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Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel (li. “G-d’s Vineyard) is a stunning mountain range in the north of Israel extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the south east. During Biblical times, Elijah confronted the false ”prophets” of the pagan god, Ba’al atop the mountain in a dramatic showdown leading the Israelites to proclaim the existence of one G-d.

Mount Carmel is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, and today the protected environment serves as nurturing ground for a handful of animals facing extinction. The city of Haifa is situated on the north-west slopes of the mountain and the Druze villages of Dalyat el-Carmel and Issufia are located along the center of the range.