Safe, or: Warzone?

A rondelet

Israelis ~
Most of us ain't Messianic.
Israelis ~
Don't buy the hype from your tellies.
Though the strife may seem volcanic ~
Life here's quite peaceful ~ don't panic!


This post was scheduled in advance because I am offline for two days (between sunset on Monday and sunset on Wednesday) for the Jewish New Year.

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon!

22 thoughts on “Safe, or: Warzone?”

    1. when Israel is in the news outside of Israel, and almost always Israel-Arab conflict, missiles, war, terrorism, etc… and that reflects only the tiniest fraction of the experience of living here.

  1. It’s funny reading your poem, just after I was reading about Abu Sarah. I couldn’t help wonder why not more stories like that are shared in the media. I actually stumbled upon his story because I wanted to read up on the place Bethany (where he was born and grew up). So neat to then read how his perspective completely changes from visiting Hebrew school and a Bible college and making friends with those from other faiths. Seriously though, I had to keep thinking: that takes a lot of guts/courage to do that.

    I also found it interesting that he shared in an interview that studying other countries made him realize that things in Palestine/Israel weren’t near as bad as some other places. He said it gave him hope. Sounds like you too feel things have improved a lot?

    1. I mean, yes, things have def. improved, as I wrote to somebody else below… these are no longer the days of the intifadas… I think the reason you see various Arab countries signing peace agreements with Israel is largely that they perceive Israel as strong and able to defend itself (in the past, many were truly attempting to obliterate it… now most don’t think that’s realistic)

      BTW, I haven’t forgotten about your question about Jewish prayer, Anna… but I forgot where that particular comment is…


      1. So glad things have improved so much. Don’t stress about responding to my question ๐Ÿ˜‰. I can’t remember what post it was either ๐Ÿคฃ …if you end up having time for it, you can also just reply here.

  2. Just perfect. Happy Jewish new year! A much better time for new year IMHO!!! Very cool, and I did not know about that till now. Hugs and vrolijke wensen! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’“

  3. I’m a fan of refrains. I was wondering how you were going to rhyme Israelis and Messianic – well done!! I tend to shy away from the difficult rhymes but this one makes me want to try harder. As for the content – I’m curious, have the citizens become numb to the violence (sort of the way many have become with the threat of the coronavirus?)?

    1. Muri, I think, of course, there is an element of numbness… but -actually- I think it’s simply more that 99% of the time the violence doesn’t affect our lives. The days of the intifadas are long over…

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