Stuart Ballan
Businessman, dad, published author, cyclist

Hear, O non-Israel !

For the next 84 seconds, listen and hear.  (On iPhone, to play audio, click on the 00:00, bottom of article)

Let me spell it out ……

6am, 2nd August 2014, Herzelia, Israel

The “waaah” – Sirens, warning Israeli citizens that Hamas launched rockets are already in the air.

The “woosh” – 20 consecutive seconds of Israel’s Iron Dome defence system launching, to intercept rockets launched from Gaza. (Sounds a bit close, eh?)

The “waaah” – You know, now.

The “silence” – A false sense of security.

The “booms” – The “woosh” intercepting 5 rockets from Gaza, directly above Tel-Aviv.

Start to end: 60 to 90 seconds in Herzelia and Tel-Aviv, 15 to 30 seconds in Ashdod and Ashkelon. What would you do in that 15 seconds?

If you still think Israel should do nothing, close your eyes, imagine you were hearing this from your own living room, listen again, and then decide.


About the Author
Originally from England, Stuart Ballan moved to Israel in 1997. He has over 25 years business and B2B sales experience working in companies of every size, including his own. Stuart holds an MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati Executive MBA program and was the President of the Kellogg-Recanati Alumni Club from 2002 to 2012. He's dad to 2 great adult kids, and is the author of 2 children's books, with his first book selling 10,000 copies, here in Israel. He's also a keen off-road cyclist.
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