Mindy and Mutty Stein of Teaneck recently hosted an event with representatives of One Israel Fund. Marc Provisor, its director of security projects, and Natalie Sopinsky, its director of community development, talked about what life is like on the front lines of terror in the West Bank.
Natalie Sopinsky lives in Susya, 12 kilometers from Otniel, where Daphna Meir was recently murdered.
Marc Provisor is also a counterterrorism expert who works with the IDF, which recently adopted his specially designed anti-ballistic vest. To date, more than 300 vests have been donated at a cost of $1,450 each. Mr. Provisor conducts security assessments throughout the West Bank, recommends technological security upgrades, and raises funds to get needed equipment, including surveillance and thermal cameras, burn kits, and emergency medical equipment for intensive-care ambulances.
The One Israel Fund also raises donations for playgrounds and community centers for the Jewish residents of the West Bank. For information, call Ms. Sopinsky at (516) 239-9202, ext. 22, or email her at Natalie@oneisraelfund.org.