Friday, September 6, 2013

Home for the holidays as the nations keep talking


While walking from Beer Sheva's shuk (market) to the Central Bus Station earlier this week, I was surprised to see a long flatbed truck parked at the side of the busy street  loaded with two army vehicles.
Then I remembered:  I'm not in Jerusalem anymore. 

It looked like they had been working hard.
It made me wonder where they had been, where they were being taken, and who and where were the soldiers who patrolled  in these open  vehicles.

With the nations talking and talking and talking about Syria, at least the reserve soldiers who had been called up last week got to go back home for the Rosh Hashana holiday for a few days.


Petrea Burchard said...

I hope they stay home.

katney said...

Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace. We will participate in our parish with a prayer vigil. Be safe.

Kay said...

The majority of Americans now feel America should stay out of it. This is the Bush legacy. We don't trust anything anymore.

People wonder if doing anything will really help. Every time the US has tried to help in the Mideast, things have not necessarily worked out for the better.

And yet, it doesn't feel right to stand by and watch the atrocities happen. What to do?

Marleen said...

We are holding our breaths. Stay safe.

Birdman said...


VP said...

I have already seen these, glad you posted them: they deserve it for their service!

Sara said...

I'm glad there is a temporary lull, and that people can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Praying for wisdom for the world's leaders, and for peace, peace, peace.

Hilda said...

Wherever they came from, I hope the situation wasn't horrible. I'm glad the boys and girls (they're all so young!) get to visit home, but like Petrea, I wish they didn't have to leave again at all.

Spiderdama said...

Let`s hope they will not go back to any war..

Peace & Love