In "Will Israel Attack Iran?", the article in the New York Times Magazine to which I posted a link below, another excerpt:
As we spoke, a man approached and, having recognized me as a journalist who reports on these issues, apologized before asking: “When is the war going to break out? When will the Iranians bomb us?”....I tried to reassure the man that we wouldn’t be nuked tomorrow. Similar scenes occur almost every day —Israelis watch the news, have heard that bomb shelters are being prepared, know that Israel test-fired a missile into the sea two months ago--and a kind of panic has begun to overtake Israeli society, anxiety that missiles will start raining down soon.
"Panic?" This struck me as exaggerated--a false note in a report that otherwise seemed to ring true. On the other hand, how would I know? Then it occurred to me: Ask Judith.
Is there indeed a growing sense of anxiety in Israel, Judith? How are people responding to this article in the Times? As this issue builds, what is everyday life like?