Israel is such a lovely country, no need to talk about such things, look at Haifa! we arrange great Haifa tours why not see how Israel is really all about
I won’t write about the conflict.
Yes, I know I’m from there. I know I must have Such Interesting Perspectives on that whole…situation.
I know I have friends in the IDF. I know I once strongly considered moving back, and thus getting drafted myself. I know I’ve seen rubble and remains of Qassam rockets and tanks and bomb shelters and graves. What do I think of all this?
Not much, anymore. I’ve gone numb.
I used to write about it, publicly. I had a newspaper column and everything. You can probably guess which perspective I took. My family was so proud, sending the articles to their friends, saying, See, here’s a young person who gets it.
And then I stopped, cold turkey.
I’m not ignorant. I read the news. But the news is so damn different depending on who reports it, and each side can easily counter the other with…
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