State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia. The Palestinian territories consist of two physically separate entities, the *West Bank and the *Gaza Strip.
Major travel guides write that “the West Bank is not the easiest place in which to travel but the effort is richly rewarded.” Today, about 67% of tours to the occupied Palestinian territories are by religious Christians, mostly from North America and Europe.
*Bethlehem – an ancient city much like many others in the West Bank, Bethlehem is also the site of Christian holy places such as the Church of the Nativity; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. *Jericho – the “Oldest City in the World” and around 400m below sea level.