Abu Saad creates art works in bottles of colored sand and is always ready with a cup of coffee and a story. Several years ago, Abu Saad went to Jordan to teach them how to fly commercial airplanes. He learned that Palestinians are not allowed to do that; but, as he says, “That’s not the…

‘What’s your name?’ ‘How old are you?’ ‘Are you married?’ – the last a surprising question from the lips of a small Palestinian child trying out her English on the streets of Hebron. Adults are more cautious: ‘Where (are) you from?’ is a common ice-breaker…

On December 21st the director of UNICEF, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, and six other local staff visited Al Khalil. The purpose of their visit was to visit Qurtuba School on Shuhada St., which runs past Beit Hadassah where some of Hebron’s most violent Israeli ‘settlers’ live.

December 21 was a special day for me. I passed through Checkpoint 56 in H2 area of Hebron, without the soldiers stopping me, searching my bag and checking my ID. It is one of the checkpoints that leads to Shuhada street, which used to be the main artery of Hebron.

The other day my morning started with a beautiful sight. A fence outside our apartment was knocked down. The night before there were loud construction noises. I assumed it was the regular construction work taking place to fix the drains before the rains were due to come. But it was much more than this.

“Forgiveness isn’t giving up your right to justice, but giving up your just right for revenge.” These wise words, spoken by a Palestinian man as he sat next to a Zionist settler, offer hope amidst this brutal conflict. Hope is something that all must cling to, especially under the oppressive weight of military occupation…

An American Jew stands in solidarity with a Muslim woman from Susiya - a Palestinian village under threat of demolition.

Reflection from an interfaith delegation: A group of U.S. American Jews and Christians traveled together for a CPT delegation in Palestine. Here you’ll find the experience of one Jewish participant, and how it felt to navigate the complexities of being one of the very few non-settler, non-military Jews in Palestine. In the course of the…

A young Palestinian boy waves the flag of Palestine outside of Check Point 56, one of the road closures that ensures Jewish exclusivity down Shuhadah Street in Hebron. HEBRON, Palestine – Last Monday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited Hebron. As a supporter of the rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, President Rivlin could have…

This morning in our worship, we read the famous passage from Ecclesiastes ‘to everything there is a season’  (made famous by The Byrds ‘turn, turn, turn’!).  This passage includes the words  “there is a time to plant and a time to harvest.”    It was particularly poignant as yesterday two of us in CPT spent time…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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