2 Faces of Hebron: Israeli Palestinian Conflict

2 Faces of Hebron: Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Expectation Background This is one of the places where the Israeli – Arab violent clashes happen. Hebron or Al Khalil is the largest city in the West Bank and the second largest city after Gaza in the Palestinian Territories. Separated into two areas called H1 and H2 – H1 is controlled by the Palestinian Authority while H2 is 20% controlled by Israel. Even though Hebron is largely under Palestinian Authority, there is a large presence of Israeli settlements. I toured H2, both the Palestinian and the Israeli quarters, to hear stories…

The 1 cave where Jesus was born in: Bethlehem

The 1 cave where Jesus was born in: Bethlehem

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Expectation Jesus was born in Bethlehem, according to biblical references and Christians world over flock to this place for a visit. It is also revered by Jews as the “birthplace and home town of David, King of Israel, as well as the traditional site of Rachel’s Tomb (on the outskirts of the town)”. I overheard someone said Bethlehem is the center for Christianity, birthplace of Jesus AS. The tour guide told us we will be seeing the separation wall here. I was so pumped! Just when…

Centre of 3 religions in the holy land: Jerusalem

Centre of 3 religions in the holy land: Jerusalem

Expectation Jerusalem. Holy Land. Period! I couldn’t wait to get out of Tel Aviv! – No boss, no more work – Get out of boredom – Al Aqsa “There’s a strange aura in Jerusalem. You can feel it when you’re reaching the city,” said my boss. Jerusalem, the center of the Abrahamic religions – rich in history that Jews, Christians and Muslims are proud of. I get giddy reading about Jerusalem, I LOVE THIS CITY! History buffs should feel me! I expected colder temperatures, soldiers armed with rifles walking up…