Tuesday, June 29, 2004


At the top of the Golan Heights, one of my favorite sites. It has been the strategic point for many military battles with Syria, and continues to be a key possession to this day to Israel, as Steve the Tour Guide is explaining to us. You can read about the history of it elsewhere. In this shot you are actually looking into Syria - see where the green ends and the brown starts? Uh huh. When you turn around and look the other way into Israel, you realize just how small (and vulnerable) the country is - you can basically see to the other side. Israel is only 9 miles wide at its widest point (if memory serves me.) If a country like Syria were to take the Golan Heights militarily, it would be an easy push across the valley to the Meditarranean. Go I.D.F.! Posted by Hello

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