Visit Israel Jerusalem

Israel Jerusalem

Israel Jerusalem Visit

Jerusalem, Israel as viewed westward from the Mount of Olives, across the Kidron Valley. In the foreground is Old Jerusalem's Temple Mount, where the first and second temples of Israel once stood, now occupied by the golden Dome of the Rock. and Al-Aqsa Mosque (far left). presents discoveries, photos and travel tips from an investigative trip to Israel, including Capernaum, Jerusalem, Lake of Gennesaret, Bethlehem, Qumran Caves and Tabgha, highlighting Jesus' birthplace, Golgotha, and Jesus' tomb.

Jerusalem is called, "Yerushalaim" by the local Jews, and "Al Quds" by the local Arabs. The Hebrew and Arabic names for the city respectively mean "to see peace" and "the holy,"  representing the aspirations perhaps, of its divided residents, still to be realized.

Although Jerusalem radiates serenity in the morning sun above, the ancient capital of Israel is the world's most contested piece of real estate whose passionate people, history and conflict also makes it one of the most fascinating places in the world to visit.

Whether visiting online or planning a trip of your own, welcome to the site. Your comments and questions are welcome via email.

Dome of the Rock

Travel Tip
When you arrive in Israel, ask the passport controller not to stamp your passport if you want to visit Arab Middle Eastern countries before your passport expires. Otherwise, you will have problems gaining entry into those countries. If landing at Jerusalem's Ben Gurion Airport, hold off on getting the bulk of your shekels until you get to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, where the exchange rates are better.

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