Explore Eilat, Where the Angels Jettisoned Their Paint
The beach and the mountains aren’t the only free attractions at Israel’s Red Sea tourist hot spot. Check out five cool off-the-beaten-track areas near Eilat: Paran Overlook, Holland Park, Evrona, Doum Palms, and Mount Yoash Overlook.
The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on rare display in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum in an exhibit of objects from pivotal moments in civilization.
The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll belongs to a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea. The brittle manuscript has never before been displayed in Israel, and was shown abroad only in brief exhibits.
"A Brief History of Humankind" – which runs until 2 January 2016 – marks the museum's 50th anniversary.
The heads of over a hundred Canadian and American cities pledged support for the internationally-led efforts to rehabilitate the dangerously polluted Jordan River.
The EcoPeace Middle East group, an organization active in environmental peacemaking in the region, is behind the initiative which will see 144 municipalities, including such metropolises as Chicago and Montreal, raise funds for the restoration, and share professional expertise.
The river – which runs 217 kilometers (135 miles) from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea – and its tributaries are shared by Israel, Jordan, Syria and the West Bank.
In Israel, "desert" doesn’t mean "desolate." The sandy Negev expanse that makes up more than half of Israel's land mass encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity.
Here we will zero in on the attractions of the eastern part of the desert: the narrow Arava Valley, stretching 180 kilometers (112 miles) from the Dead Sea down to Eilat, bordered on the west by the Negev highlands and on the east by the Edom Mountains of Jordan.
For tourists, there’s never been more to experience in the Arava: ancient archeology, timeless Bedouin hospitality, funky eco-art, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bountiful farms, birdwatching and lots of activities for children, including ice-cream workshops.
Nothing can describe Eilat's enchanting Red Canyon better than its popular name. Technically part of Israel's upper Nahal Shani and known as Guy Shani in the textbooks, the superb little gorge was forged through a deep, rich red sandstone rock. Its colors are especially exquisite when sunlight hits the canyon walls.
Tour guides and guidebooks consider the Red Canyon a "family trip." But the truth is, this hike is a real challenge. (Photo credit Shmuel Bar-Am)
Relaxing of regulations opens a whole new way to explore Israel by towing your 'motel room' on the back of your rental car.
Touring in a vehicle with a camper hitched behind is "a great solution for tourists who would like to explore Israel in a different way," says Asaf Efraim, CEO of LaOfek Camping and Caravan Center in Petah Tikva, the first business of its kind in Israel.
For your next camping or glamping adventure, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority runs four overnight campgrounds located from Masada to Eilat.