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Occupied Bethlehem: How children are faring behind the Wall

Thanks to Richard Wiles for writing this heartrending Behind the Wall: ‘Medical Conditions caused by Political Decisions’. Wiles is a British photographer who regularly visits the occupied West Bank and … Continue reading

4 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Success! Bethlehem twins with local Sydney Council

The local Sydney council of Marrickville has now entered into a Sister City relationship with Bethlehem, occupied Palestinian city and birthplace of Christ.The Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Victor Batarseh and … Continue reading

26 August, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bush and Blair banned from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

UPDATE: 2008 – Footage of Bush’s January visit to Bethlehem suggests that he visited the Church of the Nativity and than the ban may have only been in place in … Continue reading

29 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Christmas in Bethlehem

As we enjoy our Christmases, another Christmas passes under occupation in Bethlehem, multifaith community and birthplace of Christ. Earlier this month the Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr. Victor Batarsa, held his … Continue reading

25 December, 2006 · 1 Comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"