Israel

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Israel

The small country of Israel borders on the Mediterranean in the west, Jordan in the east, Lebanon and Syria in the north, and Egypt to the south. The coastal plain along the Mediterranean is the most densely populated. Travel inland and you will encounter the Negev desert in the south, arid and often barren hilly regions in the center, and more mountainous regions as you travel north. The eastern border of Israel runs through the Jordan River Rift Valley, which is part of the 6500 km long Great Rift Valley extending all the way from northern Syria through East Africa to Mozambique.

Israel is home to several well-marked long distance hiking trails, of which the Israel National Trail is the longest, measuring almost 1000 km from north to south across the country. Another popular trail, and more of a pilgrimage, is the 130 km Jesus Trail through the region of Galilee.

Best seasons for walking in Israel are generally spring and late autumn, when the weather is fair and not too hot. Do always carry several liters of water each day. Camping along the way is popular, but you will need to carry all.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 4. in Asia
  • John P February 2020
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Such a range of landscapes, from hiker friendly deserts in the south to forests, coastal plains, rolling hills and beaches to the middle and north. So much history with ancient remains everywhere and lots of biblical references. People were hospitable and the country is a mix of Jewish, Muslim, Christian and secular identities.
  • Negative It is an expensive country both for food and accommodation (although wild camping is allowed outside nature reserves) and there is heightened security at airports and bus stations, you may well be asked a few questions. Discrimination against Arabs is a concern.
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Trails

Regions

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Strangers In The House
  • This is an extraordinary and moving memoir by the award-winning author of ”Palestinian Walks” - updated with a new foreword. Raja Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean. When the state of Israel was formed in 1948 the family were driven out to the provincial town of Ramallah.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Old Jaffa
  • Today we turned back in time to the periods when Jaffa experienced many vicissitudes of government. The Mamluks conquered the city as well as Richard the Lionheart, and also the Crusaders and Napoleon, who left his cannons behind when the French army retreated. Afterwards, the Turks ruled Jaffa for a long time and built the wall that surrounded... Read more
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Belgium
  • Old Jaffa
  • Today we turned back in time to the periods when Jaffa experienced many vicissitudes of government. The Mamluks conquered the city as well as Richard the Lionheart, and also the Crusaders and Napoleon, who left his cannons behind when the French army retreated. Afterwards, the Turks ruled Jaffa for a long time and built the wall that surrounded... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • From Now to Eternity
  • Just as Christians are called to witness, so, too, are we to be watchmen...THE WARNING SIGNS ARE ON THE HORIZON!From its basic yet essential introduction to God, Mankind, Israel and Christianity, "From Now to Eternity" biblically addresses the current distress and perplexity of nations; The Rapture of the Church; the Russian and Muslim attempt... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • From Now to Eternity
  • Just as Christians are called to witness, so, too, are we to be watchmen...THE WARNING SIGNS ARE ON THE HORIZON!From its basic yet essential introduction to God, Mankind, Israel and Christianity, "From Now to Eternity" biblically addresses the current distress and perplexity of nations; The Rapture of the Church; the Russian and Muslim attempt... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Israel Trail mit Herz
  • 1000 Kilometer in 46 Tagen! Quer durch die W ste. Christian Seebauer beschlie t, sich dieser Herausforderung zu stellen. Das Experiment: Er will den Israel National Trail - kurz Israel Trail - laufen, ohne einen einzigen Cent auszugeben. Das Ziel: An seine k rperlichen und mentalen Grenzen zu gehen. Entschleunigen, sich Zeit nehmen. Nur mit... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Israel Trail mit Herz
  • 1000 Kilometer in 46 Tagen! Quer durch die W ste. Christian Seebauer beschlie t, sich dieser Herausforderung zu stellen. Das Experiment: Er will den Israel National Trail - kurz Israel Trail - laufen, ohne einen einzigen Cent auszugeben. Das Ziel: An seine k rperlichen und mentalen Grenzen zu gehen. Entschleunigen, sich Zeit nehmen. Nur mit... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Israel
  • This new third edition of Bradt's Israel has been fully updated to reflect all the most recent changes and includes a comprehensive and detailed history section, plus improved maps and structural revisions to aid navigation. Israel is a land where three world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - meet in stunning landscapes, where... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Israel
  • This new third edition of Bradt's Israel has been fully updated to reflect all the most recent changes and includes a comprehensive and detailed history section, plus improved maps and structural revisions to aid navigation. Israel is a land where three world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - meet in stunning landscapes, where... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Israel | Bradt Travel Guides
  • This new third edition of Bradt's Israel has been fully updated to reflect all the most recent changes and includes a comprehensive and detailed history section, plus improved maps and structural revisions to aid navigation. Israel is a land where three world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - meet in stunning landscapes, where... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Israel | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgidsvan Rhodos met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de wandelgebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is goed. 160 Seiten mit 96 Farbabbildungen 41 Höhenprofile; 41 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:15.000 / 1:25.000 / 1:50.000, eine Übersichtskarte Israel – ein... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Archways Walkways and Cafes (Full Color Edition)
  • There are few countries that have a history of thousands of years, and none like Israel. As you read this journal, you will walk under the ancient archways of the land and stroll the walkways through old Jerusalem where Yeshua , Jesus, road a donkey one Palm Sunday. You will see shops in the old City of Jerusalem that reflect the history in... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Archways Walkways and Cafes (Full Color Edition)
  • There are few countries that have a history of thousands of years, and none like Israel. As you read this journal, you will walk under the ancient archways of the land and stroll the walkways through old Jerusalem where Yeshua , Jesus, road a donkey one Palm Sunday. You will see shops in the old City of Jerusalem that reflect the history in... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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Maps

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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Israël - Jerusalem Way
  • Wat is er veranderd in het landschap van Israël en Palestina, sinds Jezus tweeduizend jaar geleden door het vruchtbare land van Galilea liep, door de woestijn van Judea zwierf en daar een schare volgelingen om zich heen verzamelde? Wat vind je in deze uiteenlopende landschappen nog terug aan getuigenissen uit die tijd? En hoe leven de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Israël - Vogelreis
  • Zeer afwisselende vogelreis naar Israël, die in het najaar plaatsvindt, als de vogeltrek volop gaande is. De reis begint aan de kust bij de kliffen van Herzliya. Dan zijn we twee dagen in de beroemde Hula-vallei, waar we de wetlands verkennen, een belangrijke foerageerplek tijdens de vogeltrek. Ook gaan we naar het Gamla Reserve, rijk aan... Read more
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