I thought I’d share two articles I read today. Both of them really made me think.
Firstly, the brilliant Mark Gardner of the CST has posted about a French far-right politician who has called for a ban on Muslim veils and Jewish kippot. This shows once again that where there is Islamophobia, antisemitism is often present as well.
The other article is by Zahava Englard. Her son is an IDF soldier, serving on the border with Syria. She writes powerfully and beautifully as a mother, vividly explaining how it feels to have a son in such an increasingly volatile position:
So we read the news. We sit on pins and needles. We try to ignore the sickening churning in our guts, and swallow the cry that keeps inching up in our throats.
It’s worth reading her article in full. Maybe share it, too. Real life stories are such a powerful way of making the world realise what life is really like for the Israeli people.
Her words are all the more poignant today, after an IDF soldier was killed on the Egypt border as he defended his country from terrorist attack. Prayers are with his family.