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Qumran National Park

The uncovering of the remains of the settlement of Qumran, on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, and the Dead Sea Scrolls found nearby, ignited the imagination of both Jews and Christians. In addition to the oldest copies of the Hebrew Scriptures ev.....

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Dan Springs and the biblical city The Tel Dan Nature Reserve is a kind of wonderland: Streams flow everywhere into a wild river and tall trees provide welcome shade even on the hottest summer afternoon.    The Dan River is the largest and most i.....

Ashkelon National Park     Old and new side by side on the Mediterranean     Ashkelon National Park, on the southern Mediterranean coast, encompasses history and heritage thousands of years old. Ashkelon was a thriving commercial center whose star .....

Tel Be'er Sheva National Park

Archaeologists have uncovered two-thirds of a city dating from the early Israelite period (10th century BCE) at Tel Be'er Sheva in the Negev. The site is of unparalleled importance for the study of biblical-period urban planning, biblical history and its.....

Senir (Hatsbani) Stream Nature Reserve

The Senir Stream is the longest tributary of the Jordan River. Its green banks, frothing water, pools and falls are an unforgettable pleasure.     The Senir (Hatsbani) Stream is the longest of the three main sources of the Jordan. It begins some 35.....

Tel Arad National Park

Tel Arad, northwest of the modern city of Arad in the northern Negev, consists of a lower and an upper city. The lower city was inhabited only in the Early Bronze Age (3150-2200 BCE). At approximately 100 dunams (25 acres) Arad was one of the largest cit.....

Kursi National Park

Kursi is the Arabic name of the valley whose western side touches the lake shore, and where remains of a Jewish fishing village from the time of the Mishnah and the Talmud was found, and on whose eastern side, at the foot of the Golan Heights, a monastery.....

Yarkon and Tel Afek National Park

Yarkon National Park , east of Tel Aviv, extends over 13,000 dunams (3,250 acres), It encompasses two focal points: Tel Afek (Antipatris) with its fortress overlooking the Yarkon springs, and the Yarkon sources, where the stream and its banks are rich i.....

Yehi'am Fortress National Park

Yehi'am Fortress is located on the grounds of Kibbutz Yehi'am, which was founded in 1946 by pioneers who first lived in the fortress ruins. During the War of Independence the pioneers were besieged behind these huge walls; visitors can see their re.....

Zippori National Park

Zippori National Park, encompassing the ruins of the ancient Roman- and talmudic-era city of Zippori, is located in the rolling hills of Lower Galilee, west of Nazareth. The city knew many ups and downs. When Herod the Great was consolidating power o.....

Apollonia National Park

A cliff-top national park surrounding a ruined Crusader city     Apollonia National Park, located north of Hertsliya Pituah on the coastal plain, contains the remains of a Crusader city, which has been excavated in recent years. The Crusade.....

Nimrod Fortress National Park (Qal‘at Namrud)

Nimrod Fortress National Park is an impressive site located on the slopes of Mount Hermon above the Banias Spring. Every corner of the fortress affords glimpses of forested valleys and marvelous vistas. The fortress, also known by its Arabic name, Qal.....

Mishmar HaCarmel Overnight Campground

Overnight Campgrounds     Mishmar HaCarmel Overnight Campground  31.12.2009   A base for trips on Mount Carmel featuring a campsite and an area for daytime group activities.     Level of difficulty:       walkers   Wheelchair-users   Walkers   2-wh.....

New Sites' Opening -The Inn of The Good Samaritan and more

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is opening new sites for visitors from July 1st: "The Inn of The Good Samaritan" and the monasteries Euthymius & Martyrius. You are welcome to visit and see the amazing mosaics and interesting findings .....

Taninim Nature Reserve

The Taninim Stream Nature Reserve, on the northern coastal plain, contains two main focal points: a sparkling stream--the last remnant of the region’s coastal waterways-- and a dam from the Late Roman-Byzantine periods that created an approximately 6,000-.....

Korazim National Park

The town of Korazim is first mentioned in sources from the Second Temple period, noting the fine wheat the inhabitants raised there; the town flourished at the end of the talmudic period. In the New Testament, Korazim is mentioned as one of three-- toget.....

Tel Hazor National Park

Hazor flourished in the Middle Bronze Age (around 1750 BCE), and the Israelite period (ninth century BCE). It was the largest fortified city in the country at that time, and one of the most important in the Fertile Crescent. It maintained commercial ties.....

Mishmar HaCarmel Overnight Campground

  Overnight Campgrounds     Mishmar HaCarmel Overnight Campground  31.12.2009   A base for trips on Mount Carmel featuring a campsite and an area for daytime group activities.   Level of difficulty: walkers   Wheelchair-users   Walkers   2-wheel-drive.....

Yarkon National Park Overnight Campground

Level of difficulty : easy     The overnight campground at Yarkon National Park (the Yarkon sources compound) has been officially designated an overnight campground according to the specifications in the Education Ministry director-general’s circular. It .....