The Israeli experience is rich and complex. The shadow of terrorism and war hovers above, casting a shadow but never managing to darken the Israeli experience. It does not control us but it does influence the way we grow. We doing things because of it and despite it. It’s been almost two years since our … More The Israeli, HaYisraeli
The words below are not mine, they are a translation of a post Ziv Shilon wrote on his Facebook page. Reading it brought tears to my eyes. Ziv is inspiring, a true leader. When things seem terrible and frighteningly dangerous in this little country of … More Inspiring words from Ziv Shilon, Israeli wounded warrior
“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
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.
I don’t think people realize how small Israel is… because we are so small a terrorist act that kills 5 or 7 people is like the 9/11 attack in America. During Operation Protective Edge 72 people were killed. Can you imagine experiencing the attacks of 9/11 14 times in two months? Many are left with … More Hopefully in the future there will also be miracles for us. We are going to need them.
Welcoming IDF soldiers home from war, rejoicing that they are alive… what could be more Israeli? They type of celebration seen in the video below is as Arab as it gets. An older woman sings out in piercing tones words of greeting, words of blessing. The other women join in. To western ears their tone … More Israel, not what you think…
They did everything right, They got married, had a boy. He was bouncy and fun, wise beyond his years. He taught them to love, taught them to be good parents. They had two more children. They played with them, looked after them. One day it was no longer safe for their children to play outside. … More They did everything right… almost.