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That Israeli Moment

That Israeli Moment

By: Forest Rain – Dec. 2016 I just experienced one of the most Israeli moments you can possibly have. That Israeli moment when your man helps his son decide which IDF…

No One Is Too Big To Jail ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT, with Forest Rain

No One Is Too Big To Jail ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT, with Forest Rain

By: Forest Rain – Oct. 2016 In February of this year Israel’s former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, began his prison sentence. It is deeply embarrassing to discover that someone who…

What aren’t they showing you? ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

What aren’t they showing you? ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – Sept. 2016 “Aren’t you afraid of the soldiers?” the reporter asked the old Arab man. A resident of Jenin, approximately 60 or 70 years old, was…

The Arab World Has an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

The Arab World Has  an Empathy Problem ~ FROM ISRAEL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT

By: Forest Rain – August, 2016 Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about…

Honoring Jenya Dorfman ~ From Israel to the Valley Patriot

Honoring Jenya Dorfman ~ From Israel to the Valley Patriot

By: Forest Rain – June, 2016 On June 1, 2001 a Hamas terrorist, walked into a Tel Aviv dance club at the Dolphinarium and blew himself up murdering 21 young…

This is Israel’s Secret Sauce ~ By: Forest Rain

This is Israel’s Secret Sauce ~ By: Forest Rain

By: Forest Rain – Jan. 2016 I read two pages and burst in to tears. Startled, Lenny asked me “Why are you crying?” Looking at my book, “Hit Team” about…

Why I am Glad There Are Guns in the Streets… of Israel

Why I am Glad There Are Guns in the Streets… of Israel

By: Forest Rain – December, 2015 Israel is under attack. The hate that has been carefully instilled in the Arab population, in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority controlled areas and throughout the…

Freedom Fighters ~ by Forest Rain, Israeli Columnist

Freedom Fighters ~ by Forest Rain,  Israeli Columnist

By: Forest Rain – January, 2014 When words are twisted meaning becomes warped. The straightforward and obvious suddenly takes on a new meaning, transforming in to something far from the…

Feeding the Crocodile by Forest Rain, Valley Patriot Israeli Columnist

Feeding the Crocodile by Forest Rain, Valley Patriot Israeli Columnist

  By, Forest Rain – December, 2104 There is a new trend in Europe. Parliaments in various European countries are holding “symbolic votes” to “recognize the State of Palestine.” These…

Monsters Under the Bed

Monsters Under the Bed

By: Forest Rain – September, 2014 Or Turning from Gaza, to Hezbollah in the North Parents around the world are familiar with the child’s fear of the dark, the fear…

I Don’t Want a Ceasefire In Gaza

I Don’t Want a Ceasefire In Gaza

By: Forest Rain in Tel Aviv August, 2014 Again we are hearing news of negotiations for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. The world media seems jubilant. I am not.…