July 12, 2014

Dinner And A Show

Sderot cinema. Israelis bringing chairs 
2 hilltop in sderot 2 watch latest from 
Gaza. Clapping when blasts are heard.
Seriously, I'd have my super comfy lawn lounger, a cooler full of my favorite beverages and a hibachi all fired up for this.
A photograph of Israeli residents of the town of Sderot leisurely watching the IDF’s aerial bombardments of the Gaza Strip went viral on social media over the weekend
The picture, which was snapped by Danish journalist Allan Sorensen and subsequently posted on his Twitter feed, shows Israelis relaxing on lawn chairs while in the background lights emanate from the heavily bombarded Gaza Strip.
Link here.

Jews emigrating from America to Israel are not bothered by the war like atmosphere they are entering. From the Jerusalem Post:
Jack Tobol said that the conflict was just another aspect to living in Israel and that it did not deter him.

He said that he had not thought about canceling his participation in Tuesday’s aliya flight due to the war.

“Part of the sacrifice of living here is understanding that the surrounding areas are hostile and that we don’t have peace and its just something we have to live with,” he said. “It’s not something that is giving me anything to think about or regrets.”


Euripides said...

When I first worked in Israel, it was during the time of the Lebanon war, with Syria lobbing Katyusha rockets over the border. I remember how business as usual everyone was within the country.

Kid said...

Like England and Germany. The English didn't curtail their lifestyle much.

sig94 said...

Euripides - I wonder how our US population would react under the same circumstances?

sig94 said...

KId - stiff upper lip and all that. WWII Brits were a class act.