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On the way to Jerusalem we passed through many small towns,
some them controlled by the Palestinian Authority. This is one
of those towns. My thought were that the Palestinian towns were
very dirty, not well kept up and had a lot of graffiti
McDonald's in Israel - I stuck
with coffee. Me and Ronen
The road to Nazareth where Jesus grew up
and lived. We could not go here safely as it
is under control of the Palestinian Authority.
Same way with Bethlehem.
Waterfall that was at the headwaters of the
Jordan River. The Jordan River serves as
the border between Israel and Jordan and
also feeds the Sea of Galilee. It is the main
source of fresh water in Israel.
Me and Ronen Schatz in Northern Israel. In the background
you can see the snow on Mt. Hermon, the tallest point in Israel.
Mt. Hermon is on the borer with Lebanon.
On the way up north we stopped and climbed around on the
Nimrod Castle which was built by the Crusaders in the 1100s
to control a mountain pass. It was high upon a mountain
with good views of the valley below.
This is the Druse village in the most northern part of Israel where we stopped and had a
delicious lunch. This was the best Hummus we had on our trip. You can see Mt Hermon
in the background, so this was a big time ski area - just not the kind that I am used to.
We drove up to the ski area and guys with Uzis told us it was closed for the day
The New Israeli Shekel
is the currency in Israel.
Here are 20, 50 and
100 Shekel notes. In
early 2006, each Shekel
is worth about 25 cents.
It is interesting to see that
it is written in Hebrew
and in Arabic.
Israel Trip January 2006 - Page 2