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.