BEHIND THE WALL

The Jews call it the Security Wall. The Palestinians, the Separation Wall. We approach Bethlehem and the main checkpoint is closed! Why? We reverse and take an alternate route past the controversial Jewish settlement of Har Homa. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, built over the stable is one of the two remaining ancient basilicas in the world. Nadal, our gentle Palestinian guide provides a helpful commentary.

Back to Manger Square and see the summary of Palestinian pain sign tied to the fence.

Lunch at Bethlehem Bible College and learn of their passion for peace. Next, Herodion, Herod's palace outside Bethlehem, that grew in height with his ego over time, that contained his burial site. The spectacular Sound & Light Show in the evening concludes another day.

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