Israel 2015:- Palestine…

Relaxing in Hedrodian National Park...

Relaxing in Hedrodian National Park…

Eileen and I recently visited Herodian National Park which contains the relics of one of King Herod’s castles in Israel. Little did we know that the park was located in Palestine (the Occupied Territories). I think if Eileen realized where it was located we never would have visited.

We first realized that we were entering Palestine was at the border checkpoint we had to go through both in entering and leaving the area. (Was that a tremor I see Eileen?)

Border crossing into and out of Palestine...

Border crossing into and out of Palestine…

The road we traveled on to reach the park was several miles long and was in excellent condition. All of the crossing roads had these ‘warning signs’ at the intersections.

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From our car we could view many Arab villages, but were not allowed to enter.

Arab village in Palestine...

Arab village in Palestine…

Once in the park we felt very safe  with the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) guarding us (he says tongue in cheek)…

IDF in Herodian National Park...

IDF in Herodian National Park…

After taking the above image I turned around and found this plaque. Another dose of reality here.

In Memory of David Ross Rosenfeld...

In Memory of David Ross Rosenfeld…

Such is life, but I love it here! When you visit you’ll understand.

The next blog will take you through ancient history and the Palace of King Herod…

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6 thoughts on “Israel 2015:- Palestine…

  1. Ellery,, you are the greatest photojournalist I have ever known. To bad you do not really, I mean REALLY publish your body of work. We can not wait to see you upon your return to our homeland…USA.

    The Fallickim

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