Over the last 2 years I have met some of the most wonderful people here in Israel. One such person is Marc Kahlberg, CEO of MK International Security Consulting. Marc is a leading expert on counter terrorism, he has been at the scene of many terrorist attacks. He was one of the first on scene at the most horrific attack The Park Hotel Passover bombing in 2002, where 31 people where killed.
It is a cold Saturday afternoon on February 18, 2012 in Israel, and Hamas is firing rockets in the southern region of Israel. What is most interesting is the timing of these rockets.
I had the privilege of visiting Israel with Tani for two weeks this past November, 2011 and had the most incredible time. I had been to Israel with a tour group four years ago and saw amazing and historical sites but my time with Tani was both very poignant and personal. On my first tour, […]
15-20 days out of every year, I'm called up to the Israeli army to do my reserve duty. I serve as a paramedic in an IDF paratrooper unit. My squad is made up of others like me; people living normal lives who step up to serve whenever responsibility calls. The oldest in my squad is 58, a father of four girls and grandfather of two; there are two bankers, one engineer, a holistic healer, and my 24 year old commander who is still trying to figure out what to do with his life. Most of the year we are just normal people living our lives, but for 15-20 days each year we are soldiers on the front lines preparing for a war that we hope we never have to fight.
Recently I watched a documentary film titled "The Silent Exodus." This film tells the story of Jewish people living in Arab countries in the Middle East and being forced out of their lands. Between 1946 and 1974 a million Jews from Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya made their exodus for home, Israel.
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On September 11, 2001 approximately 5:30 AM in the morning, my life was about to change forever.
On August 17, 2011 Tani Zarelli spoke to the Gig Harbor Republican Women’s Club in Gig Harbor, WA about her journey to discover the heart of Israel. She also discussed some of the misconceptions and positive thing about Israel. Tani wants to thank all the people who came out to hear about her love […]
It has been a couple of hard years for everyone in the United States. The economy is crashing around us, people have lost homes, jobs and businesses. Threats of terror are making headlines, books are being written and our email box loads up with all the doom and gloom of impending threats. Then there is […]
Independence Day in Israel was a powerful experience. The day of mourning for the fallen soldiers ended Monday night, and immediately the atmosphere changed. People were in the streets dancing, music playing, flags waving. These were just some of the things I saw as I drove to my friends Rafi & Inbal’s home at 10 […]