Tag Archives: Bethlehem

The changing family through occupation

During our recent trip as Feed A Village in Palestine, we visited many different areas within the West Bank. We had meeting with town councils and mayors to discuss who in their municipalities would benefit the most from our help … Continue reading

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So, here we go again.

Last year when I returned, I had thought that that was it for me. I had seen almost all I had wanted to see out there, and I could do more good spreading the information I had gleaned from my … Continue reading

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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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My trip in a nutshell

Forgive me for the lack of posts I made whilst I was in Palestine and Israel. I had planned to write a blog a day, but best laid plans and all that…. What I wanted to put in today’s post … Continue reading

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Passport at the ready.

And so, in less than 48 hours I will be back again to the Holy Land, fought for throughout history by the Jews, Muslims and Christians. I for one am at a loss as to to how and why these … Continue reading

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A very merry Christmas.

“When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and prices are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks. The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, … Continue reading

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So, what do the children living in Gaza paint about?

How timely that this small exhibition was in Coventry for their Peace Festival. This showed a selection of art from the children of Gaza. I went to see the exhibition on Monday. There had been bombings in Gaza over the … Continue reading

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A day trip to Nablus…..but we never got to Nablus!

We had one more free day before the workshops started. These workshops were the prime reason why we were there in the village to share a skill of some sort. But as are most things in the Arab world, plans … Continue reading

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Crossing the border, otherwise known as crossing the road from Bethlehem to Jerusalem

As we walked away from Claire’s, we all stood under the shadow of the wall and read the stories posted on the Wall Museum. These spread along the concrete and the only place we could stand and read them was … Continue reading

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