A Tale of Two Cities – Nazareth Today, Hebron Yesterday
29 December 2011 | Places
▲ The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is supposed to be on the site of Mary’s home, where the Angel Gabriel appeared to announce that she might be a good virgin, but she was still going to have a baby. The church is a curious structure, plonked on top of t...
A Tale of Two Cities – Hebron today, Nazareth tomorrow
28 December 2011 | Places
My Israel and Palestine travels took me to these two towns. Hebron conjures up the worst aspects of the Israeli-Palestine dispute, while Nazareth indicates that the two sides can live together.
▲ The wire mesh over this old city street in the centre of Hebron is...
13 December 2011 | Places
▲ Sunset camels in the Jerusalem Wilderness above the Dead Sea
I’ve been travelling around Palestine and then on to Israel. First lesson, there’s nothing dangerous about Palestine. Terrorist talk has comprehensively scared tourists away and the Israelis don’t mak...