Israel’s 60th

May 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Special event at the Y to mark it.

On Israel’s 60th: How Do Israelis Cope with Ongoing Terrorism?

No country has experienced more acts of terrorism over such a prolonged period as Israel. As we approach Israel’s 60th anniversary, how do Israelis live with the constant threat of terrorism? Terrorism expert Dr. Leonard Cole will speak at the Central Queens YM&YWHA in Forest Hills on Tuesday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. on his recent book, Terror: How Israel Has Coped. Dr. Leonard A. Cole, an adjunct professor of political science at Rutgers University, is an expert on bioterrorism and terror medicine. He has testified before congressional committees and has appeared frequently on network and public television.

How do parents send their children off to school in the wak of terrorist attacks? How did communities like Nahariya, close to the border, cope with the recent war in Lebanon? Why do families choose to remain in Sderot, despite the shelling? In a gripping narrative, Cole describes how different segments of Israeli society have coped with terrorism—survivors of attacks, families of victims, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, and, in the end, the general population. He also interviews Palestinians, including imprisoned handlers of suicide bombers, who endorse or deplore suicide bombings.

Central Queens YM & YWHA, at 67-09 108 Street in Forest Hills. Open to the general public, with a $4 donation requested. For more information, call 718-268-5011, ext. 151, or email


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