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Golan Heights

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This Way Home?

The Golan Heights is a very unusual place. The Golan Valley just near the Syrian border was 'annexed' by Israel in 1967 as a strategic base and serves as a border of sorts between Syria and the more populated areas of Israel. I went into actual Israeli bunkers on the hilltop where we heard shots fired on the Syrian side (currently in civil war).

This sign says a lot to me. Just this week (11/25/13) Syria launched a missile at the Golan Heights. Depending on who tells the story, who knows which way is home? Somehow I can't imagine that this is over...