The Parks Project
There is so much more to Israel than the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount!!!
Israeli parks and nature reserves are amazingly varied and rich from magnificent desert views to running streams, hidden pools, rich flora and fauna and archaeology.
Once the authority opened the parks after the corona lockdown, I vowed to see them all.
Ben Gurion Museum, house and tomb in Sde Boker manifest simplicity and dignity in stark contrast with leaders today. Magnificent views of the Negev desert surround the area, and ibex herds graze around.
Tel Dan Nature reserve hosts the largest, most vigorous tributary of the Jordan River. Lush vegetation year-round, ancient grand trees, historical sites go back to Canaanite period. AND: fantastic fish restaurant/farm nearby.
Banias Nature Reserve, hosting a major source of the Jordan River, is an incredible historical and ecological site in the Northern Golan. Rich in vegetation and natural beauty, it served historically as a worship site for the Greek god Pan and the nymphs.
The Good Samaritan Museum in the Judean Desert provides a platform for interreligious reconciliation between Christians, Jews and Samaritans. The place served as an inn and way station for travelers, pilgrims and armies since ancient times. The museum features precious Byzantian mosaics from the three religions.
In preparation: Hamasrek, Beit She’an, HaHula, Ein Gedi, Habonim, Qasr al Yahud, and more.