• Aqir

    2 monthes ago - By Nowhere

    :: 2017 FALL TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST FINALIST ::
    Orphaned minarets, Baron Rothschild, Shamouti oranges, emotional sinews, swamps, snakebites, paved-over homes, the Nakba, wild za'atar, Mazkeret Batya, aliyah , cultural forensics, swallowed shoes, familiar smells & Israel.
    It was only toward the end of 2007, after several long stays in Israel, that I finally accepted Judd's offer to take Deborah and me to see what's left of the destroyed Palestinian village of Aqir. It wasn't reluctance that made me wait so long; rather, it was anticipation. By the time Judd suggested this trip Deborah and I...
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