, © The Jewish Agency/WZO During the period from the 4th century BCE to the 2nd century CE an empire was established in the Negev by a group of former
Image reproduced with permission from "Junior Judaica, Encyclopedia Judaica for Youth" CD-ROM © C.D.I. Systems 1992 (LTD) and Keter.
A beautiful Nature Reserve and archeological site.
Moshav on the southern Coastal Plain of
Until the days of David and Solomon, "from Dan to Beersheba" was the customary designation for the entire area of the Land of Israel, Beersheba being regarded as the extreme southern point of the
Beit Alfa is in the eastern Jezreel Valley at the foot of Mount Gilboa in
|Beit Alpha Synagogue|
As you stand inside the synagogue at Beit Alpha, the first thing you should do, strange to say, is to look at the floor.
is a city with a very long history. It is situated on a main crossroads about 25 miles south- east of Tiberias and is 390 feet below sea level.
An ancient city in the Lower Galilee, near the modern town of Kiryat Tivon on the Nazareth-Haifa road.
|Bet Guvrin National Park|
Upon entering the park you might wonder why we brought you here - aside from a beautiful view there doesnt seem to be anything here.
A city on the Mediterranean coast south of Haifa, was originally known as Straton's Tower. It was an ancient town and was named after Straton, who ruled Sidon in Lebanon during the fourth century b.
|Castel - Har Meoz|
Mount Castel rises to the height of 790 meters above sea level, and is situated beside the road to Jerusalem, 2 km. from the Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim and some 10 km. before Jerusalem.
Degania Alef (A) and Degania Bet (B) on the Jordan plain, South of Lake Kinneret [Sea of Galilee]. The name Degania - "cornflower" - was given for the Arab designation of the land - Umm Juni.
Over the years, Eilat has developed into a tourist center, attracting people to the ever-present sun, to the many hiking trails and to the sea with its world famous corals.
|Ein Gedi Synagogue|
The Synagogue, a street, a Miqwe (see below) and a number of buildings are visible on the site.Some remains of the earlier Second Temple period settlement can also be identified.
Ein-Gedi is an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea and one of the most important archaeological sites in the Judean Desert.
Kibbutz Erez, situated 18 kilometers south of Ashkelon, was founded in 1949 on sand dunes near the Gaza Strip. It is one of 11 settlements in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.
Moshava with municipal status, on the coastal plain of Israel, 13 km south of Rehovot.
The Gita Community Village, situated in the Maale Yosef Regional Council [link to http://www.outreach.umich.edu/Partnership2000/Britain/community/] , was founded in 1980.
Nahal El Al The Southern Golan enjoys panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee. Nahal El Al is one of many rivers found in the area. Nahal El Al is the southernmost of the perennial rivers on the Golan.
Haifa is the major port in Israel and a main town of the north of the country. The city of Haifa, extending over the northwest flank of Mt.
Kibbutz Hanita was founded in 1938 in a period known as Homa Umigdal - Tower and Stockade.
Hebron is an ancient biblical city in Erez Israel located in the Judean Hills, 19 miles south of Jerusalem.
Moshav in the eastern Lower Galilee, founded in 1899 by the "Jewish Colonization Association" (JCA) as a training farm. Also known by its Arab name - Sejerah.
Jerusalem capital of the State of Israel and spiritual center for most of the western world.
Village in the "Gaza Strip", near the Arab village of Dayr al-Balach, 16 km. south of Gaza. Founded in 1970 on the site of the deserted Kfar Darom - a Kibbutz established in 1946.
Kibbutz in Upper Galilee, south of Metulla. Founded in 1916, on Jewish Colonization Association land, by "HaShomer" (watchman Association) members.
Moshava in the Lower Galilee, also known by its Arab name - Mesha. The origin of the Hebrew name is Mont Tabor (pronounced Tavor) at the foot of which the moshava is located.
Moshav in the central Sharon (Hefer Plain); the first settlement on the Hefer Plain. Founded in 1930 by a group of veteran agricultural workers and named after first aliyah pioneer Joseph Vitkin.
