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Presenter : Zay Harding

Holy Lands: Jerusalem & The West Bank

Globe Trekker Traveller Zay Harding explores the Holy Lands – a fascinating region with a unique religious, historical and political identity.Ge takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem,Zay Hardingventures into the Palestinian West Bank where he explores one of the world’s natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

In Jerusalem Zay visits the iconic Dome of The Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. He gets a lesson in orthodox Jewish fashion and takes an historical walk along the old city ramparts before filling up on visions of the End of Days in one of the oldest cemeteries in the world.

You can’t travel in this part of the world without noticing the political tensions between Israel and Palestine. Zay takes a local bus to the Palestinian West Bank and the bustling city of Ramallah. Travel into the West Bank might seem scary at first as the journey passes kilometres of separation walls and military check points but – once inside – Zay enjoys the richness of the culture and food. He visits the father of the Palestinian Liberation MovementYasser Arafat’s Tomb and chats to some of the locals about life in the West Bank before checking out the extraordinary graffiti along its separation wall.

To end his journey Zay travels to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea and takes a therapeutic dip in its incredibly buoyant water.

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