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Ancient farming methods in the Jerusalem mountains

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Farming in JerusalemAt the present time in Israel you can find evidence of ancient techniques of cultivating fruits and vegetables using a system of hillside terraces bordered with stone. Viewing these terraces is easy around the mountains of Jerusalem, where a system of springs, channels and terraces

A Crusader era church, great Middle Eastern food, and the battle for the road to Jerusalem

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Abu Ghosh is a favorite gathering spot for Israelis in search of traditional Arab/Israeli and Lebanese cuisine, as it is ideally located on Route 1, connecting Jerusalem and Tel- Aviv. After a 30 minute drive from either city, exit Route 1 at the Abu Ghosh/En Hemed sign, and follow the main road into town passing [...]