“We’re sorry…”

“One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts – just mere thoughts – are as powerful as electric batteries – as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.” The Secret Garden

I love getting messages from websites like this:

Because?? This is the message you receive for Israel:


There are a few reasons this could be, perhaps. One being that there is no Palestinian post. Or, actually I read about one being sort of re-vamped, but that would also require street names and addresses and while those sort of exist here in Ramallah, people don’t really use them. But, there are lots of countries that I can think of that also don’t use real addresses with street names and they can receive packages/deliveries. So that can’t be the real answer!

So is it because Amazon/Kindle don’t think Palestinians can/want to/need to read? Palestine is such an educated place. I feel so lazy for only knowing one language really well (English!), and for not always being on top of analysis of current events, and for having spent most of my life in one country.

Or maybe it’s because most international/large companies think it’s too risky to place outposts of their businesses here in the Palestinian Territories. I know for a fact that IKEA won’t deliver to anywhere inside the Palestinian Territories, but has a huge store just north of Tel Aviv. And yet, I have to say, I feel safer in Ramallah than I did a majority of the time in DC!

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One response to ““We’re sorry…”

  1. That’s weird.

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