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Hey You in Washington! This is What Life in Israel is Like.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Even people who are closely following the news about the current conflict in Gaza and Israel tend to focus on the rockets, the bombs and the casualties, but few focus on what it is like to race to a bomb shelter, and fewer still consider what it is like inside those shelters, for the lucky ones we make it to one.

Artists 4 Israel, a collective of creative geniuses who approach issues differently than do you or I, saw that gap and have done something quite inventive to fill it. They built a Bomb Shelter Museum, and then they took it on the road.

For those lucky enough never to hear the “Tzeva Adom” (Code Red) alert and have to race to the nearest shelter, the Bomb Shelter Museum provides the opportunity to approximate that situation.

Craig Dershowitz is one of the founders of Artists 4 Israel. He explained to The Jewish Press that the BSM is a multi-media, fully immersive experience that simulates living through a rocket attack in Sderot or Ashkelon or, sadly, pretty much throughout Israel.

The idea occurred to A4I when they visited Sderot during Operation Cast Lead to paint murals on the bomb shelters there. One of the artists was really shaken by the shelters.

Dershowitz explains: “He had always considered the shelters to be safe havens and, after visiting them, he realize that they were traumatizing and fearful places. He wanted the world to experience it. So Artists 4 Israel joined with an installation artist and a lighting artist.”

The artists collaborated and, through a “mind-blowing artistic process,” the Bomb Shelter Museum was born.

The experience starts with the Tzeva Adom going off. People rush into the BSM. Once inside, they watch videos of rocket attacks and hear the screaming and crying all around them. The Bomb Shelter shakes, and smells fill the space. It is a serious dose of the barebones, stark, painful reality.

Maybe it’s the tight space, maybe it’s the loud sounds, or perhaps the darkness combined with the videos and the engagement of various senses, but the combination creates an experience that profoundly affects nearly everyone who goes through it.

“Most people,” Dershowitz explains, “leave the shelter physically affected – some cry, others are ashen, others are weirdly exhilarated. Not with joy, but because they have had an emotional and visceral connection to a truth they had never before considered.”

Lionel Leventhal is the chairman of the board of Artists 4 Israel. Leventhal said one of the animating principles behind Artists 4 Israel, and in particular behind the Bomb Shelter Museum, is that “children should never be collateral damage of a political disagreement.”

Tomorrow, July 22, the Bomb Shelter Museum is stopping in Washington, D.C.

“The people who make decisions in this country should understand the reality of living through a Hamas rocket attack against Israel,” Dershowitz explains.

The BSM will be at Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Avenue, NW, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.

If you think your congressional representatives should get a taste of reality before they pontificate about what Israel needs to do, let them know that the Bomb Shelter Museum is in D.C. You should suggest they visit the BSM, so that they know what reality is like for so many Israelis.

Don’t know who your representatives are? Go to GovTrack.US. Tell them to visit the Bomb Shelter Museum before they presume to cast a vote or make a statement about the Middle East. Or contact your congressional representatives through Twitter, and use #Getintheshelter and @artists4Israel to make sure they are paying attention to this issue.

Rocket Sirens in Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The Tzeva Adom rocket alert systems went off in Modiin, Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport early Sunday morning in Israel.  So far no reports of any explosions or injuries, although we do know there were at least three interceptions over central Israel.

The ranges may be longer, but the aim is just as bad and the Israeli defense is as good as ever.

Overnight, IDF Special Forces were able to destroy a long range launcher in Gaza. Four Israeli solders were lightly injured.

And in response to the global criticism of Israel (that’s right, Israel, not the terrorists in Gaza), the IDF Spokesperson put out this graphic:

 

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Israeli Wedding Interrupted by Incoming Rocket (video)

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

A wedding was taking place in Israel on Tuesday, July 8, when the tzeva adom (code red siren) went off. Guests can be seen looking up, realizing this is a real incoming rocket, and fleeing the scene. At 18 seconds the rocket explodes overhead the open air gathering. Right after the explosion you can hear someone shouting for everyone to go out and get to a shelter.

This is life when your neighbors are terrorists:

IDF Reporting Mortar Landed in the North

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The terrorists in Gaza have been shooting rockets at Israel for weeks, and in just the past twenty four hours alone twenty five rockets were launched from the Strip.

Tzeva Adom (Code Red), the Israeli warning system of incoming rockets, has been sounding around the clock and Israelis, young and old, are constantly running to bomb shelters.

But in an alarming turn, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, the Spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, announced that a mortar landed in the Northern Galilee, in Israel, very late Sunday night. The IDF was responding to suspicious positions.

Also on Sunday, Israel targeted nine terror sites and concealed rocket launchers in Gaza.

Gaza Rockets Fall Short Again, Media Continues to Ignore, Again

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Notice how little media coverage this gets.

Yet another rocket fired by the extremely well-endowed rocket men of Gaza was fired out of Gaza on Wednesday, April 9, in the afternoon Israel time, in indiscriminate search of Israeli victims. Any Israeli victims. This has nothing to do with Hamas fighting the dreaded IDF. It’s all about sowing terror, and killing innocent people.

Ynet reports that the Tzeva Adom (Colour Red) incoming missile warning was heard throughout the Hof Ashkelon region of southern Israel into which so many Gazan rockets have been fired in the past year.

Today’s rocket however failed to find its Israelis. Instead it crashed back into Gaza. And – as always – there is not a word in the news about who or what was destroyed.

The Gazans and their promoters like to call the enclave the most densely populated place on earth. It certainly is not that. But it is small and has many badly-housed, poor-governed people, many, many of whom are children (and both Paris and Athens have four times Gaza’s population density).

So when an indiscriminately-fired rocket packed with explosives fails to get across to the far side of the border with Israel (that’s why we call them Fell Shorts), and instead falls onto the heads of the families and neighbours of the evil men who do the firing, there is often a terrible price. See our blog of a few days ago to understand what we mean: “5-Apr-14: Home-made rockets? What damage can they possibly do??”

So what happened to today’s “Fell Short” rocket? Who knows? If we find out, we will share the results with readers.

How often does this happen? In our post of a few days ago, we referred to some statistics – some fairly scientific, some anecdotal, all based on data collection from outside the Gaza Strip since the Hamas rulers are less than co-operative on such things – which we summarize briefly:

– During a two week period in January 2014, 37% of all Gazan rockets fell short. – Between February 20 and March 5, 2104, 80% of all Gazan rockets fell short. – In the major barrage of Gazan rocket fire during mid March, 60% fell short. – In the entire month of March 2014, more than a third fell short Yes, there’s room for doubting the precision of these numbers. But there’s no room to doubt that Gazans are among the principal victims of the terror-addicted Hamas Islamists. Check out the most recent report of one of the Gaza-based Palestinian Arab human rights organizations from April 1, 2014 and count up the number of children maimed as a direct result of Hamas savagery. It goes on like this constantly.

Who cares? Certainly not the mainstream media. You won’t find this reported anywhere.

Visit This Ongoing War. /  Frimet and Arnold Roth

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