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Mujadarah: food for the masses

Mujadarah: food for the masses

November 21, 2010 No Comments

This dish is Palestinian comfort food at its best.  It’s great for a big crowd.  I cooked it for two couchsurfers and a friend, and we finished every bite! 1 cup rice 1 cup brown lentils (soaked beforehand) 3 cups water 3 tsp cumin salt and pepper to taste 4 large onions 3 TBSP butter […]

To get’em talking, feed’em

To get’em talking, feed’em

November 17, 2010 1 Comment

A great way to stimulate conversation and get strangers to bond, is to feed them! This meal is for vegetarians (but not vegans – it’s cheesy). It’s an American-ish meal with a splash of the Middle East. Perfect for ex-pats who crave something familiar. Served with Palestinian Taybeh beer and Eid cookies for dessert. Salad […]

A Ramadan dinner in Nablus

A Ramadan dinner in Nablus

September 15, 2010 1 Comment

I met Abu Fadi when I was mailing a package to the U.S. for a friend.  He was abundantly helpful and welcoming, even during this short business transaction.  Awhile later, I stopped by his office just to say hi, and he invited me to his home for a Ramadan dinner.  He and his wife cooked […]

Local farmer discusses life in Iraq Burin

Local farmer discusses life in Iraq Burin

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Abu Moammar is a farmer in Iraq Burin who has faced much loss. He told us about life as a farmer in the village. Watch a video of Abu Moammar discussing life in Iraq Burin (English with Arabic subtitles).

Farming family relies on new sources of income

Farming family relies on new sources of income

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Abu Nasser is a farmer, but his children must seek other forms of employment. He spoke to us at his beautiful home, describing interactions with Israeli soldiers. In the below video, Abu Nasser describes being asked by Israeli soldiers to leave his land.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Israeli military raids houses in response to attack on checkpoint

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Introduction to CPT – Palestine

Filmed and produced by Cat Rabenstine for the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine.

CPT delegate writes letter to teargas manufacturer

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What does it mean to thrive?

Knowing your children attend a good school.  Earning a salary that allows you to save money for the future....

Stories from the Holy Land

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before...

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds....