Tel Aviv ... A symbol of all that the Jewish people have achieved in just one century!

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 30, 2013 9:43:55 AM

HISTORICAL SITES IN ISRAEL
The History of Tel Aviv ... One hundred years ago Tel Aviv was a sand dune. In 1910 a new city was founded next to the old city of Jaffa, the port used by King Solomon to bring in the cedars of Lebanon to Israel for the construction of the first Temple. Tel Aviv was the first all Jewish city in the world when it was founded.

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"the Jewish state's contribution to world cuisine"

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 26, 2013 9:28:00 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
The most important meal of the day in the Israeli manner. A distinctive style of breakfast that originated on the typical Israeli collective farm called a kibbutz.

http://kosherfood.about.com/od/kosherisraelifood/p/israelbreakfast.htm

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For your Sunday Brunch, Cinnamon Walnut Cake from the "The Book of New Israeli Food"

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 19, 2013 9:46:08 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, go get a snack. Prepare to salivate!

My friend Gloria Kremer is a divine cook who loves to try new recipes while maintaining family traditions.

Apple, cinnamon & walnut cake
... Source: "THE BOOK OF NEW ISRAELI FOOD" BY JANNA GUR

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A Jewish Culinary Tradition: Jewish Stuffed Cabbage

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 12, 2013 9:35:08 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL

Jewish culinary traditions often date back to Biblical times. Yet while Jews as a people have endured for over 3000 years, the modern state of Israel is relatively young. That coupled with the instability of the Palestinian conflict, have made it difficult for a truly national Israeli cuisine to develop. Nevertheless, a steady influx of Jewish immigrants from around the world has made for an exotic mix of flavors on the Israeli table and in the street.

 

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Shechem ... Promised land by God to Abraham

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 9, 2013 9:30:13 AM

HISTORICAL SITES IN ISRAEL ...

Mounts Gerizim and Ebal
Located between Mt. Gerizim (left) and Mt. Ebal (right) Shechem is preeminent in the biblical record, beginning with God's promise of the land to Abraham. Later Jacob would return her with his family and settle shortly. During the Conquest, the twelve tribes gathered on these two hills to recite God's Law and the blessings and curses that accompanied obedience and disobedience.

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New Hotels in Israel on the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List!

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 8, 2013 10:02:04 AM

NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL
The Isrotel Exclusive Collection for the perfect getaway hotel and exclusive boutique hotels all over Israel.
 
The 111-room newly built Beresheet Hotel, Negev Desert on the rim of the Ramon Crater is set in the heart of the Nagav Desert. A cluster of 40 one and two story buildings on 12 magnificent acres. Outside, local stone and wood blend with desert landscapes. inside, a palette of brown, tan and beige contrasts with crisp white linens.
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From "The Israeli Kitchen" a Succulent Recipe for Grilled Sea Bass.

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 5, 2013 9:38:52 AM

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 GRILLED SEA BASS.
Wine suggestion: an oaky, Israeli, Gali Pinot Noir

Grilled Fish in a Spicy Lemon Marinade
... Serves 4

4 firm, mild white fish fillets such as grouper, sea bass, flounder, cod or halibut, each about 6 oz.

Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 walnut-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

1 small bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

1 Tbs. chopped garlic

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper flakes

2 tsp. grated lemon or lime zest

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup lemon or lime juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1 lemon or lime, quartered (optional)

1. Place the fish fillets in a nonaluminum container and season lightly with salt.

2. In a food processor, combine the onion, ginger, cilantro, garlic, chili, lime zest, pepper, lemon or lime juice and olive oil. Using on-off pulses, pulse until a paste forms.

3. Rub the paste evenly over both sides of each fish fillet. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or for up to 4 hours. (We marinated 2 hours and it was great.)

Cooking Method: We lined a shallow baking pan with baking paper and placed the fish, with its marinade, in it. Popped the whole thing in the fridge for 2 hours. About 15 minutes before we needed to serve, we heated the oven grill and grilled the fish in there, without turning it over, for 10 minutes. Grilled this way, a certain amount of sauce formed in the baking pan, which we spooned over the fish as we served it. Very delicious! Make sure to have plenty of fresh bread on hand to mop it up.

The original instructions are as follows: Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Season the fish fillets with salt again. Lightly oil the grill or grill pan. Grill the fish, turning once, until opaque throughout when pierced with a knife, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Transfer to warmed individual plates. Serve immediately with lemon or lime wedges, if desired.

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The Extraordinary Waldorf Astoria Jersusalem is Opening Soon!

Posted by Iris Hami

Apr 1, 2013 9:41:11 AM

NEW HAPPENINGS IN ISRAEL
Opening Soon! The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Experience the absolute pinnacle of luxury and sophistication in the holiest of cities.
This premium hotel comprises 223 gorgeous rooms and suites furnished to the very highest standards with a wealth of services and amenities and incredible views of The Eternal City.
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Exceptional BOUTIQUE HOTELS in ISRAEL - Special places for Special people!

Posted by Iris Hami

Feb 14, 2013 2:51:31 PM

EXCITING NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL TREND IN ISRAEL

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EILAT, ISRAEL where the SUN SHINES 360 days a YEAR!!

Posted by Iris Hami

Jan 15, 2013 9:27:49 AM

HISTORICAL & SITES OF INTEREST IN ISRAEL

Eilat’s Beaches

EILAT! WHERE BEACHES, NIGHTLIFE AND DESERT LANDSCAPES MAKE IT A MOST POPULAR DESTINATION FOR BOTH DOMESTIC AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL TOURISM! ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT RESORTS!
Eilat, the southernmost city of Israel, is located on the northern shore of the Red Sea. Eilat has become a popular resort city packed with hotels and beaches. The sun always shines ... there and the average daytime temperature rarely dips below 70°F, even in the winter. During the summer, temperatures can climb above 100°F. The combination of a hot climate, a tropical sea and a breathtaking background of bare granite mountain, has turned Eilat into a year-round tourist hotspot. The area is not only known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has developed water sports with some of the best diving spots in the world. In the south of the city is the Coral Reserve, with incredible tropical fish swimming among the reefs. See More
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