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ISRAEL
MAP AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Dome of the Rock
DOME OF THE ROCK( Jerusalem)
A gloriously beautiful Islamic shrine, built in A.D. 691, covers the rock believed to
have been the altar or foundation stone of the First and Second Temples. According
to Jewish tradition, the rock was the altar upon which Abraham prepared to sacrifice
Isaac; Islamic tradition holds that it was Abraham’s first son, Ishmael, the father of
the Arabic people, whom Abraham was called upon to sacrifice, either at this rock or
at Mecca. The rock is also believed to have been the point from which the Prophet
Mohammed ascended to glimpse heaven during the miraculous night journey
described in the 17th Sura of the Koran.
Yad Vashem
Baha’i Shrine
and Gardens
YAD VASHEM
Situated on Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance, Yad Vashem’s 45-acre campus
comprises indoor museums, outdoor monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures
and world-class research and education centers – all the necessary components for
a meaningful and dynamic commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims. The
Holocaust History Museum depicts the story of the Holocaust from a personal
Jewish perspective. Including artifacts, testimonies, and archival material, the
Museum weaves 90 personal stories into the
historical narrative. Entrance
is free. Entrance to the
Holocaust History Museum
is not permitted for children
under 10 years old.
BAHA’I
SHRINE AND
GARDENS
Mount of Olives
The Pioneer
Settlement Museum
Haifa’s most striking land­­
mark is the splendid
Baha’i Shrine and Gardens,
located on the edge of the
city center. It is the second
holiest shrine of the Baha’i
Faith. The immaculate Baha’i
Gardens, completed in 2001,
are a tranquil memorial to
the founders of the Baha’i
Faith. Pilgrims come to
Haifa from all parts of the
world to pay homage to the
first leaders of their religion, which emphasizes unity across cultures and religions.
MOUNT OF OLIVES( Jerusalem)
Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem from the east, the mount offers a sweeping
vista of the entire city. An encampment site for Jewish pilgrims in ancient times, the
Mount of Olives contains Judaism’s most important graveyard.
THE PIONEER SETTLEMENT MUSEUM
The Pioneer Settlement Museum is tucked away in the western part of the Jezreel
Valley in Kibbutz Yifat, not far from Moshav Nahalal. It is a testament to the settlers of
the Second and Third Aliyah, (the immigrants who came to Eretz Yisrael between 1882
and 1914). Open since 1972, the museum provides a wonderful, varied glimpse into
what rural life must have been like for the pioneers (known in hebrew as Halutzim).
SCROLL OF FIRE
Scroll of Fire
The Scroll of Fire is one of the most beautiful sculptures in Israel. Located in what is
the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world, the Martyrs Forest, it is an
imposing work rich in detail and history - it tells the story of the rebirth of the nation
from the Holocaust up to the Six Day War. The sculpture commands a spectacular view
of its surroundings.
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