Rami's Guide to Art Museums in the Galilee

When people think of the Galilee they think of rolling green hills, agricultural villages, the Kinneret and less of art museums. Emek Yizrael (the Jezreel Valley) is one of the cradles of the Zionist settlement of the early 20th century. Inhabited with all kind of settlements forms, Kibbutz and Moshav, and younger towns the region is characterized by the agricultural roots and economy. Yet you may find cultural surprises and secret treasures in many of these small communities in the Galilee. Here are four of my favorite art museums in the Galilee.

 

 

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Nahal Saar - Saar Stream in Winter

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Nahal Saar Golan
January 2013 was particularly wet, with dramatic storms, a healthy rise in the level of the Kinneret and even a very heavy Snowfall in Jerusalem.

The rivers and streams of Northern Israel - especially in the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon regions where filled and provided a popular and beautiful sight.

One of the favorite places with locals was the Saar Waterfall and Spring. The Saar is located on the main road (99 at junction with 989) from Kiriyat Shemona to the northern Golan, to the Druze Villages of Majdal Shaams & Maasade and to the Mount Hermon resort and national park.

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City of Ice - Jerusalem

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The City of Ice Magical World Exhibition is a new attraction coming to Jerusalem this spring.

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Jerusalem Winter Wonderland - Snow in Jerusalem

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A Snow-covered David's Tower - Jerusalem

After a week of very atypical winter storms all over Israel with sandstorms, fierce winds, huge amounts of rain (and sadly flooding) - snow finally arrived in Jerusalem late on January 9th. Jerusalemites woke on January 10th to a white winter wonderland.

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Israel in 40 Seconds

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A great short video - the people & sites of Israel!

Thanks to Israel MFA for the use of this video

The Desert Blooms

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Desert Flower - Jordan Rift Valley

"After the rain the desert blooms...."

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View from the Dome of the Hurva Synagogue

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The view over the Old City of Jerusalem from the dome of the Hurva Synagogue is one of the outstanding views of Jerusalem.

 

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