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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 […]

Olive trees and Iftar

Olive trees and Iftar

September 5, 2010 No Comments

One of my Advanced English students, Nasreen (she’s wearing the white headscarf in this photo), invited me for Ramadan iftar (dinner) with her family on September 5th.  She lives in a village near Nablus, called Sarra.  We ate on their second floor porch with a beautiful view of the magnificent sunset and the hilly, desert […]

In Palestine, Barriers Rise Between Ramadan Gatherings

In Palestine, Barriers Rise Between Ramadan Gatherings

August 20, 2010 No Comments

Read the original article on AZZUN ATMA, Northern West Bank – For seven years Majda Abdul Qader Sheikh, 38, has not been allowed to visit the home of her parents, just a few hundred meters from her house. “I tried to get a special visitor’s permit for a quick visit during the Muslim holy […]

Ramadan 2010 USA: From New York to New Delhi

Ramadan 2010 USA: From New York to New Delhi

August 11, 2010 No Comments

Read original article on 11 August, 2010 Ramadan 2010 USA: From New York to New Delhi it is time to fast, Ramadan timetable 2010. Ramadan arrives, millions of Muslims start to observe fasting in holy Ramadan. Month of purity Ramadan arrived for Muslims across the world on Wednesday. One billion Muslims all over the […]

5.5 weeks and counting

5.5 weeks and counting

August 11, 2010 1 Comment

A few weeks before I left for Palestine one of my professors suggested that, when I arrive, I make a point to write down anything that surprises me. These are the things, he said, that one forgets after becoming more accustomed to a new country or culture. SERVICE OR TAXI? EITHER WAY, A NICE CONVERSATION. […]

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

CPTnet 2 December 2011 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams. On the night of 28...

Introduction to CPT – Palestine

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

CPT delegate writes letter to teargas manufacturer

CPTnet Digest 20 January 2011 Mr. Don Smith, CEO Combined Systems Inc. 388 Kinsman Rd. Jamestown, PA 16134 Dear...

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....