Not a bad view from my room – the New Gate into the Old City of Jerusalem.
It’s off to the Kalandia checkpoint in the morning to try and facilitate the entry into Jerusalem of the kids taking part in this year’s camp. They are all under 15 years old so, technically, it shouldn’t be a problem but you can never tell.
There are kids from Ramallah, Jenin, Beit Sahour and Bethlehem amongst other places and, for the first part of the camp we’ll be staying at Mason d’ Abraham on the Mount of Olives before heading off to a monastery about 40 minutes outside Jerusalem for the last 3 days. For many of the kids it will be their one and only chance to visit the holy sites in Israel, places they have read or head about in the Gospels that may only be an hour from where they live but to which access will be denied because of their racial heritage.
And the world, and some churches, look on and say nothing…