Places to revisit in Israel in 2019

Are we or a family member formulation to go on Birthright in 2019? Are we looking for something some-more than a normal “Israel Experience?” Here are some ideas on what to see if we chose to extend your outing and your mind.

Don’t give in to a critics of Israel who wish we to leave Birthright and see a ‘Palestinian indicate of perspective ‘- they won’t uncover you Palestinian Arabs who wish to destroy Israel – when we know roughly zero about a Jewish onslaught to giveaway Israel from British control in a initial place. 

Birthright may take we to a Kotel (Western Wall), a Sea Of Galilee, a Yad Vashem Holocaust shrine, and/or Masada and those are all inestimable though there are other places to revisit that will assistance we to know a extraordinary story of a pioneers who fought a battles that authorised a complicated State of Israel to be declared.

Below is a list of 8 places to revisit in Israel that will assistance we to rise a some-more accurate design of a onslaught to build a Jewish State.

Acre Prison 

Acre Prison is where Zionist personality Ze’ev Jabotinsky and his comrades were detained by a British in 1920 for fortifying Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem from Arab rioters. Later a British detained Irgun and Stern Group (LEHI) subterraneous fighters there.

Several Zionist fighters were executed there by a British. The jail is maybe best famous for a 1947 shun of dozens of fighters during an subterraneous raid that was decorated in Leon Uris’s novel Exodus and a 1960 movie.

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Museum of a Underground Prisoners

Another jail where a British hold Irgun and LEHI soldiers was Jerusalem’s Central Prison in a Russian Compound. The museum there has poignant exhibits that describe a stories of a heroes of a undergrounds. For some-more information go to

Etzel Museum 

The Irgun was also famous as a Etzel. This museum in Tel Aviv sum a story a Irgun and a movement’s impact on a British preference to leave Eretz Israel as good as a group’s quarrel purpose in a War of Independence.

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LEHI Museum 

The LEHI subterraneous launched a debate to force a British to leave Eretz Israel. Its owner Yair (Avraham) Stern had been a personality in a Irgun and shaped a LEHI in sequence to quarrel a British during all costs.

The LEHI museum is housed in a building where Stern was assassinated by a British in 1942. For some-more about a museum go to

Menachem Begin Heritage Center

To improved know this first father of Israel and personality of a Irgun there is simply no improved place to revisit than a Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

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Jabotinsky Institute 

Ze’ev Jabotinsky was a Zionist personality that combined a bold, new prophesy for Zionism after a genocide of Herzl.

The Jabotinsky Institute in Tel Aviv houses a museum dedicated to training about him (see and a intriguing special vaunt that spotlights a Af Al Pi bootleg bid that discovered Jews from Nazi Europe and brought them Eretz Israel.


Tel Chai 

Tel Chai was a allotment in a Galilee that was a site of a conflict opposite Arab raiders in 1920. The Zionist favourite Joseph Trumpeldor and 7 other intrepid defenders died in the  invulnerability of Tel Chai opposite a most incomparable force. Trumpeldor had been instrumental in combining a Jewish Legion during World War One.

Jabotinsky named his Betar transformation after Trumpledor. A vast statue of a lion sits during a steer as does a museum during organisation Kfar Giladi. 

Rosh Pina 

Shlomo Ben Yosef is buried in Rosh Pina. Rosh Pina was an early Zionist settlement. In 1938 in response to attacks on Jews by Arab terrorists, Ben Yosef, a member of Betar and a Irgun, along with dual companions orderly a repartee attack. They were subsequently arrested by a British. Ben Yosef was executed by a British during Acre prison.

A ideal book to move along on your Birthright outing is Zev Golan’s Free Jerusalem Heroes, Heroines and Rogues Who Created a State of Israel (Geffen Publishing, 2003). Golan’s book will assistance to make your visits to a ancestral sights above most some-more meaningful.The book is good value reading even if we have no skeleton to revisit Israel anytime soon.  

Moshe Phillips is the national director of Herut North America’s U.S. section. Herut is an general transformation for Zionist honour and education. More information about Herut is accessible at

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