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Dead Sea and the Negev

Famous the world over as the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, this region is peppered with sites of biblical significance. The imposing rebel fortress at Masada lies to the southwest of the Dead Sea, while shoreline spa resorts tempt tourists with their therapeutic, mineral-rich mud treatments. Ein Gedi oasis is a particularly enticing emerald swath in the creamy hills. The vast crater of Makhtesh Ramon in the Negev Desert and the eerie beauty of the Wilderness of Zin are best seen while on a hike. Kibbutzim are turning the desert green again, as Ben-Gurion desired, and the bedouin are trying to find a balance ...

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