Views of the area near the Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, in Northern Israel: I took these photos in late June while on our two week trip to Israel. The top one shows the hills of the Golan, with cars on the right parked near a Kinneret beach. Before Israel took over the Golan Heights in 1967, snipers would shoot down at the inhabitants of this area indiscriminately. The middle one shows the lake itself, with the Golan Heights in the distance. The bottom one is the beach at Ginosar, a resort on the Sea of Galilee. The old boat one sees gives tours on the lake; as this area is important to both Jews and Christians, I wonder if they tell one set of stories to Jews and another to Christians? And what do the Japanese tourists hear?
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Update: if you want to hear a little more about the tourist tales, please read my comments below (comment #16, #20, #34). I love all the interest! Wish I could take more photos of Israel.