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Nazareth, Israel
Nazareth is the capital of, and largest city in, the North District of Israel. As of 2006, Nazareth had an estimated population of 64,800.

During 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the city, despite having a majority Arab population, was easily captured by Israeli troops. Arab town leaders agreed to a formal surrender document in exchange for promises for Israeli officers, including Ben Dunkelman who led the operation, that no harm would come to either the town or the civilian population of the town. Hours later Haim Laskov (who would later in life become Israeli Chief of Staff) ordered Dunkelman to expel all Arab civilians from the town, but Dunkelman refused the order. Laskov then tried to get the order sanctioned by higher authority, but David Ben-Gurion vetoed it. As a result of these events, the Arab population remained in the Nazareth, and today the city is home to a large number of Israel's Arab citizens, and acts as the effective capital for Israeli Arabs.

According to the New Testament, Jesus spent his childhood in Nazareth. The city is thus an important location for Christian pilgrimage, and there are many sites in Nazareth with biblical associations. These include:
  • The Church of the Annunciation - The largest Christian building in the Middle East, and in Roman Catholic tradition, the site where the Archangel Gabriel announced the future birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary.

  • St. Gabriel's Church - According to East Orthodox tradition, the site of the annunciation

  • The Synagogue Church - The traditional location of the synagogue where Jesus taught.

  • Church of St. Joseph's Carpentry - The traditional location of Joseph's workshop.

  • Mensa Christi Church - The traditional location where Jesus dined with the Apostles after the Resurrection.

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Nazareth, a Fascinating City of Culture and Cuisine- Abridged Version

Released: 2013-05-01
Kindle Edition (76 pages)

Nazareth, a Fascinating City of Culture and Cuisine- Abridged Version
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Doesn't matter if you are a fan of the Mediterranean diet or just love the Mediterranean food – this book is your best Mediterranean food recipes source!

Enjoy a sampling of the most renowned restaurants in Nazareth and their authentic Mediterranean food recipes, handed down from generations past. You will also discover recipes to which modern generations of family chefs have added their own special touches and twists.
This book is not a Mediterranean diet cookbook, but a magical tour in the city of Nazareth, following the people, food, tastes and smells

“Nazareth, A fascinating city of culture and cuisine” (Abridged Version) the new book by Elinoar Rabin, is delight for all the senses, and it provides an entirely new way to explore the ancient city of Nazareth.
Elinoar uses a perfect combination of Nazareth’s history, culture and cuisine, accompanied by gorgeous photography and mouthwatering authentic recipes to provide a sensory experience that is not soon forgotten.

Elinoar gives us a look inside Nazareth’s food industry, including tahini factories, butcher shops and bakeries. She introduces us to the unique personalities of restaurant owners and chefs, as well as the proprietors of several food factories and boutique food shops.
Learn all about the origin of the cuisine which has combined over the centuries to provide a wide range of food preparation techniques and recipes, in Arabic, traditional Israeli, Turkish and Mediterranean cooking.
Mouthwatering traditional main dishes including grilled skewers, hummus and falafel, along with tempting desserts and specialty dishes – all made with fresh local produce, locally grown specialty spices, seafood and traditionally favored meats can all be found between the covers of this book.
In addition, you will find several recipes for trendy Mediterranean fare that offers a healthy choice of cuisine made with fresh ingredients on the lighter side.
The books abridged version offers 26 out of the 97 recipes available in the full version as well as a map with a sampling the signature places to see during your visit.
Take a fascinating cultural trip back in history with historical information, interviews, stories and anecdotes, which are all unique to Nazareth.

If you are left wanting more, you can always get the full version with 97 recipes and also a guide to the most fascinating sights and places to see or sleep in.

Step by step Tour Guide in Nazareth Israel

By Ilan Sharoni

Released: 2011-05-30
Kindle Edition (81 pages)

Step by step Tour Guide in Nazareth Israel
Product Description:
Step by step Tour Guide with walking tours proposals and many pictures.

Tour Guide
About Nazareth
Pope Benedict - 16 visit to Nazareth
Classic walking tour for families
Walking Tour
Trip to Mount of the Leap
Nazareth Village Tour
Old City tour
Nazareth Restaurants
Tishreen Resturant NazarethTishreen Resturant
Fahoum Restaurant
Diana Resturant NazarethDiana Resturant
Merry Land Restaurant
La Fontana di Maria Resturant
Pollmondo Resturant
Andrin Resturant Nazareth
Where to sleep
The Fauzi Azar Inn
Golden Crown Hotel (2015 St. POB 50252, 16000 Nazareth)
Abu Saeed Hostel (Old City, 16092 Nazareth )

Al Mutran Guest House (Al Mutran square , 16000 Nazareth )
Rimonim Mary's Well Nazareth Hotel (Paulus VI Road, 16000 Nazareth )
Nazareth Plaza Hotel (2 Hermon Street, 17502 Nazareth)
View from balcony of “Fauzi Azar Inn”
Mensa Christi – Nazareth
Christ Synagogue at Nazareth
“Fauzi Azar Inn”
Church of Christ Adolescent
Church of the Annunciation
Nazareth Village - Pictures

1400 Bananas, 76 Towns & 1 Million People

By Samir Nazareth

Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Paperback (379 pages)

1400 Bananas, 76 Towns & 1 Million People
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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson in Travels with a Donkey Few of us have the panache to put in our papers, free ourselves from our desks, and take off on a half-year-long trip along the coastal necklace of peninsular India. This richly-flavoured travelogue combines adventure, serendipity, food, and sheer joie de vivre. The narrative irresistibly draws us in as benevolent observers of the many facets and foibles of humanity. Living out of a backpack, in budget lodgings, and eating bananas as a staple, only add to the heady challenges that stimulate the spirit of wanderlust of this maverick-explorer. The tour diary, starting from the remote north-western coastal tip and climaxing, rather precariously, way above sea-level at the potentially sinister Indo-Tibetan border, is an engrossing chronicle of discoveries about the desires, views, tribulations, joys, and sheer zest for living, of the teeming millions of India. Thrown in for good measure, in a refreshingly tongue-in-cheek style, are recipes for some of the gastronomic delights offered in the places traversed. Itinerant sidelights about people of all classes and creeds – fishermen, seafarers, rickshaw-drivers, priests, salesmen, radicals, typical and atypical families, and all the rest – create a colourful kalaidescope that is quintessentially India. This book is as enjoyable and energising as a good cup of chai...

Monty Python's The Life of Brian (of Nazareth)

By Graham Chapman

Ace Books
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Monty Python s The Life of Brian (of Nazareth)
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