First visit: August 1985
Subsequent visits: November 2008
A troubled place laced with historical monuments, a difficult place to visit and yet in a fascinating position; wild buildings along with propaganda in the streets, typical disorganisation, souqs and mosques and lots of rubbish, all with a haunting overtone.
Highlight: Clearly the birthplace of Christ, though I haven't been to Jericho.
Rank: not ranked.