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2017 ISRAEL TRIP!

 

We are now back from our tour of the land of Israel, and we had a great time!

2017 Israel Trip

On this year’s trip to Israel, we experienced so many different adventures than last year.

 

We landed in Tel Aviv early Thursday morning and spent the night there, spent the next two nights on the west side of the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias, then the remainder of the trip in the heart of Jerusalem.

 

2017 Israel TripWe were able to explore Tel Aviv and have sun & fun on their 

 

Mediterranean beach walk way, right next to our hotel.  It was full of skaters, fitness freaks, weight lifters, runners, surfers, 2017 Israel Tripand hundreds of little places to eat.  That afternoon, we ate a beach fish and cooked vegetable plate on the sands.

 

We explored Jaffa, one of the oldest cities of the world, existing for at least 3,000 years. 

 

2017 Israel TripWe went to Peter’s home town of Caesarea, and witnessed the location on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, walked through a 2,000-year-old synagogue, and saw pilgrims from many nations traveling there. 

2017 Israel Trip

 Then we walked through Old

Jerusalem and followed the Stations of the Cross, King David’s Tomb, the site of the Last Supper with Jesus and His disciples and then of course we got the opportunity to shop the market in the streets of the Old City.

 

 

2017 Israel Trip2017 Israel TripWe went then to the Wailing Wall, also known as the Western Wall, and placed our prayers into the cracks between the stones.

 

 

 

 

2017 Israel Trip

2017 Israel TripWe traveled the short distance from Jerusalem, into the Palestinian controlled city of Bethlehem.   There we went into the Church of the Nativity, a place filled with international pilgrims, and saw the growth of the church there covering 2,000 years.   We greeted the Palestinian police before leaving, and coming back into Israeli controlled Jerusalem for the night.

 

We also visited another location Akko which is on the Mediterranean Sea.  It was the port city in which the Holy Crusaders of 300AD traveled through and made their headquarters. 

 

We ended our trip at Masada and the Dead Sea,

 

2017 Israel TripAnd, last but not least, everywhere we went, the cuisine was delicious!