What to do in “Kfar Yasif”, Israel
Kafr Yasif is a local council in the Northern District of Israel, about 8 km northeast of Akko, and was declared a local council in 1925.
Many remains attest to the existence of an ancient settlement dating back to the Canaanites, the Israelis, and the Phoenicians. Remains of a Jewish settlement from the Roman, Byzantine and Crusader periods, most of which were either destroyed or buried, are also found there.
Until the middle of the 19th century, a Jewish community also lived in the village. An ancient Jewish cemetery, which was used from the 17th to the beginning of the 20th century, can still be seen there. The Jews of Akko and the surrounding area, who did not want to be buried outside the borders of the Land of Israel (Akko was considered a foreign city outside the Land of Israel), used this cemetery.
Events & Attractions:
One of the attractions in the village is the ancient Jewish cemetery in Kafr Yasif. Also, within the village is Maqam Nabi al-Khader, which is sacred to the Druze community as the tomb of Elijah the prophet. They visit the tomb on January 25 every year.
The building was built in 1880 and has been covered over the years by the large structure that is there now. On the walls are portraits of Druze dignitaries and paintings of King Solomon and King David. Next to the building are picnic tables, and a lawn.
Also, each year at the end of December the Galilee decorates for Christmas and Hanukkah. Zman Galil organization holds the Winter Festival – which includes a guided night tour between Yasif and Jatt.
The transportation in Kafr Yasif is based on private vehicles, inter-city buses, and taxis.