Our first day in Jerusalem was very thought provoking. As a Palestinian American, I had the privilege to visit Jerusalem in my youth and to experience the power that was the city of Jerusalem in all its glory. The unique atmosphere is encompassed by the three Abrahamic faiths all converging onto the old city. A city that is close to the heart of every person there and afar. Our first day of touring the old city opened my eyes to a new found appreciation for Jerusalem. I was able to not just visit and see the Dome of the Rock, the Aqsa Mosque, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I was able to learn about each one, see each from a whole new perspective, and to experience each one with a whole new respect.