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Jerusalem is a special place. Throughout the centuries it has inspired poets to write and soldiers to fight, and in the spring of 2014, it inspired me to spend a semester studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I started studying the Modern Hebrew language as a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, mostly because I was curious to find out how different the Christian Old Testament was in its original language. This ultimately influenced my decision to study abroad in Jerusalem. As an International and Area Studies major, I knew I needed to spend a semester abroad to graduate, and given my background studying Hebrew and my interest in the Middle East, Jerusalem seemed the most logical destination. I had no idea that my semester in Jerusalem would awaken an intense curiosity in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.