What is your background/interest in the Middle East?

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    Roadby suggested the other day that people post their qualifications or background on this topic, and I think it's a great idea.

    It's not a contest, but I'm curious to know who might have lived in Qatar, who might have a degree in Arabic, or who might have spent every summer at Yeshiva camp!

    So think of countries you have been to, any relevant degrees or publications, languages spoken....anything which really attaches you to the Israel/Palestine conflict and the ME region.

    I don't mind going first or last...but I'll hold off in case someone really wants to go first!

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    Palestine was a Roman-invented name for Israel during the Roman Empire. Maybe, "attach" yourself to a history book? :badgrin:

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    Well, Stoner's interest is spam.
     
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    See what I mean.
     
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    My nephew married a girl from Palestine she is awesome ,,he was teaching English there..she speaks four languages and they now teach together in the United Arab Emirates..they have the sweetest little girl ever, my grand niece.. a wee Scottish /palestinian lass
     
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    Wow, interesting!

    There can't be too many Scottish-Palestinians in the world! But that would certainly give you an interesting view of the conflict.



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    My interest regarding the middle east is founded in personal superstition and my qualifications for.... posting..... is, in addition to that which so many unaware give of their abundance, intuition.

    It isn't too difficult to observe the exchanges of others.... finding treasures among their carelessly disgarded words, pathological fingerprints upon the page.
     
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    Interesting!

    I'm not at all intuitive myself, so I don't think it would work for me, but I do agree that intuition is a very interesting way of reading other peoples' words. I often find that the most offensively racist comments come at times when people are least aware of what they are saying...as you say, those pathological fingerprints!
     
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