Herzliya, Rishon L'Tzion, Rehovot and Ramla
These are all quiet towns around Tel Aviv. Herzliya has an affluent section, Herzliya Pituach, with a gorgeous beach, an inhabited sandcastle, and the ruins of a Roman fort, Appolonia. Rehovot is the home of the world-renowned Weitzmann Institute of Science, named after Israel's first president who was an acclaimed chemist in Britain during the Second World War. The institute conducts research into all the natural sciences. Rishon L'Tzion was the first Jewish settlement in Palestine. It boasts a winery where you can join a tour and a wine tasting. Ramla was founded by the Arabs in the 8th century and has some interesting mosques and churches. One of these, the Church of St Nicodemus and St Joseph Arimathea, contains the rooms Napoleon used as staff headquarters when he tried to conquer the Turks in Palestine in 1799.
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