A couple months ago, Taglit-Birthright Israel held a contest open to all North American Birthright alumni to submit photos they had taken that highlight Israel in all its scenic glory.
The person who submitted the best and most popular photo won a free, round-trip ticket back to the Holy Land. Not a bad deal!
The first photo below is the winner, submitted by OCAD University student Ronnie Friedman. The second is the runner-up, and the rest were posted in no particular order.
If these photos aren't enough to give you that I've-got-to-get-back-to-Israel itch, I'm not sure what will.