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12, 1012 or 2012?

Christian African pilgrims await the opening of the doors to the Holy Sepulchre Church on Good Friday. Jerusalem, Israel. 6-Apr-2012.

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Believers at the Holy Sepulchre on Holy Thursday – Jerusalem

Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, arrives at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to lead services on Holy Thursday. Jerusalem, Israel. 5-Apr-2012.

A devoted nun kisses the Stone of Unction in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Holy Thursday. Jerusalem, Israel. 5-Apr-2012.

Sunlight flows in from a window in the ceiling of the Rotunda, above praying nuns and priests, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during services on Holy Thursday. Jerusalem, Israel. 5-Apr-2012.

A man lights candles in worship in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during services on Holy Thursday. Jerusalem, Israel. 5-Apr-2012.

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Volunteer Work on ‘Good Deeds Day’ – Jerusalem

Female IDF soldier of the Shachar Battalion paints the hallways of old residential buildings on Stern Street in Kiryat Yovel on 'Good Deeds Day'. Jerusalem, Israel. 20-Mar-2012.

Boys of Al-Fak School in the Arab neighborhood of Tsur Baher decorate schoolyard on 'Good Deeds Day' as Municipality participates in a national project that encourages work for the community. Jerusalem, Israel. 20-Mar-2012.

Mayor Nir Barkat and businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison plant a tree in a community garden on Stern Street in Kiryat Yovel on ‘Good Deeds Day'. Jerusalem, Israel. 20-Mar-2012.

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Knesset Celebrates 63 Years in an Open House Event – Jerusalem

Thousands of Israelis visit the Knesset today as it opens its doors to the public hosting an Open House event on the occasion of the parliament’s 63 birthday. Speaker of the Knesset, Mr. Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin was quoted saying: ”The Knesset is the house of the people, and this will literally be true, when a crowd of thousands comes to the Knesset to enjoy a range of activities. The purpose of the ”Open House” is to celebrate the Knesset`s birthday in a way which will bring the public closer to the Knesset, its unique role and its operations. The happening taking place on Tu Bishvat will be a mix of educational activities, cultural events, exercises led by MKs and yearly traditional ceremonies. I can promise anyone who comes an exceptional experience.”

Many interactive activities took place in Parliament today including the Knesset Band who welcomed visitors in the front plaza, ‘Story Hour’ for children lead by MKs, an exhibition of the Knesset Guard dog handlers, symposiums lead by MKs on political issues for students, actors dressed as famous Israeli political leaders interacted with visitors and a workshop on hand-powered bicycles for the handicapped.

A kindergarten class from the Arab city Tayibe arrives to the Israeli Parliament for an open house celebration on the occasion of its 63rd birthday, exemplary of Israeli democracy and equality of rights. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

A row of photo portraits of past prime ministers decorates the halls of the Knesset as it opens its doors to the public for an Open House birthday celebration. First photo portrays legendary David Ben-Gurion. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

Children are mesmerized as MK Nachman Shai reads a story by Lea Goldberg to granddaughter’s kindergarten class in ‘Story Hour’. Thousands of Israelis visit the Knesset today for an open house celebration. Jerusalem, Israel. 8th February 2012.

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Ethiopians March for Equality – Jerusalem

Thousands of Ethiopians and supporters join Mulet Hararo, who set out on a 70Km 3-day trek to Jerusalem from his home in Kiryat Malachi, at the Wohl Rose Garden opposite the Knesset protesting racism. Jerusalem, Israel. 18th January 2012.

Mulet Hararo, 26, an IDF officer and physical education student, who just finished a 70Km 3-day trek to Jerusalem from his home in Kiryat Malachi is joined by thousands of Ethiopians protesting discrimination. Jerusalem, Israel. 18th January 2012.

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Santa Claus distributes Christmas trees at Jaffa Gate – Jerusalem

Man dressed as Santa Claus stands on ancient old city walls beneath the King David Citadel tower near the Jaffa Gate overlooking the city. Jerusalem, Israel. 21st December 2011.

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Faces of Believers

Christian pilgrims attend Good Friday at The Church of The Holy Sepulchre. Jerusalem, Israel. 22/04/2011.

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Int’l Women’s Day

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Smile

Jerusalem gay pride "March For Equality" reaches the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, exactly one year after the massacre in the Bar Noar gay youth club in Tel-Aviv. Jerusalem, Israel. 29/07/2010.

