I honestly do not know how long I have not listened to news. The reason I stopped a long time ago is because it was always bad, seemed more like a soap opera or popular show, trying to reel you in to keep watching.
When I am driving, I have national public radio on, and I feel usually every side of a story is reported. Recently, it has been to much for me also, so I am grateful to be connected to people from all over the world on the internet, regular people, and listen to their point of view.
This article is so powerful about learning about each other’s cultures and history, and making your own decisions, http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/growing-up-north-of-israel-how-i-became-an-ardent-zionist/.
Today I see history in the making as Saudi Arabia hosts Donald Trump and almost every country in the Middle East region, vowing to work together against Islamic extremism. You can feel the respect in the room, and I feel it is the start of a new era.