a (jewish) friend of mine has been travelling around north africa for the last year and a half or so, and the other day went across to israel. there, he was greeted with a 7 hour detention and interrogation, where he wasn’t actually told what he was being held, or questioned, for. he was given food and water, but denied the australian consular assistance that he asked for. so, y’know, there’s the state(s) in action.
seems important to share these stories, so we know what we’re up against in the mere act of travel, and the kinds of everyday ways in which the state intimidates and abandons.