I took a day out of my visit to Jordan and Israel and took at trip into the West Bank. I made it to the Dead sea, and I spent some time in Jericho, and even saw part of the desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil.
I also was driven up the Wadi Qelt to see St George's Monastery, which is built into the side of the sheer cliff of the Wadi - I was told that there is a path up to the monastery, but it wasn't exactly obvious where it started, and it was so hot I wasn't tempted to find out.
On another day I took a local bus from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. There really is only one reason to visit Bethlehem, and that is the Church of the Nativity, in Manger Square.
The church is built over the cave where Jesus was born, and you can still make it down some steps into the so called "Grotto of the Nativity", where a marble and silver star shows the site of the Nativity. It's certainly a very spiritual place.