Monthly Archives: July 2012

RULES, RESTRICTIONS, PERMITS AND WALLS

The tailor and his family in the West Bank welcomed us, 10 unexpected  guests, for dinner, bed and breakfast!  Old  friends of our traveling companions, we asked about their lives as Christian Palestinians.  The tailor’s brother visiting from Jerusalem is … Continue reading

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SURROUNDED

Imagine you’re the unemployed Palestinian father of a little boy whose wife needle points purses to keep bread on the table.  We  just met you.  Jewish settlers, new in Hebron, surround your house just a few feet away, and several … Continue reading

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A SETTLEMENT VISIT

Driving through the checkpoint with our Jewish friends, the huge water fountain surrounded by flower gardens welcomed us to a large “community” in the West Bank near Jerusalem.  On the way they pointed out the Arab (Palestinian) apartments all with water tanks on … Continue reading

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HANGING ON

Yesterday in the South Hebron Hills the village leader and school teacher in a tent/camp pointed us to the large settlement houses on the hill where they used to live, the families’ ancestral home for generations. Evicted by Israeli soldiers, … Continue reading

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TRAPPED

It’s hot here in Bethlehem and in Jerusalem.  Middle of July and even for the locals over 100 degrees F is uncomfortable.  Our friends in Jerusalem say it doesn’t rain after passover.  Cloudless sky every day.  You wonder how the … Continue reading

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ALL FOR ONE BOTTLE

         “Peter” in a town near Bethlehem in the West Bank, greeted us warmly several days ago.  A next door neighbor with three active children, he’s probably 45 years old, a Palestinian Christian who speaks of Jesus, … Continue reading

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SO WE IN AMERICA CAN UNDERSTAND

An Israeli soldier speaks on a video.  It’s a heart wrenching story.  Watch one of many of these on “Breaking the Silence.”  Open it by Right clicking and cl. on Open in New Window.   http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/videos/67601 The story speaks for itself.  … Continue reading

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