Posted 30 Nov 2015
Travel expert Rick Steves weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land in 'Rick Steves' Special: The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today' Sunday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).
In this special, Steves visits the major sights but delves deeper to better understand and empathize with both peoples. In Israel, he goes from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, by harvesting olives near Hebron, visiting a home in Bethlehem and popping into a university in Ramallah, he comes to know a land few tourists visit. Along the way, he learns about security walls, disputed settlements and the persistent challenges facing the region as Israelis and Palestinians learn to coexist peacefully.
'Rick Steves' Special: The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today' will repeat Sunday, Nov. 29, at 11 p.m.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).