While you are reading these words, a blockade by the Syrian regime on the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the south of Damascus, still goes on.
The year 2013 seems to be a breakthrough for the Tel-Aviv and Canberra administration in terms of cementing their unwelcome attitude towards refugees. Though it might be contrary to international law, Israel and Australia have come up with a new approach towards Asylum.
A couple of weeks ago, during a long chat, a friend asked me: «How easy is it to integrate into Swiss society?» She happens to be a native of this country. My answer was, «It’s not easy but if you really want to, you can».