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Friday, 01 November 2013 11:19

East Jerusalem

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The fabled city of Jerusalem contains myriad sites revered by Christians, Muslims, and Jews. With a population of more than 225,000, East Jerusalem lies at the heart of Palestinian cultural and economic life.

East Jerusalem’s many popular tourist destinations include the Old City, with its Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters; the al-Haram al-Sharif complex, which includes the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock; the Church of the Holy Sepulcher; the Temple Mount and Western (or Wailing) Wall; and the Mount of Olives.

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Traditional Costumes
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:07

Foreign travelers to Palestine in late 19th and early 20th centuries often commented on the rich variety of costumes among the Palestinian people, and particularly among the fellaheen or village women. Until the 1940s, a woman’s economic status, whether married or single, and the town or area they were from could be deciphered by most Palestinian women by the type of cloth, colors, cut, and embroidery motifs, or lack thereof, used for the dress. Today, Palestinian embroidery and costume continue to be produced in new forms and worn alongside Islamic and Western fashions.

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Cuisine
Friday, 27 April 2012 09:41

Palestinian cuisine is still about local produce, fresh herbs and the balance of ingredients in one single dish. It is also about a domestic sort of cooking marked by its reverence for tradition and ancestral practices. When you come to Palestine, therefore, you will encounter a gastronomic experience where food preparation and food sharing are at the core of age-old traditions of hospitality which are very much part of the eastern side of the Mediterranean. - See more at: http://www.visitpalestine.ps/en/discover-palestine/cuisine#sthash.tJ7VIL1Z.dpuf
Palestinian cuisine is still about local produce, fresh herbs and the balance of ingredients in one single dish. It is also about a domestic sort of cooking marked by its reverence for tradition and ancestral practices. When you come to Palestine, therefore, you will encounter a gastronomic experience where food preparation and food sharing are at the core of age-old traditions of hospitality which are very much part of the eastern side of the Mediterranean. - See more at: http://www.visitpalestine.ps/en/discover-palestine/cuisine#sthash.tJ7VIL1Z.dpuf

Palestinian cuisine is still about local produce, fresh herbs and the balance of ingredients in one single dish. It is also about a domestic sort of cooking marked by its reverence for tradition and ancestral practices. When you come to Palestine, therefore, you will encounter a gastronomic experience where food preparation and food sharing are at the core of age-old traditions of hospitality which are very much part of the eastern side of the Mediterranean.

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Islam sites
Sunday, 02 October 2011 07:16

Dome of the Rock - Jerusalem District 

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The Rock with its majestic golden dome is the most famous buildings in East Jerusalem. The 690 AD. Dome of the Rock was built in the old city is located southeast of the Haram Al Sharif and one of the largest shrines in Islam. Because from here the Prophet Mohammed began his ascension. From an architectural point of view of the Rock, whose style is derived from the early Umayyad, a masterpiece. The floor plan is an octagon, which was enclosed in a circle.
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Christian sites
Sunday, 02 October 2011 06:39

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Since the beginning of Christianity every year thousands of pilgrims visit the Holy Land and follow in the footsteps of Christ in East Jerusalem or Bethlehem. But the Church of the Holy Family in Ramallah, and the oak of Mamre in Hebron are considered important stages in the Christian religion.

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