Jerusalem gay pride “March For Equality” reaches the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, exactly one year after the massacre in the Bar Noar gay youth club in Tel-Aviv. This year’s parade was very conservative in comparison to previous years, sounding a quiet and solemn political message and commemorating Nir Katz and Liz Trobishi, victims of gunshots on August 1st, 2009.

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Cookies

Tens of thousands marched for Gilad Shalit this week. Hila baked cookies. Delicious sugar and cinnamon coated cookies. I know, I tasted one. But I was only allowed one – she baked them for Aviva and Noam Shalit. She baked them with love from the depth of her heart. Love and sorrow. Sorrow for the fate of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive by Hammas for four years. Love for Aviva and Noam, his parents, who touch her heart with their plight for Gilad’s release. Hila felt she must do something to contain her sorrow and convey her love. Cookies.

Following twelve days, over two hundred kilometres and approximately 200,000 accumulated active supporters who joined along the way, Aviva and Noam Shalit lead the march for Gilad’s release, “March For His Life”, and arrived in Jerusalem this Thursday. Aviva and Noam now plan to stay in the protest tent opposite the residence of PM Benyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and return home only with their son Gilad. Hila’s heart goes out to them, and to Gilad. Cookies.

What do you say to Aviva and Noam? To parents who have not embraced their son for four years? To parents who miss their son and worry about him, waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night? Are they at all able to sleep at night? How do they go on with their life? How can you ease their pain? Cookies.

Listening to Aviva Shalit speaking to the thousands at Independence Park in Jerusalem Hila cried. She cried for an Israeli soldier in captivity for an endless four years. She cried for a mother in captivity of an unavoidable struggle to reunite with her son. She cried, and decided to bake … cookies.

Dear Shalit Family, preying with you together for Gilad’s quick return home. Hila Alon, Jerusalem. She put the note in with … the cookies

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“March For His Life” Arrives to Jerusalem

Following twelve days, over two hundred kilometres and approximately 200,000 accumulated active supporters who joined along the way, the march for Gilad Shalit’s release, “March For His Life”, has arrived to Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel. 08/07/2010.

Parents Aviva and Noam Shalit realize their 12-day march from their home in the Galilee is just ‘a cup of tea’ compared to the next difficult chapter of their battle that still lies ahead. The Shalits now plan to stay in the protest tent opposite the residence of PM Benyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and return home only with their son Gilad.Their hope is that public opinion will pressure the government to do everything possible for the release of Gilad after four full years in Hamas captivity.

Gilad Shalit (born 28 August 1986) is an Israeli soldier abducted by Palestinian militants in a cross border raid near the Gaza Strip on the 25th June 2006 and has been held hostage ever since. Hamas refuse Red Cross visits to Gilad and other rights afforded by the Geneva Conventions.

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Nazarethians

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Rephael Cohen: Shalva Percussionist

Now on http://TIPUSIM.com in Jerusalem:

Rephael Cohen cheers his team-mates at a special 400 meter circuit prior to the Jerusalem International Half Marathon. The half marathon was dedicated this year to the children of Shalva – The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel.

EDIT – 24 March, 2010: I spoke to Asaf Kleiman today, project coordinator for Shalva, who helped me meet Rephael Cohen. He told me something about Rephael I want to share;

Asaf met Rephael one morning when they were both on their way to Shalva. Rephael took a coin out of his pocket near a jelly bean dispensing machine. He asked Asaf to help catch the jelly beans so they wouldn’t fall and scatter. Asaf helped Rephael catch the jelly beans, handed them over to Rephael and they both continued together on their way. Asaf noticed Rephael was not eating the jelly beans and asked him about this. Rephael replied “I buy them for the kids at Shalva who have Down Syndrome to make them happy.”

Just sharing something that moved me…

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Atonement

On the Eve of Yom Kippur David Sakargi seeks penance performing the ancient ritual of Kapparot on:

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Ariella Rosen: “Bring him home!”

Amidst yet another wave of rumors regarding an anticipated prisioner swap with Hamas and the possible release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, Ariella Rosen does not allow herself to develop expectations and leads a Friday demonstration, on the occasion of Gilad’s 23rd birthday, calling the PM to “bring him home!”

A touching new profile on TIPUSIM.com in Jerusalem

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