The shadow war between Israel and Iran might erupt into a direct conflict.
Early Sunday morning, two Israeli armoured drones entered South Beirut, a region controlled by Hezbollah. The Iranian funded militia group says it will retaliate, a threat Israel appears to be taking very seriously.
Eliza is monitoring the situation and hopes (for many reasons) that cooler heads prevail.
Geraldine has seen a new film about the Battle for Long Tan. It was a deadly encounter for the Australians who fought skillfully against a regiment of North Vietnamese forces. The Americans immediately recognised the Australian's achievements but it took decades for the Australian Government to give them the public credit they deserved.
Both women are enjoying "Live A Little" by Howard Jacobson, the first book as part of the new podcast "Long Distance Bookclub" launching on the third week of September.
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Rise and Kill First - Ronen Bergman
Lebanon Accuses Israel of 2nd Attack in 2 Days - NYT
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan