‘There’s something about Jerusalem you can’t turn away from’: the 3,000-year-old city is history in motion; Sohini Mitter; Your Story

An hour’s drive from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem is an old, sombre, sepia-tinted land that takes you back to about a dozen historical empires and several hundred years…

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Jerusalem’s Old City now accessible for wheelchair users; Lilit Marcus; CNN

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Jerusalem’s Old City, sacred to three major faiths, is now wheelchair accessible. Find out how this ancient city is opening up to people with mobility issues.

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Jerusalem’s Old City Now Accessible to People With Disabilities; The Tower

After a decade of work, the historic district of Jerusalem finally has greater accessibility to pedestrians, carriages, vehicles, children, and tourists.

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Haram Al-Sharif/Al-Aqsa Mosque is not an election gimmick; Daoud Kuttab; Jerusalem Post

Even scarier are the rumors that radical Jewish groups have their eyes on the very same location for a future synagogue in an attempt to convert Islam’s third holiest mosque into the lost temple.

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The UNESCO world heritage sites that belong on every bucket list; Travel at 60

Here are some of the most stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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Palestinians, Jordanians challenge Israel at Al-Aqsa over banned prayer space; Daoud Kuttab; Al Monitor

Tensions are mounting between Jordan and Israel after the latter arrested members of the Islamic Waqf Council for entering a supposedly banned prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Israel takes another step toward Judaizing Jerusalem; Entsar Abu Jahal; Al Monitor

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced the Israeli government’s approval to build a cable car connecting the Old City of Jerusalem, saying that Israel seeks to Judaize the city.

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10 Best Architecture Photography Locations in the World; Craig Hull; Expert Photography

There’s many famous monuments we can’t photograph, so check our list of architecture photography locations you can capture. Your dose of daily inspiration!

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Dubrovnik and other beautiful walled cities around the world; MSN

As ‘Game of Thrones’ enters its final season, we look at Dubrovnik, where the series was extensively shot, and some other beautiful ancient- and medieval-era walled cities from around the world.

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Jerusalem Municipality Member Proposes Destruction of Historic Wall; IMEMCNews

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

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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

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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

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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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Jerusalem, Israel; Napoli Restaurant Alert

Jerusalem – Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

This month I was fortunate to attend a Women Leader’s Trade Mission to Israel, with 40 diverse and fabulous Australian women, organised by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce; our group spent four days in Jerusalem and four days in Tel Aviv. There to examine and try and understand all things innovation, it was a wonderful opportunity to experience such a complex and fascinating country.  I’ve written on the business aspects of the trip elsewhere, so here I’ll share with you some of the meals (in our 16-18 hour days we had to eat!) and our lightening fast version of sightseeing in between meetings.

With little time to waste, after our early morning flight arrival and a quick freshen up we headed to the Israel Museum.  It’s a fabulous building, and regarded as one of world’s best museums after extensive renovations in 2010.

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Hanukkah surprise: Ancient coin found at Jerusalem’s Tower of David; Fox News

Jerusalem – Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

An ancient coin from the time of King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who features in the Hanukkah story, has been discovered at Jerusalem’s Tower of David.

The Tower of David is a medieval citadel located near the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate. The citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is built on the remains of an ancient fortification.

The amazing find was made during routine conservation work in the Tower’s archaeological garden, according to a statement from the Tower of David Museum. Orna Cohen, the Tower of David’s chief conservation officer, saw a metallic object flash among the stones of a wall.

On close inspection, the archaeologist realized that the coin was a bronze-leaf cent, which was used in Jerusalem during the reign of King Antiochus IV Epiphanes in the second century B.C.

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