Photo of the Day: Protective Edge

Today a ceremony was held at end of an Ulpan course for 300 new Israeli soldiers, all lone soldiers from countries around the world.

Israeli soldiers ceremony

They were smiling, in spite of the situation.

I was smiling because our true protective edge is the brains and talent of these young people.

My son-in-law got called up for reserve duty, not smiling so much here as Operation Protective Edge edges closer to home.

Photo credit: Jesse Nowlin

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I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last seven years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    For some reason, the picture makes me think of that famously poignant song from “Fiddler on the Roof.”

    Is this the little girl I carried?
    Is this the little boy at play?
    I don’t remember growing older.
    When did they?
    When did she get to be a beauty?
    When did he grow to be so tall?
    Wasn’t it yesterday when they were small?

    • Sharon A

      Some of the lone soldiers are older than 18, but yes that song does seem appropriate.

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