[East Jerusalem. December 2016.] I’m seated at my usual table in the Educational Bookshop, in their little café section upstairs, with a pile of books and a chocolate milkshake. It’s December and the shop is adorned with Christmas decorations. Sitting … Continue reading One Evening at the Bookshop
[Delhi Diaries. June 2013.]
I arrived at Ben Gurion Airport to find a surly security guard waiting by the entrance. He asked me a couple of questions that lead up to, “Did you ever travel to the West Bank?” “Yes,” I replied; it’s not illegal, after all. Continue reading “From Jerusalem to Delhi”
[Jerusalem Diaries. August 2015.]
I’m back in Jerusalem, interning with the Palestine-Israel Journal. PIJ is a quarterly magazine that aims to explicate complex issues dividing Israeli and Palestinian societies, among other things. Continue reading “Notes from Jerusalem”
A few years ago, I volunteered with an NGO in Jerusalem that cares for people with varying levels of intellectual disability, including Down Syndrome and autism. I had tumbled into it with no prior experience or knowledge of Hebrew, and I … Continue reading What is ‘Normal’, Anyway?
[Dispatches from Israel/Palestine. September 2015.] When the alarm buzzed at the unnatural hour of half past four in the morning, I had to do everything in my power to resist turning it off, forgetting the world and going back to … Continue reading Morning at Qalandia