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How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem

How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem

Arab Bus Station in Damascus Gate Photograph by Michael Jackaman Updated on 12 August 2019If you are visiting Bethlehem from Jerusalem and you have to make your own way to Bethlehem, you need to take bus number 234 from the Arab bus station in Damascus Gate in...

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Mar Saba: A Monastic Treasure in the Judean Desert

Mar Saba: A Monastic Treasure in the Judean Desert

A few miles to the east of Nativity Church in Bethlehem lies a treasure of great importance to the Holy Land; a living embodiment of the great monastic Christian tradition that once made the Judean Desert a colony of aesthetic Christian life from the city of Jericho...

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Your Bethlehem Guide for Holy Land Pilgrimage!

Your Bethlehem Guide for Holy Land Pilgrimage!

My name is Michael Jackaman.  I am a licensed English-language tour guide for pilgrims and tourists.  I was born and raised in Bethlehem, and have lived here for my entire life.  I’ve been working in tourism for over a decade now, and I can’t imagine myself doing...

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Day Trips from Jerusalem

Day Trips from Jerusalem

Best Day Trips from Jerusalem Jerusalem is the central city and the base of almost most of the travelers, it holds significance for three of the world’s major religions – Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It is a popular city for pilgrimages, as well as cultural...

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Banksy’s “The Walled Off Hotel”

Banksy’s “The Walled Off Hotel”

BETHLEHEM Banksy’s "The Walled Off Hotel" A monkey bellboy installation at the entrance of "The Walled Off Hotel" in Bethlehem Secretive British street artist Banksy has opened a hotel next to Israel's separation wall in Bethlehem, his latest artwork in the...

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Bethlehem Museum A Journey in Time

Bethlehem Museum A Journey in Time

Bethlehem Museum A Journey in Time By: Suheir Jaouni Source: This week in Palestine There is one place on earth where time completely stops, where we are filled with a poignant nostalgia every time we cross its threshold: a museum, and more precisely, Bethlehem...

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Church of Nativity Bethlehem Restoration Mosaics Angel

Church of Nativity Bethlehem Restoration Mosaics Angel

In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears Urgent repairs to the decaying Church of the Nativity yield an unexpected revelation.   Hidden for centuries beneath layers of plaster, an angel made of mosaic tiles is being restored to its original glory....

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Battir – Land of Olives and Vines

Battir – Land of Olives and Vines

Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, inscribed on World Heritage List and on List of World Heritage in Danger Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines - Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, is located a few kilometres...

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Bethlehem: A World Heritage Site

Bethlehem: A World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem The inscribed property is situated 10 km south of Jerusalem on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church was first completed...

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Bethlehem and the Birthplace of Jesus

Bethlehem and the Birthplace of Jesus

Brief Details about Bethlehem and the Birthplace of Jesus Bethlehem is located 7 km south of Jerusalem on a steep-sided ridge on the western mountains of the Dead Sea depression; its altitude is circa700 meters above sea level. It is surrounded on all sides, except...

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The Separation Wall

The Separation Wall

In April 2002, Israel started to build the separation wall in the West Bank in order to make it easier to control the Palestinian Territories, the people, the economy and much more. In 2004, the High Court of Justice in Lahai said that this wall is illegal and Israel...

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