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Amazing View of the Sea of Galilee from the Golan Heights

The most amazing view of the Sea of Galilee can be enjoyed by your family only a few minutes from Hamat Gader on the Golan Heights. On a clear day over Pesach we were able to see the entire Lake Kinneret, the Jordan Valley, Zemach, Kibbutz Kinneret,...

Mazel Tov – Our African Cichlids had Babies!

My grandsons in Minneapolis wanted to see my fish here in Israel so I made them this video of them “dancing” to music. They are mostly African Cichlids from the Lake Malawi region. They’re still juvenile, but some have already started...

Gourmet Olive Oil Tasting in Katzrin – with Villa Rimona Zimmers

You may have been to a "wine tasting," but recently we tried an "olive oil tasting" in Katzrin on the Golan Heights. Here's a fun 2 minute video including us "tasting" the oil and "scrubbing" with olive soap. http://youtu.be/i9vyLoBrpUE

Interest rates rise again: Understanding what’s really happening in Israel’s economy

There are many reasons that Israel’s economy is one of the strongest in the world today. At first blush that’s great news. But there are potentially negative side effects to that as well. As a great place to invest, and with interest rates so low,...

Luxury Long-Term Furnished Rental in Shaarei Chesed Jerusalem

If you love the Shaarei Chesed neighborhood in Jerusalem but want to try it out first before buying, here’s a great opportunity. This is a huge (220 square meter almost 2,400 square feet) 5 bedroom apartment in the prestigious Megiddo Towers. It’s...

Ayit Waterfall (Eagle Falls) – Golan Heights (1 min vid)

If you love nature but don’t like hiking, here’s a beautiful site for your next visit to the Golan. Mapal Ayit is right on highway 808 not far from Gamla. The waterfall is a few steps from the parking lot. It’s even wheelchair...

Katzrin Park – Ancient Talmudic Village – Golan Heights – with Villa Rimona Zimmers

Join us on a video walk-thru of Rabbi Abun's 2000-year-old house in Katzrin in the Golan Heights. This two-story home boasts a large master suite, and a lovely courtyard for your chickens but sorry folks, there are no bathrooms and no running water. And...

Gan HaShlosha – Sachne – Nature Reserve — with Villa Rimona

Here is a two minute video of one of the most beautiful places in Israel. The nature reserve is used as a public swimming venue as well as a wonderful place to picnic, play and explore with the whole family. You'll see waterfalls, springs, an ancient flour...

Happy Purim

Purim is a great holiday in Israel. Jerusalem celebrates it on the 15th of Adar (Monday) while the rest of the country celebrates it on Sunday. All the school kids dress up in their costumes in order to have Purim parties with their schoolmates on Friday, so...

Beit Gabriel – Cultural Center on the Kinneret (1 min video)

The Galilee is not only about hiking, kayaking, swimming, jeeping and horseback riding. If you are looking for some culture,¬† about 10 minutes from Villa Rimona near Tzemach junction you’ll find Beit Gavriel Cultural Center. There is a large...

Gan Garoo – Australian Zoo – near Beit Shean Israel

We had a great time this week visiting the Gan Garoo nature reserve. Here's some fun video of us wandering among the kangaroos and some funny shots of me feeding the birds. This is a great family friendly place to visit when you come up to visit the Galilee...

Israel home price increases — 3rd highest in the world

According to a recent article in Arutz7, Israeli homes continue to prove be one of the best investments around as the growth in home prices is the third highest in the world. The rise in prices in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 16.2 percent, according to...

A Cool Date at Kibbutz Kinneret – with Villa Rimona Zimmers – Funny Video

I've heard of a single malt, or a wine tasting lesson,,, but "date tasting?!" Ron and Omri were on hand at the Kibbutz Kinneret Factory outlet store called Tamarim Plus- to offer explanations and a "Date Tasting" lesson in this funny video.

New laws affecting Israel Real Estate investors – passed last week

Last week the government passed legislation in a further attempt to slow down the red hot real estate market in Israel. At the same time they want to make more apartments available for young couples entering the market. To encourage people who are holding an...

Visit to Lake Hula Bird Sanctuary – Agamon Hula

It was a gorgeous sunny day on Wednesday, and after doing some shopping in Tiberias, Chana and I decided to take an impromptu trip to the Agaman Hula Nature Reserve. Located north of Tiberias and Lake Kinneret in the Hula Valley, less than an hour from...

Increased housing demand based on real needs – Globes

The Israeli economy continues to boom and a recent survey on consumer attitudes commissioned by Globes newspaper shows that record numbers of Israelis would like to purchase a new home within the next six months. This trend continues to drive prices up, and...

IMF: Great Recession “Short and Sweet” in Israel

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently met with the Bank of Israel and produced a report praising Israel. It’s fascinating to read (if you like that kind of stuff), full of tables and diagrams. They showed concern that the housing prices had...

My Dramatic Video About IDF With Surprise Ending

Here’s an experimental¬† 1 minute video I made about the IDF. Can you guess the surprise ending before the video ends? I’m constantly trying to produce creative, entertaining and informative videos for you each week. There’s a mix of travel,...

Israel’s Economy is Booming – Housing market is only part of the story

People often ask me, “are the housing prices in Israel going to continue to climb?” One factor in the equation is the performance of the housing market compared to the general economic situation in the the country. Here are some amazing facts and...

2010: Israel Properties increased by over 20% – Globes

The real estate prices in Israel continue to rise. The statistics for 2010 are now available and Globes newspaper reports the following: The average price of a four-room apartment in 2010 showed double-digit growth in most of the country compared with...
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