Category Archives: culture

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 … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Tomb

Back in Bethlehem Jo and I decided to visit Rachel’s tomb. This fiercely contested tomb used to be opposite the house of Claire Anastas. https://shakingtheshadowsfromtheolivetrees.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/a-christian-in-bethlehem/ Firstly to get there we needed to cross from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, even though the … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan(s) continued….

Forgive me…I made a mistake in my last blog. The Samaritans are not just Palestinian, they hold three passports, A Palestinian, an Israeli and a Jordanian passport. I have also been picked up on the fact that I never mentioned … Continue reading

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A Palestinian day in London

Last month, my friend Karen asked me if I would like to attend a concert with her in London at Kings Place. http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/ They were holding a world music event and on this particular evening there were a group from Senegal … Continue reading

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5 Broken Cameras.

Emad Burnat was an ordinary olive farmer in a village called Bil’in. His livelihood along with many others was put at risk when Israel decided to expand their settlement building and grab more Palestinian land. Emad and other villagers decided … Continue reading

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Bab Al Shams

In December, literally hours after Palestine was voted rights within the United Nations, Israel showed the world its middle finger and openly stated that it was going to build a major settlement on a land named E1, to the East … Continue reading

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A slight apology and a Happy New Year to you all!

As the last day of 2012 is upon us and the bright shiny future of 2013 is looming, I feel I owe you my readers a slight apology. I started my blog back in April, which seems like a lifetime … Continue reading

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