Israel

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Israel

The small country of Israel borders on the Mediterranean in the west, Jordan in the east, Lebanon and Syria in the north, and Egypt to the south. The coastal plain along the Mediterranean is the most densely populated. Travel inland and you will encounter the Negev desert in the south, arid and often barren hilly regions in the center, and more mountainous regions as you travel north. The eastern border of Israel runs through the Jordan River Rift Valley, which is part of the 6500 km long Great Rift Valley extending all the way from northern Syria through East Africa to Mozambique.

Israel is home to several well-marked long distance hiking trails, of which the Israel National Trail is the longest, measuring almost 1000 km from north to south across the country. Another popular trail, and more of a pilgrimage, is the 130 km Jesus Trail through the region of Galilee.

Best seasons for walking in Israel are generally spring and late autumn, when the weather is fair and not too hot. Do always carry several liters of water each day. Camping along the way is popular, but you will need to carry all.

Trails

Regions

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Strangers In The House
  • This is an extraordinary and moving memoir by the award-winning author of ”Palestinian Walks” - updated with a new foreword. Raja Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean. When the state of Israel was formed in 1948 the family were driven out to the provincial town of Ramallah.... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Israel
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Israel intensiv von den Stränden am Mittelmeer bis zur Stadt der drei Religionen, Jerusalem - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort in Israel an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben der Holocaust-Gedenkstätte Yad Vashem und... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Israël | Insight Guides
  • Dé gids als het gaat om achtergrondinformatie en prachtige foto’s. Ideaal om je reis goed te plannen. Door het formaat en gewicht niet zo zeer om mee te nemen in een echte rugzak maar in een Samsonite misstaat deze niet! Uitstekend om thuis voor en na de reis uitgebreid te lezen. Kwalitatief van een hoog niveau! Israel is intense. This new... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • King David's 12 Steps to Success
  • We all have dreams, wishes and aspirations, but to attain such, we must overcome some obstacles, some challenges and stumbling blocks. These are our life's 'Battle of Goliath'. They are the great physical or spiritual hardships we must bear and once we overcome them, they become our steps to success, the ladder that takes you to the mountain... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • King David's 12 Steps to Success
  • We all have dreams, wishes and aspirations, but to attain such, we must overcome some obstacles, some challenges and stumbling blocks. These are our life's 'Battle of Goliath'. They are the great physical or spiritual hardships we must bear and once we overcome them, they become our steps to success, the ladder that takes you to the mountain... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • Lonely Planet Reiseführer Israel, Palästina
  • Mit dem Lonely Planet Israel & Palästina auf eigene Faust durch das heilige Land! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Israel | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgids van Israël met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de wandelgebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is goed. 160 Seiten mit 96 Farbabbildungen 41 Höhenprofile; 41 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:15.000 / 1:25.000 / 1:50.000, eine Übersichtskarte Israel –... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Old Jaffa
  • Today we turned back in time to the periods when Jaffa experienced many vicissitudes of government. The Mamluks conquered the city as well as Richard the Lionheart, and also the Crusaders and Napoleon, who left his cannons behind when the French army retreated. Afterwards, the Turks ruled Jaffa for a long time and built the wall that surrounded... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Old Jaffa
  • Today we turned back in time to the periods when Jaffa experienced many vicissitudes of government. The Mamluks conquered the city as well as Richard the Lionheart, and also the Crusaders and Napoleon, who left his cannons behind when the French army retreated. Afterwards, the Turks ruled Jaffa for a long time and built the wall that surrounded... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Handbuch Reiseführer Israel, Palästina, Sinai
  • Für die 5. Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war Autor Michel Rauch wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs und hat bei seiner Recherche nicht nur die neuen Hotspots des Nachtlebens sowie die zahlreichen veganen Restaurants im Land besucht, sondern im Desert Estate Carmey Avdat einen ganz besonderen Wein probiert: Wüsten-Wein aus dem Negev.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Reisgids Cultuur Bewust Israël | Elmar
  • Cultuur bewust! Israël. Deze gids biedt een verhelderende kijk op de Israëlische cultuur en samenleving en maakt uw reis tot een onvergetelijke en verrijkende ervaring. De onderwerpen die aan bod komen betreffen o.a.:•Gewoontes; waarden en tradities•Historische; politieke en religieuze achtergrond•Israëliërs thuis•Vrijetijdsbesteding; het... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Merian live Israël | Deltas
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met het land. Voor- en achterin uitklapbare kaart. Aandacht voor o.a. taal, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto’s. Nederlands Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Yiddish
  • Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • From Now to Eternity
  • Just as Christians are called to witness, so, too, are we to be watchmen...THE WARNING SIGNS ARE ON THE HORIZON!From its basic yet essential introduction to God, Mankind, Israel and Christianity, "From Now to Eternity" biblically addresses the current distress and perplexity of nations; The Rapture of the Church; the Russian and Muslim attempt... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • From Now to Eternity
  • Just as Christians are called to witness, so, too, are we to be watchmen...THE WARNING SIGNS ARE ON THE HORIZON!From its basic yet essential introduction to God, Mankind, Israel and Christianity, "From Now to Eternity" biblically addresses the current distress and perplexity of nations; The Rapture of the Church; the Russian and Muslim attempt... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Culture Smart! Israel | Kuperard
  • De Cultuur Bewust!-gids geeft toeristen en zakenlieden belangrijke informatie met betrekking tot de cultuur van alledag in het land van bestemming. Anders dan in de gebruikelijke reisgidsen wordt de lezer in deze reeks bijgespijkerd op het gebied van omgangsvormen, normen en waarden, hoe zich te gedragen en wat verwacht mag worden op zakelijk... Read more
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