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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 #30 on: January 09, 2017, 10:50:30 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.
Air Canada, Delta, or United are $3.3K from ORD-TLV via YYZ, JFK, or EWR. That should be about 165K AMEX Biz Plat points after 50% rebate.
Can't go wrong with any of those.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2017, 10:56:34 AM »
There's always LY if you want to start your experience right away.

Love this quote.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2017, 11:01:44 AM »
Is united going to have the polaris seats installed by the summer for the ewr-tlv route?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2017, 11:02:20 AM »
Is united going to have the polaris seats installed by the summer for the ewr-tlv route?
Doubtful.
But even so, as a couple the current UA config may be the best bet as it's easier to talk to each other. I'd take the bulkhead middle seats so that you get extra legroom and don't have to wake the other in middle of the night to use the bathroom.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2017, 11:26:29 AM »
My first Israel trip. I had about 8 days so didn't do the south. You can swap out some religious sites  :)

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2017, 11:28:50 AM »
Don't forget to tour the West Bank, PA headquarters in Ramallah, Gaza City...

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2017, 11:29:31 AM »
Don't forget to tour the West Bank, PA headquarters in Ramallah, Gaza City...
He's traveling with the DW :)

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 11:31:43 AM »
The cash option is on the table.
Catholic and DW loves old churches. Historic yes, nature so so.
I'm sure I'm not saying anything that you don't know already, but there's a historic Christian district in the Old City of Jerusalem that's a popular attraction.

Scuba diving in Eilat or glass bottom boat ride is nice if that's your cup of tea.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 11:32:33 AM »
He's traveling with the DW :)
So? From what I read they seem to be a very accepting people.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 11:36:36 AM »
So? From what I read they seem to be a very accepting people.
She does want to go to the Wailing Wall so we will have to go to Palestine.  :P
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2017, 11:37:16 AM »
I'm sure I'm not saying anything that you don't know already, but there's a historic Christian district in the Old City of Jerusalem that's a popular attraction.
On the short list.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2017, 11:53:07 AM »
Air Canada, Delta, or United are $3.3K from ORD-TLV via YYZ, JFK, or EWR. That should be about 165K AMEX Biz Plat points after 50% rebate.
Can't go wrong with any of those.
What about RJ which flies direct ORD-AMM?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2017, 11:55:22 AM »
What did your LOR advise you regarding kashrut?  ;)
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2017, 11:57:46 AM »
Don't forget to tour the West Bank, PA headquarters in Ramallah, Gaza City...
I would say skip Gaza, but there are definitely places you could visit, that many others here wouldn't. I would love to read your TR of Ramallah. You might also find Jaffa and Haifa unique with places that others here wouldn't visit.

If you're going to the dead sea, don't skip Masada (where you can see how this was practiced thousands of years ago).

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2017, 11:58:30 AM »
our dogs will miss us.  :)
You have dogs and your avatar is a cat?  I thought there were dog people and cat people and never the twain shall meet!  :D