Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hikers' Paradise

From the BBC:
There are rolling hills and fertile valleys, constantly changing through the seasons, as well as stark and dramatic desert landscapes.

It would be a hikers' paradise in fact, but for its recent history of two peoples engaged in a bitter, frequently deadly, struggle for the land.

However, a new book by the Ramallah-based lawyer and writer, Raja Shehadeh, encourages just such an approach.

In Palestinian Walks, Shehadeh describes six journeys in the West Bank hills and Jordan valley, reflecting his passion for walking and his life's work opposing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank.
So...who else wants to go for a walk in the West Bank today?

Link via Russell AKA Best Boyfriend Ever


Blogger Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

very interesting.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Elka said...

randa totally hearts russell! k-i-s-s-i-n-g!

loves it.

and i would go for a walk with you.

12:39 AM  
Blogger rockslinga said...

i do!

this book looks so good...it's too bad there's no US publisher, it seems.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Asoom said...

Did you read the book? is it good?

11:59 PM  

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