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The David Kempinski Officially Opens Today on Tel Aviv’s Beachfront 

The renowned Kempinski Hotels brand brings 125 years of five-star European hospitality to Tel Aviv.

Housed in a 34-story skyscraper designed by Feigin Architects, the 250-room-and-suite property opens to guests today, on the heels of the recent announcement of Israel’s borders opening to international tourism. With the Kempinski brand’s devotion to five-star service and accommodation, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv will undoubtedly become the standard-bearer for the city’s luxury hotel offerings. Among the property’s highlights are 56 suites of unprecedented grandeur, with magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to soak in the natural light of the region. It includes the property’s triplex-penthouse suite, the largest of its kind in Tel Aviv and spanning more…

Israel Entry Requirements as of March 1, 2022

Starting March 1, 2022, tourists of all ages are allowed into Israel regardless of their vaccination status.

Incoming tourists must present a negative PCR test – conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure. The test result must be in English and include the traveler’s passport details.

All passengers must take a PCR test upon arrival in Israel. This includes vaccinated and recovered persons. Pre-registration is required on the sampling company’s website “Femi” located at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Exempted from a pre-departure COVID are recovered travelers that will present airline officials with a positive result of a PCR test or a rapid (antigen) test that was taken at an authorized site less than three months prior to boarding…

Special Travelling Notes on Israel

THE WAILING WALL

Men and women are not allowed to pray together. Men should approach on the left, women on the right.

A major part of worshipping in the Jewish faith includes ritual cleansing. Around the plaza, you will see fountains for hand washing before heading to pray.

For women, knees, chest and shoulders must be covered.  If you forget to bring a covering, guards will provide you with a piece of fabric for that purpose. Men should wear trousers and shoulders should be covered.  Men must also cover their heads with a simple hat without decoration or a cap. Should you not have a hat with you, communal paper kippahs are available.

Top Reasons to Travel to Israel with Kids

Planning a holiday is not as easy as it seems. And if you are thinking of traveling with your kids, you should be prepared for even more complicated choices. Traveling with children means you should not only find the right rooms in the hotel (which can be tough, especially during the busy season), but also deal with a lot of other issues: finding a direct flight (so you don’t have to run through the airport to change planes with your children), looking for kid-friendly hotels and activities for your kids at your destination.

Here are some reasons why Israel is a great place to travel with children:

Captivating attractions

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Why Tel Aviv is a Great Place for Vegans

Cosmopolitan, multinational and very hospitable – Tel Aviv is a wonderful place to visit. It welcomes different tourists from all over the world. The travel industry is highly developed in Israel, so every traveler can find here what he or she is searching for.
If you are vegan, you probably know how hard it can be to find good vegetarian food while visiting some destinations. But Tel Aviv is a perfect place for vegans, as it has multiple choices for those who can’t live without vegan food.

Why Tel Aviv is a Great Place for Vegans

Some of the best vegan restaurants in Tel Aviv:

Tel Aviv is one of the most exciting cities for…

Galilee – A Wonderful Place to Visit in Israel

Galilee is one of the most beautiful regions of Israel.

It is a mountainous area in the country’s north which is separated into two main parts – Upper and Lower Galilee.
It is characterized by beautiful natural sites, majestic historic and cultural attractions, well developed agriculture, and ancient villages.

Geographically, Galilee is washed by the Mediterranean Sea from the west, and is bordered by the Jezreel Valley on the south and the Jordan Valley to the east.

Aerial view of Capernaum, Town of Jesus, Galilee, Israel

An ideal place for nature lovers and hikers, Galilee has amazing views, numerous bright verdant valleys and hills, beautiful wide landscapes, historic sites and quaint small towns with that very special…

Dead Sea – A world Treasure that is Gradually Disappearing

The Dead Sea is a salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth. Nowadays ecologists estimate that the Sea’s environment is, frankly speaking, not positive.

In fact, the Dead Sea is gradually disappearing under the scorching Middle Eastern sun, and the crisis situation threatens the entire eco-system of the area: it is incredibly difficult to find additional water supplies to maintain the Sea.

Dead Sea

Perhaps the one thing everyone knows about the Dead Sea is that it is practically impossible to drown in it.

The water is eight or nine times saltier than the world’s oceans. It is so dense and saturated with minerals that…

Best Beaches in Tel Aviv

Corals and dolphins, mud baths and volleyball courts, thousands of tourists speaking different languages, even free chess and a library – such services and entertainment can be had on many beaches of Israel. Most of those beaches (more than 60%, along 200 km of coastline) are located on the Mediterranean.

Forty percent of Israeli beaches are located on the Red Sea and also on the shores of the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.

Experts say that the beaches in Israel aren’t similar to each other: youth prefer the lively and vigorous coastal recreation areas of Tel Aviv; beaches of the Dead Sea are favorite destinations of married couples, and fans of quiet rest and relaxation – the north coast…

The History of Jewish Migration to Shanghai

The First Wave of Jewish Migration to Shanghai (1843-1920)

It is known that the first Jew came to Shanghai were British soldiers arrived here in 1841; meanwhile, only in 1848, the first Jewish settlers came to Shanghai.

Jewish Immigration officially started when Sephardic Jews arrived in Shanghai from Baghdad and Bombay. The Sassoons and Hardoons are succeeded to built one of the greatest business empires in the city along with the landmark buildings, such as Sassoon House, the Metropole Hotel, Grosvenor House, the Embankment Building, Hamilton House and Cathay Mansions.

In the 1880s, the Baghdadi community organized the Beth EI Synagogue, the predecessor to the Ohel Rachel Synagogue.

Ohel Rachel Synagogue (Established 1920)

St. Peter’s Church in Old Jaffa, Israel

St. Peter’s Church is a Franciscan church in Jaffa, part of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Built in 1654 in honor of Saint Peter, the church was a medieval citadel. Frederick and I constructed it, and it was restored by Louis IX of France in the thirteenth century.

But in the late eighteenth century, the church was demolished twice and subsequently rebuilt twice. The current construction was built between 1888 and 1894, and most recently renovated in 1903.

St. Peter's Church in Old Jaffa