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... in the afternoon, we met with Salwa Douaibis and Gerald Horton, a married couple of lawyers who work against the traumatizing arrests of children through the organizations Military Court Watch and the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling . According to Gerald, the essential role of the military in the occupied territories is the protection of settlements. The night time raids are specifically geared to keep people unsettled. There ...
... I really liked going into the church. As I had wandered around the church before, I welcomed the chance to sit in a pew and rest. It is a modern church with beautiful mosaics. Afterward we went across the road to another olive grove. Unlike the "official" Garden, which one can only walk around and has olive trees dating back over 1500 years (to Roman times, though not biblical ones), this garden, with newer trees maintained ...
... that person were to commit the "sin in my eyes" of eating a burger that's horrible for the planet, but I wouldn't give those directions if they were going to go bomb the McDonalds or something. I guess he just happens to see the "sin" as a much bigger deal than many people would.
In any case, there were plenty of other people around to get directions from and I was on the right track.
The museum itself is huge. Not Louvre huge, but still ...
... Jesus took to Jerusalem on his last day; from here, the view of the city is spectacular. On the way down, we stopped at Gethsemane where Jesus spent his last night with his disciples in the garden of olive trees; there is a Church of All Nations there which we toured. (On our tours, were accompanied by two guides - one Jewish and one Palestinian). Next, we entered the Old City and were presented with a surprise. Our group would be the first ...
Pale golden stone
Rough edged but right-angled
On winding streets
Knotted and crooked
Tangles of streets
Walking to dinner last night
We passed children as children
Who played hide and seek
In streets bounded by buildings
Of pale golden oblongs
Dogs chased around joy
Couples chased coupling
Some Israelis walked home
Today in the ...