Saturday, June 26, 2004

I'm torn

I leave Tuesday morning back to the US. I've become a bitch the last few days as I realize that my time in Israel is coming to an end.

But part of me is excited to go "home". My friends are there, my car is there, my comfort zone is there. 2 of my best friends are waiting for me and I can't wait to see them. My car, that I miss being able to drive, awaits for the new cds I am bringing back and will listen to as I drive around Berkeley.

A trip to Lake Tahoe awaits me just 2 days after I get back with some really great people.

But I know, that the second the plane takes off, leaving Israel, I will cry. I will miss the country instantly. Suddenly that piece of me the country fills will be void again until the next time I come...please G-d let it be soon.

I have realized I will forever spend my life split between two homes. California has really done nothing wrong to me. Infact, it was an amazing place to grow up. It holds a very special place in my heart. But Israel is also my home. And no matter which place I'll be, I will always miss the other......

AN ASIDE: Completely off topic, I have been reading the book The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz. I really recommend it even though I find it very sad that in the year 2004 we still have to make a case for Israel. It should be a given. I can't read more than 2 chapters at a time because it just frustrates me to know the crap that ignorant people around the world continue to spit out. However, with that said, the book is filled with facts and information about Israel. If you feel like your knowledge on the middle east conflict is weak, this is definitely the book to read. All the information is footnoted so you know exactly who are his sources.

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