Category Archives: Israel

Being Peace Retreat

By | 31st October 2017

Being Peace is the name of a retreat organised and run by meditation and social action group SanghaSeva. It is held each year in October during the olive harvest in a small Palestinian village in the West Bank of the Occupied Territories. Clare had been on this particular retreat twice before and had been the… Read More »

Introduction to the Israeli Occupation

By | 30th October 2017

The situation between Israel and the Palestinians is a complex one and the media rarely conveys information on the details behind the military occupation. To provide some context to my upcoming posts, I have written some background to the Israeli-Palestinian situation as I understand it. Although I have made every effort to keep what I… Read More »

Three Nights In Jaffa

By | 29th October 2017

At Istanbul S.Gokcen Airport, we were waiting to board our flight to Tel Aviv when I witnessed a heated exchange between two women. Something about it made me feel a certain degree of apprehension about the next stage of our trip. Back in May, I’d had my first taste of the Middle East during a… Read More »