Thursday started with travel to Bir’im, the Palestinian village that was destroyed in the 1947 time frame. We met Tomme’ Magzel who was 20 years old in 1947. He gave us a personal account of the struggles of his village and family. Bir’im is still only ruins other than the church that was rebuilt.
Our next stop was at the Carmelite Monestary for a panoramic view of Northern Israel. It sits on the Carmel ridge and hovers at 497 meters above sea level.
Next we went to Caesarea National Park on the Mediterranean. The city and harbor were built under Herod the Great during c. 22–10 BC. Pictured are the aqueduct, the palace baths, and theater.
Then back to Nazareth for last night at the Legacy Hotel.