Bearing Witness

Separation wall art @ Kilandia checkpoint

On my way back to Nablus I stopped off at the checkpoint at Kilandia to checkout some of the art on the separation wall there. Here are some photos.

When will the world realise that the real terrorists are on the other side off the wall

When will the world realise that the real terrorists are on the other side off the wall ?

Inshallah

Inshallah

If only it was that easy

If only it was that easy

the longest occupation in modern history and counting !

The longest occupation in modern history and counting !

A Banksy that has seen better days

A Banksy that has seen better days

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More Tel Aviv street art

While in Tel Aviv for a night out I stumbled past a house covered in art, check out some of the photos below or check the website @ www.ramimeiri.com. The street art, again, was the highlight of my time in Tel Aviv – it’s just such a surreal place. It’s only 45 minutes from Nablus as the crow fly’s, but feels like a world away.

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Haifa

Haifa is built on Mt Carmel which does not make it very easy to walk around, as my carves can attest to.  Apart from this I did get the distinct feeling while I was there that Haifa did not like me. For starters it rained the whole day, meaning the Baha’i gardens where closed [however they looked amazing, from what I could see from the locked gates], the Haifa Art Gallery was also closed – for no apparent reason – and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art only had one exhibition open to the public – with two of it’s three exhibition halls closed. However the  Ursula Malbin Sculpture Garden was cool.

View of the Baha'i Gardens from the locked gates

View of the Baha'i Gardens from the locked gates

Ursula Malbin Sculpture Gardens

Ursula Malbin Sculpture Gardens

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Akko

Few of the worlds cities are as timeless as Akko, a stoned walled fortress by the sea. After enjoying a long and varied history under Alexander the Great, the Egyptians and the Romans, Akko came to prominence as the Crusader city of Acre. During the Jewish immigration of the 1930’s, Akko was a hotbed of Arab hostility, and in the end the  Jews left Old Akko to the Arabs and set about developing a  new city outside the historic walls. Leaving  Old Akko virtually untouched for thousands of years, magnificent !

Inside the Citadel

Inside the Citadel

Templar Crusander Tunnel.

Templar Crusander Tunnel.

Al-Jazzar Mosque and post Eid celabrations

Al-Jazzar Mosque and post Eid celabrations

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Rosh Hanikra

Rosh Hanikra is right on the Lebanese boarder and has a series of wondrous sea caves. The sea caves  were originally carved by nature, but enlarge by the British for a railway during the second world war. The caves are spectacular, however if your short on cash you can walk down to the caves and avoid paying 42NIS for the cable car. Which I have not checked with the Guinness book of records, but has to be close to the shortest cable car in the world.

The coast line of northern Israel or the occupied lands of '48

The coast line of northern Israel or the occupied lands of '48

The worlds shortest cable car

The worlds shortest cable car

The sea caves

The sea caves

The Lebanese boarder

The Lebanese boarder

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