I’ve been traveling these last few days, and I’m off to Hebron now, so I’ll be away from the blog for a bit. Commenting and comment approvals will be slow. Hope to blog a bit on it at some point when I get back. Patience is advised.
Meanwhile, here’s some background material on Hebron from a variety of perspectives. They’re intended as background; I don’t necessarily endorse what any particular author or speaker says here.
- Here’s a backgrounder from B’Tselem.
- One from The Atlantic.
- From The Independent.
- A defense of the Hebron settlement enterprise from Virtual Jewish Library.
- And finally, a description of the somewhat quixotic work of TIPH, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron. Totally my kind of work, but they don’t accept job applications from Americans.
I’ll be taking my camera with me, but I can’t hope to capture Hebron on film the way Jackie Hadel captures it on her travel photo blog, Tokidoki. Highly recommended.
The official Israeli perspective on Hebron, care of the Israel Defense Forces:
Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation, as experienced and described by a Palestinian:
A longer video from a left-dissident Israeli perspective:
Interesting perspective from Vice:
And, of course, the soundtrack:
By the way, in Arabic, “Hebron” is “Al Khalil,” making Hebron, roughly, the City of Friendship. Cue up irony.