Jerusalem is the capital and the holiest city in Israel, with over 3.5 million tourist ever year.
Despite being an ancient city, it is a vibrant and full of life with lots to see and do. Here, old meets new and ancient meets modern, every where you turn.
While the Old City is filled with religious and ancient sites, the new city is captivating with eateries, shops, and street fairs.
Jerusalem is divided into two sections, the Old City and everything else.
The Old City is the ancient section of Jerusalem with in the boarder of it’s walls.
Jerusalem’s walls have been built and rebuilt over the course of it’s over 3,000 year history.
Today’s walls were built almost 500 years ago by Suliman the Magnifcent.
However the architects mistakenly left out Mount Zion on which the City of David is located, and David’s tomb. A mistake that is said to have cost them their lives.
The modern city of Jerusalem was begun by Sir Moses Montefiore, a British banker and philanthropist.
He built the first Jewish residential settlement outside the Old City, Mishkenot Sha’ananim.
His goal was to create a settlement that was independent so he built a windmill as well to help residents grind wheat.
Montefiore’s Windmill, is no longer active but still stands and can be seen from outside Jaffa Gate.
Today, Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel with many neighborhoods.
You can easily get to Jerusalem from the airport by train.
The train runs directly from Ben Gurion Airport to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.
From the Central Bus Station you can easily access almost anywhere in the city by bus or light rail.
You also have easy access to almost anywhere in the country with direct buses to and from the city.
The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center is museum of the Mughrabi neighborhood in Jerusalem and its North African residents. The Heritage Center is the only cultural and heritage center …