Israel Highway Ride
Today we’re visiting very ancient land.
Route: Jerusalem -> Tel Aviv
Duration: 22 min. 18 sec.
Video by: alonrefael
Highway 1 is the main highway connecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel and continuing eastwards to the Jordan Valley.
Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel’s capital. It is a holy city to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem of Gold, as it has come to be known in Hebrew, is a fascinatingly unique place where the first century rubs shoulders with the twenty-first century, each jostling for legitimacy and space, and where picturesque “old” neighborhoods nestle against glistening office towers and high-rise apartments.
Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel. It is on the Mediterranean coast, about 60 km northwest of Jerusalem and 100 km south of Haifa. The official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo, and reflects the fact that the city has grown beside (and absorbed) the ancient port city of Yafo.