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Continuing the Legacy of David Ben-Gurion: MK “Buji” Herzog in the City of David

The Leader of the Opposition, MK Isaac “Buji” Herzog visited the City of David and was highly impressed by the finds and discoveries being made.

Gideon Sa'ar at City Of David

"The City of David has become one of the leading tourist sites in Israel, and is the heart of a united Jerusalem!".
Minister of Interior, Gideon Saar, speaking at the City of David's 15th annual Archeology Conference.
 
photo credit: David Vaaknin‏
 

Senator Rick Santorum Visits the City of David

Walking through the City of David, seeing the excavations and seeing the Bible come to life, is really quite remarkable… It’s a great start to the understanding of Jerusalem, not just for Jews, but for all of us.”
 
Former Senator and 2012 U.S. Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, during his recent visit to the City of David.

When the Past Meets the Future: A Segway Tour Back to Ancient Jerusalem

 
 
The Segway tour begins in the Peace Forest, located in southeastern Jerusalem between the Armon HaNatziv Promenade and Abu Tor. The tour is conducted on the Segway vehicle, which can reach a maximum speed of 20 km per hour. Feeling light and breezy, we will set out on a two hour tour which would have taken us an entire day of walking on foot!
The first stop on our tour is the Haas Promenade, an enchanting spot with green grassy expanses, diverse landscapes and a central overlook toward eastern and western Jerusalem.

Kosher is Delicious!

Jamie Geller is widely known to the English speaking Jewish community thanks to her popular cooking show, which boasts a quarter of a million views per episode and a million visitors. She was also involved in the production of several successful television series such as “The Sopranos,” “Entourage” and more. After returning to her traditional Jewish roots, Jamie became an Orthodox chef famous among American Jews.
Two years ago, Jamie moved to Israel, where she films her cooking show – “Joy of Israel,” combining local cuisine with interesting locations.
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Vanessa Williams at City Of David

 
Vanessa Williams visited the City of David as part of her weeklong visit to Israel.
“This is the first time I ever had a chance to do my own archeology dig, and I found some shards of pottery, which was fascinating!
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Bennett at City Of David

Naftali Bennett, Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, came to the City of David as part of a visit to the site by attendees of the "Jewish Media Summit - The Challenges of Reporting on Israel and the Jewish World." During the dinner, Bennett delivered his speech to the conference participants:
Every time I visit the City of David, it amazes me.

New and Groundbreaking Canaanite Discovery


Following fifteen years of excavation work, the Spring Citadel will be opened to visitors at the City of David, incorporating advanced technological innovations, taking the visitors 3,800 back in time.

Weather related updates

 
Attention visitors, 
 
Due to Jerusalem weather conditions, all City of David sites are closed today, Monday 16/12/13. 
 
Stay warm. 
 

 

Special Hanukkah Discovery

 
First ever discovery of Hasmonean period building in Jerusalem uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David. Josephus wrote about Jerusalem in the Hasmonean period, but this marks the first discovery of original structural remains from this period in the city’s history.
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Touring ancient Jerusalem was an amazing experience for the entire family
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