Category Archives: Israel/Palestine Conflict

Al Aqaba: an Awesome Place to Visit In Palestine

If you’re thinking about visiting Palestine and are looking for a cool, low-cost, out-of-the-way place to visit or and/or to help out you might want to consider Al Aqaba. (Al Aqaba, Palestine–not Aqaba in Jordan!! That’s a separate adventure and … Continue reading

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A Watermelon on Shuhada Street threatens Israeli Security

I posted a video on Facebook that seemed to cause a bit of confusion in my viewers, so I thought it might warrant a bit of explanation. You see, many thought that this watermelon might actually pose a real threat. … Continue reading

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What Drew So Many Muslims to ISIS (Daesh)?

Not knowing exactly where to go next, I decided to get dropped off at the town at the turn off to Wadi Rum. This way I could either continue south to Aqaba and then pass into Israel or I could … Continue reading

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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 through. Yet despite the constant … Continue reading

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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 couch surfing platforms I know … Continue reading

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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 such outrage was expressed after … Continue reading

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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 and Palestine and my trips … Continue reading

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