I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Golan

After relaxing at Rhonda and Moshe's they became tour guides and we set off for the Golan Heights. We drove down the mountain into the Hula Valley , across the valley, crossing the Jordan river then ascending up the other side into the Golan Heights. We drove past pastures with animals grazing and kept going higher and higher. Eventually we arrived at Mount Bental, a former Syrian military site, later used by the Israelis and now is a tourist spot with amazing views. There is a restaurant on top called Coffee Anan, found this to be a little funny. From the top we could see into Syria and Lebanon off in the distance. The cultivated fields end where the border is now situated. Looking West from this vantage point shows how easy it was for the Syrians to shell the civilians in Israel when they had control of the high ground, and 140 or so civilians died from these shellings.

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