Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’

Hebron: stepping into the conflict

Hebron: stepping into the conflict

The West Bank city of Hebron is as fraught with conflict as it is holy. Palestinians and Jews barely coexist in the divided city. This is Chiara Sottile’s radio reflection reported from Hebron.


The downside of social media

The downside of social media

The March 15 Palestinian youth quickly learned to use Facebook and Twitter to organize their movement. They are now learning to tackle the “evils” of social media.


Amid conflict, churches place faith in divestment

Amid conflict, churches place faith in divestment

Some say that church organizations that invest their holdings in companies that do business with Israel are contributing to what they see as the degradation of the Palestinian people.


For Israel, a national tragedy

For Israel, a national tragedy

Photos of the Fogel family funeral.


Crossing concrete borders

Crossing concrete borders

Security fences are security fences, whether in Tijuana or Bethlehem. Benjamin Preston reminisces about crossing Israel’s security barrier into the West Bank.


Caged!

Caged!

Will it never happen, I wondered, that a Muslim who regularly prays at the Ibrahami Mosque truly looks in the face of a Jew who regularly prays at Tomb of the Patriarchs (the two names for the same holy place on that street)? Will they not acknowledge each other’s presence? Will they not exchange greetings? The wall dividing them is not high enough to hide their faces from each other. And yet, something within me answered “no.”


Violence returns to Jerusalem

Violence returns to Jerusalem

After three years of relative calm, a serious terror attack strikes Jerusalem.


From Bethlehem to Yad Vashem: March 17, 2011

From Bethlehem to Yad Vashem: March 17, 2011

In search of Christian nativity, Hamas viewpoints, and other, darker Holy Land morsels, Team Religion continued its journey in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Thursday.


A land divided: March 16, 2011

A land divided: March 16, 2011

The road we took into Hebron was for Israelis only; the Palestinians drove on another above. It was to be a day all about barriers and separations, a day that showed us what those concepts really look like on the ground.


Palestinian youth gather in nonviolent protest

Palestinian youth gather in nonviolent protest

The “March 15 Youth” rallied peacefully in Ramallah on Tuesday, chanting, singing and calling on their leadership to unite. A dozen young Palestinians were also on hunger strike.


Palestinians protest in Ramallah’s Manara Square

Palestinians protest in Ramallah's Manara Square

More than two thousand youths assemble in Manara Square, Ramallah, chanting slogans calling for end of division among Palestinian political parties of Gaza and the West Bank. Scuffles broke out between the youth organizers and members of the Fatah party.