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Postcard from Israel

Posted By Viva Sarah Press On August 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Behind the scenes at ISRAEL21c | 1 Comment

With Israel a top travel destination the world over thanks to its abundant cultural, religious , historical, archaeological, and technological sights, it was only natural for ISRAEL21c to develop a “Postcard from Israel” video series in which we highlight slices of life from around the country.

These short travel-logs offer a taste of new locations, and tell a visual story about a city or street, or place, and the people who make the destination special

Our newest video in this series shines a spotlight on the Jerusalem Light Rail. It’s not just a ride from point A to B, but rather a short trip through history. The Light Rail brings everyone – Jews, Christians, Muslims, religious, secular — on board and glides past all the Holy City’s main sights including Mount Herzl, the Old City, downtown, Yad Vashem and Mount Scopus. So, hop on board our video and click to watch:

We also focused in on another Jerusalem attraction – the First Station. The newest culture and culinary hub in the capital has given the 130-year-old Israel Railways property a totally new life. Have a look:

Our postcard series also gave viewers a trip down Emek Refaim in Jerusalem. This busy thoroughfare in the city’s German Colony is brimming with eateries, boutique stores and crafts fairs. And the best time to visit – in person or visually – is on a Friday morning:

Haifa was the first video to launch our postcard series. The seaport city known for its spectacular views, religious harmony and the Baha’i World Center is one of the country’s top destinations for international and domestic tourists alike. Israeli musician Yair Yona lent us his beautiful music as the backdrop and the result is a gorgeous mini tour of the city in video. Take a break for two minutes to watch:

We also took a turn onto the road less travelled to Rehovot, home of the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science and the innovative school of agriculture of the Hebrew University. This video takes the viewer on a scenic tour of the science city’s parks, shopping areas and even to an underground secret bullet factory. Click to watch:

ISRAEL21c’s video section is already brimming with nearly 700 original clips. Many of our videos have been picked up by other international media organizations including CNN, Discovery Channel and IBA News, among others.

ISRAEL21c has the honor of being the most-viewed non-profit channel from Israel on YouTube. Check in regularly for our other videos, and of course, to keep up to date with our Postcard from Israel series.

If you’d like to see a certain place highlighted in series, please leave a comment below.

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