Israel is bad!
Its existence keeps reminding Muslims what a bunch of losers they are.
"There will be no peace until they will love their children more than they hate us."
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel'
"Peace of us means the destruction of Israel.
We are preparing for an all out war, a war which will last for generations.
Throughout his authorized biography (Alan Hart, Arafat: terrorist or peace maker) Arafat asserts at least a dozen times: "The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel."
~ Yasser Arafat ~
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. For our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of Palestinian people, since Arab national interest demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism".
Caesarea founded as a small Phoenician port city, eventually conquered by Alexander Jannaeus to be made part of the Hasmonean kingdom today it is one of Israel’s major tourist attractions and an increasingly popular place for Israel’s elite to make their homes. Aqueduct of Caesarea Virtual Tour Panorama >>
Caesarea offers an amazing visit to the national park and ancient port, a tour of the hippodrome and Roman amphitheater, a walk among the impressive palace ruins, walk the paths of the national park to see the sites and vistas, walk across from the artists yard, dine in one of the restaurants that offer a diversity of menus, join divers who dive to the historic underwater park and even stretch out on the golden sands that reach the port’s shores.
The Roman Theater of Caesarea in Israel is a well-preserved and fully restored theater built by Herod. Today, the amphitheater is not only a spectacular relic of the past, but a modern performing venue where concerts are frequently held. Inside the gate of the theater is a plaque with a replica (the original is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem) of the inscription found during excavations in 1959-63.
During 2006 Israel had launched the world’s first underwater museum at Caesarea, Divers can now tour the sign-posted remains of the magnificent harbor built by King Herod to honor his Roman patron, Caesar Augustus. The site has been excavated over the last three decades.
If you want to stay in city the Dan Caesarea offers guests the luxurious ambiance of a country estate hotel. Set in fifteen acres of landscaped gardens, flanked by orange groves, banana plantations and an 18-hole golf course, it provides a gorgeous retreat for a fabulous vacation and is a much sought after venue for special events.
Netanya, capital of the “Sharon” district, is located close to the seashores of the Mediteranean Sea, between “Poleg” stream and Wingate Institute in the south and the “Avichail” stream in the north. Natanya’s proximity to the sea (14 kilometers of one the most beautiful shores in the world) and its pleasant climate have made the city a most desirable tourist attraction and resort area.
Netanya, the largest city on the crossroads between Tel-Aviv and Haifa forms a connecting link between the northern and central parts of the country. Due to its central location near the Tel-Aviv - Haifa railroad tracks, 30 kilometers north of Tel-Aviv and 50 kilometers south of Haifa), Netanya has become a center for tourists as well as for shopping and industrial development. Three features have contributed to the development of Netanya as a city of tourism and leisure: beautifully maintained sea shores offering a variety of high standard services and the new beach elevator, a wide selection of hotels, (The King Solomon Hotel is a fine example) restaurants, bars and places of entertainment appealing to the national as well as the international tourist, and the central geographic location allowing easy access to tourist sites all over the country. Nearby services provide a wide variety of activities from nature walks for the whole family to sports such as paragliding, miniature plane flying, jeep tours, horseback riding and sail boating.
Official sea Beaches
There are 8 official lifeguard stations along the sea shore from Goldmintz beach in the south to Blue Bay Beach in the north. All stations have modern facilities with showers, sheds, first aid services and rented deck-chairs. Open from May until October. The central beach Sironit is open all year around. Free entrance.
Poleg Nature Reserve
South to Netanya is where Kids love to roll down and play on the sand dunes at the Nachal Poleg Nature Reserve. The reserve offers an interesting hike along the Poleg River, upstream to the point it meets the sea. The riverbanks are lined with eucalyptus trees, planted almost a century ago to help drain the swamps. In winter and early spring, the wildflowers along the route have made the Poleg Reserve a favorite destination for botanist where you’ll find a large concentration of Purple Iris blooming in February and March.
Netanya Is located Just 30 minutes drive from Tel Aviv, 40 minutes drive from Haifa and and hour and a half from Jerusalem.
Herzliya To the north of Tel Aviv is the modern resort city of Herzliya, which was named after one of the founders of the Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl. The city boasts some of the finest beaches in Israel and this, combined with the proximity to Tel Aviv, has made it popular with the country’s elite. The area near the beach, Herzliya Pituach, is home to many diplomats and wealthy Israelis.
Herzliya boasts two fine museums, the Founders’ House, which depicts the everyday life of the town’s first settlers, and the Herzliya Museum of Israeli Art & Sculpture Garden, which exhibits the work of contemporary Israeli artists.
Located in the heart of the country, Herzliya is one of the business and leisure centers of Israel. A 10 minute journey north of Tel Aviv along the Ayalon Highway or the number 2 road, Herzliya is connected by road and rail to all Israel’s major cities. The city’s liberal atmosphere and green environment attract visitors to Herzliya’s shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs day and night and especially on the Sabbath when stores and places of entertainment remain open.
Arena Shopping Mall
The Arena shopping mall is one of the newest and biggest shopping malls in Israel. Situated on the coast next to the Herzliya marina along with a good selection of stores, cafe’s, restaurants, and bars.
The Herzliya marina
The largest marina in Israel, provides moorings for yachts of all sizes, including several berths for mega yachts up to 60 meters in length. The marina, which began operating in 1995, is a 15-minute drive north of Tel-Aviv, the country’s metropolis. The Herzliya Marina is centrally located alongside a glamorous front venue.
"There is no such country as Palestine. 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. 'Palestine' is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it".
- Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 -
"There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not".
- Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 -
"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria".
- Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 -
Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated:
"The only Arab domination since the Conquest in 635 c.e. hardly lasted, as such, 22 years".
"There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction... One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee... Nazareth is forlorn... Jericho lies a mouldering ruin... Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation... untenanted by any living creature... A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds... a silent, mournful expanse... a desolation... We never saw a human being on the whole route... Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country... Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes... desolate and unlovely...".
- Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad", 1867 -
"In 1590 a 'simple English visitor' to Jerusalem wrote: 'Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde'.".
- Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund,
Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 -
"The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil".
- British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s -
"Palestine is a ruined and desolate land".
- Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian -
"The Arabs themselves cannot be considered but temporary residents. They pitched their tents in its grazing fields or built their places of refuge in its ruined cities. They created nothing in it. Since they were strangers to the land, they never became its masters. The desert wind that brought them hither could one day carry them away without their leaving behind them any sign of their passage through it".
- Comments by Christians concerning the Arabs in Palestine in the 1800s -
"Then we entered the hill district, and our path lay through the clattering bed of an ancient stream, whose brawling waters have rolled away into the past, along with the fierce and turbulent race who once inhabited these savage hills. There may have been cultivation here two thousand years ago. The mountains, or huge stony mounds environing this rough path, have level ridges all the way up to their summits; on these parallel ledges there is still some verdure and soil: when water flowed here, and the country was thronged with that extraordinary population, which, according to the Sacred Histories, was crowded into the region, these mountain steps may have been gardens and vineyards, such as we see now thriving along the hills of the Rhine. Now the district is quite deserted, and you ride among what seem to be so many petrified waterfalls. We saw no animals moving among the stony brakes; scarcely even a dozen little birds in the whole course of the ride".
- William Thackeray in "From Jaffa To Jerusalem", 1844 -
"The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population".
- James Finn, British Consul in 1857 -
"The area was underpopulated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880's, who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained "The Holy Land" in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants - both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts... Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen... The plows used were of wood... The yields were very poor... The sanitary conditions in the village [Yabna] were horrible... Schools did not exist... The rate of infant mortality was very high... The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert... The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants".
- The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913 -