Shalom Chaver, Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s fifth prime minster was assassinated on 09.30 on Nov 4, 1995, at the end of a peace rally. Yigal Amir, a right winged extremist, strongly opposed to the Oslo Accords, shot the Prime Minster.

The next morning my husband and I told our son what happened. He was three years old at a time but with everyone talking about nothing else,  he would end up overhearing about the murder anyways so it would be better if her heard about it from us first. Continue reading

Commemorating Operation Entebbe

Today, June 27, 2012 marks the 36th anniversary of the highjacking of Air France flight # 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris. A week later, on 4 July 1976, the Israeli Defense Forces carried out the courageous and challenging “Operation Thunderbolt” also known as “Operation Entebbe” or “Operation Yehonatan”, to release the hostages and bring them back home. Any Israeli, who has lived through the anxiety of that week, will never forget the overwhelming joy that swept the country when the hostages returned home. Continue reading