Thursday, November 15, 2007
I'm not a Palestinian, but I've held their children in my arms. I've kissed the faces of three-year-olds who won't smile. I've played with refugee children who have no hope for a future. Who live, with 40,000 others, in a single sq. kilometer of land, unable to leave, and with nowhere to go.
But many Americans don't understand. Since returning to the United States for university, I've been shocked at the misconceptions most Americans seem to have about the conflict raging in the Middle East. About the Palestinian-Israeli issue. Many of the ingrained ideas about that region, and the people who live there, are based on ignorance, and don't equate with the actual facts.
The purpose of this site is to help rectify the misunderstandings. It's a place to get a different perspective. To talk about details you may not have known. To discuss the stories of real people. And to find a way forward, into peace.