Danielle Capalbo’s Blog

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Posted in General Updates, Maps by Quiet Giant on May 25, 2009


Sorry for the gigantic image (from here), but I want the details to be visible.

When you’re (sort of) living (in a hotel) somewhere, it’s easy to forget your geographical place in a broader sense. But yesterday, after an address from Abdul Fattah Ammoura that focused on seething turmoil in Lebanon, Israel and Iraq, it really struck me: Here, we’re in the political nucleus of the Middle East. We’re pretty well nestled between those three countries, and later this week, we’re driving to Golan Heights – Israeli-occupied territory in the southwest, on the border of the West Bank.

Yet we’re safer than ever. Not least because of the constant presence of government watchdogs. Strange contrast.

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