Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Jerusalem", West Bank and Gaza kick off new CNN season of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown"

Anthon Bourdain Parts Unknown” visited Jerusalem, Israel, and then the West Bank on his Sunday, September 15, 2013 episode, titled “Jerusalem”. The best link is this

Bourdain say his ancestors are both Catholic and Jewish but he does not profess a faith.  But he was viewed as Jewish when in Israel.

Bourdain showed “The Wall” (most of it within the West Bank) and said it looked like it came from a science fiction movie. He visited families on the West Bank, and later Gaza, where he explained how the area had elected Hamas.  He did explain some of the restrictions on travel by Palestinians. He did not get much into the way the land was confiscated from them.

Bourdain explained that all Islamic families offer “radical hospitality” to guests with inventive food, which was vegan in Gaza.

On the International Issues blog, I’ve covered the work of George Meek on Dec. 23, 2012 and May 20, 2013. 

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