The West Bank’s northernmost Governorate, Jenin is a strong candidate for deserving the title of "Palestine’s Best-Kept Secret." The long history of the region is evident in numerous Canaanite archeological findings and biblical sites.

With both the dramatic landscape of Nablus and the pastoral beauty of Nazareth, Jenin makes for a tremendous daytrip for anyone needing a break from the hustle of the big districts of Palestine.

Jenin Checklist

  • Take in a film at Cinema Jenin.
  • Visit the Church of St. George in Burqin, believed to be the 3rd oldest church in the world.
  • Take a tour of Zababdeh, a historic Christian village held to be a resting point for the Virgin Mary on her way to Bethlehem from Nazareth.
  • Sample some of the olives of Qabitya.