In the Hebrew Bible, one reads the prophetic story of the Jewish nation, scattered around the world, to gather back home in the Jewish homeland. Rarely does one have the opportunity to step foot in the land of Israel to see the prophecy come alive.
Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, Chair of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, unveiled Sunday night a preservation and reconstruction project of the wall promenade, fortifications, and the Crusaders’ market at the port of Caesarea in a festive event in the presence of numerous guests.
New promenade walls and a 700-year-old Crusader market at the Caesarea Harbor were unveiled on June 10 in the Caesarea National Park, in the presence of Baroness Ariane de Rothschild and representatives from funding and cooperating parties.
Located upon Mount Carmel, Zikhron Ya’akov was one of the first pioneered Jewish settlements in Israel and founded by Romanian Jews returning to their Biblical homeland during the Ottoman rule in 1882.
On the breathtaking hillside of Mount Carmel is Ramat Hanadiv, the nature park and memorial gardens for the Baron Edmond de Rothschild, where one can learn about the story of Israel’s early pioneers and benefactors.
King Herod the Great built Caesarea into one of the largest cities in the Roman world. As a Roman-style pagan city, it acted as the main coastal city of Israel (much like Tel Aviv is today) after Herod built an artificial harbor to bring in ships.