Walking the Wall

After leaving Claire’s we walked the wall that we had walked the previous year. We wanted to see if there were any changes, and boy there were. There were more posts on the ‘Wall Museum’ where people had written about experiences that had happened to them since Israel had been created.

I actually bought a book published by the Arab Educational Institute –http://www.aeicenter.org/ as part of their Culture and Palestine series. This book contains all the Wall Museum stories.

The wall still looms high cutting across the city of Bethlehem, but walking along this huge lump of concrete, gives hope with all its inspirational messages from all over the world.

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About shakingtheshadowsfromtheolivetrees

I have a massive case of wanderlust and plan to see as much of this beautiful planet as I can before I die. I love Egypt, which gave me my first taster of Arabic culture, since then I have travelled to a few Arabic-speaking countries. My idea of a nightmare is an all inclusive 5* hotel resort. I much prefer to stay in basic accommodation in amongst the locals. Some of the best food I have eaten has been street food...and incidentally some of the worst has been in a 5*hotel. This year has given me the opportunity to visit Palestine, a place I loved to read about when I was younger in my children's bible. I am sure it isn't going to disappoint.
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