Quiet in the South

Sunday 18th January, a group of soldiers and an electrician stopped by to do maintenance work on the local bomb shelter. It was very much appreciated as there was no lighting or plumbing. They gave it a much needed coat of paint, repaired the electricals and fitted lamps.

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Welcome Home?!?

My welcoming when approaching Ashqelon railway station last Sunday night was the announcement of the colour red and for everybody to lie flat on the train floor. It seems as though the sounds of rockets exploding have become part of our lives here. I pray daily for our soldiers who are confronted by death traps for the safety of the nation.

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Life on the Southern Front

The journey to our moshav near Ashqelon from work in Tel Aviv includes a one hour train ride. I always carry my notebook PC with me to work on the train. Tonight my thoughts are about my family who have been subjected to the threats of explosions around them all day. The bomb shelters on the moshav are too few and too far for most residents to run to. One must have faith in the Almighty who has brought us through many wars in our home land.

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New Column: Life on the Southern Front: Introduction and Reflection

I am pleased to announce that Israel Ivri, an oleh to Ashqelon, who is currently a technical writer for RADVISION in Tel Aviv, will be writing a new column about his experiences as a resident of what is now known as the “special situation” territory in the South. It is planned as a weekly blog, but check back more often, as he will keep us posted if anything new happens. You can find his first article at Read More

Under Fire

It is almost 17:00 as it dawns on me that I have accomplished virtually nothing today. Despite a looming deadline, I can’t focus on my client’s material; I’ve read the same page of the style guide five times without absorbing a thing.Life Under Fire in Northern Israel

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