The Normal Heart

Lessons in love and life from a Muslim driver in an Arab city.

The Israeli West Bank barrier: Don’t let them (Palestinian Arabs) cross over. (Photos: Jeremy Helligar)
Jerusalem: The holiest city on earth

A change of mind

The Church of the Nativity: Bethlehem’s reason for being for most visitors

“I hate George Bush, but I love Barack Obama,” he declared, before ranting about the sins of the father (George Bush Sr.).

Make love, not war… Make humus not walls.

20th-century parallels

Facing the wall from the city it blocks off from Jerusalem, it was hard not to see it as a barrier intended to keep Bethlehem’s Palestinian Arabs in their place.

Daily life in Bethlehem’s city center

Everyday life, everyday people

After snapping a few shots, I put the camera away. I wanted to experience the moment, live in it, rather than just document it.

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