For thousands of years, Palestine has been a focal point for the world with its crucial location between three continents. Over time, many peoples have lived here. No other place on this planet offers such a rich and dramatic history, such cultural variety and depth. Hardly any place has seen a conflict of longer duration and greater bitterness than the current struggle between Palestinians and Jewish Zionists. But Palestine is more than strife and gloom: It is a beautiful stretch of land, hugging between the blue Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, between the mountains and cedars of Lebanon and the arid Sinai desert in the South, the legendary Land of Milk and Honey. Thus Palestine is fascinating, bewildering, troubling, beautiful and so many other things at the same time. It’s a true maze for the mind.