For those who have never been to the land of Palestine, whose name alone is heavily politicized, this is but a glimpse of my two-week tour this past July with Interfaith Peacebuilders (, a nonprofit organization based in D.C. that sends multiple delegations each year to learn about the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, report back on their experiences and advocate for change. I and more than 20 other Americans (and one Colombian) visited numerous cities and towns in the West Bank. Here are some of my favorite photos. They tell a more interesting story than words ever could.

By Matthew Johnson, a two-year resident of Tiber Island.  (All photos by Matthew Johnson – click the thumbnails below for full-screen versions.)

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