Occupational hazards: Michael Goodwin remembers Palestine

‘Would the magi be able to travel from afar this Epiphany?’

The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem | Photo: Gerald Schömbs on Unsplash

My SatNav doesn’t give an option to estimate the time to travel by donkey. But by foot it would take thirty-three hours to walk from Nazareth in modern -day Israel to Bethlehem in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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