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Beer Sheva

city in the Negev desert of southern Israel

53km

31.2588888934.79777778

Sde Boker

human settlement

72km

30.86888934.7925

Tel Aviv

second largest city by population in Israel

80km

32.0803234.78061

Hebron

city in the West Bank, Palestinian territories

85km

31.53333335.095

Mitzpe Ramon

small town in the south of Israel

92km

30.6134.8

Bethlehem

city in West Bank, Palestine

99km

31.70305635.195556

Jerusalem

ancient city in the Judean Mountains

104km

31.783335.2167

Ramallah

Palestinian city in the West Bank

106km

31.935.2

Masada

archaeological site

113km

31.3155555635.35388889

Caesarea

modern day town in Israel

120km

32.534.9

Nablus

city in Nablus Governorate, Palestinian Authority

128km

32.2158235.27258

Dead Sea (Israel and the West Bank)

The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ים המלח, Hebrew transliteration:Yam HaMelach; Arabic: البحر الميت, Arabic transliteration: al-Bahir al-Mayyit) has its western coast in Israel and the West Bank. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.6 m (1269 ft) below sea level. 25 km of Dead Sea coastline lie within Palestinian Authority territory, including Qumran and Ein Feshka.

129km

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Dead Sea (Jordan)

Jordanian side of the Dead Sea

129km

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Jericho

city in the Palestinian Territories and is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank

130km

31.8535.45

Carmel Range

Mountain in Israel

141km

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Jenin

Palestinian city

146km

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Jezreel Valley

valley

150km

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Haifa

The 3rd largest city in Israel

150km

32.816734.9833

Kerak

city in Jordan

153km

31.18055635.701389

Dana Nature Reserve

biosphere reserve

158km

30.683635.6169
Sights

Church of Saint Porphyrius

Orthodox church, celebrating Saint Porphyrius who was Bishop of Gaza around 395-420 CE. The current church was built around 1150 by crusaders and renovated extensively in 1856.

16km

31.50395934.46203

Kifl Haris

village council in Salfit Governorate

113km

32.1186111135.15694444

Mount Gerizim

mountain in Judea and Samaria Area, Israel

127km

32.1994444435.27277778

Jacob's Well

The spot where it is believed that a Samaritan woman offered a drink from the well to Jesus and he then revealed to her that he was the Messiah (John 4:5), is located here. All Western monotheistic religions also believe this to be a site where Jacob camped near Shechem during his travels, hence the name. A Greek Orthodox Church is located on the site, and it is free to tour. Its hours are unpredictable, however. Ask a taxi driver downtown to take you to "Be'er Ya'akov" (₪2-5). If you come for a visit, do not venture down the road away from the city center as you will find yourself inside rough neighbourhoods.

129km

32.2119444435.27777778

West Bank

part of the Palestinian territories near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia

129km

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Kalya

Also has a water park with hot water pools and slides. There are three beaches near Kalia, all of which are closed off and charge a fee to get in.

129km

31.7486416735.46622778

Mount Ebal

mountain in the immediate vicinity of the city of Nablus in the West Bank

129km

32.23435.2733

Dead Sea

salt lake bordering Jordan and Israel

129km

31.535.5

Tell es-Sultan

This site is the center of archaeological digs in Jericho. It was the location of the ancient Jericho of the Biblical times and is located some 2 km north-west of the modern city centre, overlooking the natural spring of Ein Sultan. If you prefer to focus on other things, then it is relatively easy to see the gist of the site from the surrounding roads. The site's car park features not one but two separate fountains both claiming to be Elisha's spring.

130km

31.8711111135.44388889

Hisham's Palace

This winter palace was built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham Ibn Abdul Malek, before being destroyed by an earthquake soon after completion in 747 CE. The extensive site contains royal buildings, a mosque, water fountains and spectacular mosaic floors.

132km

31.882535.45972222

Deir Hajla

The Greek Orthodox monastery of Deir Hajla near Jericho commemorates St. Gerasimus, whose lavra was nearby. Gerasimus left his family wealth and worldly affairs to become a monk. He departed for the region Thebaid in the Egyptian desert, later again returning to his native Lycia. About the middle of 5th century Saint Gerasimus went to Palestine and settled in wilderness near the Jordan River. There he established a monastery and became known for his righteous life of asceticism and prayer. The story of Gerasimus and the lion, when the saint tamed the animal by removing a thorn from its paw and taught it obedience, became widely known in the Christian world. He is reputed to have attended to the Fourth Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon in 451.The history of the monastery is also linked to another Christian narrative. Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus were said to have found refuge in a cave here during their flight from Herod. An underground chapel was built on the spot where the Holy Family is believed to have spent the night. The crypt floor also contains the bones of monks who were massacred during the Persian conquest of the Holy Land.

135km

31.8202777835.50194444

The Freedom Theatre

A theatre in the refugee camp hosting a large variety of plays and productions, many concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With it's dedication to bringing art to the community the Freedom Theatre is a visible and well-known institution in Jenin. The theatre is also accepts volunteers from the artistic community. For visitors, there's a small café within the theatre complex.

144km

32.463435.2872

Aqabah

village in Tubas Governorate

148km

32.3377535.41677778

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Gaza Strip

Palestinian territories
The Gaza Strip (Arabic غزة, Ghazzah, Hebrew עזה Azza) is a Palestinian territory in the Middle East. The largest city is Gaza. Portions of this page, written based on experiences over the last 10 years, may be out of date as experiences from before the Hamas takeover in 2007, open military conflict (27 Dec 2008 - 18 Jan 2009), or the Israeli blockade differ from the current situation on the ground. As of July 2014, a return to military conflict has caused substantial harm in the region, with destruction of property and civilian fatalities, although a ceasefire has been attempted. While relative calm between Israel and Hamas has returned as of 2016, tensions or even outright hostilities may start again without much warning signs basically over night.

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