Monday, July 26, 2010

The Wall

The apartheid wall continues to be built. It is huge----the scale is unimaginable. The wall is turning the West Bank into a huge concentration camp. To understand the wall, here are two books to consider:

"The Lemon Tree" by Sandy Tolan---I haven’t yet read it but it was recommended to me by several people. It's the first book I will read when I return.

"Peace, Not Apartheid" by Jimmy Carter. This is the book that got Jimmy Carter in trouble with Israel, and apparently now the IDF won’t let him into West Bank.

Driving through the checkpoints at the wall has been one of the most upsetting experiences here, especially when I realize that I can leave, but they can’t.

I can leave.

They can't.

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