IF MR G IS MR GOD DOES THAT MAKE MAURICE BOLAND JESUS CHRIST AND ME THE HOLY GHOST !?¿

MAURICE BOLAND

This from my eyes and ears on the web, Facebook and Blogs

My dear Maurice Its about time you faced up to the truth. I read this the other day on a Facebook posting:

Andrew G**** B**** PÇ****(IT SEEMS TO BE A GAME OF FILL IN THE BLANKS ,LIKE WHEEL OF FORTUNE) SO HERE WE GO  ANDREW GORDON BENNETT PINK ERR CUNT THAT IS THE FIRST  BIT RUDE GOD , U KNOW MIND YOUR LANGUAGE TIMOTHY)in answer to your comment about Tony blair no he is not but we have a weasel named maurice who does the cleaning looks a bit like gobby out of harry potter. oooooh he is real gobby!

This sicko has a blog called the Cir****B***. (CIRCUSBUOY GOD SICKO?¿You are mentioned by name at least twice a day EVERY day. He is a socialmedia stalker who is totally obsessed with you. His jealousy seems to have now spiraled out of control. It is as if YOU are all that matters in his life. He continues to beg you to answer on his page knowing now you never read it. You know the child who has a fantasy friend your this clowns fantasy. Why else does your name continually appear daily on his page. OK GLOVES OFF SERIOUS STUFF  MOSSAD HAS AN AGENDA A SITE WHICH IS THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY IT DISTRACTS FROM THE ISSUE OF ISREAL AND INSULTS AND DECRYS THOSE THAT POST ABOUT THE PALESTINE SITUATIONDRAGS THESE PEOPLE IN TO THE SUBJECT MATTER FLAT EARTH.Do you see where i am going.back to you god ) He loves insulting by calling you names. These are all characteristics of a stalker

He has no followers , I checked on P765 *** (what page 765 is i do not know sounds like 1984″)He writes to himself using different names like T*** J***.(TOMIE JONES)He is a dreamer, a fantasist. He is destroyed by jealousy oh you always has been and I assume always will be.(THE SENTENCE LOSES ALL UNDERSTANDING HERE HIS EXCUSE IS HE IS DIPSTICKLIP YOU KNOW CANNOT WRITE OR SPELL ,WAIT SLIP THERE GOD WROTE THAT NOT JESUS IT IS JESUS WHO IS DYSLEXIC.OH DEAR MOBO YOU ARE WRITING THIS !)SORRY I HAVE LET THE CAT OUT THE BAG!

He copies and pastes full articles from your blog then changes words to try and make you look silly. If he could I am sure he’d dress like you. (OOOH YES I DO  GOT A 5 EURO WHITE JACKET FROM m&s, a waistcoat with gold chains on always where t shirts you me and alec guinness would look like triplets YOU KNOW THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT?

Is he dangerous?(one thing you do not want to do is underestimate me)I don’t think so. Has he got a mental issue? For sure(yes made in your image god ). Is he sad? Very(well not all the time but now i am lost my best friend it really has broke me up , but you would not understand that maurice being the insensitive cruel ,selfish person you are). Its incredible to think its 7 years since you withdrew from public life and yet , as I said, Everyday without fail your name is on his crazed blog.

Just thought I’d let you know. I suppose he’s paying you a huge compliment to write about you EVERY Day! (yes i am ,still would like answers to my questions that you choose to ignore, .YOU SEE THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF MOSSAD PROPAGANDA DECRY AND DISTRACT
God!

P.S He thinks this is you! Take it as a compliment.FROM THE FATHER THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST ,( I WANT TO BE THE HOLY GHOST PLEASE)ANSWER THE QUESTIONS MAURICE!BUT YOU CAN,T WILL NOT . “OH WHAT A WICKED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE TRY TO DECEIVE .

