Into Palestine Again: Bethlehem April 17th 2010 It’s a late start and down to Damascus Gate to find the No 21 bus to Bethlehem, The bus is parked underneath Skull Hill and off I go. The 25 foot high segregation wall is clear to see today but we’re waved through the checkpoint. A sign reminds Israelis that it is illegal for them to enter the West Bank.
I walk up from the bus terminus into the heart of Bethlehem. Through the vibrant market ... read more
Middle East » Israel » West Bank » Bethlehem 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