Israel and the palestinian territories: day 5-6

  Day 5 Since Bethlehem is the most religious place for Christians (next to Jerusalem), they have a large Christian population, and also a Christian University. Half of the students are Muslim though, but that doesn’t seem to bother anyone. The University also seemed well-sustained, and it became clear where they got their money thanks to… Read More Israel and the palestinian territories: day 5-6

Israel and the Palestinian territories: day 3-4

  Day 3: Today was Israelday. First stop was Yad Vashem, the 2nd biggest tourist attraction in Israel: a holocaust memorial/museum. The museum had the kind of very symbolic architecture I had seen at other holocaust museums. It intends on making you feel a bit claustrophobic and anxious, with a collection of testimonies from people that… Read More Israel and the Palestinian territories: day 3-4

Shalom! Salaam alaikum! studytrip to Israel and the Palestinian territories

  When I did my masters in Amsterdam, I went on a diversity studytrip to Israel and the Westbank with a group of the VU university in Amsterdam. The group in itself was very diverse already, with people from different backgrounds and studies, but we’d encounter some mind boggling diversity and severe culture shocks on this… Read More Shalom! Salaam alaikum! studytrip to Israel and the Palestinian territories