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Newest vacation fad (for Israelis): Watching Syria fight

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:58 PM

Newest vacation fad: Watching Syria fight

Defense Minister Ehud Barak unwittingly sparked off a new tourism trend during a visit to the Golan Heights when he was seen keenly watching events in Syria.

Dozens of Israelis are gathering daily at vantage points on the Golan from where they can hear, and occasionally see, the raging battles between the Syrian army and rebel forces, Maariv reported on Tuesday.

Tour group operators have even reported that they now add the Syrian unrest to the agenda of tours that visit the area.

Last Thursday, Barak toured IDF positions on the Golan, and TV stations broadcast images of the minister watching the shelling of Jobata Al Khashab across the border in Syria.

In the days that have followed, a steadily increasing stream of Israelis armed with binoculars and cameras are flocking to the border with Syria in the hope of catching sight of the civil war. While line of sight to battles is not always possible, the exchanges of fire are often quite audible.

This reminds me of early Americans watching the Civil War via an outdoor picnic. Some of those from that audience was killed during the making of that war so that's why you should never hang out to watch a war but these Israeli's seem to be watching from a much safer distance thanks to the accessibility of binoculars.

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edit on 25-7-2012 by Swills because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:01 PM
this is a new low for israel

absolutely sick.

lost for words

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:02 PM
You cant blame them for being curious, but curiosity did kill the cat. It is sad that people can watch what is happening, but i would have to say it will change them from the inside out. God will find a way to sway the hearts of those that are watching for entertainment, while also finding a way to uplift and inspire a select few to begin spreading the horrific truths of war.

EDIT: It all works out in the end...
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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:03 PM
reply to post by jazzguy

I get where you're coming from but human curiosity is a powerful thing, so I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Wars and audiences are nothing new. And too boot Israelis are used to war and the sounds of war, so their watching Syria shouldn't surprise anyone. What happens in the Middle East does directly affect them.
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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:04 PM
reply to post by Swills

Same thing these guys do, right ?

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:07 PM
reply to post by sonnny1

Nice meme
, but the UN can't stop anything, definitely not a civil war. They can watch from the sidelines though, with the Israelis

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