Preparing for war

August 16, 2012
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As the world speculates over an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, those who live in the shadow of events have gone unnoticed.

It is a testament to Israelis' resolve that there was little sense of hysteria this week when a text message missile alert was tested and ministerial projections of the probable number of deaths were made public. Israelis may be used to looming tragedy but that does not mean they are inured to it. This is a week to remember those who must live with dread and uncertainty every hour of every day.

Last updated: 4:25pm, August 16 2012