About Tel Aviv

Tel-Aviv is Israel’s major metropolis and the country’s business, cultural and entertainment center with thriving technological and hi-tech centers located it its suburbs. The international airport is an easy 30 minutes commute from Tel Aviv and the city offers a wide range of hotel accommodations to satisfy all tastes.

The unique Bauhaus building style of Tel-Aviv has earned it the "white city" title and from 2003, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel with approximately 1 million people living in the larger Tel Aviv metropolitan.

Tel-Aviv offers the visitor a large range of attractions to include miles of golden beaches, museums, art galleries, concerts, the colorful Carmel Market in the Yemenite quarter, Ancient Jaffa and the restored Artists’ Quarter, the Flea Market, fine cuisine from around the world and good entertainment of various styles.

The hotels strip in Tel-Aviv is located alongside the beautiful white Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent promenade with its beachfront cafes and restaurants.

The hotels strip in Tel-Aviv is located alongside the beautiful white Mediterranean beaches and the magnificent promenade with its beachfront cafes and restaurants

Tel Aviv offers a variey of hotels with prices that span a range of budgets, conveniently located within a short walk of the conference venue.

Distances are short
Israel is a small country. The major cities, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa can easily be reached on leisure touring days without changing hotels.
 
Distances:
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Tel-Aviv: 20km
Ben-Gurion International Airport – Jerusalem:  47km
Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem – 95km
Haifa – Tel Aviv: 95km
Haifa – Jerusalem: 145km

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Tel-Aviv Promenade

Tel-Aviv – former Opera House

Old Jaffa

Tel-Aviv – view from Old Jaffa

 

About Israel

Israel offers an almost limitless range of attractions for visitors from every country in the world and for people of every faith.

It offers much variety in scenery, history, cultural attractions and a fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern. So many names that appear on road signs – Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jaffa – will have been familiar since childhood. 

Modern Israel is a melting pot of different ethnic groups reflecting various cultures. 
It offers a rich variety of sites and sights – historical, archeological, religious and a tourist infrastructure that caters to every vacation taste: glorious sandy beaches, bustling cities, nature reserves, museums, shopping malls, exotic markets, artists' colonies, the therapeutic wonders of the Dead-Sea, industrial parks, Hi-tech centers  and much more. 

Israel, small in size, within a few hours you can go from the snowy heights of Mount Hermon to the Judean Desert and the saltiest sea on earth, the Dead Sea, while visiting ancient biblical cities, covered markets and a high-rise metropolis on the way.

This is what makes Israel truly a destination with something for everyone

In Israel you have to use the word “old” sparingly – the age of most of its cities is counted not in decades or in centuries, but in millennia. The ingenuity and complexity of some of these historical gems have won them a place on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. And of course, Jerusalem, which has a history that dates back 3000 years ago – is a holy city to the world’s three monotheistic religions. Jerusalem is a living archeological site, a vibrant blend of ancient and contemporary life.

The walls of the Old City and the malls of the New City, Roman Arches, Byzantine moats, Crusader walls and Ottoman ramparts make Jerusalem one big colorful mosaic. Holy shrines, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Shrine of the Book that houses the 2000-year old Dead-Sea Scrolls, Mount Zion – the site of King David's grave and the Last Supper, and the colorful marketplace are only a few of the numerous unique sites in the city.

You will be able to enjoy a taste of Israel in some of the optional sightseeing tours which will be offered at a later date to ISCA 2013 participants and their families.

Jerusalem – David Citadel

Judean Desert

Haifa – Bahai Gardens