The Israel Diaries: Akko

An aerial view of the Old City of Akko

And so day 2 began in the same manner day 1 finished: fatigued excitement. Though my first night in the Middle East was uneventful, I found it difficult compartmentalizing the thought that I was sleeping on some of the most contested soil on the planet. To Israelis, the spectre of conflict was a normal part of their lives, but to a Brit accustomed to the relative ennui of Boris and Brexit, bombs and barbed walls gave me a keener sense of my own…

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