It is no secret that Israeli society has been embroiled in a deep political divide over the past year or so! Regardless of who is right, it has left a strong damper on Israeli society. Israel is a small country with people literally living on top of each other. When there is division and hatred, it strongly affects the mood of the population.
One of the things that we are hearing from soldiers and paramedics on the front lines, is that the newfound unity in Israel is giving them the moral strength and inspiration to continue their mission. I don’t know if we properly appreciate the tremendous sacrifice of the soldiers and reservists on the front lines and their families who are at home without their fathers and husbands and constantly worry about their fate.