Gaza Genocide has Changed Everything

Update on ‘Lessons from Bosnia’ Project

Meliha Avdic
4 min readDec 20, 2023

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Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

Some of you may know, I was working on a project called Lessons from Bosnia. The main objective was to look at the way the UK has been changing in the last few decades and compare it to Bosnia, see where we’re heading and if that’s where we want to go.

I’ve written almost all the articles, there was only one left to do, when the genocide in Gaza started. Hence, my plans to write the last article and start planning the events had to change. I can’t possibly keep this project as it is in light of the new ‘evidence’.

How can I talk about citizen activism vs lobby, without mentioning how the world of citizens came out to scream ‘ceasefire’ yet our leaders ignored it? At the same time, boycotts clearly work when a large group of people take part.

How can I talk about democracy without looking at the way our media and leaders confuse apartheid and democracy in Israel?

How can I talk about citizen awareness, when the people who follow social media are better informed than those who follow the mainstream media?

How can I talk about international relations without at least mentioning the complicated web that is now emerging: war in…

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Meliha Avdic

Born in Bosnia, grew up in the UK-another war child, yes. Passionate about people and the state of society. A bit of a maverick. www.meliha.webador.co.uk