Israel for beginners

The Other Side Is Real ©

First impressions last forever, at least that is what I always learned. So this time I was very excited to introduce my 21 years old son to Israel for the first time. My son knew Israel only from my stories at home and at home everything about Israel is pink, the mezuzah is hanging at the door, the blue and white of the Israeli flag can be found anywhere in the house. Never a bad story about Israel, he only saw his mother homesick and totally devoted to the country.


At school and among friends the situation was different, in Dutch society Israel is not very loved, antisemitism is rising sky-high and the Pallywood propaganda does her work extremely well. The most friends of my son or did not care about the situation in the Middle East or hated Israel and Jews. I was surprised and happy he decided to…

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