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Sochi: Living with Terror
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Sochi: Living with Terror

A taste of what it’s like to live in some Israeli cities.


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Visitor Comments: 16

(16) Jerry Pollock, February 9, 2014 9:15 AM

I was very disappointed to see the video of the Socchi olympics and that it suggested that the people of Israel live under constant fear. Bering a Canadian who has lived in israel for over 31 years I must state vehemently that you are entirely wrong. Saying that there is fear in Israel conveys an incorrect message that may deter others frfom wanting to visit or move to Israel, a very damaging message. Since coming here I have never felt in danger, even during the 1991 Gulf War, because although we are surrounded by enemies we have the IDF and possibly the world's best security service to protect us. My concern arises only when I leave Isael to visit Canada or in Europe, where I feel much less secure. I appreciate your good intentions, but please consider the implications of your statements before making such a video.

(15) Aliza, February 8, 2014 4:50 PM

I agree; no fear

I'm another one who lives in Israel but does not live in constant fear. Even when I visit "dangerous" places like sderot or the territories,I am not afraid. Just vigilant. The Olympics won't make anyone think of Israel or make the comparison between terrorism in Sochi and terrorism in Israel. It's a nice thought, but not realistic.

(14) Steven Dzubow, February 7, 2014 4:10 AM

Perception is Reality

Arab propaganda has convinced the world that Israel is an oppressive evil country which is the sole reason there is no peace in the Middle East. This perception fueled by anti-Semitism prevents the world from seeing things clearly.

(13) Moriah, February 7, 2014 1:50 AM

What ever happens to Israel

eventually happens to the rest of the world. Too bad for the world they have to learn the hard way, "Those who bless Israel are blessed and, well, you know the rest...

(12) David, February 7, 2014 1:10 AM

Give me a Break, Please

Do Israeli's live in perpetual fear? I don't know how many Israelis you spoke with on your last visit to Israel, but apparently not too many. Sure, it's unpleasant if you have to run to a shelter. And you will want to avoid certain areas - just like you will want to avoid certain areas of New York. But constant fear? I don't feel fear in Israel. My wife and kids living there ton't feel fear. And people shouldn't feel fear in Sochi, either. Don't believe everything that you see in the newspapers.

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