Tag Archives: palestine

A Mainer in Palestine: Amos Libby discusses conflict, kidnappings, and besiegement in the West Bank

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Amos Libby is an American volunteering as an English teacher at a school in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. Shortly after he arrived there, the region exploded into chaos both figuratively and literally after Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah, three teenage Israeli settlers, were kidnapped while hitchhiking. Two and a half […]

Dear Mom: If I should die… An inadvertent love-letter to a mid-00s Portland.

I just came across the following email excerpt, which I had forgotten about entirely since the last time I stumbled upon it back in 2010. In the summer of 2005, my good friend Nathaniel Whittemore and I traveled through the Balkans and into the Palestinian Territories. There was only one occasion in which I felt […]

Portland Weekend Goings-On, October 12th – 14th

These things are happening this weekend. Get out of the house and/or apartment and/or office and do some of them. (And if you missed Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Asylum last night, shame on you, son.) My Picks: DIRIGIMUS Farewell Show Day Two with God.Damn.Chan., Altered Gee and Contrapposto. Of the event, Rural Ghosts’ Erik […]