Written by locals, Fodor´s travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor´s Essential Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor´s Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what´s off the beaten path · In-depth breakout features on the Dead Sea, Masada, Israeli wine, and more · Coverage of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat, the Negev, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Sea of Galillee, the Golan Heights, Beersheva, and Petra in Jordan
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Lonely Planet: The world´s number one travel guide publisher Lonely Planet´s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover the ruins of ancient Jericho, take an early morning walk to the Temple Mount for a breathtaking view of the Dome of the Rock, and float in the briny waters of the Dead Sea - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s Israel & the Palestinian Territories : Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries to help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa & the North Coast, Lower Galilee & Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee & Golan, West Bank, The Gaza Strip, The Dead Sea, The Negev, Petra The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet´s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is our most comprehensive guide to the area, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet´s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia) Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
The conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is technically 69 years old and counting but has its roots in over 2,000 years of history. With so much time and history, the Middle East peace process has become laden with unique, politically sensitive concepts like the right of return, contiguous borders, secure borders, demilitarized zones, and security requirements, with players like the Quartet, Palestinian Authority, Fatah, Hamas, the Arab League, and Israel. Over time, it has become exceedingly difficult for even sophisticated political pundits and followers to keep track of it all. Thanks to the existential crises Israel faced in the first decades of its existence, it was virtually necessary to possess superior intelligence organizations, so it should come as no surprise that the Mossad is one of the most famed agencies in history. In Hebrew, Mossad means ´´the Institute”, but the name is short for Mossad Merkazi le-Modiin ule-Tafkidim Meyuhadim, which means ´´Central Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations”. Comprised of 10 separate departments, the Mossad as it exists today was formed via a directive during the leadership of Prime Minister Ben Gurion, and it stated, ´´For our state which since its creation has been under siege by its enemies. Intelligence constitutes the first line of defense...we must learn well how to recognize what is going on around us.´´Since then, the Mossad has been recognized by some as the greatest intelligence service in the world and one of the most ruthless and opaque by others. Since its inception in 1949, the Mossad has been credited with incredible rescues, violent assassinations, and the clever sabotage of enemy operations. Whether nefarious or essential, both critics and supporters of Mossad recognize that its estimated 1,200 employees have the unique ability to adapt to uncertain and hostile circumstances, accomplish large-scale objectives with limited resources, and persevere when seem 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151049/bk_acx0_151049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, with no peace process and no sign of resolution. Much ignorance remains of the origins of the modern state of Israel, and in particular, Britain´s key role in its creation. In the early twentieth century, Britain took two momentous decisions: first, to issue the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which pledged to facilitate the establishment in Palestine of a ´national home for the Jewish people´; the second, to retain it as the cornerstone of British rule in Palestine after the First World War. Indeed, over the next two decades, British imperial decision-makers would oversee the colonisation of Arab Palestine by Jewish immigrants, disregarding contemporary evidence and warnings that Britain would acquire ´another Ireland´. In the end, this inexorably led to bitter conflict. In response to full-scale revolt by the Arabs, Britain proposed the partition of an ungovernable land: a ´two-state solution´ which - though endorsed by the United Nations in 1947 - has so far brought into being neither two states nor a solution to this conflict. In this compelling and meticulous account, Gardner Thompson offers an evidence-based corrective review of Britain´s role in the turbulent history of Palestine before World War Two. This is essential reading for the pursuit of Arab-Israeli reconciliation today.
There´s only one conclusion you can draw by taking the prophecies of the Bible literally, says New York Times best-selling author Joel Richardson. Someday soon, a Jew named Yeshua - or Jesus, as he´s known in the West - will rule the world from Jerusalem. In his new book, When a Jew Rules the World, Richardson paints a picture of what that 1,000-year reign will be like, along the way blow-torching the notion that gentile Christians have ´´replaced´´ the Jews and Israel as the people of promise. Richardson lays out the tragic history of anti-Semitism within the church from the very beginning in what may be the most thorough repudiation of what has become known as ´´Replacement Theology´´, or, as Richardson calls it, ´´Supersessionism´´. Joseph Farah, founder of WND.com, calls When a Jew Rules the World ´´one of the most important books of our time - a chance for Christians to rediscover their true identity as fellow heirs of promise with the House of Israel, the wild olive branches grafted into the tree of the Abrahamic Covenant. Paul explained how we are grafted into that tree. The tree is not dead. It hasn´t been uprooted. It´s still very much alive, as Richardson so masterfully demonstrates through scripture´´. Chuck Missler praises When a Jew Rules the World, calling the book, ´´A must read for the serious Christian.´´ What exactly is the Abrahamic Covenant, and is it still relevant today? Has the New Testament done away with the Old Testament? Is the Church the new and true Israel? What is the Kingdom of God? What lies ahead for the State of Israel? How should gentile believers relate to unbelieving Jews? Richardson answers these questions and more as he carefully walks the listener through the most essential passages of the Bible that must be understood if one desires to combat the growing Christian anti-Semitism. (Joel Richardson) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001580/bk_hove_001580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wondering how to make use of all that spare time on the plane while you´re flying to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? Between your in-flight meal and your in-flight movie, try some In-Flight Hebrew! This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough Hebrew to get through anything you´ll run into, whether you´re traveling for business or for pleasure. Short lessons make In-Flight Hebrew easy to use. Covers everything from greetings and polite expressions to asking directions, getting around, checking into a hotel, and going to a restaurant. Includes sections for meeting people and spending a night on the town. Over 400 essential words, phrases, and expressions. Simple and effective format - just listen and repeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Living Language. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lila/000001/bk_lila_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 1000 essential words in Hebrew. Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide.How to learn a language differently? Today, language learning is revolutionized: you do not have to go to traditional language classes anymore. Our learning method: a selection of hundreds of phrases and essential words. You listen to them, you repeat them, and you speak. We rely on pronunciation, oral rehearsal, listening, combined with words, essential phrases, and a vocabulary list. 20% of the words are used 80% of the time. The end goal is to get a sufficient level in one language to be able to hold simple conversations, to be able to understand simple exchanges, deal with everyday life and start exploring the new culture that opens up to you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie, Nitzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001981/bk_cids_001981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.