How Did Tel Aviv Become a Beacon For Stunning Bauhaus Architecture?; Elizabeth Warkentin; Architectural Digest

Israel’s second largest city is home to one of the largest clusters of buildings from a major 20th century architectural movement…

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Tracing Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Wonders; Prachi Joshi; National Geographic

The Israeli city is home to the biggest cluster of 1930s Bauhaus architecture.

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The Bauhaus in the Middle East: ‘Tel Aviv was an oasis’; Deutsche Welle

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Large 3,500-year-old staircase hints at conquered Canaanite kingdom’s grandeur; Amanda Borschel-Dan; Times of Israel

The largest biblical-era site in Israel with an estimated population of 20,000, Hazor was razed by the Israelites, according to the Book of Joshua…

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An Ideal Two-Week Israel Vacation; Robert Glazier; Goway

Israel is a land of contrasts both geographically and historically. Whether visiting for religious reasons or purely as a globetrotting visitor, this colourful land will keep you enthralled on an Israel vacation. If you look at a map of Israel, you will see it isn’t that extensive in area but it is bursting with so …

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As Bauhaus marks 100 years, Tel Aviv’s White City stands tall; Alexandra Vardi; AFP

While many in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv start the weekend at a sidewalk cafe, there is a small group of visitors walking the streets in search of Bauhaus buildings. Today Tel Aviv is a leading repository of the modernist style that celebrates its 100th year in 2019. Bauhaus and…

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A Guide to Israel’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pesach Benson; Honest Reporting

Israel boasts an array of  world heritage sites for anyone looking for an experience in the dimensions of nature, history or religion.

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Forging History; Cherie Winner; Penn State University

When archaeologists at a dig in northern Israel found hundreds of pounds of iron slag, they thought the site might have been used for industrial-level production of iron tools or weapons. But were the small hearths they unearthed adequate to do such work? Last summer, they did an experiment to find out.

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The Great Hall Of The Crusades, Akko, Israel; Dan Cirucci

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How I spent 24 hours in Haifa; Benyamin Cohen; From The Grapevine

With the clock ticking, my one-day adventure showcased a lot of what this northern Israeli city had to offer – despite tricky scheduling.

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A City Full of Bauhaus Wonder; Debra Kamin; NY Times

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EPIC Group Travel Writers: Israel – Acre and Caesarea; My Edmonds News

I met a traveler from an antique land. To be honest, I didn’t actually meet anyone in person but through the 1912 edition of Baedeker’s […]

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Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early ‘Jesus’ Painting; Tom Metcalfe; Live Science

The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there that is thought to show the baptism of Jesus Christ, the earliest representation of Christ known in Israel.

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Israel to embrace more visitors, from China and worldwide; CGTN

In recent years, the number of Chinese travelers in Israel has gone up.

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Bauhaus turns 100 in Tel Aviv’s White City; Naama Barak; Israel 21 c

The iconic architecture style made Tel Aviv a World Heritage Center. Here’s the what, why and how.

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Masada and Ein Gedi from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem; Get Your Guide

Enjoy a spectacular full-day tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem through the beautiful Judean desert. Visit the World Heritage Site of Masada, stroll through the lush oasis of Ein Gedi, and discover the Qumeran cave where Dead Sea Scrolls were first found.

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Photos: The Ancient Ruins of Shivta in Southern Israel; Tom Metcalfe; Live Science

Ancient Shivta in southern Israel was once part of a thriving group of desert cities on a trade route between the Mediterranean coast and the east of Arabia.

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Jesus image, hidden in plain sight at Negev church, is one of earliest in Israel; Amanda Borschel-Dan; Times of Israel

Youth with ‘short curly hair, a prolonged face, large eyes and an elongated nose’ depicted in faint painting found in circa 6th century Byzantine church in ancient village Shivta…

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Why scientists are saying you should visit these Mediterranean cities; Benyamin Cohen; From The Grapevine

Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites could disappear, so start working on your bucket list now.

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Israel to develop Hebron heritage with UNESCO cash; Jerusalem Post

Israel and the United States stopped paying their UNESCO dues in 2011, after the organization became the first UN organ to recognize Palestine as a member state. The government is set to fund increased development of Hebron’s Jewish heritage, with money it saved by not paying its annual dues to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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