Category Archives: EAPPI

United Church Conferences actions on Palestine/Israel

Across the United Church of Canada in the months of May and June Conference Annual meetings are occurring.  At these meetings, proposals that lift up concerns about Palestine and Israel are being debated.  The recently formed United network for a … Continue reading

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Some exploration of Christian Zionism

I am reposting here a link to a video about Christian Zionism and Dispensationalist Theology. There are strong links between Christian fundamentalism and extreme Zionist views of Israel. There are direct monetary links between the religious right in the US … Continue reading

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Children’s rights to education, even under occupation.

When school classes began in September, familiar scenes unfolded in neighbourhoods across the country .  With eager faces, newly sharpened pencils, clean blank note books, lunches packed, and bright clean clothes, children walked out the doors of houses and apartments, … Continue reading

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Extending the Olive Branch….

The term ‘extending the olive branch’ is often used to indicate a gesture of peace; a willingness to engage in face-to-face conversations about reconciliation.  The dove that Noah sent out from the ark to find some sign of hope that … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wadi J’Hesh; road blocked, harassed, but firm!

The last two weekends, I have spent part of my time in the small Palestinian village of Wadi J’Hesh.  This village consists of one extended family, in two households:  one headed by Ibrihim and Aaliya, the other by Mohammed and … Continue reading

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Who owns it all, anyway?

Greetings from Yatta, situated in a hilly region of the land that lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.  This land is known as ‘Palestine’ by the people among whom I am living, but in a tourist map … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tailors

I received a beautiful gift from one of my neighbours in Yatta.  Hajji Shehah gave me a traditionally embroidered Palestinian dress. Hajji Shehah is very ill.  She has leukemia and receives blood transfusions a couple of times a week at the … Continue reading

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Your morning commute is easy!!!

Three times a week, here in Palestine, my team in the south Hebron Hills is responsible for monitoring a checkpoint in the area called Meitar: a crossing point for Palestinians who have work permits to travel to Israel for short … Continue reading

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Tear gas on the road to peace

Imagine if Henderson Highway were blocked to EK residents, and anyone with an address  between  Talbot and Bonner were no longer allowed to cross into downtown via Disraeli, Redwood Bridge, Chief Peguis Trail, nor any street going  East toward Transcona. … Continue reading

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Where are the Women?

One of the tasks given to our team here in the South Hebron Hills is to find ways to develop connections with informal networks of women, in Yatta and in the villages we visit regularly.  This is something of a … Continue reading

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