Menara CliffRosh HaniqraHaifaMassada

  • Issue: June 2002
  • Designer: Meir Eshel
  • Stamp Size: 25.7 mm x 40 mm
  • Plate no.: 472, 473, 474, 475 two phosphor bar
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: Government Printers
  • Method of printing: Offset

Menara Cliff

The cable car system is situated in the center of a tourist site which was opened to the public in 1998. The cable car route is the longest in the country (1895 meters) and climbs from the southern outskirts of the town, Kiryat Shemona to the Naftali Heights near Kibbutz Menara in the Upper Galilee. The cable car stops at three terminals and at each one are a number of varied activities. There are 12 cars (8 passengers per car) that travel at a height of up to 40 meters from the ground. The distance between each terminal is 750 meters. Views from the cable car include the Hula valley, Mount Hermon and the Golan and a panoramic view of Kiryat Shemona and the Geological Park in the Ramiro Nature Reserve. The site includes different recreational activities such as rides on special mountain sledges, abseiling, bike trips and walks in nature.The cable car system is the first joint venture in Israel between the Kiryat Shemona Municipality, Kibbutz Menara and a private entrepreneur. The site is a joint project of Keren Kayemeth Leisrael, The Society for the Protection of Nature, The Nature Reserves Authority and representatives of the Ministry of the Environment.

Rosh Haniqra

The cable car system was established in 1968 and is situated on the northwest edge of the Ladder of the Tyre hills. This is also the international border between Israel and Lebanon. The western side of the ridge descends into the Mediterranean Sea as a hanging cliff, 70 meters high. The cable car
-system has 2 cars, each with a capacity of 15 passengers, which take visitors to the crevices and caves. The caves were created naturally by the waves from the sea. Views of the Carmel in the south and the Segev-Tefen area in the east can be seen from the top of the Rosh Haniqira cliffs. The site is open all year round.


Haifa's cable car system, connecting the Bat Galim beach with Stella Maris on the top of Mount Carmel, was established in 1986. It is 355 meters long and there are 130 meters between terminals. There are 6 sphere-shaped cable cars, which enable 360 degrees of panoramic views of the Haifa bay and to the north until Rosh Haniqra. Nearby visitors sites are the National Maritime Museum, the Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum, the Carmelite Monastery and Eliya's Cave. The cable car is open all the year round.


The first Massada cable car was built in 1971 enabling millions of tourists from all over the world to visit the national historical site of Massada. After almost 30 years the cable car system was renewed and today consists of
larger cable cars holding up to 80 passengers each. The new position of the upper terminal allows visitors to enter the site by a bridge without having to climb steps. The length of the cable car journey is 900 meters with a
difference in height between the terminals of 290 meters. The Massada cable car is the largest of its kind in Israel. It climbs from the eastern valley of the Dead Sea above the Snake Path and ends at the magnificent Herods
Fortress – the site of the last battle in the Great Rebellion of the Jews against the Romans.

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