Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Our tour of Jerusalem took us to several vista points where we could see how close Palestinian territories are to Israeli-controlled land.  We also toured the main holy sites, which were crowded with people on the Sabbath.

Looking into Palestinian-controlled Bethlehem.  Note the white wall that divides the Palestinian land from Israeli land.

Church of Gethsamane, where Jesus was arrested.

Inside the Church of Gethsamane

Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified.  The Stone of Anointing is where tradition says his body was prepared for burial.

The now germ-infested Stone of Anointing receives thousands of kisses a day.

I was lucky to capture this ceremony on the Sabbath.  

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