Monthly Archives: October 2010

Call It Terror

In today’s Haaretz, the more progressive of the Israeli daily newspapers, I found the most honest and explicit account to date of the extremist settlers’ tactics. Soldiers in the IDF, too, have their own methods, aided by the extreme rhetoric … Continue reading

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Gallery

Photos of new friends, meals shared, struggles retold. (Additional names and descriptions will follow when my notebooks arrive.)

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Oktoberfest . . . in Palestine

I’m proud to say I was one of the crowd at the 2010 Oktoberfest in Taybeh.

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Baggage

Mine is lost. The clothes are inconsequential, but after a last-minute shopping trip in the West Bank, I had tucked in a few small pieces of Hebron pottery. Swissair had better find that bag! Many more items of consequence are … Continue reading

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Symbols of Eternity

This is one of the passages from Wordsworth’s The Prelude that I have been thinking of. (What was I saying about free wifi? Thank you Google!) He is on his walking tour of Europe and at this moment is passing … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, And Funiculars

What was I saying about free wifi? We just came down to Geneva from three days in the Alps, a trip that required nearly every conveyance know to humanity, except perhaps for river barge. No free wifi up there, and … Continue reading

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Free Wifi Makes The World Go Round

At Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, settled in with free wifi after pizza and a diet Coke. (Today will be my first day in over a week without hummous! The Palestinians have it with every meal, including breakfast.) I … Continue reading

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