Israel. Photo: AntoniO BovinO


Israel resonates with the echoes of Biblical history, and in the disputed capital of Jerusalem you can visit sites such as the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Mount of Olives.

Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan, 24-hour city on the Mediterranean coast, ranked by National Geographic in 2010 as one of the world’s top 10 beach cities; and the southern Red Sea city of Eilat is Israel’s premier diving and snorkeling spot.

You can also hike the Israel National Trail – a path that crosses the entire country – follow the Jesus Trail pilgrimage route in Galilee, ski the slopes of the Golan Heights, or bob around the insanely salty Dead Sea.

We have articles about daily life in Tel Aviv, the history and archeology of Jerusalem, where to get the best kubbe soup, or even how to have a snake massage.

Israel Articles

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh

The hottest hostel in Jerusalem

by Emily Hanssen Arent

15 monastery stays around the world

by Kristin Conard

Long before karaoke came to Israel, there were public sing-alongs

by PRI's The World

This Israeli cafe gives half-off for Jews and Arabs who eat together

by Matt Hershberger

16 differences between a normal friend and an Israeli friend

by Stephanie Kempker

8 American habits I lost when I moved to Israel

by Stephanie Kempker

10 customs you should know before studying abroad or traveling in Israel

by Tomi Clark

13 signs you’ve become culturally Israeli

by Elena Zakomoldina-Fitoussi

13 signs you’ve become culturally Israeli

by Stephanie Kempker

Which Israeli food are you? [QUIZ]

by Morgane Croissant

9 reasons you should never date an Israeli guy

by Stephanie Kempker

Birthright is meant to strengthen your Jewish identity, here’s how it made mine shaky.

by Rebecca Bellan

What can you do in Israel that you can’t do in the United States?

by Matt Hershberger

19 reasons to love Jerusalem

by Noga Tarnopolsky

A car wreck in Tel Aviv turns magical

by Morgane Croissant

21 things that could only happen in Israel

by Matador Team
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