Saturday, April 5, 2008


Reading an article in the New York Times today about life on the Israeli-Gaza border, I am intrigued by attempts at getting people to listen to one another instead of fighting...

"One attempt at a new approach involves a group in Sderot that has started holding discussions with Palestinians in Gaza via speakerphone. The group, Another Voice, is urging a cease-fire. There is also a new blog, a discussion between a resident of Sderot and one of Gaza, both anonymous."

At first I thought I read "megaphone;" now that would be one way to communicate but a little bombastic, I think. Then again, it's better than actual bombs and missiles. The speaker phone idea is great. At least people can listen and try and make contact with sensible peers on the opposite side of the fence/wall.

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