Southern Israel is under attack at the moment. This is what it looks like.

Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from the Gaza Strip - licensed CC BY-NC 2.0 by the Israel Defense Forces

Southern Israel is under attack, again. Hamas and its allies have been firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli towns and cities for the last day or so. Imagine that you were in this situation: https://youtu.be/lf7lqTXGXF0 Image credit: Israel Defense Forces, licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

Explaining terrorism to children

Arriving at the Gaza Border The Givati Brigade recently arrived at their base along the border with Gaza. They will be given the responsibility for keeping the Israeli side of the border secure and free of terror attacks. Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The New York Times has a video feature about how a French children’s newspaper responded to kids’ questions about the recent Paris attacks by explaining terrorism to children. You should watch this if you are a parent.

Religious intolerance threatens Israel’s survival

Ultra Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall - the last remaining external wall of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans - by Premasagar Rose, licensed CC BY NC 2.0

The recent stabbings at the Jerusalem Gay Pride march are tragic. Aaron Panken makes a strong argument for the Israeli government to take a stronger stand against Ultra-Orthodox intolerance that prompted the attacks in his article titled “An end to Israel’s state-sanctioned religious intolerance”: Israel was founded to be a homeland for all Jews. Its 1948…… Continue reading Religious intolerance threatens Israel’s survival

South African anti-Semitism means the country is like most others

I came across the Citizen’s article titled “Alleged anti-semitic attack in Rosebank ” on Facebook today. According to the Citizen: The assailants allegedly hurled antisemitic insults at the youths and physically assaulted two of the three youngsters. “[The Jewish boys] were wearing kippah [yarmulke],” said Kahn, who stated that the attack was motivated by antisemitism,…… Continue reading South African anti-Semitism means the country is like most others