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Israelis seeking Palestine

Upon leaving Ben Gurion airport, instead of turning right and hopping on a bus to Jerusalem, we turned left and caught a taxi to Jaffa. I was going to meet my friend Judith, who I met on a previous visit … 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)

From Nablus, we decided to visit the Samaritan’s village. These are a religious sect. Most people have heard about the ‘Good Samaritan’ from the bible where the Good Samaritan gave Jesus a drink of water from the well. Most people … Continue reading

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The Return.

Last year when we visited Hebron my head was messed up for a long time after I had left the place. I couldn’t help think of the people we had met there and their stories. I wondered how long they … 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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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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