Where is it Dangerous? Where is it safe? It’s all about perspective.
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“Isn’t it scary living in America?”
“Are you not afraid of getting shot from those crazy people who have guns?”
At the time I was asked this question, I was on a chartered tour bus.
It was the summer of 1989. I spent part of that summer picking mangoes and tending the banana fields in a Northern Israeli kibbutz.
1989 was the year the first Arab uprising, or intifada, raged in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. A few weeks before my arrival in Israel, Arab terrorists ambushed a Jerusalem-bound tour bus off a winding mountain road. Fourteen tourists were killed.
That’s the kind of Israeli news that reaches American media. Still, at 19, I ventured off for my adventure in Israel. Alone.
1989 was also the year of a horrific schoolyard shooting in Stockton, California.
That’s the kind of American news that reaches Israeli media.
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