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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.

Please feel free to comment and make edits.


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 #105 on: January 09, 2017, 08:05:11 PM »
Lol. Same owner...
That's right (Bingo is owned by the owner of the most oddly named supermarket chain in the world - Osher Ad which translates "eternal joy"). And after my first visit to Bingo, I couldn't stop being amazed at how similar it is to the Israeli experience (except for customer service desk). Though the Israeli chain sells quite a few Kirkland Signature products, which you obviously won't find at Bingo.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #106 on: January 09, 2017, 08:14:59 PM »
If she's looking for some different kinds of shopping experiences, she might want to try out Machne Yehuda, the marketplace in Jerusalem old city (Muslim quarter IINM), and IMHO some of the large chain supermarkets are just something different than the type of shopping one would experience in the US (though Bingo in Boro Park brought some of the latter to these shores).
machne yehuda isnt old city

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2017, 08:18:52 PM »
machne yehuda isnt old city
Notice the coma

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2017, 08:19:34 PM »
machne yehuda isnt old city
It is not. I listed 3 different kinds of shopping experiences, separated by commas. I forgot to mention that the experience is that much greater for someone that enjoys haggling.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2017, 08:20:35 PM »
It is not. I listed 3 different kinds of shopping experiences, separated by commas.
my bad, thought the comma was a description.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2017, 08:30:12 PM »
Notice the coma
How bad is the coma? Lol

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #111 on: January 09, 2017, 08:30:45 PM »
That's right (Bingo is owned by the owner of the most oddly named supermarket chain in the world - Osher Ad which translates "eternal joy"). And after my first visit to Bingo, I couldn't stop being amazed at how similar it is to the Israeli experience (except for customer service desk). Though the Israeli chain sells quite a few Kirkland Signature products, which you obviously won't find at Bingo.
You never know. He may import the Kirkland stuff from Israel

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2017, 09:06:53 PM »
my bad, thought the comma was a description.

What's the difference between a cat and a comma?
One has claws at the end of its paws and the other is a pause at the end of a clause.

Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2017, 09:08:37 PM »
What's the difference between a cat and a comma?
One has claws at the end of its paws and the other is a pause at the end of a clause.
the difference or a difference :)

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2017, 09:09:45 PM »
You never know. He may import the Kirkland stuff from Israel
But he'd have a tough time selling it just a few blocks away from Costco.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2017, 09:10:11 PM »
But he'd have a tough time selling it just a few blocks away from Costco.
I know. I was making a joke about Israeli mentality

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2017, 09:13:33 PM »
I know. I was making a joke
i must have seen that response 10 times in the past 2 days.  ;)
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #117 on: January 09, 2017, 09:57:46 PM »
Anyone want to Wikify the suggestions made so far for a 10 day first trip to Israel?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #118 on: January 09, 2017, 11:21:23 PM »
Anyone want to Wikify the suggestions made so far for a 10 day first trip to Israel?
Give me a few minutes

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2017, 11:50:01 PM »
Anyone want to Wikify the suggestions made so far for a 10 day first trip to Israel?
How's that?