Wajib & its Insights into Nazareth
14 October 2018 | Media
The film Jirga recently took me back to Afghanistan and now Wajib takes me on a quick return trip to Nazareth, the Palestinian centre in Israel. A wajib is an obligation, not an absolute necessity, that’s a fard, but something you should do. Like deliver invitations f...
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...
Walking in Israel & Palestine
25 December 2011 | Places
◄ My Israeli friend Ohad Sharav climbing out of the Makhtesh Katan or Small Crater in the Negev Desert.
My travels in Israel and Palestine featured spells on three walking tracks. I’ve always felt that walking puts you in touch with the land at the right ...