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Directions - Yad Lebanin - Ra'anana

* Yad Lebanim is the central civic center in Ra'anana located on Ahuza Street, the main street of the town.
Arriving by bus
All buses to Ra'anana stop at Yad Lebanim. Just ask the bus driver if you are not sure where to get off.

Arriving by car
From Route 4 turn into Ra'anana at the South Intersection. This is Ahuza Street. Drive straight and keep going about 500 meters when the road turns steeply downhill. Stay in the left lane. At the bottom of the hill you'll see a big Plaza and a large public building at the back. That's Yad Lebanim. Turn left just before the plaza on Ben Gurion Street and you'll find some parking. The bus will meet the group on Ben Gurion Street, just next to the plaza.

If you arrive from the West side of town (direction Hertzliya), you'll be coming in from Jerusalem street. Turn right on Ahuza and drive about one kilometer till you see the big plaza on your right. that's Yad Lebanim. Turn right just after the plaza on Ben Gurion Street and park.

Directions to New Gate - Jerusalem

New Gate, Old City, Jerusalem

The New Gate is one of the entry points onto the Old City of Jerusalem.

The New Gate is situated at the north-west corner of the Old City, at the edge of Armenian Quarter. Arriving from inside the Old City is a pleasant walk through the Armenian Quarter. Any of the residents will be able to provide directions.

If you exit the Old City from Jaffa Gate, turn right and walk a few minutes to the corner of the Old City and turn right. The New Gate is almost immediately apparent. If you exit the Old City from Damascus Gate turn left, pass through the outdoor market and continue for a few minutes walk to the New Gate.

If coming by car it is best to park in one of the indoor parking lots in the Mamila district. From there walk past Jaffa Gate to the corner of the Old City. Turn left and the New Gate is about 100 meters.

Any taxi driver in Jerusalem knows where the New Gate is. A taxi ride will cost 15-40 shekels depending on where you are coming from.

Jaffa Clock Tower directions

The Jaffa clock tower stands in the middle of Yefet Street at the entrance to Jaffa. Any Jaffa resident can tell you how to get there, and all the taxi drivers know the landmark.

Please refer to the map below if you are planning to walk to the tower. The walking tour will begin from the base of the tower and the guide will meet you there.

The tower was built in 1906 to mark the 25th anniversary of the accession of the Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II. It is similar to other towers built at the same time for this same purpose in Jerusalem and Acco.

Directions to the Ambassador Hotel - East Jerusalem

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Ambassador Hotel
Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem

The hotel is an easy twenty minutes walk from the Old City's Damascus Gate, or a five minute taxi ride.

Arlozorov Train Station Tel Aviv Directions

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Directions Olive Tree Hotel

The Olive Tree Hotel is just ten minutes walk from Damascus Gate of the Old City. Any taxi can take you there and there are lots of buses too. It's right around the corner from the American Colony Hotel, near the Seam Line Road, called Bar Lev Ave on the map below.

Neveh Shalom/Wahat al Salam directions

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From Tel Aviv or the Ben Gurion Airport:

  1. Take the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Highway (No. 1) in the direction of Jerusalem.
  2. At the Latrun Interchange, come off the highway. Turn right in direction of Beer Sheba.
  3. Continue straight for about 3 kilometers to the "Nachshon / Newe Shalom" exit. Follow the exit road, then turn left and follow signs to "Newe Shalom"(about 4 kilometers).

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Location of NSWAS in Israel

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Reaching NSWAS
From Jerusalem:
- Take the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Highway (No. 1) in the direction of Tel Aviv and exit (from the right) at the Latrun Interchange. From the exit road turn left in direction of Beer Sheba, and then proceed as described in point 3 above.

Reaching the Village by Taxi

Naturally it is possible to take a taxi from anywhere in the country (towns within 15-20 minutes of the village are Ramle, Modiin and Beit Shemesh). If the driver is not familiar with Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam, you can explain to her/him that it is located between the Nachson and Latroun Junctions. Tip: It is usually cheaper to hail a taxi than to order one in advance.

Reaching the Village by Bus

On Sunday to Thursday, there is a local bus service three times a day. Bus No. 24 leaves from Ramle Central Bus Station for Neve Shalom at 8:15 AM, 12:00 PM and 6:15 PM. On Fridays, there is only one bus, at 8:15 AM.
For information about reaching Ramle by bus, please consult the web site of the Egged Bus Company (http://egged.co.il/Eng/).
For information about reaching Ramle by train, please consult the web site of Israel Railways (http://www.israrail.org.il/english/).

Directions to the Vesavee Cafe

Versavee Cafe
Jaffa Gate
Old City, Jerusalem

Jaffa Gate is one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, and the closest gate to West Jerusalem. Many city buses pass there, and any taxi will be able to take you.

Walk through Jaffa Gate and pass the 1st street to the left. You'll see Imperial Hotel on the left with an archway underneath leading to an alley. Turn left and pass through the archway. The Vesavee Cafe is straight ahead about 50 meters.

Directions to Daila

Daila Social and Cultural Center
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Daila is a store-front facility situated in Central Jerusalem just a ten minute walk from the Old City's Jaffa Gate and a similar distance from Jerusalem's famed 'Ben Yehuda' walking street. The Daila Center is across the street from the offices of the Ministry of Interior (Misrad HaPnim) and any taxi driver will know the street.

If you arrive by car the best and cheapest parking is near Jaffa Gate in the multi-level parking garage on HaEmek Street. There is also parking behind Daila in the parking garage on on Hillel Street. Consult a map if you are not familiar with Jerusalem streets.