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Michael Dickson
Executive Director, StandWithUs - Israel
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Instagraming Israel

Some of the world's leading Instagram photographers wow us with the country's awesome beauty

Breathtaking beauty. Sizzling energy. Spiritual bliss. Diverse population. Vibrant culture. That’s Israel.

Some of us are blessed to see it every day. Some of us get to visit less frequently. And some have never seen it at all. For those of us who are well acquainted with Israel, it’s hard for us to imagine or remember what it’s like for those seeing the country for the first time.

Imagine no longer. Here is a selection of photographs taken by some of the world’s leading Instagram photographers, who came to Israel as part of an amazing program called Once in a Lifetime: Israel, run by Israel education organization StandWithUs, in partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

From Spain, the USA, Russia, Austria, Czech Republic, Brazil, the UK, and Italy, they came. With a collective following of nearly 4 million, nine talented individuals came to the Holy Land armed with cameras and iPhones. They snapped, tweaked and posted their photos from across the country, sharing the tour with their online audience on Instagram, the widely popular photo-sharing phone App.

Here are just some of the breathtaking results showing that no matter how many times you visit, Israel is always a Once in a Lifetime experience.

Cubby Graham (@cubbygraham) At the sea of Galilee
Cubby Graham (@cubbygraham)
Sea of Galilee
Marion Payr (@ladyvenom) Rosh Hanikra
Marion Payr (@ladyvenom)
Rosh Hanikra

 

Jiri Siftar (@jeera) Haifa
Jiri Siftar (@jeera)
Haifa
Nicolee Drake (@cucinadigiatale) Tel Aviv
Nicolee Drake (@cucinadigiatale)
Tel Aviv
Marion Payr (@ladyvenom) Jerusalem
Marion Payr (@ladyvenom)
Jerusalem

 

Oliver Vegas (@ovunno) Massada
Oliver Vegas (@ovunno)
Massada

 

tonydetroit14
Tony Majka (@tonydetroit)
Dead Sea
Ilia Mikhaelov (@russian_moscow) Jerusalem
Ilia Mikhaelov (@russian_moscow)
Jerusalem

 

Carolina Peña (@misshedwig) Negev
Carolina Peña (@misshedwig)
Negev

 

Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle) Tiberias
Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle)
Tiberias

 

Ilia Mikhaelov (@russian_moscow) Tel Aviv
Ilia Mikhaelov (@russian_moscow)
Tel Aviv

 

Tony Majka (@tonydetroit)
Negev

 

 

Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle) Negev
Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle)
Negev

 

Jiri Siftar (@jeera) Jerusalem
Jiri Siftar (@jeera)
Jerusalem

 

Carolina Peña (@misshedwig) Dead Sea
Carolina Peña (@misshedwig)
Dead Sea

 

 

About the Author
Michael Dickson is Executive Director of StandWithUs - Israel and the author of ISResilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World. Michael is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication of Bar Ilan University and he was named as the 14th most influential Jew on Twitter by JTA. He is a recipient of the Bonei Zion prize, recognizing the achievements of outstanding Anglo immigrants and their contribution to the State of Israel. Views expressed are personal. Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeldickson
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