Gay Tour of Israel

Gay Tour

Gay Tour

In the past few years Israel has become an LGBT haven and heaven in the Middle East. Tel Aviv has become known as a Gay Capital and it is not uncommon to see LGBT tour groups walking down the street with a tour guide. This is part of an ongoing growth in Gay travel. Economically, this group has become very significant in world travel, world tourism and even within Israel tourism.

But what is there to see in a gay visit to Israel? More than meets the eye. One place to start with is right by the Hilton hotel. It has the famous gay beach right beside it. No untypical for the Middle Eastern irony, the religious beach, which allows non egalitarian dips, is located right beside the gay beach. Above these two on a cliff is “Independence Garden”, an ancient meeting place for closeted gay men. Historically, there are records of this being a secret meeting place from British Mandate times, dating back to the end of the First World War. Today, there is an ongoing debate about whether a place like this should exist in the shadows or should be lit up and abolished. Walking in to town, an outsider can’t help but notice the vibrant LGBT community, apparent on the streets proudly. Tel Aviv does not have many specifically LGBT businesses. Continue reading

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Visiting Israel

Israel Geography

Geologically, Israel is an extension of the Sinai Desert, making a coarse triangle with its stand in the north next to Beersheba, the Dead Sea, and the southern Judean Hills, and it has its apex in the southern tip of the kingdom at Eilat. The country’s geographical boundaries are the Mediterranean to the West, the Jordan Valley Rift to the East, the mountains of Lebanon to the North with Eilat Bay marking the country’s southern tip. It is a urbanized country has diverse climatic and geographic environment.

Israel is located Middle East, neighboring the Mediterranean Sea, amid Egypt and Lebanon The ground of Israel is divided into four broad parts: coastal plain–fertile, wet, and generously populated–stretches all along Mediterranean Sea; inside highlands as well as Hills of Galilee in north with country’s maximum altitude. The land of Israel encompasses the Negev desert in the south; low coastal natural; inner mountains; Jordan Rift Valley. continental shelf. Climate: temperate; warm and dry in southern and eastern desert areas Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley Elevation extremes: lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m. Climate: temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley Elevation extremes:.

Ethos

Israel’s varied culture stems from the diversity of the inhabitants: Jews from around the world have brought their cultural and sacred traditions with them, creating a melting pot of Jewish customs and beliefs. Israel is the only country in the world where life revolves around or moves around the Hebrew calendar. Work and school holidays are determined by the Jewish holidays, and the official day of rest is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. Israel’s substantial Arab minority has also left its imprint on Israeli culture in such spheres as buildings, music, and cookery.

Israel Religion

Israel is a mainly religious culture and religious customs should be respected. Licentious behavior is not tolerated and offenders will be arrested and fined heavily or imprisoned. Care should be taken not to photograph any armed forces or police personnel or installations, and visitors should be unobtrusive about taking pictures in Jewish Orthodox places and of Jewish Orthodox people. It is advisable to carry official identification at all times.

Greatest way to go in Israel will be to have your own travel guide in Israel. If you are on a Pilgrimage to Israel, you will most likely wish a joining a group led by a spiritual guide. If your holiday in Israel is just a relaxing holiday you would possibly prefer a hotel in Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea or perhaps spend a few days in a Dead Sea hotel or in Tel Aviv on the seashore of the Mediterranean sea. Remaining in the Northern part of Israel, in the Galilee reveals to you the green part of Israel.

Israel History

Confirmation of a Jewish existence in Israel goes back over 3,000 years, to the creation of the religion and nation. The term “Jews” comes from the origin in the Kingdom of Judah, an area from which the Jewish community have been constantly dispersed and repopulated over their chronicle. The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem became the only religious construction in the Roman Empire which did not contain an representation of the emperor.

Israel was born as a one-sided promise to one man, Abraham. Israel is a young country that has been obstinate by local dispute from its very early development. Israel is a parliamentary democracy, separated into six administrative districts. Israel also has a structure of national institutions, which are not part of the administration but serve alongside. The State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael) was recognized on May 14, 1948 after almost two thousand years of Jewish spreading, and after 55 years of efforts to create a Jewish fatherland. Israel’s democracy has survived under complicated circumstances and the country has prospered in spite of conflict, ethno-religious dispute, boycotts, mass migration and terror assaults. Given that the creation of the Jewish country, the percentage of the world’s Jews in Israel has grown; at present-day, about 40% of the world’s Jewish inhabitants are Israeli residents.

Guide for finding the best Israeli Food

Omelette

Omelette

Israeli food is something that is hard to define because of the large mix of cultures which are squashed into this small country. As a visitor, you may be surprised at the range of different types of food on offer in Israeli restaurants. On the other hand, what Israelis eat in their own homes is generally dictated by their family’s origin or religious beliefs. The subject is endless so, for the sake of brevity, this article deals with what you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Israel if you want a “taste” of the food culture.

Starting with the most important meal of the day, what is an Israeli breakfast? Israelis love to eat, and because of the warm, dry climate most of the year, the place to do it is outside – most restaurant and coffee shops have some tables outside and on Friday mornings (when most businesses are closed) the pavement cafes are packed with friends, families and couples enjoying breakfast. A typical menu is eggs cooked anyway you want but generally omelette with a choice of fillings, a variety of cheeses and spreads, fresh bread or rolls and a vegetable salad. This, washed down with fruit juice — often freshly-squeezed orange juice, but on a hot day lemon and mint is very refreshing — and coffee or tea to finish.

In hotels and guest houses there is a buffet breakfast including all of the above and more – the sky’s the limit! In addition, you will find cereals, granola, yogurt, fruit and a selection of sweet and savoury baked goods according to the chef’s creative imagination. Usually there are pancakes, cheesecake or other cakes, croissants and Danish pastries. Continue reading