Category Archives: West Bank

VIDEO | Recent Discoveries, Enhancements at the Herodium

A recent report from the Franciscans, via their Christian Media Center, highlights recent developments at the Herodium, the mountaintop palace-fortress of Herod the Great that dominates the landscape of the Judean Desert east of Bethlehem. New aspects of the site … Continue reading

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VIDEO | “Who Is My Neighbor?” — How Compassion Plays Out in the Land of the Bible

Crises like the coronavirus pandemic tend to lay bare the fault-lines within human societies — sometimes fractures normally hidden just beneath the surface but just as often gaping chasms that should have been unmistakable to anyone paying attention. It’s certainly … Continue reading

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Trump’s and Bibi’s ‘Deal of the Century’: Precision engineered to ensure failure

The sheer duplicity and cynicism of it are truly breathtaking, even for world-class shysters and bullies like Trump and Netanyahu. Since the plan’s unveiling last week — trotted out by the president’s pinhead schoolboy son-in-law, Jared Kushner — much ink … Continue reading

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I don’t have to boycott “Jeopardy!” after all

The show’s producers have issued a sort-of apology over the Palestine/Israel flap that erupted following last Friday’s Jeopardy! broadcast, 09 JAN 2020. If you somehow managed to miss the whole thing, SEE HERE… The explanation offered Monday on the show’s … Continue reading

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With Nod from U.S., Netanyahu Expels Multinational Observers from Troubled Hebron

The observer mission in Hebron acted as a restraint on the settlers’ worst excesses. Now that has come to an end. By JONATHAN COOK 13 February 2019   You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting … Continue reading

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Why Ending All U.S. Aid to the Palestinians Is a Bad Idea

In an opinion piece published on the NPR web-site, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, joined by a fellow expert in international relations, try lending some nuance to the issue of U.S. aid — humanitarian, development, and security assistance — … Continue reading

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Who Stole the Samaritan Torahs?

From the NPR web-site comes an intriguing article by Jerusalem-based international correspondent Daniel Estrin offering a rare glimpse inside the modern Samaritan community in the Holy Land. This tiny sect, tightly-knit and steeped in colorful ancient traditions, consider themselves the … Continue reading

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