Archive for November 29th, 2007

Next Year in Jerusalem

November 29, 2007

Sixty years ago today, the new international organization called the United Nations voted to partition the land of Palestine, creating separate Jewish and Arab states.

Having spent some time in modern Israel in 2000 and again this past May, I can tell you that it is a fascinating, if potentially dangerous, place; full of historical, political, racial, religious, and cultural tension. It is also a land of huge contradictions – the ultra modern beside the ancient.

Any thoughts on modern Israel – it’s history up to now and how things might play out in the future?