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Agamon Hula in the Galilee – Restored Hula Lake in the Galilee Panhandle

The Hula Valley is a major stopover for migrating birds and a popular place for bird watching in Israel. With abundant rainfall, the valley boasted a lake and seasonal swamp – a variety of landscape and flora which attracted a wide range of birds.

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Timna Copper Mines – Ancient Smelting furnaces and Storage Rooms

The Timna Copper Mines are located just outside of the city of Eilat. The copper mines date back to the Egyptian Ramsesside period (13-12 centuries BCE). Inside Timna park, storage rooms and tool production areas were found. Crushed ore and crushing tools were found at the site. Mud for lining the oven and bellows was prepared here. A workshop for pouring copper for producing tools was found. An oven was found, and a slag ditch for disposal of the leftovers from the smelting can be seen. A shrine for the ancient copper workers to give offerings to their deities is also at this site.

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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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Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion – Ein Hakorey Spring – Ma’ayan Shimshon Spring in Rishon le-Tsiyon

Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion was where the springs of Rishon Lezion surfaced. The founders of Rishon Lezion, led by Zalman Levontin, called the spring “Ein HaKorey” or “Maayan Shimshon”, from the biblical story in Judges, chapter 15.

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Yarkon National Park – Tel Afek, Antipatris, and the Yarkon River

The Yarkon National Park in located in Rosh Ha’ayin. The park includes Tel Afek and the sources of the Yarkon River. Tel Afek, also known as Antipatris, has an Ottoman fortress. The Yarkon River springs have a variety of flora and fauna.

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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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Dan Nature Reserve in the Galilee – Tel Dan excavations

The Dan River, which runs through the Dan Nature Reserve in the Upper Galilee (Galil in Hebrew), is the largest tributary to the Jordan River. The river contributes about 240 million cubic meters of water to the Jordan River – about the same as contributed by the other tributaries combined.

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Gan HaTekuma in the Jewish Quarter – Excavations in Gan HaTekuma

Gan HaTekuma is a park inside the Jewish Quarter of the old city of Jerusalem. Excavations in the park have uncovered remains of three different buildings. The park is located between the Zion Gate and Dung Gate, opposite the main parking lot in the Jewish Quarter.

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