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  • Palestine

    Israel

    I don’t know

    I was awake half the night. I couldn’t sleep. Yes, the heat was oppressive but that wasn’t it. My mind just wouldn’t let go of

    The simple truth

    Despite its religious significance, despite the hoards of pilgrims of all faiths who besiege it with a fervor that would make you wonder why there

    When walls tell stories

    It may seem like I’m a little obsessed with the wall around Bethlehem and perhaps I am. Oddly enough, it was the non-religious aspects of

    2013 Grateful 4

    I’m a fan of graffiti… not the aimless posts of I wuz ‘ere or the the like … but the clever kind, the witticisms, the

    Moses: whereabouts unknown

    Nabi Mosa mosque is said to be a sacred place for Muslims because it is here that the prophet Moses is supposedly buried – mind

    The oldest city in the world

    Billed as the oldest city in the world, Jericho was one of the few places that saw little action during the two intifadas (Palestinian uprisings,

    The tree of life

    For years, local builders had been helping themselves to the spoils of what has since been discovered to be an eighth-century desert castle. Hisham’s palace

    Fifty shades of … brown

    It took a while for me to put my finger on what I was missing most – and then it finally dawned on me. Colour.

    So where did it happen?

    Here are four words… immersion, submersion, aspersion, and affusion. When you read them, what one word comes to mind …. apart from ‘clueless’?  I had

    2013 Grateful 8

    I have long since imagined Bethlehem as a little mountain village with perhaps one main street, an inn, and a manger. I had a romantic

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