My Israel — Eden Yosef

Did you ever walk down the street looking for something, and immediately everyone around you ran to help you?

This is isn’t something that should be taken for granted. In other countries, you can walk around for two hours asking for help without success.

Hi, my name is Eden Yosef, I am in the fifth grade at Bar Lev elementary school, and I want to tell you what being Israeli is in my eyes.

First of all, being Israel to me means the warmth that is given here, even if someone is in a rush, he always stops to help.

For people with disabilities, like the handicapped, people will always ask “do you need help? Do you want help?”

For example, my father and I were walking in the mall parking lot, and we saw a man in a wheelchair trying to get into his car, right away my father went to help him, and the man was really happy and thanked my father.

So in summary, I am proud of being Israeli, and you should be too, because you won’t find that warmth and love anywhere else!

Are you flying abroad soon? You’ll see how rare it is to get help, how people will tell you “we don’t know”, even when they may know, if they don’t want to help, and how many people will actually stop to help you, and compare that with the experiences here in Israel, and then decide for yourself where you want to live.

Thanks for listening,



About the Author
Rachel Amrani is the Director of the Young Ambassadors School in Petah Tikva, a unique youth leadership program run by the Petah Tikva Municipality in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. The goal of the program is to create, empower and support a new generation of young leaders, with all of the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully contribute to their own society, and to represent Israel abroad.
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