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Personal Diary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Nigel Parry, a young Scottish journalist on the West Bank, describes the bizarre life of those living there as objectively as possible, a difficult feat considering the daily death and pain. As one 20-year-old engineering student is gunned down in the latest installment, apparently for making a soldier look foolish, the conflict is brought from the distance of television to the horrors of reality. http://www.birzeit.edu/diary/
They get a bit 'same-ey' after a while don't they, these reviews? I suspect that this lot didn't spend a whole lot of time reviewing it either, as they might have realised that the featured entry they refer to is actually from a year ago. Ooops.
Don't know about this objectivity thing either. Something that's 'objective' from 'my point of view' seems to verge on the oxymoronic. Let's just say that I'm trying not to lie!
It was also reviewed in their "online travel" section. Can't see Ramallah's hotels getting a big upsurge in tourists after reading of the "20-year-old engineering student...gunned down in the latest installment", can you?
Let's hope they keep calling me young after June 10th 1998, when I hit 30. That'll be a bonus.