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onsitereview M A R C H 2 0 14 middleeast Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem. JERUSALEM & TEL AVIV A (Short) Tale of Two Cities carla hunt Last year, Israel celebrated 65 years of independence, yet for some 4,000 years, Israel has been the goal of travelers from far and near: pilgrims, crusaders, conquerors and wanderers have all made their way to its shores. And now tourists are once again coming in greater numbers, in 2013 reaching an all-time high of 3.54 million. This year's visitor list will include a particularly illustrious world leader, Pope Francis I, and undoubtedly millions will be watching as he tours Jerusalem, Bethlehem in the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan. Just ahead of the Pope, this visitor, who hadn't been to Israel since the 20th century, went back in March to learn what's new in ancient Israel in the 21st century. And there was no shortage of news, for the trip proved to be a time of discovery. 22 may 2014 jerusalem This birthplace of the three largest monotheistic religions in the world-Judaism, Christianity and Islam-is filled with prayers and songs of different faiths. Most of their monuments are in the walled Old City, an otherworldly place of winding narrow streets, remnants of ancient buildings, a babble of languages and colorful markets. And yes, there is also the handsome, sprawling New City, whose attractions range from the Hadassah Hospital's stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, and Yad Vashem- Israel's haunting monument to the Holocaust-to pedestrian malls such as Nahalat Shiva with boutiques and eateries, and the swanky Alrov Mamilla shopping avenue that leads to the Old City's Jaffa Gate.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2014

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Le Meridien
Tour Talk: Contiki Vacations
Tee Off in Spain
Tee Off in Scotland
Jerusalem & Tel Aviv: A (Short) Tale of Two Cities
AmaWaterways Sails into Myanmar
American Cruise Lines is on a Roll
Venturing Through Bordeaux With Viking
Martinique Travel Planner
Ecuador Goes Luxe
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
Saint Lucia
Salamander Resort & Spa, Virginia
PGA National Resort & Spa, Florida

Recommend May 2014