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Coming to Grips with Beautiful Israel and Charming Palestine

(popping by after a full year’s silence to share about a recent culturtwining adventure that was particularly poignant to me) My aunt was a fervent supporter of Israel. I, on the other hand, have spent my entire career surrounded by … Continue reading

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Trauma squared

“Back when we lived in Homs, the kids would do art activities at school. They drew trees, birds, and pictures of other kids playing. Now, the kids I know still draw, but they draw guns, bombs and fighter jets.” Today … Continue reading

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A bit of a rant: Bored to tears, waiting for the war to end!

A couple of days ago, I posted here about a lovely Syrian woman who I met. She was living as a refugee in Jordan and one of her biggest frustrations was that she and her daughters are bored out of … Continue reading

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I dreamed about Bashar al-Asad last night, but can’t remember if he was a good guy or a bad guy

I don’t remember much about the dream, except for wondering: in the story of my dream, is he good, or is he bad? He wasn’t a political figure in my dream, he was just an average guy, an average character … Continue reading

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