Author Archives: Miranda Pinch

SUSYA NEEDS YOU NOW! DEMOLITIONS EXPECTED BETWEEN JULY 18TH AND AUGUST 3

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. RHR and a number of other organizations are currently mobilizing activists to stand in solidarity with the village. Here is what you can do to help: 1. Volunteer as part of the constant presence … Continue reading

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Briefing for Gaza war crimes debates

  In the week of the first anniversary of last summer’s Gaza war both the Lords and the Commons have opportunities this week to highlight the findings of the United Nations report by the American judge Mary McGowan Davis into … Continue reading

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The Hebron International Resources Network (HIRN) – news

HIRN-Q1-2015-Final-Version HIRN works on a number of fronts. Its activities aim at trying to provide the basic services for the targeted communities. These services include community support, kindergarten sponsorship, making schooling and higher education affordable and within reach of many, … Continue reading

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Kids Court in Conflict

http://yachad.org.uk/yachad-youth-kids-court-in-conflict-campaign/#.VPQw5PmsVe8 I attended a meeting in Hampstead Town Hall on the evening of March 1st. It was organised by Yachad and was full of a good number of mainly concerned young London Jews. It felt strange being close to my … Continue reading

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Homeward bound with many observations

These two lovely girls, Tasneem and Intisar, saw me struggling when I got off the bus near the Damascus Gate and helped me. Then when I arrived at the hotel a really kind woman helped me up the steps with … Continue reading

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Usama’s Story

A Journey to Germany The visa In summer 2003 I took part in a journey to Germany as the leader of a group of 5 Palestinian young people for a cultural exchange, in which 7 countries of middle-Europe and the … Continue reading

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Political Archaeology in the West Bank

Hamed picked me up from Hebron at 7am. Naheel and Issam gave me a wonderful picnic breakfast to take and then, unexpectedly Hamed stopped at a roadside stall where we got coffee and pita filled with egg and cheese! So … Continue reading

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Hebron – a City divided

Hamed, his wife and youngest son picked me up from Bethlehem, where he had been for a meeting. As we sped into Hebron I noticed a fast food outlet I had not seen before. It was KFC! I am not … Continue reading

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Bethlehem – Art, Natural History and Palestinian Christians

As I left the hotel in West Jerusalem I made a sad observation. I needed to get a bus to Bethlehem. The bus station is near the Damascus Gate. The hotel quoted 30 shekels for a taxi to the Damascus … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Thursday 22nd January – Bereavement and Politics

Thursday was our last day. In the morning we had a meeting with mothers from the Bereaved Families Forum in Bethlehem. The Bereaved Families Forum, also known as Parents Circle Families Forum,  http://www.theparentscircle.org, is a joint Palestinian Israeli organisation of over 600 families, … Continue reading

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