Anyone who has visited or spent time in Israel knows just how amazing and special the country is – Some wonderful quotes on the beauty of Israel

  • “Ten measures of beauty descended on the world—nine were taken by Jerusalem, one by the rest of the world. There is no beauty like the beauty of Jerusalem.” The Talmud
  • “Jerusalem alone is the world’s city of hope and history, housing past, present, and the infinite in its corridors, caves, and air.” Pico Iyer
  • “The sights are too many. They swarm about you at every step; no single foot of ground in all Jerusalem or within its neighborhood seems to be without a stirring and important history of its own.” Mark Twain
  • “Every time I am in Israel I cant believe just how breathtaking this small nation is.” Ron Hershco
  • “…Tel Aviv’s “White City” contains 4,000 International Style buildings, many of which were built in the 1930s and 1940s. To accommodate the influx of Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe, German Bauhaus-trained architects integrated the modern style’s affordable and functional building techniques with curved lines and a color well-suited for the Mediterranean climate to create a habitable city by the sea.” Benita Hussain
  • “Israel is known for many things — a complex history and its religious pilgrimage sites for starters. But here’s something you probably don’t know: with more than 200 museums, it also has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.” Netta Ahituv
  • “Few people forget their first visit to the Old City at Jerusalem’s core, still encircled by the crenelated walls built by the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1538.” Matthew Teller
  • “There is much to see in Israel, including many historical and religious sites, seemingly endless museum options, archaeological sites and even sunny beaches.” Lee Morgan
  • “The Old City itself, however, turned out to be, at least in terms of geography and architecture, exactly the kind of place where I feel comfortable. Within those 40-foot-high walls was the dense warren I’d expected, laid out with seemingly no sense of order — or perhaps an order I couldn’t yet perceive. Either way, it was a visceral pleasure to master its paths…” Matt Gross
  • “I had always pictured this territory as arid, but the land was lush and green after the winter rains. Soon we were walking through a valley filled with wildflowers, headed toward Capernaum, the village that marks the end of the trail and the place where Jesus is believed to have done much of his teaching.” Brad Wetzler
  • “Established in 1887 as the first neighborhood of modern Tel Aviv, charming Neve Tzedek still delights with its many old buildings and independent shops.” Rachel B. Doyle


Read more from Ronn Torossian in Times Of Israel here.