Judea, even if it is across the pre-1967 borders, is part of our scope, a natural part of the heritage and history of this land. Judea is the land where Abraham roamed. It is the Land of Milk and Honey. It is the land of Ruth the Moabite and King David. The place where the Magi came to seek the baby Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem.
Different political viewpoints call the area across the pre-1967 border by various names: the West Bank, Judea & Samaria, the Occupied Territories. This Special Issue of ERETZ is about the geography and heritage of the Judean Mountains, the range that formed the heartland of the biblical Kingdom of Judah.