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If you read my posts, you are in no doubt where my support lies - Israel.
I make no apology for my posts, this one is neither political, religious, or Pro-Israeli; this post is a sociological post about the United Nations.
The UN/PLO/Hamas is founded on bashing Israel for some reason.
Here is a good example, Israel kills about 300 Palestinians a year in self-defense and the world hears all about it. Boko Harum in Africa murder thousands and nothing is said - why?
First, Africa is still considered to be a third world continent despite the growth of industry in the South.
There is no political/newsworthy story to blame Africa, unlike Israel.
There is no financial gain to support the fight in Africa, there were gains to support Palestine. With the US stopping funds to Palestine, the Palestinians are finding it hard to get funds for their endless wars of terrorism against Israel. The PA admit that the only thing to come out of Palestine is terrorists.
Before you get to the point of telling me that the PLO is not the same as the PA/Hamas remember you can alter the name, but the goal is the same.
In the near future, I hope to enrol at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem new.huji.ac.il/en, as an online student.
At the moment, I am undertaking studies in Jewish culture and history to enhance my upcoming extended edition of my romance - A Homecoming www.amazon.com/dp/B075BJH2D2/ www.draft2digital.com/book/235628. If things go well, I hope to run a series of stories about Israel.
To further my understanding of Jewish cultural and philosophy I have ordered the first books www.waterstones.com/book/the-making-of-modern-zionism-revised-edition/shlomo-avineri/9780465094790 for my course www.coursera.org/learn/israel .
A Jewish cast for my romance
Sometimes, as with my award winning book Chronicles of Mark Johnson, I have the cast in my mind as I write the story. In other cases, as with my Noir story The Dockland Murders I have characters in mind, in this case the leading lady
With A Homecoming, the only person I had in my mind while writing was the lady playing the mystery woman in the dreams. I only thought of a cast in the last week when the possibility of the book being published became a remote opportunity. I could name the cast for you, but there is only one lady whose name you may recall; that’s is if you watched Borgen. As the story is set in Israel, the cast I have in mind is made up of Jewish actors and actresses.
Is this my time for a mystery romance series?
With not having much to do with writing over the year, I did not realise it was time for #PitMad.
This is a time when authors go crazy and pitch stories to publishers, for this year, I pitched the opening book in my mystery romance series www.amazon.com/dp/B075BJH2D2 or www.draft2digital.com/book/235628.
A lot of people have asked hereiamattheedgeblogspotcouk.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/could-i-write-a-novel/, at one time I would have answered no, but now if the incentive is there, the answer would be yes.
I intended to take the course www.coursera.org/learn/israel/home/welcome as a means of improving my knowledge of the people of Israel, with the intention to use the knowledge in writing a sequel to my romance www.draft2digital.com/book/235628 / www.amazon.com/dp/B075BJH2D2.
I am now taking the course - the first of many I hope to take - because I enjoy learning and the course is easy to use. I have now completed week 2 of the 16 week course.
Life in Israel
I am considering taking up this online course https://www.coursera.org/learn/israel. I am interested in learning about life in Israel, as I am in furthering my mental state of awareness, pending my life in a wheelchair https://hereiamattheedgeblogspotcouk.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/compliments-come-in-many-forms/.
My friends will tell you that my interest in Israel goes back as long as I can recall https://disqus.com/home/discussion/channel-writingworld/when_the_desire_remains/. I have for a long time considered a new direction for my life as a writer; though my Science Fiction is selling http://alsdomain.weebly.com/forgestriker---the-hit-series.html /https://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-record-breaker.html#.Whw-oIG0Prc, I do not feel I earn the title of a bestseller.
I have been told what I think is little matter, and it is what others think that matters more. I would like to see more general sales for my e-books https://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/p/barnes-noble.html#.Whw_NIG0Prc and https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007U50BOI before I consider myself anything more than a hack writer like one of my heroes (Kolchak).
Understanding the people of Israel
To my close friends this news may not come as a great shock.
As I am unable to visit Israel, I decided to attempt to learn some Hebrew online.
As well as attempting to learn the language, I ordered a copy of the Tanakh - the Jewish Scriptures from which the Christian Bible originated from.
My last ebook www.amazon.com/dp/B075BJH2D2 is set in, Israel so I used some Hebrew/Yiddish terms in the story to add atmosphere.
Over the years, many people have paid me compliments on either my writing or the volume of my writing, but one of the greatest compliments I have been paid is that several people said I think like a Jew.
This is probably because like the Jews, I have had to fight for what little I have and I can understand their struggle to survive.