Thursday, February 15, 2007

Reflections from 30’000ft


As the plane took off this morning from Tel Aviv, I raised my glass of champagne to the window and looked down the coastline to the South and Gaza.

Smiled and looked away from the window to a day old English Newspaper, which did not have one mention of anything at all about Gaza troubles. Polar Bears on melting icebergs and Women turning 50 and being happy with themselves filled the pages. Liking coming out of decompression it is refreshing to start my trip.

Gaza has descended into Civil War and the world does not care, to be honest neither do I much more. It has been a horrific week in the most unholy of the Unholyland, fighting between Fatah and Hamas reaches new lows with each breaking of a pathetic ceasefire.

The ceasefires that they arrange have about as much credence as your check is in the mail and I am from the Government and I am here to help you.

As I write this I am smiling for the next two months I am holidays, Gaza will be there when I return, we may even go down there again one day to film then again does anyone really care anymore and should we risk our lives.

Hang on I am off to do my Hostile Environment Media Orientation Course so I will be able to answer that question in a few days. I am waiting to the magic moment when we all sit down in the classroom for the first time and the Course Instructor says, “ Has anyone ever been in a Hostile Environment? “

Promise I will try to keep a straight face


misty23 said...

Nice to hear from you again.........wish we could trade places. It's freezing here in Massachusetts! I enjoy your commentaries~

Jungle Mom said...

It's in the high 90's here in Venezuela, but , yeah, I know how you can get "bored" and lose interest in things like Gaza. Especially when you see that often people bring it on themselves.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the world really cares about what is happening in Gaza. Will you bother going back there?