GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Golan Heights have jumped back into the news the last few days.

VINEYARD BELOW THE GOLAN HEIGHTS 

Today the Golan Heights is a centre of viticulture and the region is now better known for its wine than for its war torn past. 

GOLAN HEIGHTS PANORAMA

Despite the clear skies, the sound of rolling thunder and bright artillery flashes on the horizon was proof positive of the civil war in Syria just across the border.

GOLAN HEIGHTS OBSERVATION POST

GOLAN HEIGHTS MINEFIELD

Dangerous leftovers from yesteryear.

GOLAN HEIGHTS GIFT SHOP

In complete consonance with the zeitgeist of the times,  a gift shop in a former war zone.

BURNT OUT RUSSIAN TANK

Remnant of the Yom Kippur war.

ISRAELI TANK OVERLOOKS THE VALLEY OF TEARS FROM THE GOLAN HEIGHTS

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

A gorgeous LA crooner flatters my lens with a pose atop a Chieftan tank. 

Wine and women on the Golan Heights! What’s not to like?? 

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