Photographer Skip Schiel who spoke in Fremont last year is back in Israel/Palestine. Here are his photos and stories about his experience with a Woman’s Day action at Kalandia checkpoint.
Excerpts from my journal as I explore the situation in Palestine and Israel
March 8, 2015, Sunday, Golden Gate hostel, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine
(Warm, low 60s, sunny, calm—other than the temperature this might be the usual report.)
Yesterday [March 7, 2015], one day before the official International Women’s Day, I arrived at the checkpoint, the site of the march and demonstration well, before the slated start time of 11 am. Thanks to Sahar V, a Jewish Israeli woman with the American Friends Service Committee in East Jerusalem, who told me about the demonstration and suggested I participate on the Palestinian-West Bank side, I met an extraordinary Israeli Jewish woman, Tamar. I’d noticed her talking with Palestinians—short blond hair, jeans, lightly built, she reminded me from a distance of Lynn. Believing she was present for the demo I walked near her to possibly strike up a conversation. She invited me to…
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