Monthly Archives: March 2011

herodion and other hilltops

Herodion is an ancient hilltop fortress built by Herod, then conquered by the Romans, and later used as a base by the Jews during the Bar Kokhba revolt. (I recently read Marguerite Yourcenar’s Mémoires d’Hadrien, so I was already aware … Continue reading

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other construction

The barrier wall and settlements aren’t the only thing being built in the West Bank. I also saw a lot of new Palestinian residential construction on the outskirts of Beit Sahour.

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one of my favorite things

One of the villagers in Al Walaja used old mattress springs as fencing around his house – beautiful.

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