Take a minute to read this story by my writing friend Lisa at Cyclingrandma. This is a story that barely dented the news, but should be seen. As the parent of a daughter who majored in Religious studies, lives in Israel and is as passionate about the Middle East as Andrew Pochter was, my heart grieves for his parents, and those who knew and loved him. The Middle East has lost a beautiful supporter.
As our nation celebrated its 237th birthday with fireworks, barbeques, parades, retail sales and even a few Declaration of Independence readings, I followed the news in Egypt. This country, with its history extending thousands of years, is still struggling to secure a government.
Andrew Pochter was stabbed to death June 28 while observing the anti-government protests in Alexandria, Egypt. A rising junior at Kenyon College, Pochter, a religious studies major, was interning for the summer, teaching English to 7- and 8- year olds and improving his Arabic. He had planned to study abroad next spring in Jordan.
The perpetrator disappeared in the crowd.
The news about Egypt continues. The story about Andrew disappeared after one day.
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