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Posted on Jun 29th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

I am sitting in Ben Gurion Airport watching all the Christian pilgrims leaving the Holy Land. We are traveling on the Sabbath so we are avoiding the…

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June 25, 2013 Qalqilya: The Ariel Finger

Posted on Jun 25th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

After seeing patients in a PMRS clinic in Qalqilya, a northern West Bank city located against the Green Line, I join Suhad Hashem, an extraordinary,…

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June 24, 2013 Nablus: Resilience and Resourcefulness

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

The drive to Nablus is uneventful, unlike the experience of two of our delegates who got stuck in a massive four hour happening at a checkpoint that…

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June 23, 2013 Lifta: Eracing History part three

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

I have seen many photos of the destroyed village of Lifta, which dates back 1,000 years and has tax records from the Ottoman Empire. The photos show…

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June 23, 2013 Wadi Aliam, the largest unrecognized village in Israel part two

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

We are back on the highway with Thabet from Adalah and I am puzzled why Israeli authorities are putting so much energy into displacing the Bedouins.…

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June 23, 2013 We shall not be moved: Bedouins in the Negev part one

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Today we take the long drive south to the Naqab (Negev) to tour with Thabet Abu Ras of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel,…

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June 22, 2013 Symbolism meets solidarity: the Saturday mobile clinic

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

I have to interrupt this message: Last night around midnight, the streets all over Palestine erupted with joyous crowds, cars honking in a delirious…

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June 21, 2013 Beit Sahour: A True story of bovine resistance part two

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Iyad Rishmawi appears to be an older respectable kind of gentleman, balding, neatly dressed, but the guy clearly has a sense of humor. He wants to…

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June 21, 2013 Battir: The colonization of the conifers part one

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

We are staying in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem, in a guest house which started in 1948 as a place for poor women to sew clothes, then became a…

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June 20, 2013 Deir Istiya: A little taste of paradise part two

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Amal, one of the Palestinian-American members of the American Jews for a Just Peace - health and human rights project, has invited us to visit the…

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June 20, 2013 Balata: the occupation of body and mind part one

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Visiting and staying overnight at the Balata Refugee Camp in the Yafa Cultural Center guest house is always a sobering reality check and every year…

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June 19, 2013 We are the stones part three

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Jonathan Cook is not yet done with our unconventional tour of Nazareth and we soon find ourselves listening to Abu Arab, a dignified 78-year-old man…

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June 19, 2013 Nazareth: The Law of Unintended Consequences, Nazareth Illit part two

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Dripping from the penetrating sun, we board our bus with Jonathan Cook and begin the winding uphill drive to Nazareth Illit. We are greeted by…

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June 19, 2013 Nazareth: The logic of Israeli citizenship and nationality, down the rabbit hole again part one

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

The Al Mutran Guesthouse in Nazareth is a charming old Arabic home transformed into an simple but elegant guesthouse with open patios, pink geraniums…

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June 18, 2013 Haifa: Love and sex in the age of apartheid

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

We arrive in the stunningly beautiful port city of Haifa, a muggy heat descending over steep hills winding to the port, towering cranes like gigantic…

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June 17, 2013 The occupation lives at home

Posted on Jun 17th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Sami Abu Shahadeh, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipal Council Member and semi permanent graduate student in modern history at Tel Aviv University, notes with a…

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June 16, 2013 Divide and Conquer

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

The posters in the offices of Stop the Wall grab our attention immediately: three hulking men hack the concrete barrier with pick axes; a cartoon…

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June 16, 2013 The prisons within

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

Randa from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, (www.addameer.org) has a cheerful, youthful enthusiasm that contrasts with the grim…

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June 15, 2013 Through the Looking Glass

Posted on Jun 15th, 2013 - By Alice Rothchild

After weeks of anxiety and worrisome emails about security at Ben Gurion Airport, possible demands for computer passwords, email addresses, and…

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