At Nir David in the Beit Shean Valley, Zionist pioneers initiated the first of 51 tower and stockade operations, defying Arab terror and British opposition. Now you can see how they did it.
Want to know where pre-state Jews hid weapons and listened in on the British, whose table was loaned out for a peace treaty, and where Begin announced he was disbanding the Irgun underground?
There’s no better way to see the city — old and new — than from the ramparts that date back 500 years to Suleiman the Magnificent’s restoration.
Paths full of flowers crisscross the area, with Byzantine remains at the higher level, and the walls and buildings of a not-well-enough-fortified Israelite town below.
Rubin Museum, Bialik’s home and former City Hall are some of the standout buildings on serene avenue mainly constructed by wealthy people from Europe accustomed to gracious living.