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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
The Volatile Birthplace of the Abrahamic Religions

July 1st 2000
Hello my fellow travellers! This is the first of two posts I'll make about a trip to Israel and Palestine in July 2000 that I did together with my high school as a part of our sociology class. This post covers my time in Israel. The tension was very tangible back then and just the following month after our visit, on September 28 the Al-Aqsa Intifada was proclaimed by Yassir Arrafat and viole ... read more
Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem

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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