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Location - Middle East; Capital - Jerusalem; Population - 7 million; Currency - New Israeli Sheqel MORE ISRAEL

Besides Paris as a child this was my first trip abroad, in 1989. I arranged a spot on a kibbutz in Israel, a few miles from Nahariya in northern Israel.

Apologies for the poor quality of the photos - I blame my 110 camera..


isrnoteIsraeli currency - the Shekel








isr10The Old City of Akko in Northern Israel, with the Church of St John in the background


isr11Akko marina



isr12Old City walls of Akko, with Al-Jazzar and Sinan Pasha mosques in the distance









isr13El Jazzar mosque - Akko



isr6Me in a fruit picking crane, in the pear fields of Kibbutz Ga'aton










isr8View from Yehiam Castle, near Ga'aton










isr14The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth


isr16View of Tiberias from Hammat


isr18I slept on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at Tiberias - this was sunrise from my sleeping bag. You can just make out a fishing boat


isr20View of Tel Aviv from the Old City of Jaffa










isr21The Old City area of Jaffa, made up of several posh galleries and shops










isr22Ruins of Masada, perched high above the Dead Sea. I walked up to these mid-afternoon in the Summer. Not advisable!


isr24The Dead Sea from the top of Masada











isr26 Floating in the Dead Sea at Ein Gedi. A novelty for me, seeing as I can't swim. You'll discover cuts and scratches you never even knew you had..










isr27Jerusalem - view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives


isr29Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City, Jerusalem











isr31The Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) in the Jerusalem Old City










isr32Western Wall, Jerusalem


isr35Station 2 of the Via Dolorosa, said to be the route that Jesus took when carrying the cross to Calvary. Situated in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem Old City


isr30Garden of Gethsemane, just outside the Old City walls of East Jerusalem










isr33Al-Aqsa mosque, on Temple Mount - Jerusalem Old City


isr34Dome of the Rock - Temple Mount, Jerusalem Old City



isr36 The Children's Memorial and Pillar of Heroism at Yad Vashem holocaust museum, Jerusalem










isr37Menorah outside the Knesset, Jerusalem










isr38Shrine of the Book (home of the Dead Sea Scrolls), Israel Museum in Jerusalem


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