I AM GLAD YOU POSTED THIS , DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE READ THIS AND BELIEVE YOU ?OF COURSE THEY DO I MEAN IF THEY DID NOT YOU WOULD LOOK A FOOLISH FELLOW DO YOU NOT THINK .?
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NICE ATTACK President François Hollande called the attack “terrorism of opportunity

President François Hollande called the attack “terrorism of opportunity” at a 4am address, and announced three days of mourning and an extended national emergency. He now faces political backlash over the country’s struggling security services.
The attacker was named as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a chauffeur and delivery driver who was born in Tunis but had lived in France for years. Three police officers exchanged fire with Lahouaiej-Bouhlel during his rampage, and found him dead in the passenger seat of the truck, Molins said.

 

Islamic State has claimed responsibility. In an online statement through news agency Amaq, it described the attackers as one of its “soldiers” carrying out the “operation in response to calls to target nationals of states that are part of the coalition fighting Islamic State”CLAIMED IS THE IMPORTANT WORD , IT IS NOT A CONFIRMED FACT AS YET.

 

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Police found two automatic weapons, ammunition, a mobile phone and documents in the truck, the prosecutor said. They also found fake weapons and more documents at Lahouaiej-Bouhlel’s residence.
Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had a history of threats, violence and petty theft, Molins said, dating from 2010 to 2016, and had been sentenced this year to six months in prison for a road-rage incident.
Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was unstable and sometimes violent. His father Monthir Bouhlel, in Tunisia, told RTL he took him to a psychiatrist, and he took his treatments and had a “serious illness”. Since his son moved to France, he had not seen him for four years.
But he was “totally unknown” to French anti-terror officials, Molins said, and so far authorities have not found links to terror groups or evidence of radicalisation.
Five people have been arrested. x-wife was taken.

Israel and Turkey Joint Support of FSA, al Nusra and ISIS 

Israel’s strategic partnership with Turkey, a known supporter of Islamic foreign fighters in Syria (see details below), puts Israel squarely in the frame with US and GCC-backed Islamic insurgent fighting groups, including Islamic State terrorist (ISIS/ISL).

Among other sources, the Jerusalem Post reported one testimony from an ISIS fighter confirming that Turkey is funding the Islamic terrorist group. As a NATO member and close ally of the US, it is now widely understood how Turkey has played the pivotal role in helping foreign terrorist fighters and ISIS militants, in its wider effort to help destablize and exact the official US foreign policy of regime change in Damascus, Syria.

I ONLY WISH TO CONFIRM THE FACTS REGARDS ISIS AND ISRAEL.1/Israel with turkey has bought black market oil from ISIS. FACT.2/ISRAEL have had their military officers advising ISIS, photographic fact3/Israeli medical staff have been tending to Isis wounded photographic fact.3/ ISRAEL HAS BEEN USING THEIR MILITARY AID FROM THE U S A  FOR FUNDING AND SUPPLIES FOR ISIS . OH WITH THE COVERT SUPPORT OF THE U S A ZIONIST JEWS IN CONGRESS.

ISIS SAYS THIS ATTACK IN NICE WAS BACKED AND CARRIED OUT BY ONE OF THEIR JIHADISTS. If this is the case .Israel (MOSSAD) ARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ISIS SO WHAT ISIS DO OR SAY COMES DIRECTLY FROM ISRAEL.

This statement will get the normal reaction from the Zionist jews in and out of Israel.but they will not confirm or deny the above documented facts  of their control of Isis,they use them to distract , destroy ,destablize the middle eastern arab countries.How can Isis be islamic terrorists?When the last five attacks (not france)have been against their fellow muslims.Most arab muslim nations have had some form of attack from Isis.Israel the non muslim country in the middle east claiming to be a jewish democracy has not had one single attack by Isis, MAKE NO MISTAKE HAMAS ARE NOT ISIS.

YET MOST OF THE WORLD  LEADERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ISRAEL IGNORING THE FACTS OF ISRAEL’S BEDFELLOWS BECAUSE IT SUITS THEIR END GAME.

