What a terribly profound backstory. Patient and thoughtful.

Thank you for relaying your visit to Jerusalem, and for your remembrances of the Palestinian, Jewish, and Christian experience in the region.

I found it particularly moving to read:

"When the people here live together in peace like brothers, it will be wonderful."

Perhaps if Ismail's sentiment was shared more broadly across the globe, we might conjure a peace unlike anything seen before.

There is an undeniable hope where there is kinship.

Thank you again for sharing,

till next time,


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Thanks Lisbette. It's such an engrossingly interesting city with all the best and worst aspects of humanity constantly on display!

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