Ten years ago, on July 12th, 2006 the Second Lebanon War began with a coordinated Hezbollah attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers. They rained missiles down on towns in northern Israel causing injury, destruction and most of all distraction which they used to attack IDF soldiers. Hezbollah fighters crossed the border from Lebanon in to … More 10 years after the war
I have just uploaded the full War in Haifa photo series in presentation format. The War in Haifa series was created by the talented photojournalist, Lenny M from Haifa (my beloved!) and documents the effects of the 2006 Second Lebanon War on Haifa. The War in Haifa series is more relevant than ever as Israeli … More Pictures speak louder than words – see the reality of living under missile attack
Update from Israel, September 21, 2006 by Forest Rain, Lionheart The war was kryptonite to my ability to function effectively. While missiles were falling all around my house and the beautiful region I live in I found myself, as if paralyzed, thoughts flying around inside my head and yet unable to express them. Now there … More Like kryptonite…
Reflections from Israel August 28th, 2006 by Forest Rain, Lionheart Friends from overseas have written congratulating me on the cease-fire. Now, they assume, everything is ok again. Others asked why I haven’t written any articles or personal letters in these last few days. The two are connected. Everything is not ok. This “cease-fire” is a … More The “cease-fire” that isn’t.
Reflections from Israel, August 15, 2006 by Forest Rain, Lionheart I feel so, so sad today. For the past few days I’ve felt like I can’t breathe. I can’t rest. My throat is choked with unshed tears. All I can think about is numbers. Israelis often seem obsessed by numbers. The over 6 million murdered … More Numbers
Reflections from Israel August 9th 2006 By Forest Rain, Lionheart We are the davka people. “Davka” is a state of mind, an attitude integral to Israeli society. There is no comparable term in English. The Hebrew term, a single word holds much meaning. Often “davka” refers to a sophomoric rebelliousness, a thumbing of the nose, … More Davka Nation
Meet Ro’i Klein. Look at his face. Doesn’t he look like a sweet and gentle man? 31 years old, husband to Sarah, father of three year old Gilad and one and a half year old Yoav, Ro’i (pronounced “Row-ee”) was supposed to celebrate his birthday on July 27th. Admired for his calm peacefulness and constant … More “If I don’t do it, who will?”
Reflections from Israel July 30th, 2006 by Forest Rain, Lionheart In my family questions were encouraged. When I asked a question the response was never “because”. There was always an attempt to give an accurate, informed response. When the answer was not known I was also given an accurate response, “I don’t know” often followed … More Misunderstandings and questions
Update from Israel, July 26th, 2006 by Forest Rain, Lionheart There were so many sirens today I lost count. I don’t know how many missiles hit Karmiel today… again and again the sirens wailed. Into the bathroom, the safest room in our apartment. All the other rooms have windows and exterior walls. To be killed … More Things to do, ways to help
an update from Israel 22.7.06 by Forest Rain, Lionheart Today I decided to go down to the clinic to do some computer work rather than using my laptop at home. The desk I have my laptop on when connected to the internet at home is a bit too high for comfort so when I need … More BOOOM!