Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest body of water on the earth. It is also one of the saltiest of seas with 32% salinity levels.

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Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock was built by Abd al-Malik in 691 CE. For Jews, it marks the spot of the First and Second Temples and the place where Abraham intended to sacrifice his only son Isaac on Mount Moriah.

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Dominus Flevit

Dominus Flevit

Dominus Flevit means ’the Lord Wept.’ This Roman Catholic Church is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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Eilat

Eilat

Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city that borders with the Red Sea, Jordan & Egypt.

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Ein Gedi National Park

Ein Gedi National Park

Ein Gedi National Park is a nature reserve that protects Nahal David (’David Ravine’), the Ein Gedi Spring and its faunal and animal life.

According to 1 Samuel 24, it is here that David hid from King Saul.

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Elah Valley

Elah Valley

The Elah Valley is where David fought Goliath in 1 Samuel 17.

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Gamla

Gamla

Gamla is an ancient city in the Golan Heights. Gamla literally means ’the camel,’ and it is denoted as such because of the shape of the hill upon which the city sits.

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Golan Heights

Golan Heights

The Golan Heights (Ramat HaGolan) is a section of land that extends from Mount Hermon in the north to the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee and the Yarmouk River to the south, the latter which serves as the border between Israel and Jordan.

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