Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Friends-- and a BABY!!! :)

my unusually outgoing, chatty new friend (I could only understand about three words of Arabic, and she didn't speak any English-- but she helped me learn how to make yogurt and cheese and MILK GOATS AND SHEEP! fun!)


(one lonely desert poppy, for Chani ;) )

Domestic life in South Hebron Hills Desert

"bathroom" and water supply in remote desert homestead (Tuba)

donkey and (suprised?) goat

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bil'in Habibati

Martha bearing the flag, camera man in the middle ground (yellow neon) while shebab take cover from rubber bullets behind the rise; soldiers in the far ground, on the other side of theWall, behind concrete blast walls.

tear gas cannister #16 of the day

rubbet coated steel bullet # ?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

History in the making al-Khalil (Hebron)

at the house of Abu-Haikel

one Palestinian home left standing below an illegal Israeli settlement in Hebron

one day this will be history (one of three checkpoints right outside our front door in Hebron)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pretty in Al-Khalil

more beauty at Abu-Haikel

awesome concrete and bottle-glass skylights on the rooftops!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dead Sea

Other-worldly swimming at the Dead Sea (my passport and my money are in my hat... I still would have been screwed if someone stole my shoes though....).

My Saviours. The busload of Indonesian Christians that took me from the City of the Moon to the City of Peace. Tukang Besi.

City of the Moon

Happy with lemon icee, on the tele-ride above Riha (aka. Jericho, City of the Moon, City of Scent and Odour, Oldest City in the World, etc.)!

Caves in the cliffs below the Monastery of Temptation!

Cool and refreshing view of the Gihon Al-Sultan... or the Spring of Elijah.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Nonviolence, Demonstrated (to us).

Peace on the Road


Watching. (And looking remarkable similar? :) )

Saturday, April 5, 2008

First Impressions

The Wall, just outside Jerusalem.

The landscape as seen through the filter of the Crescent Moon.

Entering Hezekiah's Tunnel...

...splashing our way through crystal spring water in the narrow passage....

...and Emerging at the Pool of Siloam.