All this seems so far away from me now, with Israel in war with Hamas. Do the soldiers greet with shalom down from their tanks? People I met in Israel suddenly start switching their profile photos in Facebook, I see pro- and anti-Israel profile pictures fight against each other:
Is this the way my generation deals with this "conflict"? Changing Facebook profile pictures? Obviously it is one of the ways, but hopefully not the only one. If you happen to follow this blog, please get an opinion on the war, read the news, watch the sources of each piece of information, and think of the fact that journalists currently are not allowed in the war zone. In war, truth dies first. This phrase has never been more true than in the current situation. If you wear a keffiyeh, be aware that it is a lot more than a fashion accessoire from H&M. Make an effort with me an recall this fact to the 12-year-olds when you see them with their scarfs. Shalom. As-Salamu Alaykum.
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