This is a must read - this writer was a very active anti-Israel blogger who justified terrorist attacks against IsraelI civilians, claimed Israel was committing horrors in Gaza, and saw Israel and Israelis as the devil incarnate. And then she actually visited Israel (amazing how you can so strongly condemn what you are unwilling to see). We wish so many of those who trash Israel, Jewish and non-Jewish, could experience the epiphany that she experienced.

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Stowaway survives freezing flight in wheel bay

breakingnews:

LA Times: A 16-year-old boy has survived a dangerous trip from California to Hawaii after he climbed into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet and spent the flight being exposed to freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen as the plane reached 38,000ft

Now THAT is determination

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newsweek:

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago and believed to be the world’s oldest has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.
A fisherman pulled the beer bottle with the scribbled message out of the Baltic off the northern city of Kiel last month, said Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum in the northern port city of Hamburg. “This is certainly the first time such an old message in a bottle was found, particularly with the bottle intact,” he said.
Researchers then set to work identifying the author and managed to track down his 62-year-old granddaughter Angela Erdmann, who lives in Berlin. “It was almost unbelievable,” Erdmann told the German news agency DPA.
She was first able to hold the brown bottle last week at the Hamburg museum. Inside was a message on a postcard requesting the finder return it to the writer’s home address in Berlin.
"That was a pretty moving moment," Erdmann said. "Tears rolled down my cheeks."
Message in bottle arrives after 101 years

Incredible

newsweek:

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago and believed to be the world’s oldest has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

A fisherman pulled the beer bottle with the scribbled message out of the Baltic off the northern city of Kiel last month, said Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum in the northern port city of Hamburg. “This is certainly the first time such an old message in a bottle was found, particularly with the bottle intact,” he said.

Researchers then set to work identifying the author and managed to track down his 62-year-old granddaughter Angela Erdmann, who lives in Berlin. “It was almost unbelievable,” Erdmann told the German news agency DPA.

She was first able to hold the brown bottle last week at the Hamburg museum. Inside was a message on a postcard requesting the finder return it to the writer’s home address in Berlin.

"That was a pretty moving moment," Erdmann said. "Tears rolled down my cheeks."

Message in bottle arrives after 101 years

Incredible

Incredibly moving photos. I wouldn’t go as far to say “perfectly capture the human experience,” but it is an incredibly beautiful, artistic way to see differences in life’s conditions across the world. I think I am going to print some of these as a reminder of the vast spectrum this world has to offer.