“If there’s nowhere n the world for us…”

“If there’s nowhere in the world for us, let NASA build us a home up there” Eid These words are slightly tounge-in-cheek but none the less a heartbreaking window into the problems of part of the Jahalin Bedouin Tribe near the Jericho road. This large family group were denied permission to build a school on…

Sad Friday and Easter Sturday

Today is Sad Friday in the Orthodox calendar. The time when evening services are held to enact Jesus’ funeral. A sad occasion with flowers, funerial chants and weeping. A time to stop and take stock of what has passed and what is still to come. In the West we call the Friday before Easter Sunday,…

Holy Sites or not Holy Sites….that is the question!

Today was an early start in order to head to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Haram ash-Sherif complex. This site is only open at certain times and as it is currently a Jewish holiday traffic could be busy and checkpoints slow. Thankfully neither was bad and we made good time entering the complex via the Dung…

“Alone we can do so little…”

The group made up by people from Inverurie West along with two friends arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport at 5:30am (Israel time) to be met with one of the features of traveling into Israel. Whilst the majority of our group passed through passport control very quickly, it came to the last person who did not. Taken…