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Saturday, October 13, 2007


Emily Jacir's "A Photo Essay of the Bethlehem Ghetto" [Part 1]

The bottom picture is first in the series, with the picture on top the third.
In order to enter Bethlehem, we had to make a left and get off the Jerusalem-Hebron Road. Here we are stopped at the first checkpoint and we are looking ahead. Soldiers check our passports. (Emily Jacir)
Standing in front of the wall and looking to the right I saw the wall criss-crossing across the landscape and cutting Bethlehem off from her agricultural lands. (Emily Jacir)

I could not continue on the historical road which connects Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Hebron (bus number 23's route) because the wall chopped it off here. (Emily Jacir

He was shocked by what he was told about conditions in Hebron and diplomats say he was genuinely taken aback by his trip to the West Bank sector of the Jordan Valley – where Palestinians are allowed to dig wells only a third as deep as Israelis – at the exploitation of resources by the rich Jewish agricultural settlements at the expense of closed in Palestinian farmers. Daniel Macintyre on Tony Blair in "Blair admits he is shocked by discrimination in the West Bank."


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