Daoud Nassar’s brother shows the Yella group a well at the Tent of Nations. (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Snyder-Penner)
One of the cave-bedrooms built underground at the Tent of Nations (Photo courtesy of Vanessa Snyder-Penner)
“To live in the Holy Land, you must be crazy, or you must believe in miracles,” farmer Daoud Nassar tells our group assembled in a cave just outside of Bethlehem. He is sharing the story of his family’s land and their struggle to keep it. Yet the man sitting in front of us does not seem crazy. He has quiet, intense eyes and a resolute tone. There is fire behind those eyes, but not insanity.