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C&ai I Israel Tourism

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Mount Hermon

intermediate and expert levels. With beauti-
ful views, Mount Hermon offers spectacular
views of Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

Nimrod Fortress An impressive site


Top: Nimrod Fortress; Above: Acre.

located on the slopes of Mount Hermon
above the Banias Spring, the fortress affords
glimpses of forested valleys and marvelous
vistas. The fortress was built in 1228 CE to


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Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

Take part in a JNF time-honored tradition and plant
a tree in Israel as a living tribute of your loved one.

800.542.TREE(8733) • JNF.ORG/PLANTNOW

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Chai Israel Magazine •

September 2013

block passage from Acre to Damascus. Today,
visitors can visit and explore the fortress
during the day, and in the evening, with
advanced arrangements being made, they
can take lantern tours through the secret
passageway that served as an exit for those

Hula Valley The lake and the swamps are


home to tens of thousands of birds of more
than 200 species, including cranes, storks,
pelicans, cormorants and egrets. These birds
stay in the reserve, knowing they can find
an abundance of food. Visitors can ride in
specially appointed John Deere tractors with
trailers to see the birds up close.

Belvoir Castle

A crusader fortress in
Northern Israel, Belvoir Castle is the best-
preserved crusader fortress in all of Israel
and the prototype of the Tower of London.

Acre (Akko) — Originally a crusader port city,

Acre is one of the oldest, continuously in-
habited sites in the world, offering a wealth
of history, culture and culinary pleasures.
Visitors can walk through the Knights Hall,
visit the markets and ports while enjoying
extraordinary cuisine, and stroll through
Acre's Old City, a designated UNESCO World
Heritage Site.

No matter how many times you visit
Israel, you can always explore new discover-
ies; come to Israel and experience them for
If you need help in planning your trip, the
Midwest Israel Government Tourist Office,
led by Consul Omer Eshel, an Israel licensed
and certified guide, can provide you with
the education, resources and tools to plan a
life-changing Journey to Israel. For more in-
formation about tourism to Israel, visit www.
goisrael.com or contact the Midwest Office
at (312) 803-7080 or igtochicago@imot.org .

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