Living With Terror: How To Keep A Sense Of Control

How do you live with terrorism? For Israeli civilians, who have been coping with the fear of knifings, shootings and bombings for the entire half-century of their nation's existence, it's a bit like living in a village next to a river that floods in the spring. You adjust.

In the nine years I lived in Jerusalem, I was struck by how obsessively Israelis used their cell phones, relaying to spouses and friends their every move throughout the day. I came to realize that they were tenaciously holding on to the people in their lives, keeping track of precisely where everyone was,...

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