The Best Secret Revealed: A Year in Israel, explores the ins and outs of daily life in Israel and reveals the truth about... the best kept secret of a year in Israel. Proceeds will be used to help students pay for their studies in Israel.
Etan Flatow’s life, and his identity, changed dramatically on April 9, 1995, just before his 12th birthday.
That’s when an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber drove a van loaded with explosives into a public bus, killing his 20-year-old sister Alisa and seven young Israeli soldiers who were en route to the former Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, where she had volunteered teaching children.
As the head of the Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship that provides scholarships for study in Israel, I can testify that we have seen increasing numbers of applicants no matter what the situation is in Israel. But as the parent of a terror victim, I have been asked many times by other parents since Alisa's murder whether they should let their children travel to Israel to study and play.