QUICK GLANCE AT THE PLACES WE WILL VISIT DURING THE WORKSHOP...
The Old City of Jerusalem, with its 4 quarters - Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian.
The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the greatest sites in Israel; intense, hugely religious, and with history poring out of every corner…
Each of the four quarters is unique in its own way, providing a sense of history along with its own religious beliefs.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea – bordering Israel and Jordan – is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on earth. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.
Baqa al-Gharbiyye is a predominantly Arab city in the Haifa District of Israel, with a population of 29,035 in 2017. It is considered a commercial and industrial center for nearby towns, villages and kibbutzim and also boasts Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, with a combined Arab and Jewish faculty.
Rothschild Boulevard, one of the first streets built in the city of Tel Aviv a little over 100 years ago, is one of the most important and iconic streets in Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of the White City, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions lining the street, a cultural center, with the main theater and concert hall of Tel Aviv, a culinary center, and a leisure center, with the center of the boulevard popular with dog walkers, bikers, and and just everyone stopping off at the popular coffee kiosks.
Kibbutz Be'eri established in 1946 in southern Israel is located in the north western Negev desert near the border with The Gaza Strip and has a population of just over 1,000.
Beeri’s main lines of business are agriculture, industry such Beeri Printing, and various entrepreneurs such as handmade boutique cheeses.
Rosh Hanikra, a geological formation on the border between Israel and Lebanon is a white chalk cliff face which opens up into spectacular grottos, formed by the sea action on the soft chalk. Rosh Hanikra has served as a passage point for trade caravans and armies between Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, and Africa. During the Second World War, railway tunnels were blasted through the nearby rocks for trains running along the Cairo-Istanbul line.
The Israel Museum is Israel's largest cultural institution and is ranked among the world's leading art and archaeology museums. The museum has a collection of nearly 500,000 objects.
It includes The Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls which are some of the oldest Biblical scrolls ever found.
Machane Yehuda Market
Machane Yehuda Market in the center of Jerusalem, one of the most beautiful markets and familiar icons in Israel, has remained authentic, blending the old-fashioned with the cutting-edge.
In Machane Yehuda you can find everything, ranging from clothes to housewares; flowers, art, accessories; and every variety of fresh and specialty food: sweets, baked goods, meat, fish, eggs, produce, spices, dairy products, wines and so much more. It is also a great venue for Jerusalem’s night life, with restaurants, bars and intimate music clubs.
Acre, most commonly spelled Akko is a city in the coastal plain region in Israel's Northern District. The city, which occupies an important location, helped it become one of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited since the Middle Bronze Age, some 4,000 years ago.
Acre's mixed population was 48,303 in 2017 and includes Jews, Muslims, Christians Druze and Bahai's for whom it is their holiest city.