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To purchase tickets to the tour Beyond the Mountains of Darkness:
To purchase tickets to the tour Residents on Probation:
To purchase tickets to the tour Anemones, Gas Stations and a Wall, What Happened to the Green Line in Jerusalem?:
To purchase tickets to the tour Beit Tzefafa – From an Arab Village to an Urban Neighborhood:
February 21 – Thursday, 12:30-16:30, Beyond the Mountains of Darkness, Presented by Eliezer Yaari
Cost: NIS 120, including refreshments, tour of the exhibition, bus transport to the tour location.
About the tour:
A voyage between landscape locations, across the Jerusalem expanse, that show Jerusalem in a different light. The first spot is the watershed, the source of Dragot Riverbed and the U.S. Embassy in Israel. The second is Kibbutz Ramat Rahel and nearby historic hilltop site. The kibbutz and the archeological mound are a story of Jewish settlement, the destruction and expulsion, as well as the return to the Land of Israel, all contained within a beautiful small archeological mound which overlooks the whole southern range of the Judean Hills and the desert. The third location is the strongholds on the pre-1967 border, and the observation point towards all the areas that comprise “beyond the mountains of darkness”. The fourth place is the area around Wadi Humus on the eastern side of Tsur Baher, which is largely a story of the border, sovereignty, development, the environment and forgetting. We will close with the fifth location - the view of the border next to the separation barrier near the neighborhood of East Talpiyot.
Writer and journalist, former television manager, broadcaster and producer and, before that, an air force pilot. He has regular slots on radio and the Internet. He is also a member of the Jdocu photographer group that has had three exhibitions in Israel to date. His photographs and writing from the group’s trips won great acclaim. Thus far he has published three books: Back to the Titanic (a collection of short stories), Crossings (a novel set in Jerusalem during the Second Intifada) and Beyond the Mountains of Darkness. He has a regular radio spot, and an Internet column which are very popular. He is a Jerusalemite and lives in Arnona near Ramat Rahel.
The tour is fully booked. Due to high demand a new event is opening on 7.3.19.To purchase tickets to the tour Beyond the Mountains of Darkness:
March 1 – Friday, 10:00-14:00, Residents on Probation, Presented by Dr. Anwar Bin Baddis
The refugee camp Shoafat, which is located in east Jerusalem, is the only refugee camp built by a country (Jordan, in 1963). It has around 70,000 inhabitants living in an impossible situation – on the one hand they have blue ID cards and are considered residents of Jerusalem. However, the separation barrier surrounds the camp and they do not receive municipal services. The tour will go through a number of observation points which will offer a glimpse of the lives of the new Palestinians – past, present and future.
Dr. Anwar Bin Baddis:
A Jerusalem enthusiast, and teacher of Arabic language and Palestinian culture.
March 29 – Friday, 10:00-14:00, Anemones, Gas Stations and a Wall, What Happened to the Green Line in Jerusalem?, Presented by Journalist Nir Hasson
Almost 71 years have passed since it was draw with a blunt green pencil, and 52 years since it was erased from the maps. Does the Green Line still divide Jerusalem? Is it visible? What marks has it left on Jerusalem’s DNA? The tour will take in 4 stations along the Green Line, and an open and evolving discussion about the division and unification of Jerusalem.
Journalist, Jerusalem reporter for the Haaretz newspaper since 2008. He published his book Urshalim: Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem 1967–2017, in 2017.
April 5 – Friday, 10:00-14:00, Beit Tzefafa – From an Arab Village to an Urban Neighborhood, Presented by Eran Tzidkiyahu
Beit Tzefafa Sharfat, a typical Palestinian Arab village located along the route of the Refaim Riverbed between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
The name of the village appears in manuscripts form the time of the Crusades. Throughout history Beit Tzefafa was a typical agricultural Arab village. However, towards the end of the Ottoman Era, and during the British Mandate, Beit Tzefafa gradually merged with the ever-spreading Jerusalem. Between 1948 and 1967 the village was divided between Israel and Jordan, and since 1967 it has been reunified, and “trapped” between Gilo, Pat and the Mesilla Park, Derech Hebron and the Talpiyot industrial district. Half of the village is in east Jerusalem and half in west Jerusalem. The village’s population is divided between citizens and permanent residents. Over the years the village became a preferred destination for Israeli citizen Arab immigrants from the north. The tour will pass through the historic nucleus of the village through to the most contemporary urban renewal, between east and west, village to neighborhood, challenges to opportunities. En route we will encounter some stories and characters.
A geopolitical tour guide who focuses on Jerusalem, sacred sites and Jewish-Palestinian relations. He specialized at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, is active in Ir Amim, and in the Forum for Regional Thinking. He has a master’s degree from the Hebrew University and he is currently working on his PhD in political science, in the field of the religious nationalism in the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. Tzidkiyahu is one of the founders of 0202 Points of View from Jerusalem and a member of the association’s management committee.