Entries by Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver from 07/2013

Why Deny Women Access to the Western Wall?

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

Police barricades blocked hundreds of Women of the Wall supporters, a liberal Jewish women's group, who are demanding equality of worship at the Western Wall. Current customs prevent females from wearing prayer shawls and from praying and reading the Torah aloud, as men are permitted to do.

In Sderot, Life Is Under Attack

| Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada

Fifteen seconds is the difference between life and death for residents in a small village 100 kilometers from Jerusalem. In Sderot, an agricultural village just a stone's throw from the Gaza border, the fear of attack weighs heavy on everyone's mind.

Crossing into Israel Isn't predictable

| Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Travel

JERUSALEM - The commute from Jerusalem to Ramallah is unpredictable at best. Big white commuter buses with green or blue stripes with Arabic script a...