This special weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. Host Rick Steves visits the major sights, but delves deeper to better understand and empathize with both peoples.

In Israel, Rick goes from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, by harvesting olives near Hebron, visiting a home in Bethlehem, and popping into a university in Ramallah, he comes to know a land few tourists visit.

And all along the way, he learns about security walls, disputed settlements, and the persistent challenges facing the region as Israelis and Palestinians learn to coexist peacefully.

On CPTV: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.

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