Saturday, February 17, 2007

Baladkum Jameel: Your Country is Beautiful
A Visual Introduction to Palestine
(with added pictures!)

Like all travelers, my friends and family are forever asking me, "So, how was your trip?" I think they expect me to say that traveling in Palestine is difficult, frustrating, or sad. Certainly, the occupation is depressing, but mainly because it is destroying a beautiful country. So, without fail, I always answer, "I love Palestine. It's beautiful." I've wanted to compile photo-essay of all of the wonderful, miraculous sights that have made me fall in love with Palestine.

Farmers

Activists

Olives

Hummus

Donkeys

The Dome of the Rock

Coffee
Tea

Kids

Schools

Tomatoes



8 comments:

in sackcloth and ashes said...

Joy thankyou for posting those photos, it seems like all the pictures I've ever seen of Palestine are the ahrd images of the news or from friends like you and my friend Logan, I think I find it too easy to forget that there is so much beauty there as well. I'm looking forward to seeing this photo essay progress, that is if you decide to post more pictures as they are available.

I hope you're doing well, it's a regret that we weren't able to connect when I was down in Portland in January, I'll have to come back agaiin soon or you're going to have to come to the real Vancouver sometime to visit.

Peace, and a joyful yet solemn and introspective Lenten season.

Chris

joy_in_palestine said...

Hey Chris! I'm so sorry that I missed you while you were in town! Do tell me if you're in town again. But then maybe I can come up a visit....That would be wonderful.

Glad you like the photos. Hopefully I can post a few more over the next couple says.

- J

joy_in_palestine said...

Oh, and hey, Happy Birthday!

in sackcloth and ashes said...

Thanks, on both accounts!

It would be awsome if you were to come up here, I'll be moving into the Catholic Worker here next month, I'm looking forward to it. Also I got accepted for the Summer Internship at the LACW starting in June. Things are looking up.

Deb said...

joy, wonderful blog. i have a few questions for you concerning the wonderful work you are doing. how can i email you directly? thanks.

joy_in_palestine said...

sure, I'd love to talk: jubilus AT gmail DOT com

audacious said...

wonderful pictures!

joy_in_palestine said...

Thanks!