Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Back again, this time with Feed A Village In Palestine.

What a mad few days it has been! We arrived at Tel Aviv airport on Saturday evening to torrential rain, awoke in Jerusalem to more rain, left Jerusalem in sunshine and arrived in Bil’in to more warm sunshine, so much … 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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So, here we are!

We arrived late last night into Madaba and awoke really early this morning to ensure we were at the King Hussein Bridge for when it opened at 8am. We really need not have bothered as we went through all the … 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 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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It has been a while

Sorry I have not posted in a while. It isn’t through lack of anything to say, quite opposite with the glut of news coming out of Palestine. News that never makes our major news channels, however news agencies like Russia … 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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From the mouths of babes.

We had three children who did the trip to Palestine with us. Archie aged 9 was asked for school to do a little write up about his trip so I thought it would be interesting to ask the other children … Continue reading

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Jerusalem

“And did those feet in Ancient times Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy lamb of God On England’s pleasant pastures seen?” This hymn in it’s song form sprang from my lips as we alighted the bus opposite … Continue reading

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