Browsing All posts tagged under »Gaza«

Looking for Christmas in the Holy Land

December 25, 2011 by


Gaza Last week, The Guardian told the story of the Qubrsi brothers — two of approximately 1,400 Christians residing in Gaza today. Brothers Karam and Peter are currently the only members of their family still in Gaza. Their sisters Rani and Mai fled to Bethlehem in 2007 after the manager of Gaza’s Bible Society Bookstore, […]

גלעד שליט חוזר הביתה – Gilad Shalit Comes Home

October 18, 2011 by


Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier held captive for five years by Hamas, has been freed today in Gaza in return for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. Gilad’s first statements (in an apparently coerced interview by Egyptian media): “Obviously I missed my family a lot and also all my friends. I missed meeting normal […]

Surfing for Peace: How One Man Has Made a Difference

October 12, 2011 by


“Surfboard diplomacy” is not a term we often find amidst the sound bytes and jargon used to deliver the Middle East news. For Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, however, it’s a term that guides his vision of the Middle East. The self-proclaimed, “first Jewish surfer”, has taken a unique approach in trying to  ease the political tensions between […]