Monthly Archives: March 2013

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT “SETTLEMENTS?”

Why do they prevent peace negotiations in the Holy Land? Driving into Ma’ale Adumim meaning “red ascent” we saw a lovely city of over 40,000 people with water fountains and gardens surrounding tall condominium buildings. It’s built on Palestinian territory … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, IN THE HOLY LAND YOU LISTENED

We don’t know what you heard or said behind closed doors, but you spoke eloquently to Israeli young people in Jerusalem. You addressed their historic struggles, their current fears, and the universal longing for freedom, excerpted below: “…For the Jewish people, … Continue reading

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MR. PRESIDENT, COME IN

Welcome, Sir. We’d like to chat with you over a cup of tea. We know that some in your country want you to come to the Holy Land with an American peace plan in hand. That has never worked. We … Continue reading

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PICKED UP BY A GREAT NEW YORK PUBLISHING HOUSE!

Morgan and James through their fiction imprint, Koehler Publishing in Virginia. A story. An American struggles to make sense of the ongoing conflict in the land called Holy. To be released in the summer 2013,  e-book first, then paperback. She … Continue reading

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“HELP US NOT TO LOSE HOPE”

The sun warmed the early March day. Spring burst out—for one day in Seattle. The natives here revel in the warmth. We call them “sun breaks” when the clouds part and we all go outside under blue sky. On such … Continue reading

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TIGHTENING THE SCREWS

Three hundred tour guides protested on Sunday March 3, this week in Bethlehem. They are out of work! Nothing to support their families. Eighty percent unemployment for guides throughout the West Bank. Why, when tourists flock to the Holy Land? … Continue reading

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“THE FATHERS HAVE EATEN SOUR GRAPES

and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” The Jewish prophet Jeremiah spoke of an ancient saying. But then he continues, “Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge.” … Continue reading

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