should i go to Hebron?
friday there is a sympathy visit of left wing organizations in hebron. sympathy with the arabs i assume...
i know that hebron is a place where much violence accur, & i'm afraid that this kind of activity is exactly a potential for a crash. it is almost as if the peace people are looking for a fight.
it is interesting for me to see hebron. i would like to see it from within the arab side, & i would like to see it from within the jewish side. being kinda very left wing myself it is quite predictible that when one has to take side i would recomend against the jewish side in this case, but i don't like conflicts, & to tell the truth - i also don't know at the moment too much about the conflict there to really decide who is right, though like i said - i suspect the answer is quite clear. anyhow - i would love to visit there & learn about the situation from its all angles. i would also simply love to see the place - i'm sure it should be interesting. but i must say that i suspect that the current situation in hebron is quite unpleasent. probably it's not an happy place these days. probably it's not an happy place for quite a long period now... without any connection to the thoughts i expressed - the thing i really wish for is that hebron would become a peaceful place. primarily, of cause, for its inhabitants.
& for another topic:
i made a contact with the olive tree movement about helping palestinians patients get from the checkpoints to hospitals inside israel. i wondered a bit if this is a necessary activity, but after i tried finding a bus alternative & had troubles i assume it is an important task, & i'm glad that i can help. i may report further after i'll participate.
not so long ago i went as a guest to machsom watch activity. afterwards i spoke about it with my mother. she was very angry that i help palestinians (actually in this case i don't think i actually helped anyone, but doesn't mater) instead of helping jews in israel. this kind of respond i get frequently if i talk about such maters. people that are keen to help others within israel find it inappropriate when it comes to helping palestinians which are in fight with us. i can see some point in it, but i still feel that palestinians have more trouble in their lives, & that that is largely due to israeli brutality, & not just due to palestinian responsibility, & that i tries to balance a bit. in addition, as i said - i think that objectively the palestinians needs more help, & besides - i don't like this separation as if you have to help your people 1st, even though the claim is not completely irrelevant.
well - i guess there's much more to say about it. i think i'll leave the continuation of this debate to later. anyhow - i do try to volunteer also inside israel. anyway - this whole volunteering thing is quite new to me - we'll see how it'll feet in my life in the long term. one thing i'm almost certain in - bad it can not be, but it's true that maybe there is a better way to influence the world into a better state, & that private & general resources & responsibilities can be divided better.