Robert Schrader in Tel Aviv, Israel

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Israel

When I departed for my current trip to Israel – my fourth – last week, I pledged that I would not write about politics this time. (And not just because I was invited by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, a.k.a the Israeli government.)

Nor is it because I have no opinions on the politics of Israel or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – certainly not because I condone or agree with the rhetoric of the current Israeli government, their kind invitation to me notwithstanding.

My vow to avoid the more contentious issues surrounding Israel instead derives from my desire to discuss something more absolute: The deep love I’ve developed for the land and its people, irrespective of my opinions about all of it.

As I’ve traveled around Israel for the past week, falling in love with Tel Aviv all over again, before heading up north into the fertile Galilee and then past the Dead Sea into the Judean and Negev deserts, I’ve realized that the best thing to say about Israel would be to say nothing at all.

Instead, I think I’ll let my pictures do the talking, albeit with the goal of inspiring you to visit this land and its people, irrespective of your opinion about all of it. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of my four visits to Israel, it’s that this place has a way of altering even the most rigid perspectives – whether you want to change yours or not.

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Iconic Tel Aviv buildings
 
Jacaranda blossoms in front of Israel flag
Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv
 
Tel Aviv Seafront
 
Jaffa
Mosque minaret in Jaffa
 
Tel Aviv Beach
 
Sunset in Jaffa
Rooftop Bar in Tel Aviv
 
Tel Aviv at night
 
Cow in front of Bedouin village in the Galilee
Bee on thistle flower in the Galilee
 
Mt. Arbel in the Galilee
 
Greek Orthodox Church at Capernaum
Old City of Jerusalem
 
Peqi’in: Where Four Races Live in Peace
 
Mosque in Akko
Tel Aviv Marina
 
Restaurant at Jaffa Port
 
Hummus in Judean Desert
Artichokes at Carmel Market in Jaffa
 
Winding road in Negev Desert
 
Desert lodging: Kfar Hankodim
Camel in Israel
 
Robert Schrader hiking on a mountain ride in Judean desert
 
Robert Schrader on a camel in Judean Desert
 
Israeli flag over Ramon Crater
 
Robert Schrader above the sea of Galilee
Sunset in Judean Desert
 

In addition to my kind invitation from IMOT, my trip to Israel would not have been possible without the knowledge and sweetness of Younis, my Bedouin guide. If your travel plans will soon take you to Israel, click here to contact Younis about his services. Alternatively, if you prefer to travel in Israel independently, click here to learn more about my travel planning services.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Gabi May 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Your words are wise, your pics unreal, especially the camel shot. Great work Robert. Next time – come visit! Gabi

Ilya A May 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Amazing photos! ☺️

Andy Grant May 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm

great pics! hope i’ll get to take my own ones in the not too distant future.

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 12:15 am

I have faith that you will 😉

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 12:15 am

Thanks Ilya 🙂

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 12:15 am

Thanks Gabi. I’ll definitely come see you next time!

Ram Sadeh May 6, 2015 at 2:20 am

Beautiful evocative photos- i can ‘smell’ the air there

Isabelle May 6, 2015 at 5:27 am

There is no active link to your Bedouin guide.

Jennifer Lee May 6, 2015 at 8:32 am

I am very glad to see that I’m not the only one that cannot capture the colors in Israel no matter how many photos I took. For instance, the water is such a stunning blue that I swear the color only exists in real time, impossible to take away in any photo.

fluffy thoughts May 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

great photos!

THEWORLDBYFAITH.COM May 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

Fantastic photos! Hopefully, I get to visit Israel one day! 🙂

Lisa May 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Amazing shots!! Thank you! Get the exact same feeling every time I’m there. I’ll be visiting for the third time in June. Can’t wait ! 😀 / Lisa

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Fixed. Sorry!

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Thank you!

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I hope so too!

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

😀

Robert Schrader May 6, 2015 at 11:24 pm

😀

Stefania May 7, 2015 at 4:29 am

Beautiful pics! We lived in Isreal for 6 months. Some of your pictures show real colours and life in Israel 😀

Robert Schrader October 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Only some? 🙁

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