All posts by Siraj Center

27 Jul

Discover Palestine on Wheels

We’re preparing to welcome you to Palestine for our next Bike tour which runs between the 15th and 22nd of September. The weather at that time of year is warm and pleasant. It is not too hot and the evenings are delightful. Siraj Center will provide you with bikes, helmets […]

25 May

Burqin to Arraba

May 25, 2016 9:40 AM Siraj Center Visit Palestine 0

Here, the visitor can explore an ancient stately palace with impressive architecture and hidden doors for secret passages.

23 Mar

From the Spring to the Valley, Ain Samia to Wadi Auja

March 23, 2016 3:37 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Even for the more experienced trekker, a hike from Ain Samia to Wadi Auja, is long and challenging, yet will prove to be rewarding. Ain Samia, is located on the eastern plains of Kafr Malk of the Nablus region, and is one of the most beautiful areas of the West […]

17 Mar

Wadi Qelt and St. George Monastery

Another breathtaking hike through nature, flora and fauna is that through Wadi Qelt. The hiker can only traverse Wadi Qelt from west to east, walking in its deep gorge. Since ancient times, this route has been used by people to travel from Jericho to Jerusalem. Today, it is being used […]

01 Mar

Mar Saba – Saint Saba

A short drive from Bethlehem can take you to one of the most beautiful desert monasteries in the Holy Land. The Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Saba, Mar Saba in Arabic, was founded on the cliffs of the Kidron Valley by Saint Saba of Cappadocia in 483 AD. After that, […]

25 Feb

Bani Naim via the Jerusalem Wilderness

February 25, 2016 2:08 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

If you have never walked through a desert, this is a great time of the year to do so! Weather conditions are mild – perfect for a hike from the Jerusalem Wilderness to the mountainous region of Bani Naim.The Rashayda Desert is south of Bethlehem, where you will come across […]

16 Feb

Experience the Reshayda Desert Sunset!

February 16, 2016 1:20 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Can you imagine watching the sun setting as you look over the Dead Sea and the Jordan mountains in the distance? The Reshayda Desert has a lot to offer the adventure traveler.It is a place in the middle of the Jerusalem wilderness, south of Bethlehem, where one can take jeep […]

06 Feb

Retracing Abraham’s Footsteps in Southern Palestine Bani Naim to Hebron

February 6, 2016 4:19 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Retrace the footsteps of Abraham from the desert of Reshayda to Bani Naim to Hebron. As tradition says Abraham witnessed the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah from the mountainous region of Bani Naim – approximately 1,000 m above sea level. According to historians, this is the place where Abraham’s nephew, […]

14 Jan

Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil and Women Empowerment

January 14, 2016 5:53 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Women in rural communities along the Masar – the long distance walking path in Palestine, have been empowered by their new roles of catering and welcoming walkers into their homes, showing authentic Palestinian hospitality and offering homemade traditional meals.This segment of female participation in the Masar – the path, has […]

29 Dec

Siraj Center Plans Summer Celebration of Learning

December 29, 2015 6:15 PM Siraj Center News Report, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

Young or old, the Palestinian Summer Celebration is your chance to experience Palestine by living in the Bethlehem area for either one or two unforgettable months!The Summer Celebration is a unique annual program that offers people from around the world countless opportunities to live daily life in Palestine, to experience […]

24 Dec

Siraj Center; Tourism For True Rapprochement Between People

December 24, 2015 4:36 PM Siraj Center News Report, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

The Siraj Center makes up the Alternative Travel Department of The Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People (PCR). The Siraj Center is a nonprofit tour operator, and is licensed by the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.The goal is to bridge the gaps between Palestinians and people from all around […]

16 Dec

Bani Naim – The Resting Place of Abraham’s Nephew, Lot

December 16, 2015 9:09 PM Siraj Center Human Interest, Palestine, Visit Palestine 0

The name of the town of Bani Naim originates from an Arab tribe that had settled in the area centuries ago. The town is located approximately 8 km southeast of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. Bani Naim is a mountainous area – approximately 1,000 m above sea […]