Tourist Tip #90 Biblical Be'er Sheva

In light of the current situation, it helps to remember that Biblical Isaac and Ishmael both trace their roots to Be'er Sheva, the desert town settled by their father, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Be’er Sheva is not the first place you might think of as coexistence capital of the world, but when you realize that it’s the city the Bible says was founded by Abraham, granddad, through Isaac and Ishmael, of both the Jews and the Arabs, you can see the potential. At the very least, considering Abraham’s enduring commitment to the one God, we can consider his ancient home, which was a crossroads of the region...