Today is a special moment in history…Time for Palestine to finally get a step forward into the UN system and wishing that it leads as it did for Switzerland, to a full membership in the future, along with Israel as two neighbouring and finally peaceful States.
I guess being in Chiang Mai’s little Tel-Aviv as can be seen in the below pictures, gives me hope that peaceful cohabitation can finally happen in the Middle East. Today is also a Full Moon day and Loi Kratung Festival here in Chiang Mai.
This post in Une Invitation Au voyageon the very day the world has its eyes fixed on the hope of some resolution of the Middle East 60-year old conflict. I might write more about that but find this coincidence of Lights and Hope too full of symbols not to mention it!
You will find in the attached diaporama some images of the beauties and savours of a wonderful country, the people, the tastes, the colours, the perfumes, the mixed populations, every element of cosmopolitanism is actually present in harmony in this marvelous country.
I would like to thank most particularly Prof. Fernand de Varennes whose initiative to hold a meeting in Chiang Mai enabled me to enjoy so much pleasure, and Gili, my new best friend in Chiang Mai, a Yemenite-Israeli caterer who shares with me the thai and mediterranean delights and in whose restaurant (Menta) we share human values with the Thais and Expats of my neighbourhood until the early morning hours 😉
May all this cosmopolitan and tolerant polytheist beauty infuse the future of a peaceful and elegant two-States solution under the monotheist skies of the Middle-East and a few other conflictual locations I let you fill!
Daphné Romy-Masliah, Scottish baroness of Barnis-Forbes, is French born, Swiss resident and teacher, Ph.D. from the Department of Anglo-American Language and Literature of the Sorbonne, invited Professor at the University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Alger and a citizen of the world with infinitely spreading Mediterranean roots.
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