Israel is the most politically contentious, internationally contested, and yet extraordinary region in the world. Spending only a week there, I realised just how skewed the Western media portrayal of the Middle East is. There are complexities and differences of opinions within pockets of consensus. The ruling of the region continues to be dictated by the 1967 Six-Day War; and Israel needs urgent change.
The shutdown started at midnight of Thursday, 21st December. So far, it has been going on for 20 days, and if it lasts past this weekend, it will be the longest shutdown on the record.