This blog contains a mix of updates on local news, personal reflections and interactions with the people and places that make up Jerusalem, Palestine and beyond. Whether you live here, have visited some of the places mentioned, or have never been, I hope to bring you a slice of reality about life in East Jerusalem.

It never gets easier to understand this complex place. My diaries are my experiences and I put them out there to encourage sharing and discussion. Please join the conversation!

This week’s new diary

The parting shot

We arrived in Jerusalem in April 2019 and this week, after three and a bit years, we will leave. A lot has happened but how much has changed? Nothing is better, so is it all worse? On a personal level, the past three years have been some of the most interesting, exciting and privileged of…

Want to share your own thoughts about East Jerusalem?

I invite you to submit a diary entry! You might choose to write about one topic that interests you or to share some reflections from your own experiences. I also want to hear about what makes East Jerusalem special? Is there a community here and do you feel part of it? What are the unmissable highlights?

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