Gaza: A Response

First of all I am safe. Gaza is the most dangerous place to be, followed by Israel, and the West Bank, where I am, is in a distant third. I am spending my… Continue reading

Conversations with Soldiers

It was a dark and stormy night. I was returning from two wonderful days in Bethlehem. As I passed the gate to the army base I noticed a small troop (7 or 8)… Continue reading

A School wasn’t Demolished Yesterday

I don’t know of a better wake up remedy than a phone call saying, “The army is about to demolish something in the firing zone can you get here?” at 6am. Well, another… Continue reading

Firing Zone

CPT Palestine has many projects to work on. In order to better organize those projects we delegated one full time CPTer to head up each one. I am heading the ‘Firing Zone’ project.… Continue reading


Today three other CPTers and I were asked to accompany some farmers harvesting their olives. I arrived early, along with a Canadian CPTer named Bod. We walked through the grove. Olive trees are… Continue reading

The Crossing

Greetings from Hebron! I’m finally here. I say finally because I spent over two days trying to get here. My trip was similar to most, and I won’t bore you with the details… Continue reading

Introduction to CPT Palestine

A lot of people have been asking me what kind of work I’ll be doing in Palestine. Here is a taste of what we do.


One of the assignments during my CPT training last month was to write a statement of conviction. This statement was supposed to answer the question of why I wanted to work in Palestine… Continue reading

An Introduction

My college dorm had a tradition of watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy during finals week. The last time we watched them I couldn’t help but feel a bit like Frodo as… Continue reading