Israel & The Palestinian Territories
Among a wealth of short forays in fascinating places, Traveller picks some of its favourites.
The al-Mashtal in Gaza City doesn't have tourists but its existence is a symbol of optimism, writes Harriet Sherwood.
Expecting military checkpoints and religious fanaticism, Andrew Taylor instead discovers a land where culture, nightlife and the beach often take precedence over piety and politics.
At a desert pit stop for a billion birds, Deborah Stone discovers an eco-village of geodesic domes and recycled art.
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