My Travel Through Instagram: Recapping the Last Two Months in Israel-Palestine, Ireland, and South Africa

My Travel Through Instagram: Recapping the Last Two Months in Israel-Palestine, Ireland, and South Africa

My international travel is drawing to an end, and I thought it might be helpful for those who follow the blog but do not have access to Instagram to see an overview of my Instagram posts and stories. Here are some highlights from each location. ISRAEL-PALESTINE August 7, 2015 Their bodies arose early so their […]

Is the Third Palestinian Intifada Here? Some Thoughts on Israel-Palestine

Is the Third Palestinian Intifada Here? Some Thoughts on Israel-Palestine

I’ve received some Facebook messages in recent days asking what I think about what’s happening right now in Israel and Palestine. I thought I’d offer a short response as I sit here in a cafe in Cape Town. I do want to note, however, that while my thoughts are informed, they are not those of an […]

Something Broke: An Israeli Soldier’s Journey to Become a Combatant for Peace

“In this country I really love, there’s something seriously wounded that has to be healed. I have to be involved in some way.” It was the Oslo years—“peace time”—and Moran Zamir wondered if he would even need to join the Israeli army (IDF). “There was lots of hope,” he told me, as we sat outside […]

“I Don’t Want Coffee”: On Dignity, Occupation, and Peace

Edward Mabouri* is a well-known man. More importantly, he is well-respected. His successful business has brought him wealth and admiration in Bethlehem society. His business privilege has even allowed him to fly out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, a privilege denied to most every other Palestinian. Despite his aged and limping body, airport security still […]

WE SEE NO ENEMY: A New, Must-See Documentary on Palestine

WE SEE NO ENEMY: A New, Must-See Documentary on Palestine

(To watch the film, visit the website: www.weseenoenemy.com) “The truth of story is transfiguration. People’s minds are rarely changed by abstracted information. Otherwise we would weep every time we watch the news. I think people’s minds are usually changed by encounters that question our reality. And I don’t think stories always try to answer all […]