Category Archives: Judea Samaria Jordan Valley national parks

Mount Gerizim National Park – Har Grizim Archaeological Site

When the Israelites entered the land, after the exodus from Egypt, Joshua led them here for the ceremony of the blessing and the curse (Deuteronomy 11:29). Mount Gerizim was the mountain of the blessing; from the site, you can see Mount Ebal, the mountain of the curse, on the other side of the city of Shechem (Nablus).

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Belvoir National Park and Crusader Fortress – Kochav HaYarden National Park

Belvoir National Park, known as Kochav HaYarden, is located on the hills above the Jordan Valley. The Crusader fortress, built in the 12th century by the Order of the Hospitallers, is the most complete Crusader fortress in Israel. Aside from the remains of the castle, the site has a stunning view and a nice sculpture garden portraying the works of Israeli artist Yigal Tumarkin.

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