Gabriel Sassoon is Foreign Media Adviser to Knesset Deputy Speaker MK Hilik Bar. He served as English Campaign Coordinator for the Israeli Labor Party during the last election.

Chemical Tel Aviv

It's easy to forget about the Middle East's problems in the bubble of Tel Aviv. But images of civilians killed in a chemical attack on a Damascus suburb reminded Gabriel Sassoon that the bubble is just an illusion and he had better go collect his gas mask. Just in case.