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Dec 17, 2012 - Return to Beit Sahur

After a wonderful break in Ramallah I have returned to Beit Sahur to prepare for my research at Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem. I took the servees from Ramallah. Given that we had to drive around the checkpoints between Ramallah and Bethlehem, what should be a 20 minute trip is now over an hour. The roads are not so good and there is no longer a direct route between cities. It is difficult to assess if checkpoints will be opened and if they will let you pass - so you drive around them. I was able to have a good discussion with an...

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Palestine Freedom

Dec 14, 2012 - Eagle has landed

Landed in Tel Aviv this afternoon. Security was not immense as today is the Jewish Sabbath - Shabat. No questions, passport stamped and made my way to luggage. One woman was taken into custody for telling immigration she was going to West Bank. Yikes. Met my driver and slept until I arrived at guest house in Bethlehem. There are Christmas lights every where. I cannot wait to see the lit on the night. Very tired and getting to collapse. Here are a couple of pictures from my balcony.

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Feb 1, 2009 - Jerusalem & Bethlehem

In Jerusalem Our first view of the Old City was from the Mount of Olives as we prepared to walk the traditional Palm Sunday path of Jesus as he entered the Holy City. Our fist stop was at Dominus Flevit, the place from which Jesus wept over the city wishing he could shelter the people in Jerusalem as a hen shelters her chicks. However it being Sunday a mass was in process so we went further down the hill to the Grotto of Gethsemane. This is believed to be where Jesus was held after the betrayal by Judas and before being presented to Pilate....

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FUMC Pilgrimage

Dec 6, 2005 - Masada

After our hike at the Ein Gadi nature park we drove to Masada. Masada was Herod's royal citadel and later the last outpost of the Zealots during the Jewish Revolt. The citadel was a site of the most dramatic and symbolic act in Jewish history, where rebels chose mass suicide rather than submit to Roman capture. At night Eleazar gathered all the defenders and persuaded them to kill themselves rather than fall into the hands of Romans. The people set fire to their personal belongings, and then ten people chosen by a lot killed everyone else...

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