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/si:n/ Festival of Video Art and Performance

Program /si:n/ festival of video art and performance For its fifth edition, the 2017 /si:n/ festival for video art and performance will run for four days, from june 12th-15th. Events will take place in Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem and Ramallah. A selection of video art installations, performances and film screenings by noted local and international artists [...]

June 10th, 2017|

From Dhahriya to Beit Mirsim – A Hike on Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil Trail

The Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil is a long-distance, cultural hiking trail in Palestine. The route is 321 kilometers long and extends through the West Bank – from the village of Rummana northwest of Jenin to Beit Mirsim southwest of Hebron. The trail passes through 53 cities and villages where hikers, walkers, and travelers can experience the [...]

June 1st, 2017|

Tell Umm Amer (Saint Hilarion Monastery) in Gaza

The archaeological site of Tell Umm Amer (Saint Hilarion Monastery), located 8.5 kilometers south of Gaza City in the coastal refugee camp of Al-Nuseirat, hosts various remains that date back more than four centuries, from the late Roman Empire to the Umayyad period. The location appears on the sixth-century Madaba map under the name of [...]

May 27th, 2017|

Ramallah – The City of Culture

Ramallah was once a small rural town and a summer destination where many Palestinians enjoyed the pleasant Mediterranean climate and picturesque location in the highlands. Today, Ramallah’s old architecture can still be seen in some places, often hidden among the new, tall buildings. Ramallah has grown into an extensive modern city – a place that [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Sacred Sites in the Vicinity of Nablus

Nablus, also known as the Uncrowned Queen of Palestine, is situated 60 km north of Jerusalem, between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. As one of Palestine’s largest cities, Nablus has much to offer. We would like to invite you to explore some of the sites linked to events of exceptionally high importance for both believers [...]

February 17th, 2017|

A Cultural Tour of the Old City of Hebron

Hebron (Al-Khalil) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Excavations in the area of Tell Rumeida, which is the archaeological site that borders Hebron’s old quarters from the eastern side, reveal structures that date to 2000 BC. As home to the imposing Haram al-Ibrahimi (Sanctuary of Abraham) or Tomb of the [...]

February 17th, 2017|

Jericho – Hisham’s Palace Mosaics: Waiting for the Permanent Display

Khirbet al-Mafjar, commonly known as Hisham’s Palace, is the most important Islamic-period monument in the Jericho area. It was built as a hunting lodge and winter resort in the eighth century during the Umayyad dynasty. The place is named after Caliph Hisham bin Abdul Malek (724–743 AD), who was mistakenly thought to have ordered the [...]

December 14th, 2016|

Get into Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Most of the travellers arrive to Bethlehem via Jerusalem. Bethlehem is administered by the Palestinian Authority and Israeli military checkpoint stands on the road connecting the two locations. Take a bus: The buses run every 30 minutes approximately, from 6 am till 6 pm in the winter time and until 9 pm in the summer time. However, there is [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Christmas in Bethlehem 2016

Christmas in Bethlehem is a unique experience. Here is the list of Christmas events in 2016 that will take place in Bethlehem. Check also this calendar for more events in other cities: http://visitpalestine.ps/events/ Friday, 16th of December 15.00 - Santa’s Village is a space that offers a great place to live the spirit of Christmas and enjoy time with [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Shrines in Palestine

Shrines in Palestine - Palestine is home to many sacred sites and very special landmarks. This place has witnessed the birth of Judaism and Christianity and plays a very important role for Muslims as well, with Jerusalem being regarded as the spot visited by Prophet Mohammed. Billions of people see Palestine as the land of [...]

November 24th, 2016|