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Bethlehem

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Jericho

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Hebron

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Khirbat Qumran

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Nahal Kalya

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Al Latrun

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Nabulus

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Jifna

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Jayyus

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Bethlehem

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  • From Jerusalem

    Bethlehem Transportation

    To get here take Bus 22 from the main Arab bus station at Damascus Gate. Damascus Gate is where all the Arab buses depart from. Leaving the Old City from Damascus Gate, take a right, and the station is about 100 meters on the left. On Christmas day there is so much traffic from Jerusalem to Bethlehem that they commandeer all kinds of buses to run...

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  • Jacir Palace InterContinental Bethlehem

    Bethlehem Hotels

    Jerusalem Hebron Road, PO Box 1167, Bethlehem

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Church of the Nativity

    Bethlehem Things to Do

    On Christmas day there were still hundreds, perhaps maybe a thousand, pilgrims in the town, in spite of the recent troubles. On other years tens of thousands have passed through during the Christmas period. In a sea of political tension, the mood at the Church was warm, joyous and exalting. It's a hard and difficult trip to Bethlehem, and some...

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Ramallah

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  • Going to See Mahmoud Darwish Grave

    Ramallah Things to Do

    the grave of the famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Born in 1941 in the village of Al Birwa in the Galilee, Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarchtower ded as the Palestinian national poet. Lots of his poetry tackled loss, dispossession and exile, portraying Palestine as a...

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  • City Inn

    Ramallah Hotels

    Nablus Road Albireh, P.O.BOX 2169, Ramallah

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Visiting Birzeit

    Ramallah Things to Do

    Visiting Birzeit Birzeit located 4 miles north of Ramallah is Birzeit which literally translates to “Well of (olive) oil referring to the wells in which inhabitants historically stored virgin pressed olive oil. With a population of some 6000, Birzeit is also famous for it university, one of Palestine’s flagship[ educational institutes. fame is due...

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Jericho

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  • Mount of Temptation

    Jericho Things to Do

    The Mount of Temptation is the Main Draw for Christian Pilgrims in Jericho, particularly the Orthodox Churches as there is the Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation Above. although archeologists have debated on the exact location of the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted for 40 days and nights, the Orthodox Churches claimed that this is the...

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  • Hotel InterContinental

    Jericho Hotels

    Jericho Jerusalem Road, Jericho

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Judean Desert

    Jericho Things to Do

    A Large part of the West Bank and Jericho Town is along the Judean Desert, which is a separate desert from the Negev Desert of Southern israel. this Desert starts from the mountains near Jerusalem and goes down up to the Dead Sea and starts from just after Beit Shan and up to the Southern Dead Sea, just after Qumran, where it then becomes the Negev...

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Hebron

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  • Al-Sultan Pool

    Hebron Things to Do

    The Sultan's Pool (Birket Al-Sultan) is a large reservoir,which is part of waqf of the Ibrahimi Mosque.It was built by Mamluk sultan Qalawun during major water engineering works that also included sabils (drinking fountains).

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  • Glass-blowing

    Hebron Things to Do

    Glass-blowing (the glass factoroies) is said to have been brought to Hebron by the Venetians in the 14th century and a number of producers are still in action,making distinctive cobalt-blue vessels and a range of decorative pieces including the huge bunches of glass grapes .

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  • Patriarchs Tombs- Cave of Machpelah

    Hebron Things to Do

    The alternative biblical name for Hebron, KIRIATH-ARBA ('the town of the four'), is explained to refer to the four couples buried there,

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Khirbat Qumran

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  • Qumran Archeological Sites 2

    Khirbat Qumran Things to Do

    part two of my tips with more pictures aroundthis will be a two part tip with more pictures around the archelogical site in qumran of an essene village which was initially excavated by Roman Catholic Priest Roman Da voux from 1953 to 56 and then continued by Israel. The excavations include the Scriptorium, where the essenes where writing the...

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  • Qumran Archeological Sites 1

    Khirbat Qumran Things to Do

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures around the archelogical site in qumran of an essene village which was initially excavated by Roman Catholic Priest Roman Da voux from 1953 to 56 and then continued by Israel. The excavations include the Scriptorium, where the essenes where writing the scrolls (but no scrolls were found here, just at...

