Monthly Archives: February 2011

Meeting Social Activist Ali Dahmash in Amman

TweetAfter returning from the Jerash Gaza Refugee Camp, the day ended with Ali Dahmash, a social activist and entrepreneur. Unfortunately it didn’t work out to meet under his olive tree . Akrum was still with us. Listening to both discussing … Continue reading

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Experiences at Jerash Gaza Refugee Camp

TweetAfter meeting Sale, we continued our journey towards Jerash Refugee Camp. It started as an emergency camp with a few tents back in 1968. Today it is a small village with low level infrastructure and heavy social problems (e.g. poverty, … Continue reading

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Do You Join A Walk Across The River Jordan?

Tweet27th of February 2011 Sunday morning Akrum, a friend of Betsy who we’ve met the day before, came to our hotel and helped us finding the car rental company. Not that easy as local addresses often only point to a … Continue reading

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It’s Never “Me”, It’s Always “Them”

TweetWe just came back from our first meeting with people – whom we connected via twitter and blogs before we left home – living in working in Amman, Jordan. 3 young American women (Betsy, Paula – both Fullbrighters – and … Continue reading

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2stars4peace – Time to Re-Start

TweetWe just arrived in Ammann, Jordan. 2 weeks of travels ahead of us. From Amman we are travelling south, jumping on a ferry to Nuweibat SInai, Egypt. Crossing Sinai and Suez Canel and heading on towards Cairo. Then Israel and … Continue reading

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Is the West Bank Next?

TweetI would like to comment on MJ Rosenberg’s article on Al Jazeera “Is the West Bank Next?” To me the protests in the street show that people couldn’t care less about established governments – they want freedom and opportunity. They … Continue reading

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Interview with Martine Rothblatt – “Two Stars for Peace” just another US approach?

TweetUlrike interviewed Martine lately about the “Two Stars for Peace” idea. It covers some of the most obvious questions: Is it just another US approach? Why should Israel or Palestinian people be interested in supporting that approach? How would 2 … Continue reading

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“Why do I myself engage in Two Stars for Peace?”

TweetThat’s definitely the question I thought of the most of in recent days. The very first reason: my hunger for knowledge. I’m interested in politics – in regional as well as in global issues. That’s why I went to Tanzania … Continue reading

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