Growing up in my hometown 3+ decades ago, there was an embarrassment surrounding the waving of Israeli Flags. Don’t get me wrong, my family still had the flag waving proudly on our front porch- but we were the only family. I remember the looks and stares we’d get.
The elementary school I went to never mentioned the State of Israel. All my pro-Zionism, love for Israel attitude, came from the home. For that, I am eternally grateful to my parents. As a little girl, I would beg my father to take the flag down, but he would explain to me why I should never hide my love for Israel. He would explain what the Jewish nation went through to get to this point in history.
Today I can happily, with tremendous pride, wave the Israeli flag on my porch- without embarrassment.
Every store you walk into,
every street corner you cross,
every car you see on the street,
has the Israeli flag waving proudly.
I can not do anything other than smile when I see the Blue and White waving against the green trees and the blue sky- what a vision.
Knowing that we can live in our homeland, as a free and sovereign nation, warms my heart.