The Israelis didn’t concede this holiday for the sake of going out into nature. The Jewish National Fund said that a half a million people went to parks, forests, stored their cars in parking garages at vacation sites, and went bicycling. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported that 300 million travelers chose to go to nature reserves. The most popular places to visit were Caesarea, Beit Guvrin, and Ein Prat.










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The holiday came and went and the second before, the published data situated the quantity of travelers that decided this Rosh Hashana to visit parks and nature reservations.   According to the Jewish National Fund data, a half a million people visited forests, parks, stored their cars in parking garages near vacation sites and picnic locations, and rode bicycles.  The Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported that 300 million people visited national parks and nature reservations.

 According to the Jewish National Fund, Israeli people centrally focused their trips on the north: the Hula Valley, the Biria Forest, and Jewish National Fund forests in the Galilee and the Golan.   In Central Israel, many travelers visited the hills of Jerusalem, Ben Shemen, and the Sharon region.  In the South, popular destinations included Lahav Forest, Golda Park, and other vacation destination areas in the Negev.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority reported that the most popular destinations for travelers during Rosh Hashana were: Caesarea, the Yarkon, Ashkelon, Beit Guvrin, Stalactites Cave, and Ein Prat.  Some of the travelers also mentioned Gamla and the Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve.

 The Jewish National Fund summed up this Rosh Hashana with satisfaction and was proud of the data showing the growing awareness among the public for preserving the cleanliness of nature.  According to the data, there was a 10 percent decrease in the quantity of waste products collected at the various sites compared to last year.