Israel’s Divisive Plan For a Cable Car in Jerusalem; Miriam Berger; Citilab

Architects, preservationists, and tour guides oppose the Israeli government’s scheme while Palestinian residents say they’ve been entirely marginalized in the process.

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Israel Prize winners call on government to cancel Jerusalem Old City cable car; Sue Surkes; Times Of Israel

70 public figures from academia and the arts sign petition, say holy city is ‘not Disneyland and its treasures of landscape and its heritage are not negotiable currency’…

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UNESCO States Commitment to Palestine; AlBawaba

UNESCO States Commitment to Palestine

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Top Things to Do on the Big Island; Lindsey Olander; Marriott TRAVELER

Don’t miss out on our list of things to do on Hawaii’s Big Island. These Kohala Coast activities bring fun for everyone.

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Israel – the Holy Land of tourist attractions; Stephen Marshal; Times of Israel

From the blog of Stephen Marshal at The Times of Israel…

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The Perfect Itinerary for Uzbekistan – Tracing the Ancient Silk Road; Bino; I Wander

Mention the word Uzbekistan and thoughts of the ancient silk road immediately comes up. Cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand have been etched into many a wanderluster’s minds as being synonymous to adventure and the exotic. These days, Uzbekistan is a frequently touristed destination, though nowhere near popular places such as Thailand or even India. This…Read More »

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10 stunning places you should visit before they disappear; Vrutika Shah; GQ India

Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Travel is one of the best ways to gain new experiences. This holds especially true when you wander off the beaten path to explore the unexplored. But if you haven’t yet felt that gnawing sense of wanderlust push you to get out and go, the fact that some of the most beautiful places in the world may disappear soon will get you to make travel plans right now. There are several amazing destinations our planet has to offer but the year is 2018, and we’re getting closer to losing them thanks to the threats that climate change presents.

While it’s extremely important that all of us, as citizens of the world, do our part to save the planet, this sad state of the Earth has lead to the rise of something known as ‘doom tourism’.

This recent trend entails travelling to destinations that are on the brink of being wiped off from the face of the planet. The idea is to experience these stunning locations and all that they have to offer before they die at the hands of global warming.

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Israel plans ‘Trump station’ in Jerusalem; BBC

Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Israel’s transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City and name a station next to the Western Wall after Donald Trump.

Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital.

The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews are permitted to pray.

The proposed new railway tunnel and station would form part of an extension of a high-speed line from Tel Aviv that is set to open next year.

Previous Israeli excavation work around the compound behind the Western Wall, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, has triggered Palestinian protests.

The UN cultural agency Unesco, which has designated the Old City a World Heritage site, has also expressed concern about tunnelling and excavations.

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Taj Mahal among Best UNESCO World heritage sites; check out where it ranks in top 10 list; Financial Express

Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

The survey, conducted by online travel portal TripAdvisor, features Cambodia Angkor Wat temple complex at the top followed by Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is an absolute beauty. The stunning mausoleum crafted in ivory-white marble is situated in Agra. Taj Mahal’s global reputation as a heritage site is already recognised by UNESCO, and recently, it acquired the second position in world’s UNESCO heritage site list. The survey, conducted by online travel portal TripAdvisor, also features Cambodia Angkor Wat temple complex at the top. Let’s have a look at the top Unesco heritage sites and find out which of them stands where in the list.

At the tenth spot is the Historic Centre of Krakow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle.

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