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Israel: Red Lines

It was only a matter of time before one of our kids demanded access to what may be the most rebellious, dangerous and terrifying activities known to parents in Israel. In this case, the culprit in question was twelve-year-old Merav, and her act of teenage defiance? She wanted to ride the bus. No one in our family – nor most of our friends – has taken public transportation since September 2000 when suicide bombers began regularly targeting buses, making getting from here to there a matter of life or death… literally, Brian Blum said.

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  • Zeev Zalk

    Visiting Jerusalem a year ago,I thouht only the poor and elderly would be using the local buses.Thinking I shold bravly show my solidarity,I climbed nervously into one of the infamous buses.
    Looking around I discovered a bus full of agood cross section of Israelis.Young professionals, mothers with childrens,workers and students. I suspect parking shortage was higher on the agenda then fear of bombs.

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