Daniel Gordis writes:
...to all those who are wringing their hands about Israeli intransigence and inflexibility, on this eve of Israeli Independence Day, a brief word about nations, and states, and purpose. For without understanding purpose, there's no understanding Israel.Read the rest.
Watch IDF soldiers speak out about their experiences here.
And then, go over to Judy Lash Balint, who shares her insightful, moving POV on Memorial Day in Israel.
Here are several original items I've reported over the years about life in the Israel Defense Forces, and living with terrorism in Israel:
On Wednesday, April 29 at 10:50 p.m. Israel time (3:50 p.m. EST, 2:50 p.m. CST, 12:50 p.m. PST), communities around the world will join together to sing Israel's national anthem Hatikva in honor of the 61st birthday of the State of Israel.
Live Hatikva will be broadcast around America and on the Internet streaming live at www.jltv.tv.