Through both organizations, the unique bond between Israel and the United States of America came to life. Four Israeli teens, all of whom are IDFWO orphans who lost their fathers during their army service, visited the U.S. and were hosted by TAPS. Their visit included partaking in the 28th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Virginia over Memorial Day Weekend.
The sad truth is that antisemitism has reared its ugly head in the United States and around the world in recent decades and not only has it happened more often, but also it has become normalized, ignored, forgiven.
The last few weeks have brought with them several teachable moments, not just about Jews and antisemitism, but also ones relevant to our society as a whole.
The Iron Dome is a blessing, and many Israelis owe it their lives. But Israel’s real power source – her “secret weapon” – is its people.
“We were not about to take this attack on us and our fallen friends lying down. Not by a long shot.”