Israel-Hezbollah War

A view of the July-August 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war from an Israeli living in Haifa (under Katyusha rocket attack)- send personal comments to

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Irit and the war

My beloved significant other Irit is a wonderful woman whom I admire and love enormously. She works as the principal of a Special Education school in Haifa for emotionally and psychologically disturbed teenagers. Most of the kids in her school come from broken homes with dysfunctional parents - some of the kids are violent and they need and get a lot of loving care.

Irit has to manage a complex and difficult environment and she does it admirably. She has a lot of common sense, she has her feet on the ground and functions well even when those around her are very stressed. At the start of this war (this is our first war together) she told me "You should know that I don't do wars very well" and indeed she has been edgy, worried and angry since the war began. Every time there's a siren she runs down with our dog to the shelter at lightning speed and when we emerge she always turns on the TV to see if there are any news reports about what happened.

I thought it might do us some good to do what many others (who can) have done since the start of the war and that is to move down to the peaceful centre of the country. More of that in my next report.


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