Monuments/ Statues in Jerusalem

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Monuments & Statues in Jerusalem

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  • Ko G
    8 contributions
    Ammunition Hill was a strategic Jordian stronghold guarding the northern approach to the Old City. In the morning hours of 6 June 1967, Israeli paratroopers fought a series of fierce close-combat battles with the equally brave and determined Jordian defenders as they worked their way along the trench positions, clearing bunker after bunker, and finally overran this base after a four-hour see-saw battle. Much of the defensive system is well preserved. On the grounds are four vehicles including a Sherman tank and a half-track. The Museum presents the stages of the Battle for Jerusalem in a surreal manner. An excellent site to visit.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Kenneth C
    Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
    This scale model gave our Guide the opportunity to point out where events happened. This was a great help in understanding what went on, where.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • worldnomad_01
    Los Angeles, CA1 041 contributions
    The Golden Menorah is located in a small cobblestone square plaza in front of the Hurva Synagogue, in the center of the Jewish Quarter. The menorah is placed on a small stone pedestal and is protected by bullet proof glass. It measures more than 2m in height, is plated with 43 Kg of gold and it is said to be a replica of the menorah used during the time of the third Temple. It makes for an interesting site.
    Written 4 August 2020
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  • Robert B
    Lancaster, PA47 contributions
    We went to tour the Knesset. We had arranged our schedules around the days and times that the website listed as being open for tours. Unfortunately when we got there we found that since the Knesset was not in session, it was closed. It would have been nice if the website listed this as well. We did get to see the Menorah Monument was was fascinating.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • ERH1818
    Jerusalem, Israel70 contributions
    We came by car and managed the long, narrow, winding road to reach our destination. It was well worth it, as this is a very special and meaningful memorial in a most scenic and beautiful setting. There is also a lovely picnic area right nearby, with plenty of parking.
    Written 15 June 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China147 376 contributions
    One of the interesting things to see in the Valley of Jehoshaphat is the Tomb of Zechariah, an ancient monument situated next to the Tomb of Benei Hezir between the Old City and Mount of Olives.

    Here you find a tomb carved directly out of the surrounding land. The bottom portion is cube shaped with embedded ionic columns, while the top is pyramid shaped. You can walk up close to the Tomb of Zechariah and Tomb of Benei Hezir if you want to see them up close.

    Alternatively, you can view these tombs quite well from the roadside just outside the Old City. Walk along Maale Ha-Shalom until you are just above the tomb. Here you will find a viewpoint, with layout map and audio machine that is well worth listening to while viewing the monuments below.
    Written 6 May 2017
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  • As you can see from my extensive April 2018 review and eleven photos from then, this location is primarily (almost exclusively) about the Memorial to President John F. Kennedy- it’s known as “Kennedy Hand.”

    We came again this afternoon to continue our more than twenty year tradition of running up the sides of the monument in order to slap the state seals (see photos to understand).... but alas, the site is closed and locked after 4pm.

    So therefore, and in order to justify this review (and to be able to claim as I always do that “I visited this place), we walked to that Arthur Rubinstein Memorial. It was not clean and there were sloppy and not quiet picknickers and even a mid day bonfire.

    As I wrote two and a quarter years ago, it looks like a grave (not without irony, it looks like the JFK grave that I visited in January 2019 and reviewed sometime shortly after that- feel free to read that review too).... anyway, I just read a review here today by one of our TripAdvisor friends, and he wrote that the pianist’s ashes were scattered in this forest- maybe under this marker are some of the remains?... morbid thought.

    Anyway, enjoy my photos and remember that the main attraction here is the Kennedy Memorial, the trees planted by family members, and the great views and hiking trails. That’s why this site gets a 5 star rating- you can skip that Rubinstein stuff.

    Enjoy!

    All this is true, because “I visited this place”... today.
    Written 21 July 2020
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  • mefixer
    United States74 contributions
    My previous visit to this site was over forty years ago. The monument is still in good condition and the maintenance is good. Aside from its expression of the friendship and ties between the American and Israeli people, this hill top site gives beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills. When looking at the surrounding forests, keep in mind that seventy years ago all the hills were barren. It is reached via the side road that leads to Moshav Ora on the main route to the Haddasah Hospital in Ein Kerem. Just go down to the end of the windy road ... about six minutes by car ... you can't miss it. There is ample parking and clean rest rooms.
    Written 16 February 2017
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  • airport2015
    Tel Aviv District, Israel1 002 contributions
    A Statue of the famous American artist, father of kinetic art,,this is his last piece of hart, dominating red color on Holland Square in Kiryat Yovel, Most buses going to Hadassah Medical Ctr stop nearby
    Written 16 May 2018
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  • DeanMurphy2020
    Orlando, FL7 295 contributions
    This incredible 2.5-acre monument is literally carved out of the limestone bedrock. More than 5,000 community names are engraved on the labyrinth of 107 stone walls. Each village/city name recalls a Jewish community which existed for hundreds of years, some of which no longer exist. (During Soviet occupation of East Germany, the Baltic States, Poland, and other countries, many of those communities were destroyed and the Soviets forced residents who survived WWII to relocate to the major cities.) Some of the stone walls tower over visitors, causing a bit of claustrophobia. The Valley of the Communities was established largely with the support of the American Society for Yad Vashem.
    Written 3 April 2018
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  • David G
    Gedera, Israel1 289 contributions
    The Machal memorial is situated over the road from the Ammunition Hill memorial in Jerusalem .
    The modest monument is a tribute to the bravery, and in many cases sacrifice of men and women , many of them non Jews , who chose to serve with the IDF during the war of Independence in 1948.
    Many of these volunteers were World War 2 veterans , and their service greatly helped the fledgling Jewish state survive its first war
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • Hint of Pepper
    Nuneaton, UK2 738 contributions
    These remains of a cross was where the crusaders slaughtered thousands of residents of Jerusalem when they took the city. When Salahuddin Ayyubi took back the city, he destroyed the cross, and the remains are still present.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • stanbroch
    Rehovot, Israel172 contributions
    Now that the isolation from the Corona virus has abatted my friend, who knows Israel very well, took us to see the Ramat Rachel Archaeological Garden. It is right next to the Kibbutz Ramat Rachel sport center. It is a small park but has nice benches for a picnic. There are also many interesting sculptures and trees. It also has ruins from two thousands years ago.

    If you want a secluded spot to relax in Jerusalem, I recommend this park.
    Written 3 June 2020
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