Monthly Archives: April 2013

Official Handover Ceremony

Thursday, April 25 was filled with excitement.  Our final orientation was finished.  The day was warm under sunny skies.  Seven outgoing teams and seven new teams walked up to Nablus Road and along to St. George’s Anglican Cathedral for the … Continue reading

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Damascus Gate

One of the historic gates to enter the Old City of Jerusalem

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Settlements near Jerusalem and Visit to a Bedouin Refugee Camp

Today, April 22 was another day of surprises. We were fortunate to have a guided tour by peace activist Angela Godfrey-Goldstein (visit her Twitter account:  She took us to East Jerusalem and the contentious E-1 area that Israel is … Continue reading

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Trouble near Nablus in the West Bank, Palestine

Yesterday, April 20, the new Yanoun team of EAPPI Group 48 visited three communities near Nablus that are experiencing ongoing attacks from illegal Israeli settlements known as among the most violent in the West Bank.  These settlements are Yizhar, Bracha … Continue reading

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Palestinian Children

Encounters in the Nablus Souk (market) April 18, 2013

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Jordan Valley and clash at At Taybe

Good afternoon from Upper Yanoun! After this morning’s walk down to Lower Yanoun and beyond and return, we left for the Jordan Valley.  The road descends steeply into a beautiful valley with the mountains of Jordan to the east of … Continue reading

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First days in Yanoun – 0rientation and Adventure

Good evening from Upper Yanoun near the Jordan Valley.  After arriving in Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning the 16th, I passed through passport control without any problems and was issued a 3-month visa.  I was met … Continue reading

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