Gun Control: America, Israel and the chasm in between

After the recent horrific school shooting in Florida, have been watching my American friends debate the issue of gun control. It is amazing what an enormous chasm there is between Israel and America when it comes to guns. From Israel it looks to me like Americans are shouting at each other, no one is listening … More Gun Control: America, Israel and the chasm in between

An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

Dear people of Sutherland Springs,  I am writing to you, from Israel, to tell you that I see you. Halfway around the world, with enough worries of our own, it was heart-breaking to hear of the devastating shooting in your community. We know what it means to have our loved ones ripped from us. I … More An open letter to the people of Sutherland Springs from Israel

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

Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right

Two weeks ago I found myself in Washington DC, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Contemplating but not silent, the 19 foot tall form of Lincoln looks out through the columns of the temple where his memory is enshrined, towards the towering monument honoring the father of the nation, George Washington. This was the … More Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right