I made another timeline, this time with the recent attacks on Israeli citizens (both Jewish and non-Jewish) in the last 30 days. One of the most frustrating parts about not being in Israel is that I don’t have a sense of what the mood or feeling is when attacks happen. I remember that during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, my sense of how bad things were and how dangerous it was to be in Israel seemed very different from what my friends and family in the United States were getting from reading the news.
Even in making this very short timeline, I was aware of how difficult it is to report on this without having “an angle”. In such a long back-and-forth cycle of violence, attacks, revenge killings and condemnations, it is nearly impossible to portray any event in Israel without feeling biased. Some day, when I have infinite time, I would love to try to make more timelines about events in Israel and Palestine, because I think it would be really interesting to show how many different ways you can tell the same story through the same relatively simple platform.