Category Archives: PHOTOS

PHOTOS | Surprising Finds Exposed on Franciscans’ Gethsemane Property

Across the busy street running in front of the Church of All Nations, a popular pilgrim site (in normal times, that is), a recent salvage excavation is providing yet another window into Jerusalem’s past. Not surprising, really, in a city … Continue reading

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Guide ends years-long hiatus to show you the sights…

…of Gaza And, no — it’s not me. And, you can’t go there on your own, because the Israeli authorities (aided, alas, by Egypt) completely forbid the entry of tourists, one of the lesser-known facets of their perverse siege of … Continue reading

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Through the American Colony Lens: A JERUSALEM FOURTH

People or communities who intentionally transplant themselves on foreign soil for any length of time usually experience a certain tension: the need to maintain links to “home” and their native culture versus immersing themselves unreservedly in their new surroundings. In … Continue reading

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UPDATED The Aqueducts of Bethlehem: An interactive map

The purpose of this brief post is to point folks — any who may resonate to such minutiae — to a custom map which I have assembled. It focuses on remnants of the ancient Upper and Lower Aqueducts of Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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“Afghanistan” in Israel: Ultra-Orthodox severely damage Hamat Tiberias mosaic

Vandals attacked the ancient synagogue mosaic floor of Hamat Tiberias Monday night, causing severe and perhaps irreparable damage. The synagogue lies within a national park site on the southern outskirts of the modern city of Tiberias, on the western shore … Continue reading

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UPDATE — Google launches Street View in Israel – PHOTOS

According a story in Haaretz a few days ago, Google Street View for certain locations in Israel formally launches on Sunday 22 April. My first impression is: Wow, that didn’t take long! The inauguration of the photographic project, when the ‘Google cars’ and … Continue reading

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UPDATED The Guns of August (and September) OR My Ramadan Cannon

I have the dubious distinction, I have come to realize, of living closer than any other Jerusalem resident to the city’s colorful “Ramadan Cannon”. I experience this curious phenomenon — as I have daily for the past month — as a percussive … Continue reading

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