HOLY LAND UNCOVERED | With Jordana Miller | Sunday, December 30th 201843min
Part 1 A look at a special convoy from Mar Elias Monastery in Jerusalem to Bethlehem, where the annual Christmas march took place. This is a rare collaboration between Israeli security forces and Palestinian forces to secure this event which crosses lands controlled by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. After that, see the story of Doron Sheffer, a former Israeli basketball player who made a comeback after he recovered from cancer. Part 2 The story of Jacob's Ladder is one of the most iconic stories of the Bible in the book of Genesis. Jacob falls asleep on his way for Beer-Sheva to Haran, and in his dream he sees angels going up and down a ladder, this vision has inspired many along the years but this image may exist in other cultures. Moving on, a look at Lifta, a deserted Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, which was a place of a dispute between some of the Israeli authorities and activists who seek to preserve the site. Part 3 The Bedouin community in Israel has faced many challenges this year in the political, social, and cultural areas, but also one of them has to do with the women's status inside the society. i24NEWS Correspondent Shelby Weiner went to a special workshop which tries to empower women through embroidery. In another story, The Friends Of Zion Museum is a multimedia center in downtown Jerusalem, which aims to tell the story of Christians who supported the Jews throughout history and its founder, Mike Evans, brings more details of its activity. In Flavors Uncovered, a taste of a Moroccan cuisine made by Chef Ilan Siboni: Pastilla Fassia. Part 4 A tour at Beith Shean, an archaeological site which has a history that goes back to biblical times, but the main attraction is the remains of a Roman town which holds one of the most impressive Roman features in the region. Afterward, a special Ramadan tour of Jerusalem following the holy Muslim month and its traditions. With that, see the story of Issa Kassissieh, the only one Santa Clause in Jerusalem.