What you are getting from Mossad yes men outside of the middle east is this.(Remember no confirmation yet this was an ISIS CONTROLLED ATTACK)

 

Friday, 15 July 2016

You just have to love this: Not a word about the massacre in Nice on most of the conspiracy theorists blogs, not one word on the anti Semites or the Israel haters Facebook’s. It sad really. But then again they are all waiting on a way to blame Israel yet again for this atrocity which shouldn’t take long…

It’s beyond belief really. The Israeli army arrest a child for throwing rocks at cars (I suppose they think that wouldn’t happen in there own country that the police would give the child an ice cream and thank him) and they start cry out about the brutality of the IDF on children but dozens of little children lying dead on the streets of Nice and on over 50 in critical condition many with arms and legs torn off as they were dragged along the street by the terrorist lorry. Yet this doesn’t even deserve a mention on these morons social media sites.

 

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS- ABUSE , BLAME , SARCASM ,LIES, DISTRACTION,VITRIOLIC LANGUAGE, TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT, EXCUSE, MEANS JUSTIFIES THE END,  NO IT DOES NOT.

THIS GUY MANIPULATES THE FACTS TO SUIT MOSSAD,S CAUSE AND EFFECT.He has been found out though for his constant 360 degrees turnaround to suit his current opinion.One minute he is quoting john and yoko “give peace a chance the next minute he is saying this

Maurice Boland

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ISSI, HEZBOLLAH, AL-QAEDA THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM ARE TO BLAME FOR LAST NIGHTS SLAUGHTER OF 84 INNOCENT PEOPLE IN NICE. THESE SAVAGES MUST BE VAPOURIZED

This headline really angered me!!!

‘He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. He was NOT a Muslim – he was a s***’: Truck terrorist’s cousin reveals he is an ‘unlikely jihadist’ who beat his wife and NEVER went to the mosque…..Sorry this headline is trying to make some type of sickening excuse that he is not a terrorist!!! As far as I’m concerned whether this piece of shit is directly or indirectly part of ISIS they and they alone stand 100% responsible in my eyes for his barbaric subhuman act of cold blooded murder. Those that are easily influenced or have some serious mental problems will look towards ISIS as they carry out copycat atrocities. Yes ISIS are responsible for this there is no doubt in my mind.

SO  NO DOUBT IN HIS MIND  IT IS ISIS FINE AN ASSUMPTION ,OPINION ,FACTS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN AN EMOTIONAL STATEMENT.Let us accept it to be true as true as the facts that have been stated about Israel,s control, support  of ISIS.

ISRAEL BY ASSOCIATION ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS ISIS THEN ;QUOTE”THESE SAVAGES MUST BE VAPORIZED!”

 

Hardly a surprise anymore yet had this shocking event occurred before 9/11 one can be certain the reaction would have been totally different. For sure the question everyone would have been asking is – WHAT MADE THIS MAN DO SUCH A TERRIBLE THING? For now I believe this awful incident is similar to what occurred when Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 9525 into the Alps killing 149 people. Both men allegedly were depressed. In the kind of world we live in today, small wonder these type of events are occurring with ever-increasing frequency.

Yet the reaction to these two incidents couldn’t be more contrasting. In short, the man who killed 149 innocent people wasn’t a terrorist whereas the man who killed 84 innocent folk was. This one, we are unreliably informed by the Zionist controlled media, was a terror attack. I ask, what is the difference? Simple. Lubitz was Jewish whereas Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a French resident of Tunisian origin. Once again we see the reaction that we’ve come to expect from Zionist puppet Hollande – France vows to retaliate. Mysterious to say the least, Tunisia wasn’t mentioned but then Bouhlel was a French citizen. Worse still – who is in the firing line? Iraq & Syria…… again!

