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Israel has a deep history as a sacred region for the Abrahamic religions. It’s home to the Holy Lands, including Nazareth, Bethlehem, Galilee and Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities on earth. With its close proximity to Egypt and Jordan, it’s easy to combine a holiday there with a visit to the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Rose City of Petra too.

Top 10 things to do in Israel

  Israel is both fascinating and beautiful, rich in culture, steeped in history and home to some of the world’s most holy sites, at the cornerstone of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. The revered Holy Lands have been a … Continue reading

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Jerusalem in 60 seconds

  The ancient walled city of Jerusalem needs little introduction. One of the oldest cities in the world and considered holy by three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam its beauty and 3000-year history will leave you speechless. The picturesque … Continue reading

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Israel: A land of contrasts

As the cornerstone of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths, the small yet diverse nation of Israel attracts throngs of travellers and pilgrims every year in search of its sacred sites, archaeological treasures and spectacular natural wonders. While the mention … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – This IsReal

The small yet diverse country of Israel is a land of biblical holiness, thriving cosmopolitan cities, sublime natural beauty, and a vast mix of cultures. This mesmerising video of the week captures the frenetic energy of its bustling capital, the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gems of Israel – by Matthew Teller

I remember blinking as I unfolded the map. It was brightly coloured, with photos alongside – obviously designed for tourists – and it showed a slice of northern Israel, either side of the biblical city of Nazareth. And it was … Continue reading

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1000 year-old Crusader treasure unearthed in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have located a 1000 year-old hoard of gold coins, unearthed at a famous Crusader battleground where Christian and Muslim forces fought for control of the Holy Land. Over 100 coins dating back to the time of the crusader … Continue reading

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Simple, tasty recipes of the world – tabbouleh & chicken kebabs

Tabbouleh is a salad that hails from the Middle East, made with bulgar wheat, tomatoes, chopped parsley, mint, lemon juice, shallots, spices and olive oil. You’ll find tabbouleh in numerous Middle Eastern regions, including Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and more. There … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase: A glimpse of the treasures of the Holy Land

With a history that stretches back millennia, Israel ties the world’s most prominent religions together. With numerous holy sites that are revered by millions even today, Israel is a fascinating place to visit. Here we’ve compiled a few of the … Continue reading

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Extra Time in… Tel Aviv

In case you’re left with extra time on either side of your tour to Israel, travel writer Matthew Teller offers a few ideas for how to make the most of a day or two in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is … Continue reading

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A Recipe from the Holy Land – Roasted Aubergine with Walnut Salsa

Jerusalem’s confluence of culture gives rise to extraordinary flavours. Try this delicious recipe for Roasted Aubergine with Walnut Salsa from the inspirational Yotam Ottolenghi. I have always been intrigued by the flavours that Yotam Ottolenghi uses in his cooking. The … Continue reading

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