In Jerusalem, a female CNN
journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall
, twice a day, everyday, for a long, long time. So she went to check it out. She went to the Wailing Wall and there he was!
She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, she approached him for an interview.
"I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. Sir, how long have you been coming to the Wall and praying?"
"For about 60 years."
"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"
"I pray for peace
between the Christians, Jews
and the Muslims. I pray for all the hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship."
"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"
"Like I'm talking to a fuckin' wall."
for a second time, a war
correspondent noted that since the fall of the Taliban
who used to walk ten paces behind their husbands were now walking ten paces in front. The journalist asked one of the men
if this was a sign of growing equality
"No", the man replied. "Land-mines."