Moshav in the Harod Valley. Founded in 1921 by a group of Second and Third Aliyah Halutzim and one of the first settlements in the valleys of Jezreel and Harod.
|Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar|
The Rural Settlement Department founded the Kinneret agricultural farm - its first such endeavor, in 1908.
The Local Council of Kiryat Malachi is located 17 kilometers southeast of Ashdod, one of Israel's two main port cities.
Reproduced from "Getting Israel Together", 1986, © The Jewish Agency/WZO Walking through the streets of Kiryat Shmonah on a summer's day, you might find that it seems peaceful enough.
The Latrun areaThere are two theories about the origin of the name of Latrun;1) a corruption of the crusaders' name for a stronghold in the area, "Le toron des chevaliers" (the Castle of the Knights).
Initially an immigrant town founded in 1957, Maalot is today beginning to grow roots. Over 4,000 people live there today and it is the home of many industries.
The flat-topped rock that is called Masada soars majestically above the placid blue waters of the Dead Sea and the desolation of the Judean Desert.
Metulla, marking the northernmost point of settlement in the Upper Galilee, was founded in 1896 on land purchased by Baron Rothschild.
|Moshav Yad Natan|
Moshav Yad Natan, founded in 1953 was the first settlement established in the Lachish Regional Council.
It may seem like an impossible feat but once you get to the top of Mt. Arbel you will find that it was worth every step.
The first moshav ovedim (workers' settlement) in Erez Israel.
Jewish settlement efforts around old Nazareth started in 1957, with the development town of Nazareth Illit officially established in 1962.
A holy site on the top of the Mt. Shmuel and within the boundaries of "Nebi Samawel", a destroyed Arab village.
When you look around Peki'in, with its overwhelming Druze population, you may think that it looks much the same as any other Arab village in the north of Israel.
Petah Tikvah, a city seven miles east of Tel Aviv, was founded in the 1870s by a group of religious Jewish pioneers from Jerusalem, who decided to become farmers and establish a village.
A city on the coastal plain of central Israel, 14 miles south of Tel Aviv. It was founded in 1890 by Polish Jews who wanted a township independent of Baron Edmond de Rothschild's aid.
Kibbutz Revivim was founded in 1943 by youth movement "graduates" from Germany, Italy and Israel. Its first six members lived in a cave next to a British outpost until the first house was built.
As its name ("First in Zion") implies, was the first permanent settlement established in Erez Israel by Zionist immigrants.
Rosh Hanikra is a chalk cliff on the beach of Upper-Galilee on the border between Israel and Lebanon, chiselled out into labyrinthine grottoes filled with seawater formed by the geological and
Rosh Pina was settled in 1882 by a group of pioneers from Romania, making it the first Jewish village in the Upper Galilee in modern times.
|Tel Aviv 100 Links|
|Tel Aviv Links|
Resources for the Tel Aviv Centenary
It's hard to imagine the drama that was played out in this spot, next to Israel's northern border.
Ancient DanIn 1966, a team led by Prof. Avraham Biran began to excavate Tel Dan (A tel is an ancient mound composed of the remains of successive settlements.
"From sand dunes to the biggest city in Israel in less than four decades" aptly describes the unparalleled development of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
|Tel-Aviv-Yafo - Independence Hall|
Here in this hall, the members of the National Council, representatives of the Jewish settlements and the Zionist movement, gathered on Friday, 5th of Iyar 5708, 14th of May 1948 in the afternoon, to
|The Dead Sea|
The Dead Sea is actually a big inland lake 76 KM long, up to 18 KM wide and it is 400 meters deep at the deepest point.
Tiberias (Hebrew: Teveryah), a city situated approximately at the mid-point of the western shore of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), is the largest urban settlement in the Jordan Valley and serves
Wandering through the lanes and alleyways of Tsfat today, you may be struck by the simple beauty of the place.
Moshava with municipal council status in northern Israel, in the Huleh Valley. Founded in 1883 by First Aliyah pioneers from Poland, who named the place Yesud Hama'alah, after Ezra 9:7.
Moshava with municipal council status on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel Founded in 1882 by a group of Hovevei Zion (see also Hibbat Zion) from Rumania.