Israel & Palestine
This small state of the Middle East, was founded after the Second World War, with an ambition to revive the ancient states of Israel and kingdom of Judah and bringing together the worldwide scattered Jewish population, back in their homeland. This resulted in violent uprisings of the Arabs in the region and neighboring states, with bloody conflicts continuing to some degree until present. The lands of the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza are under blockade, a security fence separates much of the land while intense is the Jewish colonization. The problem seems to be unresolved, with a serious death toll from both sides.
In this melting pot of people, cultures and religions you will encounter a diverse population presence. From the modern, trendy part of the city to the solemn religious walled old city, the thousands of pilgrims who flock from all over the world, and of course the Jewish and Arab coexistsance maintaining a fragile balance.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in world history, and is the sacred center of three religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. On this land unfold the narratives of the Old and New Testament, and of course the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Judaism, God chose to rest the divine presence here. For Muslims, Muhammad ascended from here to meet God. The monuments that survive today attract thousands of followers of the three religions, the most important including the Church of the Resurrection, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock (Omar Mosque)
The Holy land…
to be continued…