As many of you know, I am obsessed with Israel. Ever since I was young, I wanted to travel there. I really wanted to study abroad there, but that's probably not the safest country for study abroad. Especially since the Gaza War (when Hamas overtook the Gaza Strip) occurred during my junior year...prime study abroad season. About a year ago, I finally had my chance to go on Birthright, the pro-Israeli propaganda program that uses the same criteria for defining Jews that Hitler did.
I loved my time there, and am very thankful to Birthright and rich Jewish people for donating the nearly $3,000 per person trip to me. Even though I was the only redhead in my group, and I was discriminated against for my pale skin, I still had a great time and was inspired by the poetry of us chosen people fighting for our own nation and learning to protect ourselves. We certainly don't expect our savior to tell us to turn the other cheek when someone slaps us. We ascribe more to the Malcolm X version of fighting back harder when someone strikes us.
Wait, is that weird that I just compared a Muslim athlete to entire the Jewish population? Naaah...
Anyway, I've been concurrently doing research on my two passions: redheads and Israel. And finally I got the bright idea to combine the two. What I found (besides tons of porn) is beautiful: an art/photography project documenting Israeli redheads. Apparently 6 percent of Israelis are redheads.
Read about the project and see a few pictures here.
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