Gas Masks

Jerusalemites Relax, Focus On Holidays Instead of Gas Masks

09/17/2013
Staff Writer
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Jerusalem – Israel breathed a collective sigh of relief this week.

In the days before Yom Kippur on Saturday and the start of Sukkot on Wednesday night, between concern over a possible with Syria and the announcement of a tentative deal brokered by the United States and Russia, Israelis turned from thoughts of missile attacks to attention to the last of this month's series of Jewish holidays.

AIPAC To Lobby Lawmakers For Syria Strike

09/09/2013
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AIPAC officials reportedly said the pro-Israel group will lobby U.S. lawmakers to authorize a retaliatory strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

As Israelis Mob Gas Mask Distribution Centers, Army Urges Calm

08/29/2013
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Daniela Hayoum arrived at a Tel Aviv post office at 7 a.m. and took a number.

The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned in the afternoon to find hundreds of Israelis crowding under a hot sun on the building’s wide steps, some holding umbrellas and others food.

Behind The Gas Mask

With new threats and two children, an Israeli immigrant reflects on the Iraqi Scud attacks of 1991.

08/21/2012
Israel Correspondent

Last week my husband took the kids to a nearby mall, bought them each an Angry Birds popsicle and picked up our family’s gas masks at the building’s distribution center.

“Look, Mommy, we have gas masks!” one of my 10-year-olds exclaimed excitedly when I returned home from an appointment.

No masking fear in Israel: The threat of war with Iran may make gas masks a necessity again.
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