The Current Colors of Israel - Tel Aviv, August 19th, 2014.
To my dear friends,
I would like to start by saying I’m not an activist, journalist or pacifist. This is not a political letter, nor addresses religion. I’m not taking sides about what I will soon share. I don’t think I can consider myself a humanitarian. All I am, is human. Just a human being, like you. The only difference between us, is that I decided to keep up with my vacation plans and last week I came to Tel Aviv, against my friends and family advice, mostly for security issues..
As the media coverage grows in regards to the conflict between Israel and the Palestine, so does my interest in the matter. I don’t understand (nor pretend to) much about politics, middle east oil issues, nor religious believes. I don’t pretend to know the answer for the end of the conflict in this part of the world. Fear, death, explosions & rockets is all we hear about- but we should all be cautious - the press isn’t always 100% reflection of reality - small details and initiatives aren’t always covered, maybe for lack of time or space - maybe because we live in a “wow factor” generation. It seems all headlines have to have an “extremist”, dramatic, connotation in order to grab people’s attention.
What I do know, is that I love people. (The letter is broken down in 5 parts- to be continued here) (at Dizengoff Square)