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Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Israel’s hostels: pioneers in the field

A major renovation project will further enhance Israel’s network of youth hostels, already considered among the best in the world. An aerial view of the Karei Deshe youth hostel in the Galilee. If you think of youth hostels as dingy …

Turning Eilat into a priority resort

Israel’s southern vacation spot already draws sunbathers, divers, hikers and birdwatchers. Now it’s a priority tourist development area. Photo courtesy of the Eilat Tourist Bureau Eilat’s Dolphin Reef. A new international airport, miles of biking trails and even an Olympic …

House swapping, Israeli style

House swapping allows travelers to sample each other’s hometowns without paying for hotels. The trend is catching on in Israel. Yirmie Elkus, left, and Amitai Richman of JewishSwap.com Batya and Gershon Burd are always on the lookout for a good …

Top 10 festivals in Israel this summer

Everywhere you go in Israel this season, you’re bound to bump into a festival to your liking. ISRAEL21c features the top 10. Even before international festivals became a strategy in luring the tourist trade, Israel has been finding reasons to …

Israel’s top 10 extreme sports

Israel’s top 10 extreme sports

Israel offers thrill-seekers everything from surfing and spelunking to paragliding and parkour, in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. ISRAEL21c takes a look at the top 10.   Extreme sports – the popular term for a slew of inherently …