Interfaith Peace-Builders fosters a network of informed and active individuals who understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United States' political, military, and economic role in it. And the lessons learned traveling here in in the Holy Land can inspire us all to strive for that ideal. It's typical in Palestinian culture that many generations live under the same roof. Rick: I think it's impossible for a traveler to be hungry in Palestine. In Palestine, he harvests olives near Hebron, visits a home in Bethlehem, and pops into a university in Ramallah. I can certainly understand Israel's need for security. He charges $600 per 9 hours/200 km for minivan tours with a maximum of six people, or $300 without car per half day (5 hours) on a Jerusalem city-center walking tour. Rick: Insha'Allah. Palestinian cities are generally Palestinian-run, with their own security forces. The fact that it's a controversial choice is an example of how this area is quite a challenge when you're writing a script. To understand and enjoy the people who love this land and call it home. Israel Holy Sites Tour: Christian Sites, Bible Tour of Israel, Holy Land Travel, Tourist Attractions Travel — especially here in Palestine — is filled with opportunities to learn. These are all no-win areas, so we would try to use both terms, or, when possible, find a term that would be more acceptable to both sides. After Israelis took control of Jerusalem in 1967, they rebuilt this quarter. Woman: Some streets, not, not a lot. And we'll walk the Golan Heights, where the importance of maintaining Israel's security is an enduring lesson. These are the biblical terraces of Battir, and we call them "biblical" because they're over 2,000 years of age. — Boom. Galilee is popular among Christian pilgrims. Bar mitzvahs and festivals enliven the scene. All my life, I've heard experts talking about the Holy Land. As a travel writer, that's what I do. Photographs of the first settlers show early Zionists returning to their ancestral homeland — starting as a trickle in the 19th century, and becoming a flood after World War II. Woman: Yeah. Everybody wants peace. Rick: Yeah, so this is your town. Old rusty keys are found in refugee camps throughout the West Bank. Abie: Well, in the Scripture, it says you should always have the love of God on your mind. But government policies still allow the ongoing construction of these settlements. As you listen to this discussion, realize that anyone can drop into a mosque, like we did, and get to know a cleric. We walked right in, and they wished us a good visit. Thanks for joining us. Not at all. Portugal I’d sign up immediately! The 10-foot-by-10-foot platting — marking where tents were posted back in 1948 — survives. Its thriving market is a classic Arab souk. They also believe in Mary; they worship her. He prayed. I felt that young generations on both sides want to connect…but with this barrier — which many call the "separation wall"…people connecting to find common ground is not an option. My ancestors came here and carved these terraces into the mountains. Thanks for traveling with me on this adventure here on my blog. When producing a show on the Holy Land, one of the big challenges is just simple terminology. It was important for me to understand and share both narratives, and Benny was a big help in fairly presenting the Israeli point of view. The city of Ramallah functions as the de facto capital of Palestine. We sat down with our Israeli guide Benny and driver Kobe to get an edible lesson in this part of their culture. Retrouvez infos & avis sur une large sélection de DVD & Blu-ray neufs ou d'occasion. Getting around is easy. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." In Palestine, by harvesting olives, making a home visit, and popping into a university, we'll get to know a land few travelers visit, and a point of view few people consider. Nearly half the country is first-generation immigrants, evident in the cultural makeup of the soldiers who seem to be everywhere. It was the only way for them to survive. Many towns display a big key as a reminder of a big issue here: refugees, the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who were displaced with the creation of Israel in 1948. Palestinians living in the West Bank have no access to waterfront. think 14 HD 12/24 04:00: The hour-long RICK STEVES' SPECIAL: THE HOLY LAND, ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TODAY weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Roman emperor, had this church built in 326. Today the dark, sprawling church is the most sacred site in Christendom. Here in the Muslim Quarter, a bustling and labyrinthine marketplace is popular with local Arabs. Life goes on in these camps, as refugees wait for a resolution to their plight. Husam: I'm hoping and that's part of the things I'm involved in, to create, plant seeds, hopefully maybe 10 years, 15 years from now people will realize the importance of living together and having one pluralistic democratic state. Meet the Middle East fosters relationships between the US and Middle East through education and immersion travel for students, adults, and businesses. You know, the mountains are hilly; you need the terraces to plant on them. 'Cause it's not going to work, it's not going to work. You know, we could have gotten into all of that, but it physically wasn't possible. They're the poor man's tree. For the Muslims, Jesus is their second important prophet. The people of Nablus are relatively conservative. And it's nearly twice as long as the border it claims to defend — redrawn in order to secure settlements, aquifers, good farm land, and holy places within the West Bank for Israel. Husam Jubran is a Muslim Palestinian guide and Fulbright scholar with a master's degree in conflict transformation and peace-building. The consensus of the people we met in the West Bank, across the board, is that violence is a mistake. First student: It is like I don't see the whole of my country. The Jewish Quarter is more orderly and modern than the other quarters. Kamal: You know that daily there are settlements [they] are building, there is, the wall is being built, and the Palestinians don't do anything about it. Exploring the market streets, I'm immersed in Palestinian life. Yet, they live on with posters that celebrate their commitment to Palestinian independence. The program airs on Arizona PBS on Wednesday, March 11, at 10 p.m. Land for Palestinians is a complicated and very human challenge that deserves a thoughtful response from American leaders. In Jerusalem 19, amongst the ultra-Orthodox. I came upon a young man celebrating the purchase of a new condo. Woman: Well we mix in restaurants, at work; we socialize here and there. Kamal: We are in Palestine. And if it's going to be possible now. Rick: Two times for your health. Tells me this is Palestine. Watch the interview. 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