The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
In 2008, Obama announced that the US would always recognize Israel as its ally and Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It must have seemed expedient for him to say that at that time. Here we are in another election year; yet now that announcement is no longer expedient. Israel and the Israel Arab conflict have enough factors to consider, yet here it falls prey to Obama's political ambitions. I hereby declare St. Louis the capital of the US. Why not? It is just as true as Obama's claim that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. A recent article on the CBS online channel claims that Jerusalem was captured and annexed by Israel in 1967. Not so. Jerusalem was re-captured by Israel at that time. Jerusalem was first captured from Israel by Jordan in 1948. The difference between those two events is, that when Jordan captured Jerusalem (capital of Israel for 3,500 years and recognized as such by the Balfour Declaration and by the UN in '48) when Jordan captured Jerusalem from Israel, no one, not a single voice was raised to object. St Louis, I declare, is the capital city of the US
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.