architecture student/passionate humanitarian/idealist/appreciative of culture and and philosophy
A Muslim and a Jew Make Music Together - The Epichorus - Nanaa al Genina.
Orally in their written memories (all would) remember a dream which frequently recurred during nights of imprisonment, varied in its detail but uniform in its substance: they had returned home and with passion and relief were describing their past sufferings, addressing themselves to a loved one, and were not believed, indeed were not even listened to. In the most typical (and cruellest) form, the interlocutor turned and left in silence.
— The Holocaust survivor Primo Levi wrote of victims like himself recalling variations of more or less the same recurrent dream. I came across this in my dissertation research.
Author James Barr discusses A Line in the Sand. This book is definitely hitting my Amazon Wish List!
Mitt Romney, by all accounts, was a killer CEO; but his campaign so far has been lacklustre, and his first trip abroad has been a bit of a horn-honking, floppy-shoed clown show. At a fund-raising breakfast largely populated by ultra-rich Jewish Americans, Mr Romney managed to suggest that Palestinians are poor because their culture is inferior to that of Jews