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Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it

North

https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking
https://www.de-karina.co.il/product/%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%9A/
http://www.pri-beresheet.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%96_%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D


South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10320 on: June 27, 2018, 12:13:00 PM »
Which car rental company is located in terminal 3 and is there a shuttle to the other companies?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10321 on: June 27, 2018, 12:31:31 PM »

Next q, for the dead sea,  what's the best option with a family,  go to a mixed beach fully dressed and hope there won't be tznius issues.
Is there separate beaches to go that can be done at the same time?  Cost?



The seperate beaches at Ein Bokek are really nice (and free). The mens and ladies are right next to each other so I imagine easy to break off and meet back up afterward. Obviously YMMV but chances are there will be some tznius issues at a mixed beach.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10322 on: June 27, 2018, 01:07:15 PM »
Which car rental company is located in terminal 3 and is there a shuttle to the other companies?
their all there for pick up

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10323 on: June 27, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
(Im sure this has been asked before but for some reason i cant find it via tapatalk..)

Got a moving violation ticket yesterday driving through crosswalk (pulled over, not a street cam). I only carry (have) american license . Are there any negative consequences to not paying the ticket  being that i only have foreign license or are those days over ?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10324 on: June 27, 2018, 02:49:01 PM »
Lastly (for now) i didn't finalize my accommodations,  so if anyone has an apt at least 2 bedrooms.  With 5 beds (separate beds) in yerushalayim. july 16 to the 24th. $1200-1300 for the 8 nights.
Thanks

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10325 on: June 27, 2018, 03:34:33 PM »
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Thank you . But it seems though that there is a difference between tickets given based on camera and being pulled over by cop and ticket baring your info. A camera ticket doesnt have any info on you . A pull over by cop does . Any info on that?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10326 on: June 27, 2018, 03:36:17 PM »
Thank you . But it seems though that there is a difference between tickets given based on camera and being pulled over by cop and ticket baring your info. A camera ticket doesnt have any info on you . A pull over by cop does . Any info on that?
we should probably move this over to the right topic.
But to answer your question, if all you gave was your DL, you do not have to pay it.
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« Reply #10327 on: June 27, 2018, 03:37:10 PM »
Which car rental company is located in terminal 3 and is there a shuttle to the other companies?
Hertz is the only one that has returns in terminal 3 but usually much more expensive
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10328 on: June 27, 2018, 03:59:09 PM »
we should probably move this over to the right topic.
But to answer your question, if all you gave was your DL, you do not have to pay it.
You're right . Thanks

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10329 on: July 01, 2018, 11:12:42 PM »
There is always a big kumzitz at the Kotel that starts an hour before Shkeiah or so on 9 Av. Highly recommended.

thanks. this is on sunday this year?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10330 on: July 02, 2018, 11:55:27 PM »
What's the situation now regarding a drive to chevron ?
How safe ?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10331 on: July 03, 2018, 01:07:26 AM »
looks like the question of how to get a ride on an armored van/bus never got answered. any updates?

is it possible to do ir dovid yourself or do you need to join a tour? and by possible - i mean know where to go, know whats going on....
do you have to book a tour in advance or when you get there? if in advance is it thru a website or you have to find a tour guide?

so far we have the kotel tunnel tours booked for tisha b'av. any other activities that would work on a hot fast day? besides my husband and I, 2 of my kids are fasting as well, would kever rochel work? I'm assuming its all indoors and not that long to do
or does it make more sense to do kever rochel on the same day as chevron?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10332 on: July 03, 2018, 02:00:27 AM »
If you havenít done Hevron before I strongly suggest doing the tour on the bus that goes to kever rahel and Hevron.  Go to the Hevron website and book the tour with Rav simcha Hockbaum of Hevron.  You will not regret it.  Book early as it fills up.  A real treat.
As for ir David, you can do it yourself piecemeal but it pays to do the compkete three hour tour.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10333 on: July 03, 2018, 04:09:37 AM »
What's the situation now regarding a drive to chevron ?
How safe ?
Personally, I wouldn't do it. Even if you're on a non-armored bus (AFAIK, some of the busses that go are armored and many are not), the driver definitely knows the roads better and is less likely to make a wrong turn, and it's also likely that someone on the bus has a gun. It also doesn't matter to you if some kid throws a stone at the bus, whereas if you drive and that happens then it's a dent in your car.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10334 on: July 03, 2018, 07:04:23 AM »
Does anyone know of any places that will set up a 1-2 night camping trip for you?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10335 on: July 03, 2018, 10:06:45 AM »
If you haven’t done Hevron before I strongly suggest doing the tour on the bus that goes to kever rahel and Hevron.  Go to the Hevron website and book the tour with Rav simcha Hockbaum of Hevron.  You will not regret it.  Book early as it fills up.  A real treat.
As for ir David, you can do it yourself piecemeal but it pays to do the compkete three hour tour.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10336 on: July 03, 2018, 11:32:30 AM »
If you havenít done Hevron before I strongly suggest doing the tour on the bus that goes to kever rahel and Hevron.  Go to the Hevron website and book the tour with Rav simcha Hockbaum of Hevron.  You will not regret it.  Book early as it fills up.  A real treat.
As for ir David, you can do it yourself piecemeal but it pays to do the compkete three hour tour.

Thanks.  I hear he's great,  but at $50 a person,  i can't do $300 even for a great tour.

How do i get the tour at ir david?  When i show up,  book in advanced...? If its 3 hours - can kids handle it?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10337 on: July 03, 2018, 10:12:06 PM »
I would sign up for ir david online if possible since it can sell out in the summer.  The three hour tour includes a 3d show and the walk through the dark water tunnel that really excites the kids.  The rest of the tourís interest depends on the guide and the age and interest of the kids.  Check out also some of the other tours from ir david on line especially the sifting project that really interests the kids and is inexpensive last time I looked.
As for Hevron, I understand about the cost.  All buses are protected.  We have been going for years and my daughters lived in kiryat arba and walked down or got rides all the time but we are familiar with the area.  With kids and first time I would suggest going with a tour or at a minimum a person with experience going there.  See if there is contact info for Rav Simcha, explain there are three kids, maybe a discount is possible.  Sorry, I donít have his contact info offhand.  If I was going I would offer to show you around for free.  It is an amazing place°. The people who live there are incredible.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10338 on: July 12, 2018, 07:14:50 PM »
Is there a general israel master thread? like israel news, israel advertising, etc?
i'm posting this here, if there's a better place for it, please feel free to move it, and sorry for posting in wrong thread  :-[

Avromi Rubin, one of the best computer technicians I know in Israel, is now a retailer as well.  Sells laptops, computers, etc.  His prices are great, and where he really sticks out are the installations/setup (if you choose to do so).  Israeli stores here boast their low prices (which almost always are the same as Rubin), but (I can tell you from experience), butcher Windows installs (and other software).  Unfortunately, the sad reality is that an extremely minor percentage of Israeli technicians really know what they're doing.  Obviously, I only know the ones I know, but between being in at least 3 telegram groups of Israeli technicians, and seeing many computers a month, I can honestly say that its not even close to a professionally acceptable job.  So, if you're looking to buy a PC or Laptop here, you finally have a reliable place to go!!



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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10339 on: July 13, 2018, 09:59:46 AM »
Does anyone know of any apartments in Jerusalem for less then $100 a night for 07/29/18 -08/09/18?