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From biblical narrative to front page news stories, Israel has it all, yet the tourism market is saturated with companies offering off-the-shelf package deals. A trip to Israel is so special and should be built upon a flexible and open-minded approach.
With a unique and captivating style, through story-telling, analysis, questioning and discussion, I want to bring visitors to Israel closer to the country - to understand and grapple with this complex, fascinating, inspiring, frustrating, yet beautiful place.
A tour is based on the needs and desires of the client, thus all tours are tailor-made based on what you want to see, do and experience. I build original itineraries that focus on your specific guidelines and interests, with the flexibility to discover Israel your way.
You have taken the first step towards a trip of a lifetime.
I look forward to hearing from you, and we can start the process of building together the right trip for you.
Israel's climate is characterized by much sunshine, with a rainy season from November to April. Total annual precipitation ranges from 20-30 inches (500-1200 mm) in the north to about an inch (100-200 mm) in the far south. Regional climatic conditions vary considerably: hot, humid summers and mild, wet winters on the coastal plain; dry, warm summers and moderately cold winters, with rain and occasional light snow, in the hill regions; hot, dry summers and pleasant winters in the Jordan Valley; and semi-arid conditions, with warm to hot days and cool nights, in the south.
The scarcity of water in the region has generated intense efforts to maximize use of the available supply and to seek new resources. In the 1960s, Israel’s freshwater sources were joined in an integrated grid whose main artery, the National Water Carrier, brings water from the north and center to the semi-arid south. Ongoing projects for utilizing new sources include cloud seeding, recycling of sewage water and the desalination of seawater
Israel is a land and a people. The history of the Jewish people, and its roots in the Land of Israel, spans some 35 centuries. In this land, its cultural, national and religious identity was formed; here, its physical presence has been maintained unbroken throughout the centuries, even after the majority was forced into exile. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence, lost almost 2,000 years earlier, was renewed.
Israel is located in the Middle East, along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. It lies at the junction of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa.
Long and narrow in shape, the country is about 290 miles (470 km.) in length and 85 miles (135 km.) in width at its widest point.
Although small in size, Israel encompasses the variedtopographical features of an entire continent, ranging from forested highlands and fertile green valleys to mountainous deserts, and from the coastal plain to the semitropical Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Approximately half of the country’s land area is semi-arid.
Did you know…?
Facts about Israel
-The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth, at 1,315 feet below sea level at its lowest point.
-Israel’s dairy cows are the most productive dairy cows in the world, With average of 25,432 pounds of milk per cow per year.
-Israelis, per capita, are the world’s biggest consumers of fruits and vegetables.
-Israel has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.
-Ever wondered if the glue on Israel’s stamps are kosher? It is.
-There are also kosher McDonald’s.
-Hebrew is the only case of a dead national language being revived in all of world history.
-At many Israeli bus stops, you can find a box for tzedakah (charitable giving).
-Israel publishes more books per capita than any other nation in the world.
-Israel publishes more books translated from other languages than any other nation in the world.
-Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Christians, Muslims and Jews are all free to vote.
-Golda Meir was the 3rd woman in history to serve as a country’s prime minister.
-Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East (roughly half the size of Lake Michigan).
-Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle east.
-The most independent and free Arabic press in the Middle East is in Israel.
-Israel has the largest number of startup companies per capita in the world.
-Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.
-The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
-Voice mail technology was also developed in Israel.
-Four young Israelis developed the technology for AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ.
-Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees per capita in the world.
-Israel has the highest number of scientists, physicians, engineers, PhD’s and technicians per capita in the world – by a large margin.
-Most of the cut & polished diamonds in the world come from Israel.
-Of the 175 UN Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.