People, not ideologies
Coming from an environment in America of international apathy, it has been great to see such passion in so many people to support justice. Being in the holy land and the midst of this situation has allowed us to put a face, and a smile, onto these people who for so long, and for so many are nothing more than a headline. And what a reward it has been to experience such a rich and indescribably welcoming culture.
We have had the opportunity to learn multiple viewpoints on the conflict and more about the lives and beliefs of the people involved. Most recently, we were able to help some villagers plant olive trees in an effort to (re)claim Palestinian land from Jewish settlers.
Overall, PSE has been a great experience and has allowed us to view the conflict as people rather than ideologies.
Submitted by MP