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Archive for April, 2014

Getting Around Israel: Riding the Rails Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

When driving in Israel – either in the city or between cities, you may come upon heavy traffic quite often. Or you just don’t feel like driving or taking a bus between cities. Because of this, travel by train is a great way to get around Israel. Israel Railways (רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Rakevet Yisra’el) is…

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Today’s Israel: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל – Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي‎) were founded following the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 and the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the army, air force, and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli…

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Exploring Israel – Acre Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

Coat of Arms of the City of Akko, Israel

The city of Acre (עכו) in Hebrew and عكّا in Arabic) lies in northern Israel on the Bay of Acre. This city possesses a long history dating back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III (1504-1450 BCE) where Israelite, Greek, Roman, Arab and Ottoman cultures put their mark in the city. Even Napoleon…

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