Not to take up space in the discussion for a personal matter,
I must get off the computer now.
Just so you know, Eyal has been working very hard to put together
a nnon-personal system of moderating discussions. It is just beginning, but over time should function more and more smoothly.
One does have to start somewhere, and that was what was out there this morning.
Just so you are not left wondering (I know how that goes and it is no fun), the 'trophy' I was holding was actually a lego Israeli ambulance I got after passing my EMT exam and subsequently joining the second best station in the country.
I've just received a request to be a friend from Bassam Aramin who gives a heart rending account of having been a fighter in the past and having lost his 10 year old daughter. I've sent him a comment to accept, but his request to be a friend does not appear on my page.
I just saw your qustion to me from last month on Hiba's blog.
Yes. A Federation would make the most sense to me.
Include Druzistan, made of the Golan and the adjacent Jebel Druze area in Syria.
That would be interesting.
All the best,
Hey there Christine,
a former Victorian is always great to meet. You are right about our water situation but it also presents new opportunities along with it.
I hope your part of the world is warmer than the frosts we have been experiencing lately, they have followed the best rainfall in some years. Although we are cold at the moment we're happy for the season with a nice spring growth anticipated in the coming months.
It's great to make your acquaintance Christine, enjoy your week.
I told a couple of my bandmates what you said (about blissful ignorance). You have really set our minds at ease. We have felt pressure from a few sources to be the exact opposite. But we just didn't feel like we wanted to be entangled in mounds of dead-end arguments. We simply want to be active. Thanks again for that wise, simple advice.
Thanks for responding to "PEACE IN THE SOUTHWEST". Your words helped me, believe it or not. Um...Arabic is not easy to say the least, but we're getting it. Learning Hebrew first was a good idea, though...
Hi there Christine. My photo is a shot of the Brecon Beacon, where my parents live you can look out of the living room window and this is more or less what you see. It is a beautiful end of the World. There is no great history of extraordinary geographical features but it is just rugged and simple which is how I like it. Cheers Max.
Thanks Christine. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I took a bit of a break. As you can see I'm managing nicely without the subterfuge of "friends", and you guessed quite correctly that I've always been something of a rebel, ad if I can't see a succint reason for something, I just don't go there ... but I've never rejected overtures, and last time I checked I had two "friends". But I do tend to make my real friends over time, not necessarily people who agree with my views .... they tend to be the people I learn least from, but certainly people I grow to admire and respect.
Thanks for explaining it, and, if you do get to Melbourne anytime soon, please drop a line, as coffee and a natter could be fun.
I was a group member of the big peace walk of Sabine Lichtenfels (Tamera) from the dead dea to Jerusalem. We walked at the end with about 150 people. THe aim was to have a platform for learning, meeting, listening, dialogue within the gorup and with all the people we passed by, we where invited, we sang or we had group events which we could organize within our group. Our little group which joined the bigone coming from the NEgev was a group of Swiss, German and Austria. We did not know us before. IT was a very plesent thing that we could manage within the grroup a kind of agreement, sharing, helping each other; it is basic for me: how can we speak about peace if we do not manage even within 14 days tl live in a kindfull way togehter? The journey was one of my most impressing travel and I was allowed to learn a lot! Many greetings, Anne Christine