Israel-Gaza: Locals scramble for cover, some hiding in wardrobes
A Place of Our Own explores life as an Arab woman in Israel
Residents in Israel and Gaza say they are bracing themselves for a drawn-out conflict, as Palestinian militants and Israeli forces continue to exchange fire. Militants have fired hundreds of rockets towards Israel since Monday night, and Israel has responded by hitting targets in Gaza. The violence is the worst in years and has caused casualties on both sides. The BBC has been talking to residents about their fears. Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent, Jerusalem. The southern Israeli city of Ashkelon has borne the brunt of the latest heavy barrages of Gaza rockets. The Hamas militant wing warned it would make life "hell" here and that is how it has seemed for locals.
LADIES OF LIBERTY ALLIANCE LAUNCHES NEW CHAPTER IN TEL AVIV
October 31, Print. At a Ladies of Liberty Alliance LOLA panel in Israel, the participating women agreed that in order to better persuade women throughout the world to join the freedom movement, libertarians must express the sincere compassion that drives the solutions offered by classical liberalism. Earlier this year, she joined with Nena Whitfield, president of LOLA, and two other female libertarian leaders to discuss why the ideals of classical liberalism are important to women and how to increase the female involvement necessary for the worldwide freedom movement to succeed on a much broader scale. By relying too heavily on data-driven, economic arguments, libertarians tend to ignore the empathetic nature of the ideas of liberty, an approach that could spark a love for freedom and motivate both women and men from many walks of life to advocate for a free society, Morell and Whitfield argued. Although the freedom movement in Israel is small, 30 women — mostly strangers — had signed up to to participate in the LOLA meeting within hours of its announcement.
Since missiles began pounding close to her family's home on the Gaza Strip this week, Najwa Sheikh-Ahmad has been too scared to sleep. All day, she can hear the roar of Israeli fighter jets flying overhead, along with the sound of explosions of missiles and aerial bombardments. She is one of many residents in Israel and Gaza who have been gripped by fear, as Palestinian militants and Israeli forces continue to exchange fire , and street violence among Jewish and Israeli Arab mobs has erupted in many Israeli towns.