Saturday, 22 September 2018

Palestine: Bethlehem

On Tuesday I got my first postcard from Palestine.

Palestine is a de jure sovereign state in the Middle East, which claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It was proclaimed by the Palestine Liberation Organisation in 1988 and is today recognised by 136 UN members. Since 2012 it has a status of a non-member observer state in the United Nations. Although East Jerusalem is its designated capital, its administrative centre is currently located in Ramallah.

The card shows Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a city in the West Bank. It is World-famous as birthplace of King David and Jesus. Especially around Christmas it is an important tourist destination.

With a matching stamp:
Birthplace of Jesus (issued 27-03-2016)

Thank You very much Marcel!

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