Category Archives: Interviews

Goodwill in the Galilee

I recently spent a couple of days in The Galilee with some families from a small Israeli community. I had been put in touch with them as one works on joint Israeli-Palestinian projects with a friend of mine from the … Continue reading

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A prison

After completing a root canal with my best ever dentist in Nablus, we travelled to Biddia today to visit Women for Life. I wanted to buy my god daughter a very late birthday present from the handicrafts, and we met … Continue reading

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The power of conversation

As a student at Bir Zeit university in 1987, Ibrheam heard that five Palestinians were killed by settlers. He and his friends felt compelled to throw stones at Israeli cars in response to this. He was sent to prison for … Continue reading

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An interview with a peaceful leader

I wrote on 6 March about the arrest of Nagey Tamimi. He went to court a couple of days ago and has been accused of organising the non-violent demonstrations (normally legal in a democracy!) in Nabi Saleh. This is based … Continue reading

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An Israeli soldier’s story

A couple of weeks ago, another volunteer and I took a day off to attend the Breaking the Silence tour in Hebron. Breaking the Silence is a group of 700 former soldiers who have decided to speak out against Israel’s occupation of … Continue reading

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The demolition of a family

I have thought about and talked about home demolitions for a long time now. But I don’t think I really grasped the reality before visiting East Jerusalem residents with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions on Wednesday. Although the Israeli settlements expand … Continue reading

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I exercise my rights as farmers lose the right to their land

On Thursday we received a call from the mayor as some local land was being destroyed by the military. Within ten minutes we were out of the house and in a taxi to the farmland. As we arrived close to … Continue reading

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One story from Azzun

Today some of us met Ahmed, one of the leaders in the village of Azzun. We drank sweet meramieh tea on Ahmed’s rooftop from where you can see the village and one of the three surrounding illegal settlements. He is … Continue reading

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