Monthly Archives: March 2011
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
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.
One of the villagers in Al Walaja used old mattress springs as fencing around his house – beautiful.