Since I am organizing a study tour of Israel for next year, I was delighted by Dr. Michael Pahl's wonderful collection of pictures and comments from his recent trip. Michael visited many of the same sites we will be seeing at almost the same time of year, so his posts make a great preview.
Bruce Fisk's May and June posts on Crossings offer a very different perspective on life in the land--one that we will unfortunately have little opportunity to observe because our itinerary is almost entirely restricted to Israel. Bruce and his daughter spent the first part of their summer in the West Bank city of Nablus volunteering with Project Hope. I trust the sudden silence on the blog after the tear gas episode is because they returned safely to the States, not because they are mouldering in a Middle Eastern prison somewhere.