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“Please do not forget to visit the graves of the troops, as well as the dignitaries.”

Mount Herzl National Cemetery
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Small-Group Jewish Heritage Tour from Jerusalem
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Small Group: Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
Ranked #27 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Owner description: This memorial park and cemetery is the final resting place of Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, and other noted leaders including Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol and Yitzhak Rabin.
New York, New York, United States
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Please do not forget to visit the graves of the troops, as well as the dignitaries.”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

A beautiful, dignified memorial to the founders, and states(wo)men of the Land of Israel. BUT, do not forget to walk among the many, many graves of the rank and file solders who bravely gave their young lives so that Israel may yet exist. Both peaceful and heart wrenching at once.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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“A nice tribute”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

The place looks like a park. It is well maintained. You can see the cemetery plots of Israeli's past leaders. Some of them buried with their spouses. There are also plots for the soldiers who died during the war fighting for Israel. Its a very moving experience just being there.

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Devastating and Meaningful”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Any visit to had hertz is bound to reveal the devastating scene of families crying over the graves of their lost loved ones, many who died far too young. As you walk through the rows of headstones and read the names, you notice the military ranks - spanning from private to general - and the ages, often "Ben 18" (an 18 year old boy). The Cemetery includes meaningful tributes to Israel and Zionism's greatest leaders, such as Theodor Herzl himself, and Yitzhak Rabin.

The cemetery is located very close to Yad Vashem and often the two can be visited in the same day.

Visited May 2014
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“A must see to understand Israel”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I went here originally thinking it was just the resting place of Theodore Herzl. In fact it is a military and civilian cemetery for those who have died in war and through terrorism in Israel. It's heart wrenching but I think it is a must see.

Visited June 2014
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Paragould, Arkansas
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“Thank you”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a very moving place. You reallize that the Israel of today didn't come with out a lot of sacrifice. Many lives were given in order to bring back the dream of modern Zionism

Visited June 2014
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