Category Archives: West Bank

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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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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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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On the Kidnapping of Teens….

So I’ve been very disturbed about the media around the three Jewish teens who went missing from a settlement in the West Bank last week.  I’ve not forwarded the countless posts coming my way, partially because I wanted to settle … Continue reading

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Jamal’s Story

Last night I was graciously offered to be the guest of Jamal and his family, one of two brothers who owns the building where people working with the Freedom Theatre often live.  After hours of talking to him and his … Continue reading

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The Non-Violent Resistance Of the Town of Al-Aqaba

[This is partially a rewriting of a report of Al Aqaba and partially my own work taken from my recent interview with Haj Sami.  More personal stories will follow.] Al Aqaba used to be one of many villages comprised mostly … Continue reading

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