I wrote this August 28, 2003. 14 years later, the sadness has not changed…. I once knew a boy. He was a beautiful boy. Charismatic and charming and a tiny bit naughty, he was very appealing. So often I find myself saying, “once” and “was”, speaking about people in the past tense. Thinking about people … More The Boy I Once Knew
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
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
Imagine meeting Steve. He tells you: “Hi! My name is Steve and I’m an engineer at the car factory.” Steve pulls out his phone and shows you video of the factory where he works, pointing out Joe, Tom and Larry, his colleagues. He tells you: “We all really love cars; we think they are fantastic … More Islam means submission, not peace
People around the world are fed with countless stories about Israel. I wonder how many of them are true. I have no statistics, however I do know that the international media commonly reports without showing the context, is guilty of purposely slanting stories, omitting details and even outright, blatant lies. From the comments people make … More Things you will never see on your t.v.
Parents around the world are familiar with the child’s fear of the dark, the fear of monsters under the bed or in the closet. In most cases this fear is irrational and can be banished by simply turning on the lights. In Israel it’s the parents that are afraid for their children. The monsters are … More Monsters under the bed…
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