Our healthcare is pretty good Israelis like to complain, it’s a kind of national sport. The truth is that our health care is pretty good. At the same time, there is a bizarre dichotomy between cutting-edge medicine and the overly complicated bureaucracy of socialized medicine. In hospitals that may have leaky ceilings and be in … More 3 things you should know about Israeli hospitals
The epic tale of enemies coming together and collaborating to save the life of an eagle: A rebel chief with a passion for birds of prey captures an eagle on the battlefield. Realizing that the bird is an endangered species and is being tracked by animal conservation experts from the bird’s place of origin, the … More The eagle has landed: from Israel to Syria and back again
Little one looks at me, clutching her mother’s hand. She knows I don’t belong in her village. Does she know I am a Jew? I don’t know. Something in my clothes or possibly the way I was standing declares to her that I do not belong. She doesn’t know if this is good, bad or … More What is the Potential of an Israeli-Arab Child?
I live in a great neighborhood. It’s beautiful and green (except in the places that were burnt by arson terror last December). There is the feeling of quiet seclusion, despite being right next to one of the main areas of town. While I don’t have a direct view of the sea from my house, when … More Taking a walk with my dog
Tel Aviv, British Mandate Palestine: Heart pounding, a 12 year old girl Jewish girl runs down the street. Her legs pumping as fast as they can go. She looks behind her. Fear gripping her stomach, she sees that the gang of Arab men is gaining on her, their knives flashing in the sunlight. If they … More Civilized savages and the lessons they teach
Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about a little discussed but very dangerous trend that is effecting the entire world. Yes. This is a generalization. Again – this is NOT about individuals, it’s about a culture. To clarify … More The Arab world has an empathy problem
Sometimes, as we have seen in the recent wave of terror attacks, they don’t even grow up to kill, that is they don’t wait to grow up. They kill as children, teenagers and twenty-somethings. Why? The world asks, why do these children kill? How could this be? The answer is simple but very hard to … More This is why Arab children kill
“Why did you want to do it?” the reporter asks 14 year old Husam Abdul from Shechem. The teenager had been sent to explode himself in order to kill Israeli soldiers. The reporter tries to put words in the Husam’s mouth: “You did it for Paradise right?” but as children often do, Husam blurted out … More Because the people, they don’t love me