Places in West Bank
Ramallah & Al-Bireh
Ramallah (the name means God’s Mountain) and Al-Bireh were once separate villages, but now make up one urban conglomerate, a mere 10km north of Jerusalem. Though Al-Bireh’s history can be traced back to the Canaanites, Ramallah was only settled in by Christians in the 1500s, and these days is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, with a thriving art scene and vibrant nightlife.
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Tips and articles
A Biblical guide to the West Bank
A trip to the historic lands of Judea and Samaria – the modern-day West Bank – is like walking through pages of the Bible...
Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled Israel & the West Bank itinerary
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Tel Aviv nightlife: where to party in Israel
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First time Jerusalem: an essential guide to the world’s holiest city
Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East...