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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