Tourist Tip #252 / Sha'ar HaGai, en Route to Jerusalem

This is not a site to add to your itinerary, but a place you pass on a major highway. You don't even need to stop: Just read the piece before you set out and slow down for the landmarks.

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Sha'ar HaGai – Bab el-Wad in Arabic – means the “Gate of the Valley." It is the point at which Route 1, from Tel Aviv or Ben-Gurion International Airport to Jerusalem, leaves behind the rolling hills and...