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holidays religiously.

A holiday in Israel is like walking Ma the pages of your bible.

Start in Jerusalem. The old city ;soften called the holiest half square mile on earth. Wherever you look there's something of great religious Ji historic significance sometimes dating back 4,000 years.

Fifteen minutes away bytaxi. you'll find Bethlehem. See the Church of Nativity, built over the very spot wherejesus was born. Stand in the Shepherd's Field or visit the Tomb of Rachel.

Follow the coast of the Dead Sea, past floating holiday-makers, to Jericho. Where the power of ' music was first officially recognised. From there, it's only a short hop along the River Jordan to the Sea of Galilee.

f here you can visit Tatigha swear the miracle of the loavq and fishes. Or stand at the place where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. And for a really romantic sight. wait till dusk and watch fishermen catching fish in the same way they did in the time of Peter.

Twenty-five minutes away, in the hills of Galilee. you'll find nestling Nazareth Town of the holy family of Mary. Where Gabriel delivered his annunciation. Site of Mary's Well.

Now head for the Med -only an hour away Here you'll find the crusader city of Acre-once defended by Richard the Lionheart And further down the coast you'll find Jaffa Where Jonah left for his appointment with the whale 3,500 years ago.

01 Ashkelon. where Samson learned that women don't really like long-haired men Whereyr you go 'nisi-der you'll find up-to-date hotels end top class restaurants But you car live frugally if you wish -many church hospices will put you up for a night.

All in all, we're sure you'll find a holiday in Israel something of a miracle.




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