Archive for June, 2010

Picture the last time you floated in zero gravity… it feels something like that.

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As I discussed earlier, eight Israeli soldiers were placed on our trip. Our tour leaders told us repeatedly, “this was to be the most important aspect of our adventure” To meet, befriend, interact with, and understand Israeli life and culture from the eyes of our peers. They were right. When the soldiers arrived, we were […]

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Flight Home

24Jun10

Two hours and five security lines later, I made it onto the plane back to JFK. But O-M-G…This is gonna be a long-ass flight. – I have no ipod. – I’m sandwiched again between two Finnish dwarfs, one of which has a baby in her lap… that’s three bodies in two seats. – The flight […]

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Tel Aviv

24Jun10

This is it, the culmination! Our last day in Israel. Sorry I haven’t posted lately, been busy and tired. Writing takes effort. Hanging out is slightly more enjoyable… We’re currently in Tel Aviv, entering Rabin Square where Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1994. He was the first sabra (someone born in Israel) […]

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Please note: All pictures taken of the Western Wall were captured on Sunday, not on Shabbat. To welcome Shabbat, last night (Friday) the group bussed to the holiest place in Israel – the Western Wall. The land around this area is the reason why there’s been a struggle between Jews and Muslims for the past […]

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Woke up refreshed after a good night’s sleep in preparation for what we were told would be a depressing day. The soldiers were asked to come down in uniform for respect of Yad Vashem (explanation below.) The soldiers looked dapper. The hotel served up a solid buffet breakfast, full of everything that is mediterranean. With […]

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17Jun10

Just wrote a huge update and I think I lost it… Damn.

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