Abraham Path


The Ancient Path Through Palestine

Infamous for walls and checkpoints that keep people apart, the Palestinian Territories are united by a walking trail tracing the footsteps of Abraham, the father of Islam and Judaism.   Shamous is the snappiest of dressers. She matches fluorescent pink Wellington boots with turquoise leggings and a black ra-ra dress. Playing on the shell of a burnt-out go-kart, she sticks her nose in the air and grins cheekily through the desert wind. The sparky four year old lives in Ras al-Auja in the West Bank, where Bedouin huts sit between Roman archaeological remains ...

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Abraham Path: Une Randonnée Hautement Symbolique

Classée en 2014 par le National Geographic Traveller comme une des dix destinations préférées des randonneurs du monde entier, l’Abraham Path est le résultat d’une initiative imaginée en 2004 à l’Université de Harvard. La création d’un circuit suivant les pas d’Abraham, figure emblématique des trois principales religions monothéistes, a tout de suite provoqué un engouement culturel et sportif. C’est en 2004 que le concept du Sentier d’Abraham voit le jour. Deux années plus tard, il se concrétise avec un premier voyage ...

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Searching for Peace on the West Bank’s Abraham Path

The World Bank has invested $2 million in creating a long path in the West Bank. Can hiking help where politics have failed?

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Una Ruta de Senderismo Palestina se Inspira en el Fenomeno Xacobeo

Una delegacion de Masar Ibrahim, un itinerario turistico de 321 kilometros, completa cuatro etapas del Camino // Trabajan en la promocion del trazado El Camino de Abraham, o Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil en árabe, es una ruta turística de 321 kilómetros que se extiende desde la zona oeste de Jenin a la zona sur del santuario de Abraham en la ciudad de Hebrón. Un sendero por la historia de Palestina es una de las frases eslogan que utiliza Masar Ibrahim para promocionar un recorrido que transita por distintas ciudades. Con la intenci...

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Palestine : 10 raisons de croire au sentier d’Abraham

Imaginé par l’Université d’Harvard en 2004, le sentier d’Abraham relie l’Irak à la Palestine via la Turquie et la Syrie. S’appuyant à la fois sur les récits bibliques et les données archéologiques, parfois contradictoires, il permet aujourd’hui de découvrir la Palestine d’une façon inédite et bien éloignée de la carte postale. En 2014, le magazine américain National Geographic Traveller l’a classé dans le top 10 des « best new walking trails ». #1 : La Palestine, c’est quoi (au juste) ? Nommer la Palestine (comme ...

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Initiatives Revive Palestinian Heritage Boosting Economy and ‘Homeland’

Rashayda is one of 53 communities working with Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil (Abraham’s Path), a Palestinian organization that promotes the West Bank...

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Walking Through Israel & Palestine: Why the Abraham Path is an Exercise in Hope

Can a plan for rural tourism in the region survive renewed violence? Enjoying the outdoors on the West Bank and its borders presents special challenges...

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Tourism Project Provides Hospitality and Tour Guide Training to Palestinians in West Bank

WEST BANK, August 17, 2015—Spanning more than 300 kilometers in the West Bank, and continuing across Jordan, Israel and the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the Abraham trekking path is considered one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations. Along the path, which follows the footsteps of Abraham, a prominent historical figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, entrepreneurs have set up guide shops, guest houses, restaurants and much more. In the West Bank, the path provides thriving business opportunities for 53 communities along the path’s mostly ...

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Globo TV – Brazil

Caminho da Paz (the Path of Peace) sponsored by the Brazilian Chapter of the Abraham Path Initiative, is a 7 km walk/run that takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The focus of the event highlights the importance of harmonious coexistence between cultures and faiths in the world today. William Ury is featured in this short video. Watch the video >>

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Abraham Path Featured on Radio 1 in Belgium

Wander in the footsteps of a prophet. The Abraham Path is a trail of more than 1000 km across the Middle East...

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