Erin Trieb

Editorial: Israel & Palestine I A Land Divided

Israel, Palestine, The Holy Land. The window to the world. No other place on earth can match the passion and intensity that lies at the heart of this small strip of ancient land nestled between the greater West and the Middle East. Encompassing both Judaism and Islam the land serves as a battleground for heated, civil unrest between the Israelis and Palestinians. As peace talks cycle and recycle through progress and postponement, Israelis feel the constant threat of Intifada attacks, while Palestinians continue to live under strict Israeli occupation, perpetuating a culture in which ‘living like each day is their last’ is a way of life.