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Easing trauma from tensions
ByELIZABETH LEVI
July 10, 2014 12:42
Any new immigrant, who arrived after 2008, never had to experience the trauma of putting a gas mask on his or her child.
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Boy (illustrative).. (photo credit:COURTESY OF NATAL)

For Josie Arbel, the absorption director of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI), the reality in Israel requires an acclimation that native Israelis grow up with.

“Where olim are at a disadvantage in the range of reactions is their [lack of] experience in having gone through difficult security times," Arbel says. "Israelis cope in very, very different ways as well, but olim are lacking the context of having been through this before.”

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