Shuni

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Shuni Then and Now

Shuni Then and Now

The Shuni Fortress and the land surrounding it bear major historical significance. Once a Jewish Talmudic village, the Romans built an amphitheater where they gathered for water celebrations. The Crusaders

Ancient Amphitheater Rocks as Shalit Returns Home

Ancient Amphitheater Rocks as Shalit Returns Home

On the night that Gilad Shalit returned home from 5 long years in captivity at the hands of Hamas, a massive concert was held in the Shuni Amphitheater. The amphitheatre

From Shuni to Caesarea — The Roman Aqueducts

From Shuni to Caesarea — The Roman Aqueducts

Between Haifa and Tel Aviv lies the ancient city of Caesarea, built by King Herod in 10 BCE. Even in medieval times, the city had an abundant supply of water that came

Staged Naval War Games at Shuni

Staged Naval War Games at Shuni

This video (1:52) shows a reenactment of Naumachia, staged naval battles which were very popular in the Coliseum in Rome. Archaeologists have found marks at the bottom of the ancient Shuni

Etzel and the Shuni Region Nowadays

Etzel and the Shuni Region Nowadays

Back in the pre-State era, the Shuni fortress used to serve as the headquarters for the Etzel (Irgun Tzva’i Le’umi), a movement of freedom fighters dedicated to the liberation of

Underground Headquarters in Pre-State Israel

Underground Headquarters in Pre-State Israel

In the pre-State years, the medieval Shuni fortress served as the headquarters for the Irgun, the right-wing underground movement for freeing the State of Israel. Shuni played an important role

JABOTINSKY SHUNI PARK: HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE

JABOTINSKY SHUNI PARK: HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE

Written by Sarina Roffé, JNF Director of Communications, this informative article shares the history and attractions of the Jabotinsky Shuni Park, excavated and renovated by KKL-JNF. Located between Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov,

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Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea Live

Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea Live

In this clip (3:53) watch two modern Jazz legends — Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin — improvise on the piano at a live performance at the Shuni Amphitheater in Binyamina.

Eric Burdon’s Almost-Cancelled Israeli Performance

Eric Burdon’s Almost-Cancelled Israeli Performance

The Shuni Amphitheater has seen some memorable performances over the years, like Eric Burdon‘s 2013 performance shown in this clip (4:45).  The amphitheater was built as part of the KKL-JNF’s

Infected Mushroom with Mayumana Live at Shuni

Infected Mushroom with Mayumana Live at Shuni

This is a snippet (5:50) from Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom‘s pair-up with the acclaimed dance/percussion troupe Mayumana at the Shuni Amphitheater in 2015. Haifa-based Infected Mushroom has been one of

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Anecdotes

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Planning the Prison Break – Scene from Exodus (1960)

Planning the Prison Break – Scene from Exodus (1960)

In this scene (2:18) from classic MGM film Exodus (1960), we see members of the pre-State underground movements planning a massive, clandestine operation to free Jewish prisoners held in the Acre prison. This is

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