In our month of the woman, we are talking about strong, sometimes unconventional women in the world. Today an American learns about Palestine.
Book: Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland (2011) by Pamela Olson
Palestine. The very name of the country evokes emotions. For many, hearing the names of the countries Palestine OR Israel tends to make them stuff in the ear plugs and pull down the blinders. Maybe if we ignore it the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict, (amazingly the NICEST word that can be applied to the situation) it won’t touch us. After all–they are way over there, and we vaguely know their seemingly intractable history of revenge and bloodshed, are over here. Continue reading