Earlier this week, Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

As I the director of Sderot Media Center, I recalled my past three years here in Sderot. Standing in silence on the balcony of the Sderot Media Center, it seemed very symbolic that Sderot and the western Negev continue to remain target of Palestinian rockets–the only region int he world where rockets are fired freely upon a Jewish population in a Jewish society.

This daily rocket attack reality has somehow became acceptable both here and in the world.

By accepting this form of terror, we give legitimacy to terrorism and terrorist leaders.

Everytime the Tzeva Adom, or Color Red siren goes off, it reminds the people of the western Negev that they are yet under the mercy of rocket attacks and the terrorists who fire them.

In a world where terrorism is accepted, the UN Durban II conference on human rights invites the Iranian President Ahmadinejad to open the conference with his hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.

There is no outcry to condemn these rocket attacks while the words of the Iranian leader and the decisions of Durban II seem to be taken in stride by much of the international community.

Today, Iran positions itself in Sderot’s back yard.

Who will speak up for Israeli citizens who continue to be targets of radical Islam in the form of Hamas rocket terror?

Noam Bedein – Sderot Media Center director

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Noam Bedein is a director of the Sderot Media Center. It is a media advocacy center which portrays the human face of Sderot and southern Israel under siege, to the international media and public. Noam, a native of Tzfat, grew up in Efrat, Israel. After finishing the Beit El Yeshiva High School, Noam learned at a pre-Army training program in the Jordan Valley and then served for three years as an IDF sergeant for an artillery scout unit along the Lebanese border. After the army, Noam served as an emissary for The Jewish Agency in Boston, Massachusetts and then traveled for a year in the Far East. Upon his return to Israel, Noam relocated to Sderot and pioneered the “Sderot Media Center for the Western Negev Ltd", which has spawned the Sderot Media Center. In this position, Noam is a photojournalist, lecturer and gives briefings to foreign government officials, embassies, foreign press and student groups from around the world.


  1. The major stumbling block in advancing to peace is the position of the Arabs in whatever country, is that they do not want Jews in the Middle East. Once they can manage to get over that, real peace negotiations can begin. Instead, you can see what we are getting.

  2. No one will speak up for the terror war against Israel and against the Jewish people except the Jewish people. We must count on ourselves. No one has ever helped us except those few moments in history when, through self-interest and/or political expediency certain nations came forward. But most remained hidden, occasionally helping the Jewish state clandestinely. If we cannot help one another, and are sitting and waiting for "the world" to help and protect us, we’ve got a long and painful wait. We must act now and support the Jewish state unconditionally.


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