On the Mediterranean shore between Tel Aviv and Haifa, this upscale suburb offers a mix of ancient archeology and modern leisure culture. Caesarea is one of the most significant and impressive cities in Israel, says Vered Cohen, director of Educational Content for the Caesarea Development Company, the private entity that governs this unusual municipality between Haifa and Tel Aviv, known for its 18-hole golf course and luxurious gardens. “It’s a beautiful place that offers a rare combination of history and antiquities, lifestyle and seashore.” If you visit, don’t miss “Time Trek,” a multimedia exhibit that puts perspective on Caesarea’s timeline, which began more than two millennia ago. And if you time it right, you can take advantage of Caesarea’s many live cultural events and performances including yearly jazz and opera festivals. Please visit the MFA’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/israelmfa Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/israel www.twitter.com/israelmfa Please credit the MFA for any use of this video. Thank you!
Israel’s top 10 tourist destinations National parks and animals are the hottest Israeli spots for visitors, according to a list released by Dun & Bradstreet. Business information gurus Dun & Bradstreet recently released a Top 10 list of the most visited pay-to-enter tourist sites in Israel. Capturing first place on the list is the ancient Masada fortress (www.parks.org.il site of the first-century great revolt of the Jews against the Romans, and today a symbol of heroism. The remaining spots were taken by Jerusalem’s Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/eng); Caesarea National Park (www.parks.org.il on the Mediterranean coast; the Banias Nature Reserve (www.parks.org.il all the way up north; Ramat Gan’s Safari Park (www.safari.co.il); Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (www.parks.org.il Hamat Gader hot springs in the Golan Heights; Eilat’s Underwater Observatory Marine Park (www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng); the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947; and the Yamit 2000 Water Park (www.yamit2000.co.il) just outside of Tel Aviv. DOWNLOADS: VIDEO: - Hi Res: www.megaupload.com - Hi Res No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INFO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos