2017 Queer Women’s Mission to Israel Photoblog: The North

Heading north! We spent the past two days in the north of Israel, visiting the beautiful Galilee region, seeing the Sea of Galilee (the Kinneret), riding along the Northern border and peering into Syria. We then visited the vibrant city of Haifa, the third-largest city in Israel.

We visited the Golan, overlooking Syria, and learned about the history of the region and about the conflict as it stands today. In this photo, we’re on a ridge and Syria is to our back.

We took a jeep tour of Israel’s northernmost regions.

Hiking by the Jordan river!

Enjoying lunch and a wine tasting!

We visited the Communities’ House – Haifa’s LGBTQ center, which opened just this year.

We stopped by the the storied Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Collages made by women on the trip:

A huge shout out to the women who shared their photos with us, thank you!