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I was Born for Peace

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

By: Shany Lousky-Levy Chief of Staff, StandWithUs Israel May 4, 2022

Like many Israelis, this time of the year is my “Bein Hameitsarim” moment, a period of grief and reflection from Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial Day – leading up to Yom Hazikaron – Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, immediately followed by the emotional transition to Independence Day. Every year it is a difficult challenge to overcome, and – like every Israeli – each aspect has its own baggage to deal with.

But this year, this period of time turned out to be extra difficult for me. I’m a proud ex-combat fitness officer in the Paratrooper’s Brigade and I served in the reserves as a lawyer in the IDF’s COGAT civil administration liaison unit. Today I’m a proud mother to beautiful twin boys, to whom I promised from day one, that when they’ll grow up, they won’t have to go to the army, because the State of Israel will have peace with all its neighbors.

To read the full article on The Times of Israel, please click here.


The writer is Chief of Staff of StandWithUs-Israel. StandWithUs is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.


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