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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lessons learned from The Holy Land

Today’s post comes from Rob E… On Saturday we met with Dr. Husam Zomlot, the Executive Deputy Commissioner, FATAH Commission for International Relations at his office in Ramallah in the West Bank. Husam is a charismatic, articulate, and a passionate spokesperson for the Palestinian cause. He is a forceful and convincing advocate for the two state solution and he cited story and story…

Reading material for our trip…

This blog post is brought to you by Rob E. I just ordered these five books just in time to bring with us to Israel and Palestine. I could have ordered a dozen from Mejdi’s great reading list, but I had to stop somewhere! These books can form the basis of a lending library during…

Getting excited for our upcoming trip!

This blog post is brought to you by Rob E. I am excited about our coming trip to Israel. Although it will be my second time in Israel, this time will be very different. I am looking forward to meeting new colleagues (both Jews and Arabs) who have dedicated their lives to peacemaking. I want…

In preparation for our trip:

This blog post is brought to you by Monica G. Having grown up in Israel, where my family and many good friends still live, and where I have gone for visits every couple of years for forty years, this trip for me is indeed unique. It is like stepping out of my own self and…

In preparation for our trip…

Today’s blog post comes from Jill H… I am winding down my business activities this week, as I get ready to embark on my first trip to Israel and Palestine.  I spend 2-6 weeks every year in international travels, largely leading fellow textile collectors and aficionados.  This is my first trip to Israel and Palestine,…