On sunny days, hundreds of minarets, domes and church towers shiver in the light on Jerusalem’s seven hills. Crowds of pilgrims and merchants flock the narrow streets to kiss crosses, pray to the Temple Wall or visit holy Islamic sites. For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been a popular stop for nomads and caravans, exchanging spices, precious gems and ancient stories.

Obviously it is also the heart of a complex conflict that has been boiling for seventy years. This Caravan brought a group of participants to the heart of the old city, to discover Israel and Palestine and to peel through the layers of conflict, wander through cultural marvels and tell old and new stories.