My uncle told me that in Israel I have to “scrutinize” everyone five times over. Not just once or twice like in the States. And this implies mistrust, or maybe it out right says it.
I do not like this. I like to have an open heart and mind clear of bias. I may be a naive nineteen, but I also know when to kick my caution into gear. Instincts and guts are fine.
When I get to Israel I will arrive there with no hate inside of me. That would defeat the purpose and sanctity of The Holy Land. It is a place were hate gets you wrung like a rag.