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  • Dead Sea Beauty and Cosmetic Products

    Khirbat Qumran Local Customs

    We all know that the dead sea is famous for it's high mineral content and dead sea mud and it's derivatives are being sold around the world as a beauty product and that there are various companies both in Jordan and here in Israel that produces these products and if you are going here at the Visitors Center of the Qumran National Park, you can buy...

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Nahal Kalya

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  • Floating at the Dead Sea

    Nahal Kalya Things to Do

    Floating along the Dead Sea is the most popular activity to do for the Tourists and Christian Pilgrims that goes to the Nahal Kalya Public Beach. The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating. Objects in water stop sinking when they displace a mass of water equal to their body mass. In unsalted water,...

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  • Swim at the Dead Sea

    Nahal Kalya Things to Do

    although regular swimming activities like breast stroke, free style, butterfly stroke swimming is not allowed at the Dead Sea due to the Hypersalinity and added bouyancy of the Big Lake, you can still do swimming activities like just lying down flat on your belly and float around as the hypersalinity again make you more bouyant and you don't need a...

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  • Swimming at the Dead Sea Warnings:

    Nahal Kalya Warnings and Dangers

    being a hypersaline lake with at least 33% salinity for the Northern Dead Sea and 34 % for the Southern Dead Sea, swimming at the Dead Sea is not your usual thing as the hypersalinity will hurt your tongue if you accidentally ingest water, moreso if the water will seep into your eyelids and people with heart conditions are not allowed to swim in...

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Al Latrun

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  • Canada Park

    Al Latrun Things to Do

    Canada Park is a big nature reserve that was built with help from canadian jews and this is how the park got his name.Very close to the monastery with great view.You can enjoy the nature with walking trails , biking trails , places to see birds.

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  • The Trappist order

    Al Latrun Things to Do

    When people in Israel say Latrun they think about the monastery that is located here.We call it "Minzar Ha'shatkanim" which means the monastery of the people who don't speak.The monastery was build in 1861 by the Trappist order and the monks are famous for being silence and also for the wine they are making.The monastery is open 09:00-11:00 and...

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  • Mini Israel Park

    Al Latrun Things to Do

    Not too far from the abbey, you will find Mini Israel Park. In this park you can see scale down models of Israeli sites. The models are on 1:25 scale of the real ones and are exremely accurate. One annoying thing here is the addition of commercial stuff. So, some sites were put in just because they have to do with one of the sponsors and some...

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Nabulus

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  • Visiting and See Jacob’s Well

    Nabulus Things to Do

    Jacob's well is one of the important sites in Palestine.The 35 meter deep well stands in the land that Jacob bought from Hanor for a “hundred pieces of silver” (Genesis 33:19). It is also here that Jesus asked a Samaritan woman to draw water for him to drink. The well has been an object of pilgrimages since then.

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  • Samaritan museum on Mt.Gerizim

    Nabulus Things to Do

    Historically, Samaritans were a large community — up to more than a million in late Roman times, but were then gradually reduced to several tens of thousands up to a few centuries ago — their dramatic demographic shrinkage has been a result of various historical events, including, most notably, the bloody suppression of the Third Samaritan Revolt...

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  • Samaritan museum on Mt.Gerizim

    Nabulus Things to Do

    Based on the Samaritan Torah, Samaritans claim their worship is the true religion of the ancient Israelites prior to the Babylonian Exile, preserved by those who remained in the Land of Israel.

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Jayyus

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  • Olive Harvest 1

    Jayyus Local Customs

    Because of the problems the villagers have harvesting their trees since the Wall was built, they are grateful for any help from outsiders. So off we went for a weekend to help a friend with his family's trees. The olive harvest mostly begins in October - it's best to wait until the rains come, but not always possible. This year it was dry, hot and...

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  • Village Council Meeting

    Jayyus Things to Do

    This was a public meeting in the Village Hall attended by various political figures from the Palestinian Authority and nearby towns. The main topics were the increasing unemployment and poverty in the village since the Wall was built. Politicians tend to be much the same the world over so there was lots of "We are doing our best" and "It's out of...

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  • Olive fields

    Jayyus Things to Do

    For me there are few sights more beautiful in the Middle East than the rolling valleys of fields of olive trees. The olive tree is the emblem of Palestinian villages and its branches are famous throughout the world as a symbol for peace.

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