Entries by Anna Dintaman

First Ever Wilderness First Aid Training in Jordan

On October 16-18,  the Abraham Path Initiative offered the first ever Wilderness First Aid course in Jordan, organized in partnership with outdoor tour company Experience Jordan. This intensive training took place in Amman city with 13 participants, representing various local outdoor tour operators as well as freelancers. Most participants were from the Amman area and […]

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Abraham Path Initiative Receives World Bank Grant

$2.3 Million Grant Bolsters Economic Development on the Abraham Path in the West Bank Autumn 2014 has seen a bustle of new activities popping up along the Abraham Path between Jenin and Hebron. Girl and boy scout trail clean-up events, university photography competitions, guided weekly walks, homestay trainings, trail analysis thru-hikes, and educational meetings with […]

A Gentle Oasis of Peace

Izzet and Asya Aran have known each other since they were babies, as black and white photographs of them as chubby-cheeked toddlers will attest. They played together back when Kisas was a mud brick village with no electricity or running water. Today, Izzet and Asya are married with two children, daughter Sevcen (16) and son […]


Tourism in Their Own Back Yard

Rozana Association holds a hospitality training By Anna Dintaman Photos courtesy of Rozana Association and Konstantin Hoshana “I get to host the first guests!” “ No, I get to host the first guests!” A friendly argument broke out during a coffee break in a one-day hospitality training hosted at the Arraba Municipality in the northern West Bank. Thirty-eight women from […]

Wilderness First Aid Training

By Anna Dintaman Casual observers in the West Bank city of Beit Sahour may have recently been surprised to see a group of locals out in the hot sun carrying each other on tarps, bandaging fake wounds, using found materials to splint joints, and setting up improvised shelters. On September 6-8, 2013, the Abraham Path […]