Now there may be a simple reason for this but I thought it was worth noting France being a country where they drive on the left-hand side, you can naturally see the steering wheel on the left. Well…… how come all the bullet holes are on the right?…………. Just saying…… Craig Considine though took the words out of my mouth. This is what people should be concentrating on….. 2nd caption……

One thing for sure – Israel was responsible for 9/11; the West’s Zionist puppets created this war of terror for the benefit of Israel & the establishment of a New World Order. When you bomb countries to oblivion on a false premise creating pain & suffering on a scale scarcely imaginable there can be but one result – total, utter resentment. This is the climate the Zionists wanted to create – Arabs & Muslims naturally resent us for destroying their countries for no reason. The media know the score. They are entirely complicit in the deaths of these people in Nice. Their job is to make sure ordinary folk never realise who is really responsible for all this carnage & crucially keep attaching the blame to Jihadist extremists that they’re desperate to foster.

People have to start thinking for themselves. Ignore everything the media says; better still, blame the media! The harsh reality is throughout history, madmen all over the world have committed one-off atrocities. Where was the outpouring of grief when Anders Breivik mowed down over 70 people in Norway. Did Norway declare a war on terror? Why wasn’t Andreas Lubitz declared a terrorist? Most significantly, when are we going to conclude that people like Obama, Cameron & Hollande are absolutely useless at fighting terrorism? Are we ever going to utilise plan B? Is there even a plan B? These are genuine questions people should be asking of the media. As I said at the beginning of this piece, what we should be asking is why this man did such a terrible thing? At least RT tries to report news……

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WHY ARE THE BULLET HOLES ONLY ON THE RIGHT? NOT ONE FIRED AT THE DRIVER,S SEAT. WAS THERE ANOTHER MAN DRIVING ?STOP THINK ABOUT IT .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILLER WHALES OR PALESTINIAN SLAVES

I was so saddened by a TV documentary I watched on BBC 4 last night that I was eventually forced to take a sleeping pill or lie awake all night. The Documentary is called ‘Blackfish’ and it shows up the utter cruelty of keeping Orcas, killer whales, in captivity. It is by far the cruelest film I have ever seen and I hope that Sea World is now going to be shut down.
Closer to home, It was only a few days ago a killer whale at a water park in Tenerife, Spain, beached itself for an extended period of time. A video clip shows the Orca, known as Morgan, lying completely outside the pool, largely motionless, as onlookers watch and take photos. A group called “Morgan Monitors” made the recording at Loro Parque, a tourist destination in the Canary Islands that has had its share of controversial incidents—including when a trainer was crushed to death in an killer whale’s jaws in 2009. Orca’s have turned savage on their keepers on many occasions through frustration. These majestic animals roam thousands of miles in the open seas how dare we put them in a over sized swimming pools and force them to perform like circus clown!
Dolphin Parks like Selow’s in Benalmadina are no better and you and your friends should boycott it. Talking about Selwo and changing the subject slightly, they keep two elephants in captivity in their so called Safari park in Estepona. Don’t the so called ‘experts’ who advice parks like Selwo not know these wonderful animals roam hundreds of miles a day? To cage them is despicable.

 

Sad but true maurice the cruelty and caging of animals, as you say to cage them is despicable.How dare humans believe they have a right to remove animals from their natural environment and train them for our amusement!
Your outrage and speaking out about boycotting them does you credit.
Even sadder though is that you support the caging of people ,you have no problem with that, Israel steal land, houses,fields of food, making the Palestinians homeless they are herded into Gaza the largest walled camp in the world treat them worse than the killer whales get treated yet that is alright in your book.The Zionist Jews, MPS says it is alright they are Palestinians, subhuman ,god says they are the slaves of the Jews ,so it is alright,they also say it is alright to burn them ,get rid that is alright and shoot and abuse children ,put them in jail torture them but that is allright because they are Palestinians of no worth .THIS SADDENS ME MORE MUCH MORE. You have said in the past that you love animals but if you had to choose between animal and human you would choose humans.but not Palestinian humans because they are sub human and worthless A STATEMENT OFTEN MADE BY ZIONIST JEWS.
The statements above about Palestine and Israel have been made by ZIONIST JEWISH Israelis YOU HAVE STATED YOUR ALLEGIANCE TO THE ZIONIST REGIME AND NEVER CRITICISE THEIR  STATEMENTS, IN FACT YOU ADMIT TO AGREEING WITH WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND SAYING AND SUPPORT THEM.
VERY VERY SAD,.
I would have gone to maurice,s facebook page and posted this if i could but i cannot I am barred access myself and many others, why because if you disagree with him on any subjects he bars you,  ask francis butler barred, felix barred, andrew gordon bennett-pink barred ,and many more though he claims an open page to everyone that is a lie he only lets you on if you are a buddy , yes man , agree with all he says.
that is the reason i have brought his post here and replied to it.we will have to wait and see if and where he replys. then drag it over to here .

