Five years ago, I was given the honour of writing about Israel for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. I gave careful thought to the column’s title, and decided that calling it “My Israel” would allow me to write about a range of issues, people and events, not just politics.
And I would be able to share so many of the things that I loved about the country that has become my second home, as well as address the domestic and foreign issues that make Israel both fierce and fragile.
I’ve written close to 100 columns since then, and I’d like to think I’ve had more hits than misses. I will be forever grateful to Editor Michael Regenstreif and former publisher Mitchell Bellman for giving me this amazing opportunity. [Read more…]