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IRAN: Ebrahim/Simon

Monday, August 14, 2006


I am sorry not to have replied for so long. I have been in France for my summer holiday. We went - the whole family - to a little village in the South, in an area called Provence. Beautiful and quiet. And hot. There was no internet or TV or radio in the house - so the only communication with the world was a newspaper from the UK every morning.

While we were away there was of course the developing news from the Middle East. Poor Lebanon. Everyday I would read every inch of the news. The newspaper I read is called the Guardian. It is traditionally on the 'left' in British politics and I liked the way it covered the events in the Middle East and the international politics that was caught up with it.

In general it would have been easier to have been a Frenchman than an Englishman through all of this. On the other hand, I found myself unable to form an opinion on the matter which I felt was unchallengeable. Each day I would read articles in the paper and the various points of view expressed. And I would think of some of the views that they were right. But each day something different! I am glad the UN have reached some kind of agreement and fingers crossed now that it works.

posted by Simon @ 1:28 pm   


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