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! All off-topic spamming, abuse and tantrums will be ignored.