This is modern day Jericho. We were fortunate to be able to drive through the town, as in the past it has been the site of considerable conflict, from simply rock throwing to rocket launching. It’s formally Jordanian, now Israeli, but still Arab Palestinian in populace. It’s very complicated over here. In fact, it is so complicated even people in the middle of it do not always understand the relationships that drive things.

This is a Sycamore tree. It’s not my friend Zacchaeus’. It may or may not even be in the right spot. I had to include it, of course.

jericho symcamore