Hello everyone, it has been far too long since my last post. Not because I haven’t had anything the write about, far from it, but because I was well aware that my beliefs and ideas were going out of the perameters of why I set up this blog.

I first started this a couple of years ago now when I started to learn about Palestine and what it meant within day to day life for a Palestinian. I wanted to know more about the culture and to try and understand the conflict. Two and a half years later, I understand it less than before. I fail to understand how violence is the answer. I fail to understand how stealing land, water and resources is right and just….I could go on.

I have become more ‘active’ in the cause for the Palestinians, having my eyes openned from two visits out there and daily contact with people who live there through Facebook. I have recently joined Coventry Friends of Palestine and we have set up a Facebook page with varying news and information articles added on a daily basis.


I still have stories from my last visit there, about 8 months ago now, and will continue to write them, but I will also probably be taking this blog in a slightly different way, maybe highlighting what we as Coventry Friends of Palestine will be doing and events we are holding and putting across the story of what is happening on a daily basis out there.

For any local people, we have a stall at the Earlsdon Festival on Monday 5th May, selling Zaytoun Products http://www.zaytoun.org/ and also olive wood pieces from Bethlehem. Please feel free to come along and ask any questions and buy some products and show your support.

Also we are putting together a cultural event on Sunday 22nd June, details to follow, but we will have poetry, storytelling and music (hopefully musicians) from Palestine…if you know any musicians who are willing to come along and join in, please get them to contact us through here or the Facebook page.

So, there we are, I am back, normalish service will be resumed with a mix of blog and information. I hope that suits you. Please give feedback to let me know what you want to read (it may help me focus a little more)

Thanks for your patience.



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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