Category Archives: Life in the West Bank

The Good Ol’ Days

were better some say, when gasoline in the U.S. sold for 19 cents per gallon and we didn’t fight any wars.  In the 1950’s.  On the other hand, we had our intercontinental ballistic missiles with hydrogen bomb warheads pointed at … Continue reading

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I COULDN’T RESIST

sending this along as a guest blog.  We learned the difficulties in the West Bank last summer, but also loved the gentle Palestinian humor.   http://www.civilarab.com/65-years-later-were-winning/   Amer Zahr lives in the U.S. By Amer Zahr Well, it’s that time of year.  … Continue reading

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“PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES”

“But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized. (Cheers, applause.) And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.” ·                                 Obama Urges Young Israelis to Lead the Push for … Continue reading

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O HAPPY DAY!…FOR SOME

Headlines yesterday in Jerusalem, with a picture from Tel Aviv, kids with an inflatable hammer and foam spray: “Nearly a million Israelis celebrate Independence Day outdoors, despite blustery weather”  By Or Kashti, Zafrir Rinat, Jonathan Lis and The Associated Press … 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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SHOW RESTRAINT IN KILLING YOUNG PALESTINIANS

An Israeli soldier in the IDF shot the 15 year old boy in the Ayda refugee camp just around the corner from Wi’AM http://www.alaslah.org/ the Palestinian conflict and resolution center in Bethlehem. Our friend Usama wrote: This happened today, right … Continue reading

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IT’S THE CHILDREN

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut became the focus of a grieving nation this past week. According to the State Police, 22 children ages six and seven and five adult teachers and staff died, victims of a brutal rifle … Continue reading

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