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Oz V’Gaon Memorial – Oz Ve’gaon Nature Reserve in Gush Etzion

Oz V’Gaon nature reserve is a memorial for three Israeli youth who were killed by terrorists in the summer of 2014; the kidnapping and murder was one of the events which led up to Operation Protective Edge (Tzuk Eitan, in Hebrew) against Hamas terrorists.

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Anne Frank Memorial in the Martyrs’ Forest – Anne Frank Memorial near Jerusalem

Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Holocaust, due to her diary which has been printed in many languages throughout the world. From her hiding place in an attic in Amsterdam, Anne could see a chestnut tree through a window. The tree fell in a storm in 2010, and a project was initiated to commemorate Anne and the tree.

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Founders Monument and Fountain – Monument to Tel Aviv’s Founders

The Founders Monument and Fountain is located opposite the home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, on 16 Rothschild Boulevard. The historic lottery for the distribution of plots was held on April 11, 1909, on the site. The founders’ monument was planned 40 years later and established in 1951, on Dizengoff’s birthday.

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Memorial for Ethiopian Jews who died en route to Israel – Memorial for Ethiopian Jews on Har Herzl

The Jews of Ethiopia dreamed of coming to Israel for generations. This was finally possible in the early 1980s, although at the risk of their lives. In order to get to Israel, the Ethiopian Jews needed to get to Sudan, where they were airlifted to Israel in Operation Moses in 1984.

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Tel Hai Museum in Israel – Roaring Lion Memorial in Tel Hai – Memorial for Eight Hashomer Guards

The Tel Hai Memorial located in the Upper Galilee in Israel, was built in memory of the eight guards who were killed while defending the Tel Hai settlement. The Museum shows the original buildings and the battle room explains the battle.

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Naharayim Memorial – Hill of Picked Flowers in Naharyim

On March 13, 1997, a group of 8th graders from Beit Shemesh were on a class trip to Naharayim Isle of Peace. Jordanian Corporal Ahmed Daqamseh opened fire on the girls, killing seven of them, and wounding an additional six girls before his M-16 rifle jammed and other Jordanian soldiers stopped him.

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Gamla Nature Reserve – Griffon Vultures in nature and ancient city of Gamla

The Gamla nature reserve has Griffon Vultures, the highest waterfall in Israel, and the ancient city of Gamla. The trails in the reserve range from wheelchair accessible to moderately difficult due to steep climbs.

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Atlit Detention Camp – illegal Jewish immigrants to Palestine detained in camp

The Atlit National Monument is a restored British detention camp. The camp was used to detain “illegal” Jewish immigrants who sought refuge in Palestinebefore and after the Holocaust. Thousands of illegal Jewish immigrants were temporarily held there from 1939-1948.

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Rosh HaNikra grottoes – Grottoes and history at Rosh HaNikra

Rosh HaNikra is a chalk mountain range on the Mediterranean Sea, at the Israel-Lebanon border. The white chalk cliffs provide a great view of the Sea and the Galilee. The Sea carved out many grottoes in the soft chalk rock over thousands of years, which have been connected by a man-made tunnel.

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Ammunition Hill Museum and Memorial – Givat HaTachmoshet Museum

Ammunition Hill, known as Givat HaTachmoshet in Hebrew, was the most heavily fortified Jordanian stronghold in 1967. It was also the site of one of the fiercest battles during the six day war. When the Israeli paratroopers captured the hill, the liberation of the old city of Jerusalem was possible.

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Akko Prison – Acre prison for Jewish resistance fighters during the British Mandate

The citadel of Acco was used as a prison during the British Mandate period. The British imprisoned political prisoners in the jail and used the gallows for hanging prisoners. In 1947, twenty seven Jewish prisoners were freed in a jail break at the Akko prison.

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Chamber of the Holocaust – Jerusalem holocaust museum on Mount Zion

The Chamber of the Holocaust is the oldest museum dedicated to the commemoration of the horrors of the holocaust. This museum was built in 1949 by Holocaust survivors. It is located on Mount Zion, known in Hebrew as Har Tzion, just outside the old city of Jerusalem.

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