Encounter 189 – 29.10.2021

Towards the end of the meeting, a topic came out of the subconscious of the “lighthouse” conversations: How do we proceed?
The absence of travelers hosted in the “circle”, whether it is due to the plague or the hot summer or any other reason, and also the paucity of conversations with friends across the fence have created a kind of reflection and perhaps even an appeal to the format of the “lighthouse”.
It seems to me that it will be inevitable to discuss the upcoming meetings on the matter and everyone is invited to express opinions …
After deducting all non-Gaza-related talk (which was the majority of the talk in the circle …) here is the summary:
Ose’s movie “Aswat-Acherim” (Other Voices). A film shot and edited by Ose Oyamendan, an American documentary, starring characters familiar to us all (especially Roni!). Roni is in constant contact with Ose and asks for ideas for help with distribution. Intended to try to get to the Cinematheque (Sderot or Tel Aviv), there is an abbreviated version on YouTube (45 minutes out of an hour and a half).
A discussion developed about the qualities of the film precisely in recognition of its importance and in bringing its message to the Israeli audience.
Hayuta reads a poem by Roman Eisenberg, a man she knew in a bookstore and interested in hes book of poems..
Roni gives new details about the hospital.
Rami says that the region suffers from a lack of trust between various factors that operate in it.
Mahran talks about a world-wide American strategy whereby they identify a future confrontation with China and therefore do not want to disperse into all sorts of relatively small “local” conflicts. Not to be disturbed. One of the proofs he says is the relocation of laborious factories from the East back to the US. China is the new external enemy needed by the US administration (any administration …), and after the Soviets and Islam (Iraq, Afghanistan etc …) the “choice” passes To China.
Regarding the departure of the workers – Roni says that although more workers leave Gaza, they do not find work because the employers are afraid of the workers’ ability to persevere (war rounds, closures, etc …). Employers will not fire foreign workers to make way for workers from Gaza.
I said I was surprised to find out, when I arrived at the Erez checkpoint, that there are other charities that transport patients to hospitals for money.
Maharan told of his hardships as an attorney who occasionally handles the citizenship case of non-residents married to Israelis. They always find a reason for rejection. When complicated requirements are resolved, they find something else …
As I wrote at the beginning of the summary, the end of the meeting was an opening for reflection …
We were: Nahshi, Maharan, Vivian, Roni, Shmulik, Hayuta, Rami, Oded.
Wrote: Oded