Do not forget to visit one of the most significant Spiritual lands..
The Palestinian territory, in a wider sense and together with Israel, are considered the Holy Land for three of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many sites of religious and archaeological significance from the Biblical periods are to be found within the current administration of the Palestinian National Authority and Israel, most notably Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Jericho and of course, East Jerusalem.
Cities at a glance:
- East Jerusalem – has both the Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
- Bethlehem – much like any other city in the West Bank, but the site of Christian holy places such as the Church of the Nativity
- Gaza – coastal city all but cut off to travellers and residents alike due to the effective closure of Egyptian and Israeli borders. Gaza has been effectively blockaded by air, sea, and land since 2007 by Israeli Defence Forces.
- Hebron – highlights include a stunning old city and glass and pottery factories spoilt by its division into Israeli controlled H1 and Palestinian controlled H2
- Jenin – the West Bank’s northern-most city, only 26km from Nazareth
- Tulkarm – on the border of the Samarian mountains and settled by Canaanites in 3000BC
- Qalqilyah – populated from prehistoric times with archaic flint tools found within the modern town
- Jericho – so-called ‘Oldest City in the World’ and about 400m below sea level
- Nablus – the commercial capital of the West Bank and known for its old city and furniture trade
- Ramallah – 10km north of Jerusalem and currently de facto administrative capital of Palestine by hosting the Palestinian Authority; a magnet for both Palestinians seeking work as well as foreign activists
Palestine – A Unique Tourism Destination
Must Include in the tour::
- The Nativity Trail, Trek along the path that took Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
- Abraham’s Path, Walk along the settings that the Patriarch Abraham wandered through during his journey across the Levant region. The Abraham trail is a joint project with branches in Turkey, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Bethlehem is the little town where Jesus Christ was born. Today, it is a spiritual and cultural hub. It is a destination with an upgraded tourism infrastructure and ready to welcome visitors any time of year.
Best time to visit Bethlehem is of course during Christmas!
Jerusalem Old City & Bethlehem Walking Tour – Visiting the Holy Land 2013
A Bein Harim day tour visiting both Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The key sites visited include the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Stations of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of the Last Supper, the Church of the Nativity and the Holocaust museum. The knowledgable tour guides share stories and history about each of the sites and walk you through a spiritual journey across the centre of the Holy Land.
Spiritual significance – The Narrow Passage To the Kingdom Of God
As seen in the chart below, it is understood that the 6th Chakra or the Energy Center on the World Map is at this position – the birth and dwelling place of Lord Jesus Christ. He is the epitome of ‘Forgiveness’. This is the last chakra – that is considered most difficult to cross over! Unrest and tribulations in this region actually means en-mass ‘failure’ of the rest of the world to attain peace!
This region and the citizens here (who are actually the ‘cells’ or units of the all important 6th Chakra need to be very ‘forgiving’ in nature!….else the entire world will have to be kept waiting from entering the promised land!!