Synopses & Reviews
Israel is a land of dramatic contrasts where three world religionsJudaism, Christianity and Islammeet in stunning landscapes, where ancient architecture stands next to modern, where the fertile north spills into the arid southern desert and where the secular live alongside the devout. This second edition gives practical tips on the top hotels and restaurants plus all the information to get the best from Israels range of attractions. From archaeological remains of Crusader castles and Roman cities, scuba diving off Eilats coast, marveling at the mountainous Golan Heights to floating in the Dead Sea, Bradts Israel is the perfect traveling companion, enlightening and enhancing every trip.
In common with all Bradt titles, Israel gets off the beaten-track, guiding travelers through the Negev, Judean and Arava deserts, verdant Galilee and the lofty heights of Golan. The text is certainly suffused with in-depth coverage of history and archaeology but is also bang up to date on the tectonic tensions at the meeting of three major religions in Jerusalem... Bradts new guidebook doesnt claim to offer an alternative roadmap to Middle-East harmony but it does inform and will certainly enrich any visit to the worlds most complex religio-political destination.”
The new edition of Bradts Israel goes even further off the beaten track, delves deeper into the complex cultures and faiths, details a wider range of hotels and restaurants, explores further the wild and varied landscapes and opens up some of the worlds most dramatic sites.