MALCOLM X VERSUS THE JEW BOYS

Today Malcolm X would have been 91. Peace. Freedom.

Jewish Voice for Peace's photo.
well that is what the wog said what does the JEW BOY SAY ABOUT THE PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE FREEDOM ,FUCK FREEDOM, WE(ZIONIST JEWS) WANT THE CRENELLATION OF THE PALESTINIANS ERADICATED .THEIR VILLAGES RAISED TO THE GROUND . SO AS IF THEY NEVER EXISTED.WE ARE THE CHOSEN ONES .
Sounds radical ,yes it does but it sounds pretty tame in comparison to statements made by members of the Israeli parliament .quote ” we must kill the mother snakes and the baby snakes that are born to those Palestinians wipe out these abominations of humans.rabbi,quote all humans who are not Jewish  are not gods chosen people, they are our slaves ,sub human there to do our bidding!The Palestinians are the lowest of the low if they are to live they must craw on there bellies like the snakes that they are.
So plenty of wiggle room over a two party independent states.! you know maurice says he wants to debate but he never comes and debates anything he just buries his head in the sand saying  laallaallaalaa, i cannot hear you .

The Truth,THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL?

THE TRUTH. LIKE IT or NOT, THIS. IS HISTORY

We often hear claims about the Palestinians being a 5,000 years ancient and indigenous people, including the claim that Jesus was a Palestinian. In a highly politicized public opinion war, it’s worth asking: what’s fact and what’s fiction?

The above was taken from the italkfmblogspot.com.es Maurice Boland. He is a self confessed zionist, supporter of bibi netanyahu, Israel’s zionist prime minister and believed by many jewish activist groups and non jewish groups to be practising genocide, on the Palestinians,by turning Gaza into the world’s largest concentration camp , evicting Palestinians from their villages then raising the village to the ground ,uprooting all the crops growing in the fields ,then putting Israeli settlers(zionist jews) on the land,building whole villages anew, populated by these extreme Zionist jews..Basically stealing the land from the Palestinians.Using the excuse that all the land that the Palestinians have occupied   and some of it has not been taken back YET is THE ZIONIST JEWS LAND AND NOT THE PALESTINIANS.

Oh what happens to the homeless palestinians?  most end up in gaza the concentration camp for that is what it has become make no mistake,walled off on the landside and the seaside acts as a natural barrier .i am not going to discuss the strict control and systematic killings.the arrests and inprisonment torture abuse, that takes place on 10 year old children,teenages ,and adults from gaza.You can read about that in other postings on this blog.

