Tag Archives: Hamra

Total Darkness on a Deserted Road

  A trip to see the workers’ terminals in the Jordan Rift Valley, Hamra and Tayasir. The workers are mainly residents of the northern West Bank, from Farun, Tamun, Tubas, and Tayasir. They work in the Jordan Valley settlements: Beka’ot, … Continue reading

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High Holidays

It was عيد الفطر (Eid ul-Fitr) this week, the festival that celebrates the end of رمضان Ramadan. Family visits are accustomary on a holiday. In previous years I remember traffic jams and long lines of pedestrians at the checkpoints. In … Continue reading

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A Passover Special: A Post on Spirituality

   At the checkpoints of Nablus, Huwwara or Beit-Iba, which I know well, you never see settlers. They have nothing to do there. Sometimes they come for a photograph, but that’s pretty rare. But the Hamra Checkpoint is one of … Continue reading

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Handcuffed

      We were already heading home. The three of us wanted to get home early. Daphne wanted to make it in time for a conference in Jaffa, Yifat wanted to stop by her house before she went to visit Tristan … Continue reading

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