Meet the Maccabees: My Nation forever, Israel

Shira and Amichai Ish-ran are a beautiful young couple. Twenty-one years old, they got married this year. Looking at them, most people would see radiant youth, loving eyes and warm smiles. How many would realize that these are people made from steel? On the last day of Chanukah, Amichai and Shira, 7 months pregnant were … More Meet the Maccabees: My Nation forever, Israel

Rafael Levengrond: stepping into the gap, for Kim

Kim Levengrond Yehezkel’s Facebook page is full of her wedding pictures and pictures of her baby, Kai. Her posts are obvious displays of her love towards her husband and their son. Now the posts have comments of crying icons, people describing how beautiful, wonderful and kind she was. And Facebook added that one little word … More Rafael Levengrond: stepping into the gap, for Kim

We are Ari Fuld

Tonight, Israel mourns the loss of one of her great lions. This morning I wished him G’mar Chatima Tova, the blessing customary before Yom Kippur – may you be inscribed in the Book of Life. Shortly afterward I discovered that a terrorist had murdered him. This leaves each and every one of us with a … More We are Ari Fuld

Three things you should know about the terror attack in Har Adar

1. It happened Those who follow the news about Israel closely will probably have read about the terror attack in Har Adar yesterday morning (Tuesday, Sept 26th) on the Israel related sites you follow. It’s not likely you will hear about it on your news. While CNN and BBC can go on and on for … More Three things you should know about the terror attack in Har Adar

What gives you hope?

 “They asked if it moved me when VIP’s came to visit me. And I was moved but to me it was even more special when people I had never met before showed up.” Almost a month after the horrific attack that nearly stole Niv Nehemiah’s life, preparing to be released from the hospital, Niv wanted … More What gives you hope?

Security models that provide a feeling of safety are not necessarily safe

My article about airport security and the difference between Israeli security models and those implemented elsewhere – published in the Oct/Nov 2016 edition of The Counter Terrorist magazine.   And for those who have a hard time reading the article as it was published, this is the text: From Brussels to Orlando, airports to Disney … More Security models that provide a feeling of safety are not necessarily safe