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November 6, 2010 No Comments

“Traffic Accidents” In Occupied Palestine: Another Form Of Zionist Terrorism By Reham Alhelsi Writer Visits MCC, Argues to Vindicate Palestine Perspective By Katherine Friedman Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara Joint Statement on Anti-Defamation Leagues “Top 10” List By Students for Justice in Palestine Margolyes: West End to West Bank BBC interviews Miriam Margoyles […]

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Shepherd made homeless, livelihood threatened, son in prison.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Shepherd made homeless, livelihood threatened, son in prison.

November 3, 2010 No Comments

CPTnet Digest, Volume 35, Issue 1 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams 29 October 2010 AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Shepherd made homeless, livelihood threatened, son in prison. On Monday 11 October, at 8.00 a.m. the Israeli military arrived at the home of Noah al-Rajabi in Bani Naim without warning and destroyed the family’s water […]

2 sq km + 28,000 people = Balata Refugee Camp

2 sq km + 28,000 people = Balata Refugee Camp

November 2, 2010 2 Comments

My friend Ayyash took me on a tour of Balata Camp, the refugee camp where he lives only minutes from downtown Nablus. Here, in 2 square kilometers, live 28,000 people, said Ayyash. He said that the unemployment rate is 70%.  Those who are employed, often work in shops inside the camp.  Most of the refugees […]

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.

Top 10 Middle East Travel Tips

Top 10 Middle East Travel Tips

November 1, 2010 3 Comments

During a trip to Jordan and Egypt this past month, I remembered a few tips that make traveling, especially in developing countries, much easier. 10. Learn some of the local language. “Hi, how are you,” are a great start.  Knowing numbers and how to say “where is” will prove abundantly useful. 9.  Be ready for […]

Nablus: 3 months in 3 minutes

Nablus: 3 months in 3 minutes

October 30, 2010 3 Comments

Warm, gooey kunafeh, an expansive new university campus and a vibrant Old City.

Zababdeh in Photos

Zababdeh in Photos

October 3, 2010 No Comments

I spent many Sundays in Zababdeh since July 2010, celebrating with Fr. Firas and his congregation at St. George Melkite Church.  Though the services were in Arabic, a few things were still familiar: the rhythm of prayers, the passing of peace and the children staying occupied by giggling and playing games in the back of […]

Freedom rally in Nablus, 9/29/10

Freedom rally in Nablus, 9/29/10

September 29, 2010 2 Comments

When I hear the cadence of a drum squad, my heart skips a beat remembering my days in marching band at Dallastown High School. I loved marching through the parking lot to the football field to the beat of the school’s cadence. Today, while walking through downtown Nablus, I heard the enticing sound of drums […]

The walls are closing in

The walls are closing in

September 26, 2010 No Comments

Today I sat in an auditorium full of Nablusi’s and Internationals, all watching the film To Shoot an Elephant, about the Israeli siege on Gaza. To my right, was my friend Ayyash, an activist who lives in Balata Camp. He translated some things for me and, having seen the movie a few times before, predicted […]

Messages to America

Messages to America

September 25, 2010 3 Comments

During the last three months, I taught a Spoken English class for adults who teach English to young people in Nablus and the surrounding villages.  During the class, we had intense debates, told jokes and shared stories about our families and life experiences, from the loss of our parents and grandparents to personal stories about […]

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The beginnings of Christmas in Bethlehem

This week, Christmas stores have popped up throughout Bethlehem. My favorite Christmas goodies 1.  Para-gliding, blow-up Santa 2.  Mix-CD...

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) REFLECTION: Preparing children for peace

CPTnet Volume 36, Issue 3 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams This autumn, a local...

Wadi Rahal villagers commit to non-violent resistance

In 1975, Wadi Rahal (The Valley of Travelers) villagers built the school where their kids are educated to this...

Ahava Flashmob

The Bathrobes Brigade has contacted numerous Dutch magazines to inform them about the ugly truth of Ahava beauty products...

Remembering Home

This year wasn’t my first Thanksgiving abroad, a holiday that is oh-so-North-American that celebrations overseas usually take on a...

Princeton Sabra hummus vote

PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton University students voted Monday in a referendum by a pro-Palestine student group on whether to...