Bethlehem 'Corona Sandwich' eases bite of tourism loss
Bethlehem 'Corona Sandwich' eases bite of tourism loss

When the coronavirus pandemic left Bethlehem without its hordes of visitors, tour guide Raed Bannura needed a new source of income.His plan, a sandwich shop, was hardly revolutionary and the ingredients of his signature dish — meat with onions and spices wrapped in a tortilla — were certainly not groundbreaking.But, when it came to marketing, Bannura has grabbed attention.”I have a special sandwich,” he told AFP. “I call it ‘Corona sandwich.'”Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hosts the majestic Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.Befo…

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