Until 1992, Israel's Supreme Court was housed in rented premises. Its new building - a short walk away from the Knesset ... More
Supreme Court of Israel (The)
Until 1992, Israel's Supreme Court was housed in rented premises. Its new building - a short walk away from the Knesset is architecturally impressive. The building links old and new with mosaics from Byzantine times and bricks reminiscent of those in the Old City alongside white Mediterranean walls. The architects incorporated biblical ideas into their work with law and truth illustrated by lines to show a direct path and justice represented by curves (this comes from a passage in the psalms: "He will lead me in the circles of justice"). Visitors can observe court sessions (but of course the proceedings are in Hebrew). There is a daily English tour at midday. Those arriving at other times, can pick up a sheet for a self-guided tour.
The new Supreme Court of Israel building is a stunning blend of modern architecture and ancient materials. Free guided tours are available (12 noon for English speakers), or you can take a self-tour (also free). Unless otherwise posted, courtrooms are open to the public during trials. Allow 45 minutes for your visit; then see the Israeli Knesset (parliament) building next door, and the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book down the street.
Located in a quiet neighbourhood of downtown Jerusalem near the original Bezalel Art School, this congregation was founded in 1925.
The present congregation, reinstituted in 1996, is a member of the Baptist Convention of Israel and is affiliated with ...
Various topics are on display here including the history of dinosaurs, reptiles and mammal development. The bird displays are wonderful
and showcase some of Israel's most beautiful winged creatures. The best exhibits are specific to Israel and include the ...
The dying wish (albeit unfulfilled) of Scotland's king, Robert the Bruce, was that his heart be buried in Jerusalem, commemorated
in a small plaque in the church floor. Completed in 1927, St Andrew's is also a memorial to Scottish ...