Hen is with StandWithUs Northwest. As a young Israeli who had just completed five years of service
in the IDF, I looked forward to my new job educating people in the Pacific Northwest about Israel.
I was shocked, however, by the anti-Israel bigotry and hostility I encountered, especially in the
greater Seattle area, Oregon, and Berkeley. I had been very liberal, a member of the leftist Zionist
party, Meretz, but the anti-Semitism and hatred for Israel that I have seen in the U.S. has changed
my outlook personally and politically.