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Israel Deluxe Tour 9-Days From Tel Aviv
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Israel Deluxe Tour 9-Days From Tel Aviv

Cover Israel highlights on an 8-night tour from Tel Aviv that takes care of all the logistics so you can focus on exploring. All transport is included from the moment you arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, and you’ll see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Masada, and far more, traveling alongside a small group that’s limited to 15 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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jsavElizabeth wrote a review Feb 2020
Elizabeth200 contributions55 helpful votes
I learned about the Davidka at the Citadel at the very peak of Tzfat, so coming here and seeing the model Davidka and the information about how it was used to scare the Arabs out of Tzfat in the War of Independence really didn't impress me much. The model and memorial are in a nice square where you can see some lovely views of the valley and areas surrounding Tzfat, but otherwise, not much of a big deal.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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FancyFree55 wrote a review Aug 2019
Florida7,256 contributions997 helpful votes
During my first visit to Tsfat a dozen years ago, I climbed up and down exploring the artist colony while ignoring the city's historical relevance. So this visit, I made it a point to stop at historical markers and glean some knowledge. The Davidka Monument marks the site of an incredible battle in the 1948 war for independence. Despite the Jewish population totaling only 10% of the total population of Tsfat, Jewish defenders succeeded repeatedly in warding off arab attackers with the "homemade mortar Davidka." The extremely loud sound created by its shelling caused arabs to panic and retreat. In addition to the Davidka Monument, memorial stone tablets have been placed at various sites around the city to honor the fifty combatants and civilians who died during the battle for Tsfat. The monument is located at one of the higher tiers of the mountaintop on which Tsfat was built. Vistas are spectacular in several directions. Directly across the street is the historic British police station, built in the 1930's. Today it stands still riddled with bullet holes, a witness to the ferocious battle fought here for Israel's independence.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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jsavElizabeth wrote a review Aug 2019
Elizabeth200 contributions55 helpful votes
I like history, so I did enjoy learning about the role the Davidka played in the Israelis defeat of the Arabs during the War for Independence, but to be honest, the square isn't that impressive. There is a model of the Davidka missile, an Israeli flag, a stone with some information about the history and a verse from the Bible that connects to the Israeli victory in Tzfat. If you are out walking in Tzfat anyway, and you happen to pass by the square, it's worthwhile to spend the five minutes reading the stone and seeing the Davidka.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Chana wrote a review Jan 2019
New Jersey9 contributions3 helpful votes
The Davidka Memorial is situated at a great lookout -- you can easily see the heart-shaped Har Meron in the distance. The wadi below was the path where the Kabbalists would walk from Tzfat to Rabi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron. Beautiful verse as well -- if you attribute the miracle to G-d and not the IDF, of course!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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treepadvizor rigged wrote a review Jun 2018
East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan358 contributions168 helpful votes
Dating back to the 1948 War of Independence, the Davidka was a vital resource. Today, it's a pleasant square, (not square) at the top of Yerushalayim Street, just before it starts going down again. Various historical signs give tourists historical insights. In two languages The view is magnificent.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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