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Nov 16, 2023, 11:38 AM
Something special is happening now in Israel
A relative of mine was going through a messy divorce. He was in pain, felt broken and had no direction. Then the war broke out on October 7th. He quickly joined a volunteer group that ferry soldiers to the frontlines, deliver care...
Nov 9, 2023, 11:11 PM
If you were in our shoes, what would you do?
You’ve spent the last month lecturing us about what we shouldn’t do So what do you suggest we should do? What would you do if 1,400 of your fellow citizens were killed in a mass terror attack? What if they were assaulted...
Nov 7, 2023, 12:15 AM
The best cure for antisemitism is a strong Israel
Each war between Israel and Hamas is accompanied by a spike in antisemitism worldwide According to the narrative put forth by the media, in response to the war Leftist and Muslim communities take to the streets in outrage Some of that...
Nov 6, 2023, 5:16 AM
“Abba, are you a soldier now?”
I make out my 5 year old son’s high-pitched voice crackling over the phone. “Yes my love, Abba’s a soldier now”, I respond - in disbelief at where I am and how much a 5 year old can mature in...
Nov 4, 2023, 11:19 PM
I’ve never been more hopeful for Israel’s future
I’ve been nearly 4 weeks in IDF Reserve Duty, and I’ve never been more hopeful for Israel’s future The Jewish state never had natural resources It’s strength has always been it’s people I always knew we had the best, but it took...
Oct 30, 2023, 12:43 PM
Dear world: I don’t care
I don’t care if you’re out on the street, waving your flag and chanting your slogans. We won’t die silently the way you want us to
Oct 16, 2023, 11:51 AM
Our war of survival
Last night, our unit’s commander spoke to a packed room of 300 combat fighters. I want to share his words: “Now is not the time to mourn Now is not the time to cry We have lost our friends We lost our brothers...
Oct 10, 2023, 3:23 AM
When your enemy doesn’t play by the same rules
What do you do when your enemy doesn’t play by the same rules A number of years ago as part of my IDF Reserve Duty in the Air Force Planning Directorate, I attended a comprehensive course that detailed Human Rights...
Apr 14, 2022, 7:06 AM
What Israeli Apartheid means to me
For me, Israeli Apartheid is Dr. Samer Haj Yehia, the Arab CEO of Israel's largest bank, Leumi Israeli Apartheid is Reda Masarwa, Intel Israel's first Arab VP Apartheid is my Arab pharmacist who hails from East Jerusalem and who's been handing...
Apr 10, 2022, 2:34 PM
How to write about the Israel-Palestinian conflict
10 tips for reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A guide for Western journalists. 1. As the saying goes "If it bleeds, it leads" - although we all know that some blood is redder than others. In the case of a...
Avi was formerly a news writer at the Times of Israel. Originally from Australia, he served in the IDF and today works in Israel's thriving Hi Tech sector in Tel Aviv. He lives near Modi'in with wife and 3 kids