Wednesday, January 09, 2002

tonight to the neighbor of n&m g-l, eventually with max and johns and sunny, to hear harold and omar (i don't feel like i should be on a first-name basis with them, but that is the only way they referred to themselves). They talked about the tyranny of the Palestinean Authority, and the support it gets from Israel and the US that is detrimental to the cause of democracy and peace. Explored some interesting issuesa about the reasonswhy the US prefers to support authoritarian regimes. Discussion briefly descended into vain attempts to quantify or compare the extent or prevelance of hatred and suffering among Israelis and Palestineans. Overall, those involved in discussion came in with remarkably open ears and receptive minds. Well worth some four hours in a stranger's living room in potomac heartland.