Follow in the footsteps of Kaiser Wilhem II, whose 1898 visit to Jerusalem didn’t turn out as well as the father of Zionism had hoped.
An isolated farming outpost until the arrival of the Jerusalem-Jaffa railway 125 years ago, the area now boasts some of the capital’s most splendiferous buildings.
The extraordinary history of an urban oasis that was founded as a Christian agricultural community, changed hands as the Holy Land did, made bloody headlines this month, and has been determinedly reclaimed by the public.
When Omar iben Al-Khatab visited Jerusalem soon after the Muslim conquest in 638, he was furious to find Judaism’s holiest site covered in trash.
At Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, hear the stories of some of the 25,000 gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews in World War II.