Israel in a Day

Israel in a Day

 

Palestine 1898

The beach north to Jaffa 1898

Israel is quite a small country, in the size on New Jersey,  only 100 km (60 Miles) wide and 450 km (300 miles) long total of 20,000 km² (8,000 sq miles). Though it is such a small country we have 36 geographical zones and history that can cover a continent. And we can cross it from west to east and back in a day – Israel in a day.

How come such a tiny country has so many geographical zones such reach history and it is the birth place of monotheism –   The answer is very simple  “Location Location Location”

Israel is a bridge between 3 continents and this is probably the answer to all.

It is almost impossible to tour Israel in a day but if you hire a wizard guide Moti Barness – known as Moti the naughty  all is possible, Israel in a day as well.

All is possible is the motto of  Israel  “the startup country” !  We, Israelis believe that we can do everything even the impossible. Our tough history turn us all to be able to do the impossible. Yes we believe that it is possible even to move the moon, only if we wish!

O k leave the jocks a side are you ready for Israel in a day?!  To drive across Israel in a day it is 100 km, 5 geographical zones, 6 thousands years of history, visit the most ancient city in the world – Jericho, swim at the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea visit  the most holly places for the 3 monotheistic religions and all in a day ?! Yes this is Israel in a day tour !

1 2 3    lets Rock N Roll   to a unique tour –  Israel in a day !

7 am pick up from Tel Aviv00 תל אביב מיפו העתיקה

Tel Aviv is a name of a book written by the founder of the Zionist movement Theodore Herzl immediately after his short visit to Palestine 1898, and it describe how Palestine look like as a barren land – and  his vision of Israel in the future. Herzl die very young 44 yo 1904 and he could not see the birth of Tel Aviv 5 years later, but all his vision came true and we Israelis look at him as a modern  Moses.

Ben Gurion May 14 1948 at the Hall of Independance

Ben Gurion May 14 1948 at the Hall of Independence

Drive quickly through the hall of Independence where Israel was born where Ben Gurion did the declaration of independence!

Do you know who was the previous Jewish governor with power before Ben Gurion ?

This is a question that only few Israelis knows – Agrippa the grand son of King Herod the Great die 44 Ad.

Yes the Roman enslave us and sold else where, but look around you we are back with no plan to live.

 

Continue along the beautiful promenade to old Jaffa and to HWY 1.

During the drive to Jerusalem you’ll hear the fantastic story of Israel reborn.

 

It is only 60 km (45 miles) drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but in the rush hours of the morning it may take 2 hours to reach Mt of Olives in Jerusalem.

On our way will stop shortly al Latrun a monastery build 8 years before Herzl visit Palestine,  for a peaceful purposes, but 1 day

after the Declaration of Independence  it was occupied by the Arab Legion of Jordan command by British officers and fully equipped with the best British arms and well trained. The Israelis 1948 where defeated 3 times and only 1967 this place was liberated in only 2 hours of battle.

Latrun Monastery

The first Tank of Israel – Sherman June 1948

The first Tank of Israel – Sherman
June 1948

Latrun Monastery

 

 

 

 

Moti and freind at Mt. of Olives

Moti and freind at Mt. of Olives

 

From the peak of Mt of Olives you’ll see the most beautiful observation in Israel and hear the 6 thousands years of history.

 

Kojak the camel on Mt. of Olives is a must

Kojak the camel on Mt. of Olives is a must

 

 

 

St. George Monastery

St. George Monastery

 

Back to HWY 1 drive through the Judean Desert to a 1,500 years monastery St. George and hike with a Bedouin guide with a donkey.

Mount Temptation

Mount Temptation

 

 

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Drive through Jericho (only if possible) consider to be the oldest city on earth.

 

Short drive to “Kassar El Yahud” The Baptismal site of Jesus 2,000 years ago  and where the Israelite cross the Jordan River 3,300 years ago.

Kassar El Yahud Baptismal site of Jesus

Kassar El Yahud
Baptismal site of Jesus

 

 

Continue along the border line with Jordan next to the mine fields go to swim at the Dead Sea.

Dorle & Antonia floating at the Dead Sea

Dorle & Antonia floating at the Dead Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Jerusalem we’ll visit the 4 quarters – Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian and see the Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock walk in the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulcher just before its closing time.

 My father came to Jerusalem 1942 , at Robinson Arch 2012

My father came to Jerusalem 1942 , at Robinson Arch 2012

 

 

Via Dolorosa 5th station

Via Dolorosa 5th station

 

 

 

 

The Wiling Wall at the Western Wall

The Wiling Wall at the Western Wall

 

 

 

 

In our way back to Tel Aviv and only it it is not the cleaning day of my wife I invite all my clients to visit my house and my family.

You are going to visit my beautiful garden but also my shelter and see my family gas mask  which gives you an idea how we live in Israel with a daily threat on our life but in God and the Israeli spirit we trust and will never allow any body to through us out of our country again. (did I mentioned we have nuclear weapon? Well it is  a secret of course  and on this I can not talk further)

Mission accomplished if you are hungry we can stop to eat Shish kebab at the very famous restaurants of Abu Gosh.

 

 

Very long day, very intensive, but possible, with a very special touring mode “attack and assault”   Israel in a day.

 

Israel in a day – Chapter 1