Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This Bank and That Bank

I read this in a book review about Afghanistan and thought to myself, it is so appropriate to the recent history of the Land of Israel:

Brown and Rassler bring out the deep roots of the Haqqanis in the history and culture of this region, on both sides of the Durand Line, which was drawn up in 1893 by the British to mark the border between India (later Pakistan) and Afghanistan. As far as the locals are concerned it has always been largely theoretical. In the words of Jalaluddin Haqqani himself, “Our tribes are settled on both sides of the Durand line since ages. Our houses are divided on both sides of the border. Both sides are my home.”

Two banks has the Jordan River.


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