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Tzora, Judean Hills

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Many of the country’s wineries have kibbutz roots – not so surprising considering these communal villages are experts in agriculture. 138 more words


Goliath the Giant

Archaeologists at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University announced last week the discovery of a massive gate and other fortifications in the ruins of Gath, the hometown of the Bible’s Goliath. 185 more words


Valley of Elah

Forty-five minutes southwest of Jerusalem, visitors to Israel can experience one of the country’s most tightly held secrets: the Valley of Elah. The Oscar-nominated movie, In the Valley of Elah, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron, may have done more for its name recognition than David’s epic battle against Goliath which raged here, but this region, flanked by the gently rolling hills of Judea, still remains one of the Holy Land’s less frequented gems. 113 more words