06 Jun Peeling Back the Layers of the Middle East
Posted at 11:02h in Middle EastWritten by Zoe Mathews, 2014 Middle East Behind the Headlines. You can find Zoe’s personal blog at www.zoemathews.wordpress.com. If there is one thing I have learned this week, somewhere wrapped between the airport waiting, conflict negotiation talks, volunteer work in the West Bank, camping at the Dead Sea, and even just walking through the streets of Jerusalem, it’s that everything happens in layers…very much like an onion. What follows are excerpts from my journal as I go through the Operation Groundswell program, but also my personal experiences in Israel and Palestine.