Category Archives: Who are Palestinians

“Love Unites People, Not Hatred”

Sometimes a song reflects the heartbeat of a people.  It is beyond words though words are used.  It touches the soul- the pain of the past or the aspirations of hope for the future.  Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Les Mis`erables based … Continue reading

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“WE NEED A PERMIT TO GO UP TO OUR ROOF”

Walking along the wall of separation in Bethlehem last August, we stopped at a building completely boxed in by the wall on all sides. The entrance road supporting the high wall with guard towers ends at the corner of the … Continue reading

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND—IN 2012

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; everyman is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for … Continue reading

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“WE HAVE NO SENSE OF STABILITY IN OUR LIVES”

His charming daughter in the office of Wi’am told us her father, Professor Adnan Musallam at the Bethlehem University is writing a new book on the emigration of so many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank. We must meet him. … Continue reading

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“IT’S HARD TO TELL THE REAL STORY”

Walking by, the hotel lobby near Manger Square in Bethlehem sparkled, obviously new with glass and glistening floor tile.  Inside, we asked a smiling young man dressed impeccably in a dark suit about the renovation.  Abdel, warm and friendly like … Continue reading

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SEAMLESS IN PALESTINE

He’s a hero to the family whose house is literally falling down around them while they care for many children, one disabled.  He took us there.  A new home is partially built.  He’s championed another family whose residence Israeli soldiers … Continue reading

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“WE LIVE IN A PRESSURE COOKER SITUATION”

“Our rights have been violated, collective and personal.  We are hostages to trauma.  It’s not the tanks and planes.  We’re not able to live as human beings.”  Zoughbi Zoughbi, a large man, gentle spirit, spoke to us with intensity.  He’s … Continue reading

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