Israel

Embark on a Timeless Odyssey: Israel's Ancient Landscapes and Modern Wonders

Israel, a land of profound historical and spiritual significance, sits at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. This small yet impactful country is a mosaic of ancient biblical history and dynamic modern culture. Its story begins over three millennia ago, evolving through periods of Hebrew kings, Roman rule, Ottoman influence, and ultimately, the establishment of a modern state in 1948, nestled on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ancient Chronicles and Contemporary Vibrancy

The chronicles of Israel are alive within its bustling cities, solemn memorials, and ancient walls. It's a nation that has witnessed the comings and goings of empires, each leaving behind a rich tapestry of archaeological and cultural wealth.

Jerusalem: A City of Heritage

Jerusalem stands as a timeless emblem of the country's tapestry, revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock are just a few landmarks among the city's labyrinthine alleys that tell stories of faith and history.

Tel Aviv: The Pulse of Modernity

Contrasting with the ancient is Tel Aviv, a hub of innovation, nightlife, and the Bauhaus architecture of the White City. It's a place where contemporary art, culinary excellence, and beach culture thrive.

The Dead Sea: A Natural Wonder

Beyond city life, the Dead Sea offers a serene escape, famous for its buoyant waters and mineral-rich mud. The Masada fortress nearby stands as a symbol of resilience, overlooking this tranquil expanse.

Galilee: A Green Haven

The verdant region of Galilee is steeped in natural beauty and biblical heritage, inviting exploration of its hills, historical sites, and the Sea of Galilee itself, a focal point of Christian history.

From the Red Sea resort town of Eilat to the mystical city of Safed, Israel is a country that invites wonder and reflection. Travel through its deserts, delve into its cities, and discover its sacred spaces with travel.frogsfolly.com as your guide. Join us on a journey to Israel, where every stone has a story, and every sunrise holds the promise of a new discovery.

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<p>Pro-Palestinian protest, calling for a ceasefire and a free Palestine, London 27.04.2024</p>
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<p>Pro-Israelische Transparente der Gruppe &quot;Reclaim Antifa. Leipzig&quot; und &quot;Skinheads gegen Antisemitismus und Antizionismus&quot;. Halle 30.05.2024.<br />
Pro-Israel banners from the group &quot;Reclaim Antifa. Leipzig&quot; and &quot;Skinheads gegen Antisemitismus und Antizionismus.&quot; (Skinheads against Antisemitism and anti-Zionism) Halle 30.05.2024.</p>
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<b> Linse: </b> Nikkor-S Auto 55mm f1.2 (1970)<br />
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<b>Mark Kaplan / Heidi Grunebaum:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsUdjMIX_Ss" rel="noreferrer nofollow">The Village Under the Forest</a> (2013)<br />
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<i>What happened in '48? It's the question that haunts the Israel/Palestine dynamic and defines so much of the conflict. This doc strips back the layers of myth, from denial to stories of mass genocide, telling the real story through the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubya" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Lubya</a>. Lying under a purposefully cultivated forest plantation, it holds many of the answers not only to the country's past, but also its future. &quot;Shh, if I don't tell, it didn't happen&quot;, a Jewish occupier of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmach" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Palmach</a> in the 40s says in rebuke to his wife who has suggested there are some things you don't talk about. At the end of his life, Motkele was determined to tell his story: &quot;We knew that if you destroyed the roofs of their homes, the Arabs would leave. So a group of us guys destroyed the village roofs and they left. So easy, as if people's lives weren't involved.&quot; In doing so he raises that unspeakable topic in Israel, the destruction of Arab villages and driving of Arabs from the land. Palestinians call it '<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakba" rel="noreferrer nofollow">The Nakba</a>' or catastrophe. Israel make's it illegal to commemorate the event. Heidi Grunebaum, a South African Jewish scholar and writer, leads us through the stories of Jews and Arabs who recount the story of '48 through the perspective of the Arab village of Lubya. She first came to Lubya as a student. She often visited the beautiful forest picnic spot nearby and knew nothing of the town's ruins lying under the forest floor. Jews from around the world had donated money to create the tranquil wooded hideaway. But as the stories from both sides testify, it is not so easy to wipe the memory of whole towns, even in a country where commemoration of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakba" rel="noreferrer nofollow">The Nakba</a> is considered a crime. Through incredible rare archive and stories from both sides, this film provides a striking testament to why the Israel/Palestine divide remains so difficult to heal.</i></p>
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<p>Mask of Maersk Protest BRYANT PARK, NYPL STEPS<br />
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MAERSK ENSURES THE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS To Israel</p>
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THURSDAY, JUNE 20<br />
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<p>Mask of Maersk Protest BRYANT PARK, NYPL STEPS<br />
THURSDAY, JUNE 20<br />
4:30PM<br />
MAERSK ENSURES THE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS To Israel</p>
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<p>Mask of Maersk Protest BRYANT PARK, NYPL STEPS<br />
THURSDAY, JUNE 20<br />
4:30PM<br />
MAERSK ENSURES THE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS To Israel</p>
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<p>Mask of Maersk Protest BRYANT PARK, NYPL STEPS<br />
THURSDAY, JUNE 20<br />
4:30PM<br />
MAERSK ENSURES THE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS To Israel</p>
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<p>Mask of Maersk Protest BRYANT PARK, NYPL STEPS<br />
THURSDAY, JUNE 20<br />
4:30PM<br />
MAERSK ENSURES THE SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS To Israel</p>
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<p>The Forest is lokated between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, near the city of Modiin.</p>
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<p>The Forest is lokated between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, near the city of Modiin.</p>
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