Sometimes, in Israel, the conversations you overhear are extraordinary. Sometimes, they break your heart. I was standing in a beautiful overview, looking out on to the northern border of Israel. The hills of Lebanon look the same as the hills of Israel – the Hezbollah flag visible in the village nearest the border the only … More Conversations you overhear in Israel
It was Saturday morning. I woke up to the sound of the Red Alert siren app ringing, announcing in-coming missiles somewhere in Israel. Where? I knew it wasn’t in Haifa (yet) because the municipal siren wasn’t screaming outside but elsewhere in Israel, people were running to their bomb shelters. In the north or in the … More The BOOM I heard from Haifa
My article in The Counter Terrorist magazine – April / May 2017
Why is it that, although terrorism and war are not infrequent in Israel, the number of IDF soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is actually amongst the lowest in militaries around the world? In 2013 the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps Mental Health Department released a study on PTSD with staggering statistics. For … More 5 reasons IDF soldiers suffer less from PTSD
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
This video is from http://www.honestreporting.com/a/films.asp June 2007 It portrays what continues to be the daily reality of Sderot and the surrounding towns in Israel.
FACT SHEET FOR “THE WAR IN THE SOUTH” From ICAN Director, Stuart Palmer http://www.haifadiarist.blogspot.com a) There is a major humanitarian problem in Israel. Sderot has borne over 50% of all missiles launched and 20% of the town’s 20,000 population has left. Industry has lost millions of shekels, some have closed increasing unemployment. b) With the … More WAR IN THE SOUTH