National Geographic : 1963 May
High tea on the Dead Sea. Israel's Dead Sea is the lowest spot on earth. You go down 1,292 feet through a moonscape to get there. Cups and saucers float on it. So do bridge tables. And so do you: You pop right to the top. You can float clear to Sodom, if you like. Nearby, in Beersheba, there's a newer source of water: a swimming pool in the land of Abraham. Everywhere in Israel,the Bible is part of the scenery. You can skin dive at Ashkelon, at the beach where Samson met Delilah. At the Sea of Galilee, you can watch fishermen toss nets for St. Peter's fish as they did 2,000 years ago. Afterwards, you can visit a kibbutz with a concert hall and a banana plantation, enjoy St. Peter's fish for dinner and pay the bill with your Diners' Club card. Where else in the world? For more details, contact your travel agent or ISRAEL GOVERNMENT TOURIST OFFICE New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills or Montreal.