Holy Lands

Holy Lands

DVD - 2009
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Part One, Jerusalem: Visits the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank and explores one of the world's natural wonders, the Dead Sea. Part Two, Israel: Zay Harding walks in the footsteps of Jesus, discovers the mysteries of Kabbalah, explores the crusader tunnels of Akko, lives it up in modern Tel Aviv, and treks the mighty Negev Desert.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Pilot Productions, c2009
ISBN: 9781935180371
Branch Call Number: 915.694 HOL
Characteristics: 1 dvd (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Harding, Zay


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May 28, 2017

A nearly 2 hours long extensive tour of Israel which showed more local everyday people activities but less political history and obviously dated urban scenery relative to the hour long "Israel: The Royal Tour 2014" and "Rick Steves The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today 2014."

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Part one -- Zay Harding visits the iconic Dome of The Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. He gets a lesson in orthodox Jewish fashion and takes an historical walk along the old city ramparts before filling up on visions of the End of Days in one of the oldest cemeteries in the world. ... Zay takes a local bus to the Palestinian West Bank and the bustling city of Ramallah. He visits the father of the Palestinian Liberation Movement, Yasser Arafat’s Tomb and chats to some of the locals about life in the West Bank before checking out the extraordinary graffiti along its separation wall. To end his journey Zay travels to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea and takes a therapeutic dip in its incredibly buoyant water.

Part two -- Zay’s journey starts in Nazareth, the home town of Jesus, where he embarks on a two day hike along the Jesus trail to the Sea of Galilee, places where Jesus is said to have performed miracles and even has a go at walking on water himself. Zay then journeys north to the tiny hilltop town of Tsfat, famous as the birthplace of Kabbalah. Zay heads to the coast, stopping at the beautifully preserved medieval town of Akko to explore the ruins of an underground Crusader city. Travelling down the coast, Zay stops for a few days R&R in Israel’s gleaming metropolis, Tel Aviv. Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its Bauhaus architecture, Tel Aviv has become a designer city. Zay wastes no time touring the sights on a bike before taking part in the colourful Gay Pride march, one of the biggest in the Mediterranean. To conclude his journey, Zay travels by mountain bike deep into the Negev Desert, the route of the ancient Spice Trade, to explore its magnificent landscapes, history and futuristic science projects.

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