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    Jerusalem Top Events

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    Open House Jerusalem

    September 18 - September 20

    Get a glimpse of Jerusalem’s architectural treasures.

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    Hutzot Hayotzer Int'l Arts and Crafts Fair

    August 11 - August 23

    An arts and crafts fair with nightly live performances in

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    Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum

    September 01 - September 04

    A wine glass, a Jerusalem breeze and live music in

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    This two day tour combines the Jerusalem old & new

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    A journey from the Mount of Olives along the Via

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    Welcome to Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is a one-of-a-kind destination with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years, involving deep significance to the three monotheistic religions as well as a vibrant modern life. Here you can transverse worlds in an instant, going from being immersed in the story of the Bible to a trendy wine bar. Expect world-class entertainment in Jerusalem with a wealth of truly unique events and festivals.

    

    Attractions and Landmarks in Jerusalem

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    Cinema City Jerusalem

    Take in the largest entertainment space in Jerusalem including themed theaters, museums, activities and an indoor mall.

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    Mount of Olives

    Overlooking the Old City walls, this Jewish cemetery has been used since biblical times.

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    Tower of David Museum

    This site rests on the ruins of fortifications made by King David the Israelite.

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    Yad Vashem

    Israel’s national Holocaust memorial – a must when in

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    City of David

    Walk in the footsteps of Jerusalem's ancient kings and prophets.

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    The Garden Tomb

    A popular Protestant pilgrimage destination, the tomb is a quiet place, perfect for reflection.

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    Western Wall

    A retaining wall of the Temple Mount, the Kotel is a spiritual center for Jews around the world.

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    Israel Museum

    Israel's largest cultural institution offers permanent and changing displays.

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    Dome of the Rock

    Islam’s third holiest site is built on top of the Temple Mount in the Old City.

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    Menachem Begin Heritage Center

    You are invited to relive a most dramatic chapter in our history. The Begin Museum is not just a museum,

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    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    The place where Jesus was crucified, buried & resurrected is the holiest of sites for Catholics.

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    Bible Lands Museum

    Learn about the cultures of the Ancient Near East through priceless treasures that span history from the dawn of civilization

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    Museum on the Seam

    The museum that doesn't shy away from matters of explosive political significance.

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    The Western Wall Tunnels

    Descend underground to touch a 2,000 year old history.

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    Plan Your Trip

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    Where to Shop

    Jerusalem has some great in and outdoor shopping areas. Read up to choose the one you want.

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    Gay Travel

    Enjoy a diverse and eclectic mix of hip and alternative hang-outs.

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    Rent a Car in Israel

    Read about renting a car at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv Airport).

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    Jerusalem Weather

    Prepare for the temperatures and precipitation to be expected when you're here.

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    Jerusalem Light Rail

    The new light rail is a real experience and a convenient way to get around.

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    Top Historical Sites

    Jerusalem tours are centered around the city's history. Renowned for being one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem

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    Hotels in Jerusalem

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    House 57

    A B&B for individuals, families or groups, situated in a pastoral yet very convenient location.

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    Prima Park Hotel Jerusalem

    Inspired by the local boutique wineries, this hotel at the entrance to the city offers everything wanted by a discerning

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    Jerusalem Yitzhak Rabin Hostel

    A clean, affordable and friendly hostel near the museum district.

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    Eldan Hotel Jerusalem

    Opposite the enchanting landscape of Jerusalem and the Old City wall, in the heart of a major tourist location, there

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    Apartments Israel

    Offerings of a great variety of furnished apartments for short and long term rental and more.

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    Most Romantic Hotels

    One major enticing aspect about Jerusalem is something people might not think of offhand: her romantic venues. Here we list

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    Best Jerusalem Hotels

    Jerusalem is home to a range of world-class hotels that vary greatly in atmosphere, clientele and price range. We’ve rounded

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    Alegra Boutique Hotel

    A romantic boutique hotel in Ein Kerem with a love story in its past.

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    Hotel Yehudah

    A quiet, pastoral, yet central location. Perfect for business events, fun days, meetings and more.

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    American Colony

    An award-winning picturesque boutique 5-star hotel.

