It is hard to explain what it was like growing up in Israel – the joy, anger, fear, sadness, happiness and pride were all emotions that the country, the nation, and the people of Israel all feel together. There seems to be a common understanding shared by you and your neighbors that you represent something much bigger than yourself. Therefore, when Israel succeeds there is a sense that all of its people have succeeded, and when it fails the entire nation weeps. More importantly, I believe that if I fail Israel, then I have failed much more than just a simple state – and that notion will forever inspire me to write a happy ending in my chapter as part of this nation’s celebrated book.
[su_intro]Having been lucky enough to be born in Jerusalem, my Israel story started at birth – and it has continued to change me ever since.[/su_intro]