So we have established that the ZIONIST JEWS claim that they are only taking back what was originally theirs.Imagine If the u s a, the true native americans were able to apply this policy there would be millions of homeless migrants disposed of all that they legally owned.Though let us down size this for an example in europe ,in Spain ,in the province of andalucia, downsize some more malaga so all those expats coming from the rest of the world who have bought properties there going back to the 50s or before,and up to the present day,legal owners of land could be made homeless and the properties bulldozed and the land given back to the Spanish.Well that is rubbish,it is against the law to repossess legally owned land and property,that you have bought or inherited.The Andalusian government would not ,could not get away with it could they?No they could not but the Zionist jews since 1948 have and still are with the full backing of the U S A  UP UNTIL NOW ,but things are changing though slowly the CIA HAVE PREDICTED THAT IN 20 YEARS ISRAEL WILL NOT EXIST,obama has and continues to make overtures to Iran of peaceful coexistence .And if bernie sanders gets in as democratic candidate for president of the u s a,those billions of dollars of aide and weapons that are going to Israel will (if he stands by what he has said,he may be jewish but he sure as hell is not a zionist) be curtailed or restricted;he has stated that there should be a free independent state for PALESTINE and Israel will have to comply or lose the fatted cow (to use a biblical quote)of the U S A .

I IN MY OWN SMALL ,TINY WAY HAVE TAKEN THIS STANCE AND SUPPORT PALESTINE AND ITS RIGHT OF FREEDOM.AS I DID FOR SOUTH AFRICA. IN ITS DARK DAYS OF APARTHEID WHEN NELSON MANDELA WAS CLASSIFIED AS A TERRORIST .NOW HE WILL ,NO HE HAS GONE DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE FEW GREAT STATESMEN,IN MY OPINION THE GREATEST LEADER OF EQUALITY, FREEDOM ,AND PEACE TO HAVE LIVED.

To finish I would like to point out I have not used any derogatory ,abusive, innuendos,or vitriolic language to express my opinion.Oh and i have not cut and pasted ,apart from italks posting.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE A REBUTTAL ITALKFM .

thecolemanexperience | The Clock is Ticking

The Clock is Ticking

Source: thecolemanexperience | The Clock is Ticking

SO we trolls that report the news that does not get reported like the coleman experience, paedophilia, filthy britain well you get the jist.lora lucero on Israel , gaza strip , palestine, we must not forget my good self on conspiracy theories , chem trails , 9/11  jfk,etc. alison is going to work for her masters to control , eliminate , destroy freedom of expression , . I Should think that you Zionist jew chums of british government will really love this move to restrain ,remove our freedom of speech.well alison you may be able to get at those in the british isles but the rest of the network is out of your control . We will not lie down and give in without a fight, here in the rest of the world, the likes of you facist bastards that want control of the conspiracy theoroists are going to have to fight for it, threats of legal action droconian laws will not stop us.Do your worst i personally have nothing to lose . Health and wealth does not exist the only thing you have in your  favour concerning myself is i am in ill health and will die sooner rather than later, SO DO YOUR WORSE.

MUSLIM PALESTINIANS  SERVING THE ZIONIST ISRAELIS IN THE I D F IS NOTHING MORE THAN COLLABORATION WITH THE ENEMY, ZIONIST JEWS ,ZIONIST SETTLERS,BIBI NETANYAHU,ETC. WANT RID OF THE PALESTINIANS DEAD ,ERADICATED.So if and when this is achieved by the zionists what happens to them?The collaborators they will want rid of them as they will have no further use for them .

Think on what did the nazises do to the jewish collaborators who policed the ghettos when the jews were shipped out to death camps?THEY WERE MURDERED AS WELL,SERVED THEIR PURPOSE .

Why the bloody hell hasn’t Alison Saunders been arrested yet?

Alison Saunders

Establishment hag, Alison Saunders, has announced plans to clampdown on online ‘trolls’.

Oh yeah?

What she really means is that her masters have told her to do everything she can to stop social media reporting on VIP paedophiles in power.

Under the guise of protecting the victims of crime,  Saunders is slyly trying to bring in laws to stop Twitter and other sites ‘harassing’ victims and ‘hurting their ‘ feelings’.

Of course, in reality Alison Sunders couldn’t give a fuck about real victims.

She has in fact  spent her legal life as an Establishment ‘gatekeeper’ very much in the same vein as paedophile-lover Esther Rantzen.

