Bombs Away: The Indignities and Small Comedies of Rocket Dodging

Prostrating oneself on an anthill or trying to get a bite to eat in an abandoned shopping center, running for cover in southern Israel has never been riskier.

The air raid siren was already sounding outside Ashdod. "Run, lie down on the ground, hands on your head," barks Ilan, the photographer, even though he didn't follow his own advice. I lie on the ground. It seems idiotic to cover my head with my hands, but I do it anyway. Iron Dome launches its own missile into the sky to meet the Hamas missile. The beautiful sky becomes a video game and we hear the...