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Kennedy Memorial

Jerusalem, Israel
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Beautiful vistas of the Judean Hills

My previous visit to this site was over forty years ago. The monument is still in good condition... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Unfortunately not worth the effort, despite beautiful location

Even for those of us who grew up thinking the Kennedy assassination was a horrible tragedy, this... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Haifa, Israel
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Located on a mountaintop and surrounded by 51 graceful columns, this 60-foot-high monument is in tribute to President John F. Kennedy.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good58%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“judean hills” (2 reviews)
“forest” (5 reviews)
“tragedy” (2 reviews)
Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Ram
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

My previous visit to this site was over forty years ago. The monument is still in good condition and the maintenance is good. Aside from its expression of the friendship and ties between the American and Israeli people, this hill top site gives beautiful vistas...More

Thank mefixer
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Even for those of us who grew up thinking the Kennedy assassination was a horrible tragedy, this memorial is still a bit...odd (if I were more critical, I might even say irrelevant). It occupies an incredibly beautiful mountaintop, just outside Jerusalem, overlooking two steep valleys...More

Thank B J
Reviewed 12 September 2016

In Aminadav forest on the road to Hadassah Ein Karem Medical Center,Memorial built by the American Jewish Communities in 1966 to John F..Kenedy that was assassinated in Dallas Texas in 1963 On top of a hill with open views up to the Sea,and suurounded by...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Built in 1966 (3 years after the assassination) architect David Resnick together with the sculptor Dov Feigin created a meaningful memorial to John F. Kennedy, President of the USA. The building is shaped like the stump of a felled tree, which symbolizes a life cut...More

Thank InternationalTr... I
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The concrete memorial is very unattractive. Inside is cold and empty, with a bas-relief of JFK tucked away, completely out of proportion to the inner space. Each pillar has a state seal - why? What does that have to do with anything? The saving grace...More

Thank NephronToronto
Reviewed 13 October 2013

It is located on a mountain, not far from Jerusalem. It's an impressive monument from the 60's that looks like the shape of a tree stump, to emphasize the tragedy of the murder of the young U.S president JFK. It 's made from bare concrete,...More

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The memorial was designed by the Architect David Reznik, born in Brazil, who made Israel his home in the late 40's. He was a student and friend of the great and world renowned Oscar Niemeyer - and they both passed away in 2012. You can...More

Thank marom
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The memorial forest surrounds a circular memorial meant to portray a tree cut down before its time, the ribs of which represent the 50 states with the seal of each in between. A little out of the way but an impressive spot.

Thank chaiminded
Reviewed 28 April 2008

This simple yet stunning memorial is something I didn't expect to find in the forests of Jerusalem. It is beautifully unique, completely in the round with very interesting quotes from notable Americans and lovely surroundings. I would definitely put it on a list to visit,...More

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