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Nov 21, 2012 Delegation in October 2012 since I came home

Posted on Nov 21st, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

The Podium Mideast peace — one chick pea at a time By Alice Rothchild November 21, 2012 While fears of a large Israeli invasion of Gaza mount…

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Oct 21, 2012 Making your presence felt

Posted on Oct 21st, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

The insanity in Hebron does not happen by accident; someone has to make and enforce the policies we see.  (Ironically I am writing this on the …

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Oct 21, 2012 Greetings from the Brownshirts and Klansmen of Hebron

Posted on Oct 21st, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

The day starts grey and edgy for me, not only because we are going to visit the alternative universe of Hebron, but also because the visit will …

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Oct 19, 2012 Guns and Moses

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

Like millions before us, we explore the Old City of Jerusalem, absorbing the conflicting communities, the array of conquerors, the building and …

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Oct 19, 2012 Bullets and Stones

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

Nabi Saleh blog            Bullets and Stones On a hot Friday afternoon, I am sitting on a lovely balcony high on a hill in the village of…

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Oct 18, 2012 Making Popular Resistance

Posted on Oct 18th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

10/18 Budrus After the tour of the wall, we gather to meet in a large municipal community room, U shaped table, ceiling fans stirring the hot…

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Oct 18, 2012 Another Pilgrimage: Budrus

Posted on Oct 18th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

Dorothy Cotton keeps referring to “our pilgrimage” and as we set off for the village of  Budrus, Vincent Harding starts us singing, voices…

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Oct 16, 2012 Bil’in: Hozon (Sadness) and Farah (Happiness)

Posted on Oct 16th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

The last time I went to Bil'in was in January 2011 for a frightening, exhilarating tear gas filled Friday demonstration against the wall. This …

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Oct 15, 2012 We have nothing to lose

Posted on Oct 15th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

We leave Ramallah, winding our way past vendors unloading cartons (with Hebrew names) lush with persimmons, bananas, pomegranates, grapes, and…

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Oct 13, 2012 If Walls Could Talk

Posted on Oct 13th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

I have a confession to make; we are still on the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions tour with Ruth Edmond, but my Israel/Palestine PTSD…

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Oct 12, 2012 Segregation in the Democratic State of Israel

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

Ruth Edmonds, another Israeli refuser, is the daughter of a Jewish mother and English father. She came from a political household; both parents …

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Oct 12, 2012 One soldier, two tanks, three guns, four dead Arabs

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

Sahar Vardi is an Israeli woman who has come to speak to us on a panel with two Palestinian women from another organization, Just Visions. She has …

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Oct 11, 2012 The Big Hats

Posted on Oct 11th, 2012 - By Alice Rothchild

I am traveling to Israel/Palestine with a group of African-American civil rights leaders, theologians, scholars, activists, feminists, and fellow …

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