30 June 2008

One year ago

I was in Palestine sitting under this tree

keeping the settlers away from Issa's house while sipping mint tea with my new house mates from all over the world and my new found lifetime Palestinian friends. Many hours were spent guarding the house while listening to the horrible stories of detainments, arrests and occupation that the Palestinians endured.

Now that an entire year has passed and the fog has cleared from my head and the summer is here and I don't have to work... I will finally write some more stories.

23 June 2008

A Story from a Detained American in Israel

Please check out this link to an American woman's blog that details her 3 days in detainment by the Israeli government at the airport. This is what happens to anyone trying to enter Palestine. She was held in deplorable conditions then deported, never being allowed to enter the country. This could happen to anyone flying into Tel Aviv regardless of your religious affiliations, ethnicity or even country of citizenship.