The following are actual quotes in my hearing, either directly or through translation, from the previous week or so.”Israel was born in sin. We (Israelis) need to apologize.”–Aaron, leftist Israeli”Bethlehem is where peace started.”–Zarara, Christian… Continue reading
I am what is known as a church-goer in my home country, and to me, the opportunity to attend church–any church here in Palestine–is not to be missed. In fact, I am mandated to do so by my being here. As it happened last week, we visited a villag… Continue reading
“The writing on the wall”
‘The’ Wall – When apartness is enforced through law …..
I have named this Blog “The writing on the wall” because the view from three sides of our apartment building in Al Ram is The … Continue reading
Fadal and His DonkeyUmm al Amad VillagePhoto Credit: Dawn
It is early morning. The sun is spilling its rays over the horizon ~ there is a soft breeze. The hills are bathed in light ~ the air filled with birdsong. I am in the village of Umm al Amad with… Continue reading
4 AM: a full lustrous moon over Checkpoint 300, one of the largest checkpoints between Palestine and Israel. As it connects directly with the highway to Jerusalem, it is of considerable importance to the Occupation.The moonlight shines down on the slee… Continue reading