I wrote this scene years ago, and it weathered the passage of time nicely; I am fairly convinced that it will make it to the final cut.
This excerpt starts off in Palestine, 1937. It mostly deals with the Israeli Palestinian conflict, which I thought about and researched a great deal. The scene I am about to narrate can be considered but a prelude to the treatment of the conflict later in the book. For one, I am glad the book is in a fiction form. This format is well suited for a nuanced, mature treatment of this complex issue--with multiple voices and questions that do not have clear cut or single answers.