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# Get the latest news and events happening in Bethlehem and with Holy Land Trust

Holy Land Trust is excited to announce our first travel opportunity in almost two years. Tentatively scheduled for March 19-29, we will be facilitating a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
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Our friends in the UK who have been organising and travelling with Holy Land Trust for a long time, share their experiences in this blog!
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In an average year we at Holy Land Trust places 1200 of tourists with 45 number of hosts for a total of 400 nights a year.
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The name ‘Holy Land’ means different things to different people. I knew very little about the many competing narratives around this place until my time with Holy Land Trust. What started out as a crazy idea after I stumbled upon the Summer Encounter program online, it gradually turned into one that I toyed with frequently in my mind.
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Seven years ago as a 22-year-old living in my tiny American bubble, I heard about a trip going to the Holy land. Intrigued about the pilgrimage of where Jesus walked, I went to that meeting and heard stories of amazing adventures from the Middle East.
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Last night over dinner I asked my son’s new girlfriend what was her favourite food? Falafel she replied. I blurted out my first thought. Brilliant, you can come to Palestine with us. The look on her face conveyed a hundred emotions. Fear, caution, intrigue, surprise, and some interest.
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When I was in the airport on my way here, I was so nervous that I wrote a Facebook post in an attempt to work through it. I wrote, “And I’m off to Israel/Palestine for a month!
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When planning my trip to Israel and Palestine, I wasn’t fond of travelling there during the height of summer. But it couldn’t be helped.
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