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The Desert East of Jerusalem  

The Desert East of Jerusalem

Massada and the Dead Sea

June 22nd 2011
What a thrill to drive through Jerusalem a second time and then journey over to the far side of the promised land. Along the way we were startled and amazed to see the vegetation and terrain change so drastically from green trees and shrub-filled hills to sandy, rocky, desert mountains descending sharply to the Dead Sea. Along the way we saw Jericho off in the distance. We then learned about the B ... read more
Middle East » Israel » South District » Masada

Israeli Flag Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more
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