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    Best Value Hotels

    There are a host of excellent value hotels in Jerusalem with a lot to offer at affordable prices. If you're

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    Lev Yerushalayim All Suite Hotel

    The Lev Yerushalayim All Suite Hotel is located right in the center of Jerusalem. Our hotel offers suites for both

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    Dan Hotels in Jerusalem

    Four beautiful hotels each with a unique style and wonderful location.

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    Luxury Hotels

    There are a handful of truly dazzling luxury hotels in Jerusalem that offer everything you would expect from top five

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    Arcadia Ba'Moshava Boutique Hotel

    This quaint hotel in the German Colony offers friendly hospitality with special touches.

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    Events and Festivals

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    Jerusalem Season of Culture

    A myriad of alternative art, culture and music events around the city throughout the

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    The International Chamber Music Festival

    Take in a repertoire expressing love for artistic beauty at the YMCA.

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    Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

    Join the singing and dancing to bring in the Shabbat.

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    Tisha B’Av in Jerusalem

    Eicha readings, personal readings, walking around the Old City and learning.

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    Formula 1 Race

    Two days of the most powerful race cars zipping by the Old City

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    August at the Jerusalem Cinematheque

    Hitchcock, Czech cinema week, World War I films and more.

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    Ah Jerusalem!

    An American family meets historical figures in this musical at the Tower of David.

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    Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum

    A wine glass, a Jerusalem breeze and live music in the background.

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    Hutzot Hayotzer Int'l Arts and Crafts Fair

    An arts and crafts fair with nightly live performances in the Sultan’s Pool.

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    Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis

    Jerusalem's stories through the history of medicine in the city.

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    Dress Codes - Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

    Hundreds of garments expose Jewish life around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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    Open House Jerusalem

    Get a glimpse of Jerusalem’s architectural treasures.

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    I Am My Brother's Keeper

    I Am My Brother's Keeper - 50 Years of Honoring Righteous Among the Nations, is Yad Vashem’s current temporary exhibition

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    Beer Festival

    Over 120 international and local beers served in a fun summer

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    Meet the Orthodox Jews

    Your window into the Orthodox world.

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    Puppet Theater Festival

    A week of the best puppeteers meeting in Jerusalem.

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    Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

    Many faiths from around the world meet to play their sacred music.

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    Night Spectacular - Sound & Light at the Tower of David

    A show on stone whisks the viewers off on an historical journey.

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    The Book of Books Exhibition

    An exciting new exhibition displaying 2,000 years of the world's most famous book.

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    Contact Point

    Peculiar concerts, interactive art, a drawing robot, an earphone dance party and much more.

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    Restaurants in Jerusalem

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    Shraga Café

    A homey cafe with a fresh and eclectic dairy-vegetarian-vegan menu.

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    Jacko's Street Restaurant

    Jacko's Street, located in the Mahane Yehuda market, is a kosher chef restaurant owned by three friends---Zakai Hodja, Rafi Revivo

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    Link Restaurant-Bar

    An oasis in the center of Jerusalem, Link Restaurant-Bar exudes charm, warmth and class, due in large to its historic

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    Mantra Restaurant

    Gourmet restaurant by day, beautiful bar by night. Take in Jerusalem's city center at this lovely establishment.

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    Top Chef Restaurants

    Recommendations for chef restaurants encompassing a diverse range of cooking styles and dishes.

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    Coffee Bean Jerusalem

    An American cafe rich with famous Ice Blended drinks, hot drinks and many food options.

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    Bonsai

    Family-friendly kosher Asian, sushi and grill bar downtown near the Old City walls.

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    Darna

    At this authentic kosher Moroccan restaurant, you will be warmly welcomed in the proud Maghreb tradition and with beautiful cuisine.

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    Best Hummus in Jerusalem

    There are two certainties when visiting Jerusalem; that you will eat hummus, and that you will be approached by at

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    MODERN Restaurant

    Adjacent to the Israel Museum, a design befitting its artistic host and a local menu of Jerusalem dishes with a

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    Top Falafel and Shwarma Restaurants

    Falafel and shwarma stands, along with hair salons, are a dime a dozen in Jerusalem. While we all crave falafel

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    Ali Baba Restaurant

    Overlook the Judean Desert at this authentic Middle Eastern restaurant.

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    Mala Bistro

    Jerusalem-style dishes in an ancient building within the enchanted Ein Karem neighborhood.

