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Birthplace of Jesus, traditional site of Rachel's tomb (which is an important holy site in Judaism), Bethlehem is a central hub of Palestinian cultural and tourism industries.
Interesting to note that Bethlehem means in arab the house of meat while in standard hebrew house of bread.
The city used to be inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities but now has a Muslim majority, its Christian minority's emigration having accelerated in recent years due to political and economic factors.
10 km south of Jerusalem, standing at an elevation of about 765 m above the sea, about 30 m higher than Jerusalem.
- Pros:Religious/historical major sites
- Cons:Serious safety concerns
The city feels surrealistic and out of civilised rationale world..despite the warm welcoming few locals that we have... more travel advice
The street heading east from Manger Square along the south side of the Church of the Nativity leads to the Milk Grotto... more travel advice
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