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Living on the edge at Ein Hod: ‘Spring of Beauty’
Sep 15th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Artists’ colony thrives just

90 miles from Damascus

The view from Yakir Gershon’s patio in Ein Hod, the artists’ colony on the slopes of Mt. Carmel near Haifa, Israel. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.

EIN HOD, Israel – Yakir Gershon, 73, lives just 90 miles from Damascus. That’s closer than Los Angeles is to San Diego.
If President Obama decided to launch a missile attack on Syria, those missiles would fly almost right over the roof of his house in this artists’ colony about 10 kilometers south of Haifa.
Quite probably, a short time later, missiles would arrive from the opposite direction.
“It’s always in the back of your mind,” said my host Saturday evening as the sun slowly disappeared beneath the Mediterranean Sea just a couple of miles from his patio overlooking the village of Atlit.
“It’s like living near a volcano, or in a country with frequent earthquakes,” he added, pointedly, knowing the San Andreas fault is a mere 25 miles from my house.
“You don’t ignore it. But you don’t let it affect day-to-day life. You carry on as usual.”

Due to a brutal travel schedule, posting will be light for the next few days.


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