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young soldiers crossing the road after a checkpoint
Holy Land and Egypt

February 17th 2016
Following breakfast we boarded the bus and headed to Ein Karem which is the birthplace of John the Baptist. There is a church built over the site but you could go inside where the cave is preserved. There were pictures depicting the John the Baptist's life: one of his birth, one of Mary's visit to Elizabeth, one of his beheading, one of his baptism of Christ and one of him teaching. The church is ... read more
Middle East » Israel » West Bank » Bethlehem

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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