Sunday, August 6, 2006

Worlds View of the Headlines

Three weeks into the escalation on the Northern boarder, everyone has their own theory as to what will be next. Meanwhile, tourists are still enjoying holidays in the centre of the country, and most people have adapted their lives so to keep on living. Some watch the news much more, others self impose a media blackout. In honesty, there is enough out there for you to choose what you want to believe.

Here are a selection of the days headlines:
Fighting to End in Days - Ynet (Israel)
Hopes of Peace Rise - The Times (UK)
UN considers Lebanon truce text - BBC (UK)
IDF to Stay in Lebabnon - Haaretz (Israel)
Fighting Rages as Diplomats debate at UN - CNN (US)
Israeli warplanes strike Beirut as Tel Aviv braces for rocket fire - Middle East Times
Ceasefire? Not so Fast - Ynet (Israel)

The worlds eyes are on Israel, away from Iran, and no one really knows what will happen in the coming days and weeks. As far as I can see, too many civilians have been killed and too many soldiers have died.

War aside, not much has changed in the ten days since I last posted here. I have had a full house with friends here from London, Seattle and San Fran, and tomorrow some more friends from the UK arrive to stay for their summer holidays. Work continues to be good, although I should probably be working rather than writing right now, and the weather is heating up.

On a personal note, things are slowly gearing up for a new chapter in my aliya. University is not far round the corner, and the decision not to move out of my apartment this summer means there is one less thing to worry about until January at least, I just have to focus on making sure the rest of the loose ends tie up nicely.

On Thursday I'll have been here twenty months. Time flies.

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