July 13, 2006

BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM

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This is Haifa-- Lebanon is the far distance

Woke up early to check the news. Big, sad mess. Reading alonghere and following other links of Israel blogs here and reading and following links to Lebanese blogs here. Before I went to Israel, my ideas on the conflict/Israel/ the Middle East were as detached as my feelings about any country outside of my own: war, injustice and suffering were sad; I had theories and politics about the right and wrong, whats should be done, who should intervene or not. But now -- I just have uncomplicated feelings about it. It is very sad and very terrible. I have no political abstract I can summon beyond that, no debate I can offer.

Posted by Jessica at July 13, 2006 01:39 PM | TrackBack