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    • Joannericecommented4 months ago

      I’m at a real loss. Having been to Israel 3 times from 1984 to 2015 I saw first hand how the Israelis continued to suppress the Palestinians by building village ( huge apartment buildings) after village on land that was never really theirs. It is kind of ridiculous for someone like me because you drive in Israel ( let’s call that Pine beach) then you are in Palestine ( let’s call that Beachwood) only to drive another 20 mins to be back in Israel and so forth and so on. I’ve seen the Israelis make a desolate land fertile and self sufficient. I be seen nomads nearly wiped out I’ve been to a kibbutz that overlooks Gaza. It is a sweet community with several bomb shelters The head guy who showed us around was pointing at this major highway ( think NJ Turnpike) and he described how busy the highway used to be it was now desolate. He described how there was free trade between the Palestinians and the Israelis and they would on a daily basis just drive back-and-forth into one another’s territories to buy essentials, including but not limited to groceries. It was an every day, Norman then of course that closed down and it was just a dead zone in between two territories. My very close Israeli friend was in the six day war and he was very passionate about his country and I loved him very much. He just passed away last July and I know he would be devastated. however, I continue to feel as an outsider that there really should be a agreement on two states. This conflict will never end unless the Palestinians are rightfully, giving a congruent piece of territory. They can call their own’s and walk about freely. The Gaza Strip backs up to the Mediterranean and there’s nowhere for people to go in the small strip of land that big fight seems to be over Jerusalem which is smack in the middle of the country. Everybody wants a piece of that.

    • Joannericecommented4 months ago

      I’m sorry they are standing firm against feeling uncomfortable. Seems they’re in the wrong business

    • Joannericeread1 year ago
      The New York Times CompanyRICHARD V. REEVES6/10/177 min
      The New York Times Company
    • Joannericecommented1 year ago

      I’ve maintained forever that plastics are ruining our planet. Super sinister stuff. This article, although gut wrenching, helps us make smarter choices. 60 mins did a segment about an man who, late in his life figured out how to make a plastic that would disintegrate. You could manufacture each item with its own lifespan