Iran Threat

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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