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  • Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    by gubbi1
  • Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    by gubbi1
  • Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    Belvoir Fortress, Kochav Hayarden NP, IL
    by gubbi1

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    Lizzard, Kokhav Hayarden NP, IL

    by gubbi1 Written Feb 3, 2011

    Around Israel you will come across different types of lizzards, which are often colored according to the colors of the rocks in their environment. So here the lizzards are grey. I was surprised of the size.

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    The moat, Kokhav Hayarden NP, IL 2 more images

    by gubbi1 Written Feb 3, 2011

    Don't miss to go down into the moat. There are two stairs which you can use to go down and up again. It gives a very interesting perspective as the fortress really impresses and you know why it was almost uncapturable for the troups of Salah al-Din (Saladin) who besieged Belvoir for a year and a half until 1189 when the crusaders surrendered.

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    Belvoir, Kokhav Hayarden NP, IL 2 more images

    by gubbi1 Updated Feb 3, 2011

    From the crusader fortress Belvoir you have great views into the surrounding landscape. No wonder that it received its name Belvoir (beautiful view). From up here you can look down into and over the Jordan Valley and all the driving up the hill is forgotten. Of course the fortress was not built because of the beautiful view, but rather in a practical and strategical position from where they could control an important bridge over the Jordan River which was the entrance to their area. For you I can only say: Enjoy the beautiful view!

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    Kochav HaYarden, the Jordan Valley, Israel

    by Martin_S. Written Jul 6, 2005

    Favorite thing: Here is part of that great view I was telling you about, this is looking down (eastward) into the Jordan Valley. Below you can see in the front center of the picture the Kibbutz of Neve Ur where I lived back in 1975...Just behind the Kibbutz you can see brown fields and beyond that a green area. The "border" between the brown and the green is the Isael/Jordan border and the Jordan River. The brown is plowed fields, ready for planting and the green is citrus fruit trees.

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    Kochav HaYarden, ceiling detail, Israel

    by Martin_S. Written Jul 6, 2005

    Favorite thing: Take a look also at the ceiling, sometimes you find surprising details...this perfectly nice hole in the roof was very nicely CLOSED...and for what reason..there was another identical hole like this in an adjoining room left open.. Imagine yourself as a Crusader Knight, lying in this room resting before a fight with the Arab armies of Salladin, trying to figure out WHY this hole was closed.

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