Because it was so much fun a last year…
January: Spending New Years in the Golan, hiking Masada, and staying in this most amazing of places in the Negev desert (home of the HBDP) — all during Jenelle’s visit.
Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank and is second only to Gaza City in the Palestinian Territories overall. It is also one of the most hotly-contested cities in the West Bank. I visited Hebron a couple of times during my year in the West Bank.
The Tomb of the Patriarchs / Ibrahimi Mosque is in the middle of the old city. It is currently divided, with restricted access and separate entrances for Muslims and Jews. As with many religious sites in the Holy Land, tourist visitors are also restricted and, in this case, Christian tourists (like myself and my companions) were only allowed to enter and exit through the Arab entrance.
Once inside, the tourist ladies were required to put on robes and we were all required to remove our shoes.