Little of my Middle East work made it into this blog in the past - partly by design, partly by accident. But it's time to start crossing the streams a little more. So here are a few things I've been involved in over the last couple of years on that front - mainly around Israel/Palestine & Iraq.
Things are coming to a crux right now in the region. The horror of it all - over a hundred thousand dead, almost 4 million new refugees, civil war fostered in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, incalculable damage in the human heart.......... I think in 2007, we'll know whether we can turn the tide, or whether the abyss is opening. If I have time I'll dig out the text of my Oxford Peace Lecture at the end of 2006, in which I frightened myself by looking at it altogether, and share it with you here. I'm not going back to activism on a whim.