So with 2016 less than two days old a quiet Friday in Tel Aviv was shattered by a gunman opening fire in Dizengoff, killing 2 people and injuring others before running off and bringing about a manhunt around Tel Aviv to find him.

While the rest of the world was recovering from celebrating New Year’s Eve and the start of a new year people in Israel were being killed or injured in a unforgivable act of evil. Was it breaking news on the media; did people across the world look at the Internet or their TV and think what terrible news, what a horrible thing to happen and what a way to start the new year?

Where is the outrage?

We all sat and watched the news coverage of the events in Paris a few weeks ago and the outpouring of sympathy and outrage of a terrible evil act from a world united in shock; but what makes yesterday any different to Paris? Is it that only two people died and a few injured, or is it that it’s Israel and no-one cares?

Where is the outrage?

Have people become so jaded and cynical to the news reported here in Israel that it no longer bothers them?  Is it a case of what did Israel do now? The fact is all life is sacred and no family should have to grieve for losing someone in this evil manner. I am outraged that no-one seems to give a damn, when we live a world that is big enough for everyone. In 2016 can’t we make this the year that words work and we learn to live in peace.