The Return Home

Eight of the VIM group took the 45-minute bus ride from Bethlehem to Ben Gurion Airport in TelAviv on Saturday, Nov 5. Mark and helena Greathoouse went on to Prague, and Leif and Marge Terdal, Pat Brockman, Shirley Knight, Sandy Lofy, and Maxine Thomas flew to Newark and then Portland.

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Day 13

This morning began late, because we didn’t need to leave the hotel until 9 a.m. So, after a late breakfast, we got on the bus and discussed last night’s heavy rainfall which included one or two claps of thunder. This was the first rain in a month; no one knows

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Day 11 – Wadi Fukin, Separation Wall in Bethleham

Day 11 – Touring Wadi Fukin, visiting the Wa’im Conflict Resolution Center & exploring the Separation Wall in Bethlehem…separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Today, Wednesday November 2, was another beautiful day in the West Bank, Palestine. We were on the bus bound for Wadi Fukin by 8:20. Adel met us at

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Day 9 – Our 1st day of 4 at Wadi Fukin

Another beautiful day in Bethlehem! The air is cooling a bit each day….a welcome break from the heavy, hot, below sea level air of yesterday. Up early to 7am breakfast, and on our way to Wadi Fukin, staying in The West Bank, by 8:15am. Janet began with a talk about

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Day 5-Nazareth & then the West Bank Crossing(s)

This morning, following breakfast, our group gave a standing ovation for Asmahan, our housekeeper and excellent cook. We then hauled all luggage to the bus and departed by 8:30 a.m. – a full ten minutes ahead of schedule. Before departure we also gave a heartfelt good-bye to Michael Chacour (Micha),

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