Skeptics question legitimacy of 'Bible archaeology' amidst rising concerns that digs escalate tension in eastern Jerusalem. An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins.
Historic Palace Hotel, transformed into Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, officially opens for visitors. After seven years of construction and an investment of $150 million, the only internationally branded luxury hotel in Jerusalem, Waldorf Astoria, has officially opened for business.
Some 776,000 visitors arrived in Israel between January and March 2014, an all-time record for the first quarter of the year. Israel recorded some 302,000 visitor entries in March 2014, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.
A new website allows tourists to experience Israeli cuisine first hand, by eating with locals in their own homes! Culinary tourism in Israel has been growing rapidly in recent years as Israel has become an increasingly well regarded culinary center.
At the crossroads of history, forged by centuries of conflict, is a place once believed to be the center of the world. Jerusalem.” That is how the new IMAX 3d movie produced by National Geographic, entitled ‘Jerusalem’ begins.