Category Archives: Bert de Vries

“Betrayed by History?” Book Review of Judas by Amos Oz

by Bert de Vries. It is 70 years since the state of Israel was born out of the first Arab-Israeli War under the leadership of the much-revered founding father, David Ben Gurion. Thinking Israelis must wonder how political life degenerated … Continue reading

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Preservation and Community Engagement at Umm el-Jimal in 2014

By Bert de Vries. A Retrospective of the presentation made in Session 1D at ASOR’s 2014 Annual Meetings in San Diego. In 2007 the Umm el-Jimal Project (UJP) made a thematic shift away from stress on academic archaeological research to … Continue reading

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Missiles for Tunnels in Gaza: The Flattening of History

by Bert de Vries. “Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth. …” Amira Hass, “Reaping what we have sown in Gaza,” Ha’aretz, 20 July, 2014  … Continue reading

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