A Tale of Two Cities May 22nd 2010 Jerusalem and Bethlehem are many things to many people. Being a few kilometres away from Jordan, we needed to check them out to see what the fuss was all about. After many checkpoints, bus transfers and a prolonged Hamel family inquisition, we were finally allowed into Israel and given access to the holy cities.
Jerusalem was a blend of old and new with a great old city bursting at the seam ... read more
Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District 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