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This is my first attempt at wikifying a thread. Most mistakes are in parts which I have limited knowledge about or I'd rather not comment and I have copied straight out of posts in the thread.

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Jerusalem
-The Western Wall
-The Kotel Tunnel tour (Tunnels of the Wall)
-The Old City of Jerusalem
-Damascus Gate and Arab market
-Historic Christian district in the Old City of Jerusalem
-Ir David (City of David) tour
-Yad Vashem
-Ramparts walk on top of old city walls
-Jerusalem (Some say particularly Me'ah She'arim) on Shabbat
-An Ultra Orthodox Shabbat Meal
-Shuk Machne Yehuda (Market) - On a Friday?

South of Jerusalem
-Dead Sea
-Ein Gedi
-Masada
-Bet Guvrin

All The Way Down South
-Eilat (Only for a long trip according to some)
-Ramon Crater

All The Way Up North
-Galilee
-Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, Old City, Mary's Well, Synagogue Church
-"Jesus boat" sunset cruise on the Kineret
-The North is chock full of holy grave sites
-Banias, Nimrods Fortress, Har Bental, Jordan river rafting, and other Golan Heights sites
-Rosh Hanikra
-Tzfat

On The Way Back To The Center
-Caesarea - a Roman-built city
-Blind Museum - Holon
-Palmach museum Tel Aviv
-Tel Aviv - Center of Israel's Business Industry And To Date The Home Of The US Embassy In Israel

West Bank (Surrounds Jerusalem on 3 Sides)
-The Wall...
-West Bank
-Ramallah
-Jericho
-Bethlehem

- Watch This
- watch the army detain 12HRS when he tries to get through passport control on the way out





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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »
End of Oct or it would have to next year after the 1st.
OK great because I personally don't think  Aug is a good idea.


Because I won't be there then...Or maybe then it's a great idea.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 10:18:55 AM »
I am not looking to cover the whole country in this one visit. There can always be a return visit.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 10:21:26 AM »
If you're looking to really get around the country, Eilat is beautiful too. Nice shopping scene on the boardwalk and a great nightlife. Some pretty solid hotels down there as well. Lots of water sports activities if that's up your alley. Scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, jet skis etc.
I love water activities but the DW doesn't as she is not an expert swimmer like me.  :)
If my kids were with us then water activities would be a must. A boat cruise or day at the beach works.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 10:23:24 AM »
The wall and "tunnel tours"

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 10:23:36 AM »
It is no longer a question of if but when. It will be for DW and I. First I want to thank everyone that has helped so far!!!
Time frame will be anytime after 8/1. Can fly on any day.  ;)
Will leave from ORD. Would like business/first flight with easy connection and not to long of a layover. Been looking at Swiss and Turkish so far.
Have MR, UR, HGP, UA, and AA. Can generate anything else except SPG.
Would like to be centrally located to see the sites.
DW loves to shop. She can spend all day at a mall. She also wants to float in the Dead Sea.
Open to any and all suggestions.
Since you can fly any day, award space is usually more available on flights that operate on or very close to Shabbos.

As I have posted elsewhere on these forums, if you prefer nocturnal flights, then coming back from TLV your options are DL, UA and LY.

Since KSML is non-issue for you, I thought that the TK chef in J seems really interesting.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 10:24:28 AM »
Have a blast!

There's no "beach" in Eilat. :P

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 10:26:20 AM »
Having in mind that Aug 2-23 is when all the Yeshivas have summer vacation. All attractions/ places of interest  are overflowing with ppl. It would be best to avoid those dates if possible.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 10:28:04 AM »
Also, don't leave the Galilee out of your tour, some really nice places there.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
Having in mind that Aug 2-23 is when all the Yeshivas have summer vacation. All attractions/ places of interest  are overflowing with ppl. It would be best to avoid those dates if possible.
Just adds to the experience.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 10:36:28 AM »
Have a blast!

There's no "beach" in Eilat.
this was good enough for me

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 10:37:00 AM »
September is probably ideal given your constraints.

Personally I'd skip the south unless you have more than 2 weeks to burn.
There are better beaches than Eilat and better canyons than Ramon in the US.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 10:43:31 AM »


A boat cruise or day at the beach works.

Then take a "Jesus boat" sunset cruise on the Kineret.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 10:44:30 AM »
September is probably ideal given your constraints.

Personally I'd skip the south unless you have more than 2 weeks to burn.
There are better beaches than Eilat and better canyons than Ramon in the US.
+1 I'd skip Eilat. Plenty of other places that are worth catching first IMO. Though I'd still have visiting the Negev on my list of maybes.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 10:44:59 AM »
Sept works. DW is not keen on longer than 10 days.
How about the basics. For airlines the preferred choice? Need lie-flat and I am 6-2.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 10:48:18 AM »
Sept works. DW is not keen on longer than 10 days.
How about the basics. For airlines the preferred choice? Need lie-flat and I am 6-2.
There's always LY if you want to start your experience right away.