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Stories from the Holy Land

Stories from the Holy Land

January 20, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before I head to India for a month, so I’ve been taking care of business. My apartment is nearly packed up: a pile of donations, a pile to leave with friends and a pile to take with […]

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

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

January 10, 2011 No Comments

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds. It was chilly but the sun peaked through with surprising radiance. First, he (let’s call him Ahmed) showed me a 4×4 inch cement track that follows one entire length of the village, coming within yards of […]

The beginnings of Christmas in Bethlehem

The beginnings of Christmas in Bethlehem

December 6, 2010 No Comments

This week, Christmas stores have popped up throughout Bethlehem. My favorite Christmas goodies 1.  Para-gliding, blow-up Santa 2.  Mix-CD of Arabic and international Christmas tunes, homemade by the shopkeeper himself and on sale for $3. 3.  A tree that showers itself with fake snow. Christmas cheer! The city is covered in Christmas lights, from lamp […]

Olive oil soap: how it’s made and why it’s great

Olive oil soap: how it’s made and why it’s great

November 16, 2010 2 Comments

Ever wonder how olives are turned into olive oil soap, or olive oil for that matter?  Watch this video for a quick tour of an olive oil press and an olive oil soap factory in a small town in northern West Bank. If you live in Chicago, visit the Fair Trade Bazaar at Lake View […]

An architectural tour of the Old City in Nablus

An architectural tour of the Old City in Nablus

November 7, 2010 3 Comments

BY: AMJAD M. DWIKAT Amjad is a mechanical engineering student at An Najah University.  This is the first solo video project for Amjad, who is hoping to combine his engineering work with his interests in the media and the environment.  He plans to continue his education after a few years of work.

Kids play violent video games in Nablus, West Bank

Kids play violent video games in Nablus, West Bank

November 2, 2010 2 Comments

BY: HAYA SH. YASSIN Haya is studying journalism at An Najah University in Nablus, West Bank. In January 2011, she will begin her M.A. in Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London. Here is her latest video from Nablus.

Get your hands dirty in Zababdeh

Get your hands dirty in Zababdeh

September 2, 2010 No Comments

“You drive the car. I know you miss driving,” said Fr. Firas while driving me home from a visit to the Jenin refugee camp, a few miles from his church in Zababdeh, West Bank. “But I don’t know how to drive stick!”  I cried, knowing that in a few minutes I would be behind the […]

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.

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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....