Trip of the Month
For three brave years, the freedom fighters on this rocky plateau — known as the Zealots — managed to hold back 10,000 Roman troops armed with every contemporary siege weapon. Finally, a battering ram breached the wall.
In the spring of 2002, a paratroop division commanded by Major Asaf Asolin was sent to Jenin within the framework of the Homat Magen campaign. Asolin was in the middle of advanced military studies, but when his replacement was killed… Continue reading
Stroll this former swampland and spot the glossy ibis, the spur-winged plover, the curlew sandpiper, and the furry little coypus basking in the sun
Until the mid 1950’s, the only route to Eilat was by way of the Scorpion Ascent. The Ascent, a road paved by the British in 1927, rapidly descends 322 meters and features 18 hairpin curves. It took 24 hours to drive from Eilat to Beer Sheva, and navigational problems were compounded by the constant threat of Arab attack.
Great news! Anemones have begun to appear in the Jewish National Fund’s Be’eri forest. Take out your calendars and begin planning a trip to the forest’s Re’im Recreation Area, for within a week or two the brilliant blossoms will mingle with emerald green grasses in a blend that will simply take your breath away.