Saturday, Day 10, was our last day in Israel. Thus, this is the last post from my February trip to Israel. We started the day with a talk by an Israeli intelligence expert on a brief history of the issues between Israel and the Arab countries. It was very interesting, but, as you can see […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 10"
After this, only 2 days to go. And instead of splitting them up, I’m putting all photos from a single day in one post. Day 8 was a long one, as we spent it in Jerusalem’s Old City. We woke up early and headed to a city lookout to take a group photo. We then […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 9"
Day 8 in Israel was also Day 1 in Jerusalem. We were up early and made our way to Yad Vashem (יד ושם), the site of Israel’s Holocaust museum and memorial. The new museum opened in 2005 and reminds me a lot of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in that they both attempt to […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 8"
Day 7 was another busy one. After leaving the kibbutz, we took a long, muddy, and green hike along the El-Al River. As you can see, this was completely different terrain than we saw down south in the Negev. There was a lot more green, more water, and more cows. After the hike, we cleaned […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 7"
After hanging out with the Druze for lunch, we took a hike on Mount Meron to a point that overlooks Lebanon. While there, one of our Israelis told us about a military mission he was sent on during the Second Lebanon War. A soldier had been mortally wounded in Lebanon, and Gilad and his squad […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 6.1"
It’s another two-post day. Tuesday was a busy one, which started off with a stop at an archaeological site in Tzippori (ציפורי). The site, now a national park, holds history dating back to at least the 7th century BC. While there site has been influenced by many different cultures since that time, we saw and […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 6.0"
After the farm, we made our way to Sderot to meet our new Israeli friends and eat lunch. Situated less than a mile from Gaza, Sderot (שדרות) is a small town that has been a target of rocket attacks by Hamas. While in the town, a member of the local government talked to us about […]Read more "falafel, shawarma, or pizza – day 5.1"