Journal Entry: On the Train to Sister City Kiryat Bialik

MARCH 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – On the train to Kiryat Bialik, our sister city, to tour projects and have lunch with the mayor. I’m surrounded by young people, mostly soldiers and students. I still can’t get used to seeing young women in their teens with machine guns! 

On that note, I feel safe and most people I’ve talked to are concerned, but not paralyzed by the bombing in Jerusalem and attacks in other areas of the country. As one young man on the train said, the bombings are nothing new. “We live with this all the time.”  He has family in the south and is concerned about their safety.  As for his own life, “I’m worried, but I’m not going to stop living my life.  If I do, they win.”

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