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Jericho ONE MORE STEP FOR LORA LUCERO,TO ACHIEVE HER AIM. AGAINST THE INHUMAN ZIONIST STATE OF ISRAEL.TO HELP THE PALESTINIAN STATE TO BECOME FREE AND WHOLE AGAIN MAY YOUR GODS GO WITH YOU LORA

Jericho

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A good day to reflect on my week in Jericho because the rain and wind are keeping me inside in Jerusalem.

Jericho is located near the Dead Sea, and many consider it the oldest inhabited city in the world, more than 11,000 years old. An Arab geographer in 985 wrote that the “water of Jericho is considered the highest and the best in all Islam.”

I saw the concrete lined channels carrying the water to the fields and the bounty of date and banana trees, cauliflower and many other vegetables growing under plastic sheeting with drip irrigation.

Jericho’s long, long history might be summed up as conquest after conquest. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed at the end of World War I, Jericho came under the rule of the British in Mandatory Palestine.   Then in 1948 Jericho was occupied by Transjordan during the Arab-Israeli war.

The Jericho Conference, organized by King Abdullah and attended by over 2,000 Palestinian delegates in 1948 proclaimed “His Majesty Abdullah as King of all Palestine” and called for “the unification of Palestine and Transjordan as a step toward fullArab unity.” In mid-1950, Jordan formally annexed the West Bank and Jericho residents, like other residents of West Bank localities became Jordanian citizens.[51]

During the Six Day War in 1967, Jericho was occupied by Israel along with the rest of the West Bank. During my visit, I saw very few signs of the presence of Israel or the occupation in Jericho. Jets flying overhead signaled Israel’s presence. I later learned that it was the first city handed over to Palestinian Authority control in accordance with the Oslo Accords.

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The limited Palestinian self-rule of Jericho was agreed on in theGaza–Jericho Agreement of 4 May 1994. Part of the agreement was a “Protocol on Economic Relations”, signed on 29 April 1994.[53] The city is in an enclave of the Jordan Valley that is inArea A of the West Bank, while the surrounding area is designated as being in Area C under full Israeli military control. Four roadblocks encircle the enclave, restricting Jericho’s Palestinian population’s movement through the West Bank.

Israel sent her troops into Jericho during the second intifada and even dug a deep trench around a large portion of the city to control Palestinian traffic in and out of Jericho. I met a man in Jericho who described what it felt like when the Israeli soldiers entered his house, demanding that he come downstairs from his bed where he was recuperating after surgery. Soldiers could re-enter Jericho at any time, and it’s this reality that hangs like an oppressive unseen blanket over the city.

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In 1994, Israel and the Palestinians signed an economic accord that enabled Palestinians in Jericho to open banks, collect taxes and engage in export and import in preparation for self-rule. In 1998, a $150 million casino-hotel was built in Jericho with the backing of Yasser Arafat.

I never saw the U.S. presence in Jericho but learned later …

In 2009, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David Johnson inaugurated the Presidential Guard Training Center in Jericho, a $9.1 million training facility for Palestinian Authority security forces built with U.S. funding.

Most of my time was spent with family and friends in Jericho, observing the strength of filial bonds, the tradition of sitting and talking over coffee and sweets, and the absolute certainty that Palestine is their land and they will prevail someday.

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The take-away message for me was one of “patience”.  The Palestinians I met in Jericho (Muslims and Christians) seem to have patience in their DNA.

One man in particular made an impression on me. He was a young (30+ something) caretaker of a small Mosque. He noticed me taking photos of the Mosque and greeted me. He spoke broken English but I learned enough to know that he was a volunteer caretaker and lived on the property with his wife and two young children. He held out his hand to me, palm up, and showed me his fingers. He pointed out the joints in each finger and said: “We are like these joints — the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims. Each connected and working together to make the whole hand work as one.” I interpreted his message as meaning that all of us are connected, as one hand, and we must help each other and live together.

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