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Holy Land:

see PalestinePalestine
, historic region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza (recognized internationally by nations as independent Palestine), Jordan, and Egypt; also known as the Holy Land.
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From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
The Holy Land! Egypt and "our friends the Bermudians"!
This supplementary program also instructed the excursionists to provide themselves with light musical instruments for amusement in the ship, with saddles for Syrian travel, green spectacles and umbrellas, veils for Egypt, and substantial clothing to use in rough pilgrimizing in the Holy Land. Furthermore, it was suggested that although the ship's library would afford a fair amount of reading matter, it would still be well if each passenger would provide himself with a few guidebooks, a Bible, and some standard works of travel.
So we saunter toward the Holy Land, till one day the sun shall shine more brightly than ever he has done, shall perchance shine into our minds and hearts, and light up our whole lives with a great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in autumn.
'Clarel, a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land' (1876), is a long mystical poem requiring, as some one has said, a dictionary, a cyclopaedia, and a copy of the Bible for its elucidation.
'We hope this strong relationship between both countries will continue for the benefit of our pilgrims, Insya-Allah (God willing) ,' he said at the sending off ceremony for a batch of Malaysian pilgrims to the Holy Land for this year's Haj season at the TH Complex Sepang here today.
According to media reports, Spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in a statement said on Sunday that 129,000 pilgrims including 93,000 government and 36,000 private Scheme have so far reached the holy land to perform the sacred religious obligation.
SAUDI Arabia has appealed to pilgrims performing the 2019 hajj to respect the rules and regulations of the holy land and abide by the supremacy of Saudi Arabia-aligned school of thought.
BAGHDAD / NINA /- Baghdad International Airport Director Engineer Ali Mohammad Taqi announced starting the first flights of pilgrims to the Holy Land. Taqi said in a statement: "At dawn on Saturday, the first flight of Iraqi pilgrims headed from Karbala hall at the airport towards the Holy Land," noting that "all employees at the airport were alerted to provide the best services and facilities to the pilgrims," added "there will four flights today within specific times ".
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Hajj Organisers Association of Pakistan (HOAP) Thursday warned intending pilgrims about severe consequences of carrying illicit drugs with them to the holy land. In a Social Media message, the ministry said according to Saudi laws, a person carrying illicit drugs to Saudi Arabia is liable to death penalty after summery trial.
Hajj flight operation to airlift intending pilgrims to the holy land of Saudi Arabia will commence on the 4th of next month.
"Finding Peace in the Holy Land: A British Muslim Memoir" is part true life adventure, and part spiritual awakening.