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The Holy Lands of Israel
and the Sinai Desert
sit at the crossroads of three continents - Asia, Africa and Europe - and of three great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Jews have lived here for over 3,000 years, but the State of Israel
was only created in 1948. It is called the Jewish Promised Land
- the land of Jesus - and believed by many to be where Mohammed ascended to Heaven.
Traveller Justine Shapiro's
journey through the Holy Land
begins in Tel Aviv
where she celebrates the start of Shabbat
. Travelling through erusalem
she journeys on to Hebron
, capital of the occupied West Bank
. She then crosses the border into the Sinai Desert before venturing south to Sharm el-Sheikh
. Here, Justine scuba dives in the Red Sea
amongst some of the world's most brilliant and amazing underwater scenery.
Along the way…
- Meet travelers on a kibbutz near the Golan Heights
- Spend the night in a stable in Jerusalem
- Chill out in Dahab
- Take a camel trek with the Bedouin
- Climb Mount Sinai
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