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The Light of Thyme

Originally posted on A Mosaic For Peace:
The Bedouin village of Um al Kher lies in the southern portion of the West Bank, nestled in the desert hills of the northern Negev desert.  Community members moved there as refugees in…

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Farewell to Susiya

I  had spent my last five nights in Susiya. A new team  had arrived and was soon  able to manage on its own.  However, tummy problems  made it problematic to provide full presence in the village. I seemed  to be … Continue reading

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The Week the World Came to Susiya

And one could ask why…. How did this small Palestinian Village of approximately 350 residents draw heads of state, the world’s media, documentary film makers, Israeli and Palestinian activists, and me.  I joined 8  men and women from around the … Continue reading

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This is a blog post by colleague Leif Magne Helgesen EA Poem: “The sound of an early morning in Susiya”  by Leif Magne Helgesen, Summer team, The morning is full of sound dogs barking roosters crowing incessantly a donkey gives a … Continue reading

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Handcuffs at the Convent!

Handcuffs on the step just outside the convent where I am staying in Jerusalem. Israeli policemen had been resting there as I had been returning earlier. In fact I had made a joke to the receptionist that they were well … Continue reading

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Bethlehem Checkpoint 300

In 2011 I volunteered with EAPPI and at that time my colleagues and I  understood that the Bethlehem Checkpoint was a nightmare. It was extremely poorly managed (perhaps by design) with little regard for people passing through, I was not … Continue reading

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Bulldozers Poised to Destroy Susiya!

Our worse fears are unfolding. As we were returning home this bulldozer lumbered down the road past Susiya and was delivered to the military outpost 2 minutes away! The EAPPI overnight shift arrived. Nothing to report in the handover. It … Continue reading

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