Al Aqaba Fountain

New Beauty In Al Aqaba

In the two years since I've been gone Al Aqaba has gone through some extraordinary changes. If you've read The Non-Violent Resistance of Al Aqaba, you'll know something of the struggles this community has gone…

Huge mosque in the City Center

Day One in Amman

Jordan is a country that very few of my friends have visited, and those that have made it primarily to Petra--one of the most famous ancient places of the world. In addition, most of the…

Oh Hamas!

As most of you know, Gaza has been under attack since Israel broke a cease-fire about three weeks ago.  Three kids from a settlement were found dead and the entire country erupted.  (Notice that no…

Why Palestine? Why Now?

Many of you have noticed that my focus has taken a very different turn since I went on Sabbatical: suddenly (for some of ya’ll at any rate) all I seemed to post about was Israel…