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    Cavalier

    French, romantic, elegant fine dining in one of the three top Israeli restaurants.

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    Restaurants Overview

    It's not just about falafel. Navigate the rich world of eateries in Jerusalem.

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    Waffle Factory

    "Create Your Flavor" desserts and pastas with fresh, homemade ingredients... and Ben & Jerry's!

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    Culture and Nightlife in Jerusalem

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    Uganda

    The combination bar, café, live music venue and specialist records/comics store. Seriously. Check it out.

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    The Incubator Theater

    The Incubator Theater ensemble was established in 2005 with the purpose of creating original Jerusalem-based productions and providing infrastructure for

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    Dublin Irish Pub Jerusalem

    Heavy mahogany furniture, 18 draft beers and more make this an authentic Irish pub experience.

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    Jerusalem Cinematheque

    Enjoy over 1,200 movie screenings annually alongside an abundance of quality cultural and film programs.

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    Barood

    The Barood restaurant is a family business opened by Daniela Lerer in 1995. It serves authentic Jerusalemite-Sephardic food, as cooked

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    HaOman 17

    HaOman 17, a warehouse-sized club in Talpiot, is the place to head to in Jerusalem if you are up for

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    Gerard Behar Center

    The cultural home in Jerusalem for independent theater, music and dance productions.

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    Toy Bar

    Whether you are a visitor to Jerusalem and looking to experience Jerusalem's unique nightlife or a local, HaTzaatzua (The Toy

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    Mike's Place

    A kosher live music and sports bar and restaurant in Jerusalem’s city center.

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    Family Vacation in Jerusalem

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    On the Train with Herzl, Montefiore and Beautiful Alice

    A tour on the most important historical figures who traveled Jerusalem's first train.

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    Natural Museum

    See and touch nature through educational programs and exhibitions.

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    Bloomfield Science Museum

    A hands-on museum that focuses on experiential, and fun, learning.

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    Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (The Biblical Zoo)

    The Biblical Zoo is situated in a pastoral valley in the south west of Jerusalem, and it was planned with

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    Ein Yael Active Museum

      Ein Yael is situated the Emek Refaim valley in the heart of nature on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The

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    Binyamin Tourism

    A region of springs, rivers, vineyards, B&Bs, extreme sports and breathtaking views.

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    Family Vacations in Jerusalem - Top Activities

    Ancient sites to city parks, Jerusalem will keep your kids (and you) enthralled and amused.

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    A Vacation Recommendation

    Watch a video to see what your vacation to Jerusalem could look like.

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    Jerusalem Videos

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    VIDEO - Suriname Synagogue at the Israel Museum in 60 Seconds

    The highlight of the Israel Museum's Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life is a restored 18th-century synagogue from

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    VIDEO - Jerusalem Marathon in 60 Seconds

    About Jerusalem's Winner Marathon 2014

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    VIDEO - Jerusalem Nightlife in 60 Seconds

    The best things to do at night in Jerusalem >> A comprehensive list of nightlife venues in Jerusalem

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    VIDEO - the Benedictine Monastery in 60 Seconds

    The Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh has been in the village for about 1,000 years, since the time of

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    VIDEO - Snow in Jerusalem 2013

    It is extremely seldom that snow appears in Jerusalem’s forecast, and, at that point, the eyes of all the country’s

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    VIDEO - 'Selichot' in Jerusalem in 60 Seconds

    It is the dead of night, and Rosh Hashanah is only a week away. In the narrow, lamp-lit alleyways

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    VIDEO - 'Art of Time' at the Museum for Islamic Art in 60 Seconds

    One of the premier collections of Islamic art in the world is situated in the heart of Jewish west

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    VIDEO - Jerusalem's Armenian Community in 60 Seconds

    One of the most enigmatic groups in Jerusalem's variegated human landscape is the small Armenian contingency, which has been

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    VIDEO - Tanya Beardsley in Israel

    Tanya Beardsley, The international Zumba performer dancing to the rhythm of " El Vacilon" in Jerusalem and the Dead

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    VIDEO - Jerusalem Festival of Light in 60 Seconds

    Although Paris is the undisputed City of Lights, for one week in June, Jerusalem is flooded with a series

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