Awwh, my Israeli boycott just went to the board as I bought Ayelett Rose Gottlieb’s “Upto Here from Here”. True, boycott is a complicated action sometimes. Never would I burn an Israeli book, never would I destroy an Israeli record. But should I buy them? Will it matter if I cease from buying Israeli oranges? Why oranges, not records and books? Of course building impermeable walls between people do no good, and I do think music is one of those holes in the walls we can use to connect. On the other hand, I had more mixed feelings buying Brandon and Kaplan’s materials science textbook, both authors from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, knowing the importance of materials science to military technology… oh well, I bought it… But I try to retain my boycott to some extent.. not buying those oranges
My pomegranate man, he’s my antioxidant, his juices are so bitter-sweet. Eat him in scoops or grain by grain? We’ll see, depending on the moment’s beat.