It’s an interesting predicament Israel finds itself in. For the first 50-60 years of her existence Israel needed both tough soldiers and the image of tough soldiers to fight for and earn global legitimacy. Now she seems to have it, but the pendulum has swung the other way: the Israeli army is too harsh, too tough. It’s criticized for terrorizing Palestinians while Israel’s doctors are simultaneously helping every sick and wounded person that comes through their doors—often to little or no acclaim. I guess time will tell whether this new image of the Israeli soldier will replace the old one, and whether that will do more harm or good. For now, let’s just enjoy the “Sunshine.”
Win a pair of tickets to jazz at the Loring Theater, plus a sweet discount!
In the spirit of good music and brotherhood (er, sisterhood), I’ve gathered Israeli songs to share the voice of Israel. Enjoy!
Israeli folk trio HaBanot Nechama comes to Adath Jeshurun on January 14th. Don’t miss your chance to win a free pair of tickets.