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Roman monument

A historical monument found not far from the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, already recognized as one of the most important monuments of the Roman period. We are talking about a fragment of a stone slab with an inscription in Latin. The inscription reads: “The Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, son of Trajan, the conqueror of the Parthians, the grandson of the divine Nerva, the high priest, tribune of the people for the 14 th time, consul for the third time, the father of the fatherland. Dedicated by Fretenzis Tenth Legion.”



Wheels Of Love

The 15th “Wheels of Love”, marathon is going to begin on 9th of November. “Wheels of love” is an annual International Charity Bike Ride on behalf of the physically challenged children being rehabilitated in ALYN Hospital; Israel’s only Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation center. Hundreds of riders and volunteers from Israel and around the world participate in a five days Ride.



Hula Valley Bird Festival

The Fourth International Hula Valley Bird Festival is scheduled for November 16-23, highlighting the magnificent Hula Valley and northern Israel, which feature some of the most incredible birding destinations on Earth. The Hula Valley is at its best in late autumn as tens of thousands of Common Cranes and Pelicans are present as well as over 25 species of birds. In addition, spotters may get the rare and sought after opportunity to view species such as the Greater Spotted and E. Imperial Eagles, Pallid Harrier and more. Local species such as the Black Francolin, Pygmy Cormorant and three species of Kingfishers offer extraordinary viewing and photo opportunities.


Fresh Paint contemporary art and design fair

Fresh Paint Art Fair

The 7th Fresh Paint Art Fair is expected to gather thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists, in Tel Aviv. It is one of Israel’s largest art events and is held in a different venue each year. Israeli galleries, museums and art institutions present their best pieces, and the artists get the opportunity to broaden awareness of contemporary Israeli art and build connections with the global art community, in a way it is a “Greenhouse” for artists.


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Byzantine monastery

A large and well-preserved compound, that likely served as a monastery dating to the Byzantine period, was recently uncovered in Beit Shemesh, by Israel Antiquities Authority. The compound is surrounded by an outer wall and is divided on the inside into two regions, including an industrial area and an activity and residential area. The excavation’s co-directors said they believe the site served as a monastery, despite not finding a church or inscription of any kind indicating religious worship,