Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel

Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel

by Penny S. Tee


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A Vacation Under Fire

As a Jewish child growing up in the United States, Penny S. Tee was raised to care about Israel. But as an adult, events in her ancestral homeland took a back seat to the concerns of her everyday life. All that changed when Penny was thrust to the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while vacationing in Israel in 2014. Cowered in a bomb shelter with her family as missiles exploded around them, Penny witnessed the terrors of war firsthand . . . and she would never be the same again.

Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel is Penny’s compelling, true account of her harrowing ordeal and how it jolted her out of inaction and caused her to rethink her beliefs. She exposes the terrifying reality faced daily by Israelis and Palestinians, as they struggle to live their lives under the constant threat of attack. She reveals how her experiences ignited in her the desire to work for change. And she shares the valuable life lessons and remarkable insights she has gained along the way. A gripping chronicle of one woman’s ongoing quest for peace both within herself and in the world around her, Blasted from Complacency is a revelation with the power to open minds and change hearts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733707800
Publisher: Peace Awareness Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Penny S. Tee is a nonfiction author, speaker, writer, blogger, and lifelong learner. She is also the creator of and founder of Penny S. Tee's Writers4Writers, an online writers' support group. The driving forces behind her writing Blasted from Complacency were her desires to portray Israel in an honest light and to create an "ethical will" to share with her son. Penny holds both a BS degree and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She lives in California with her family.

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Author’s Notes



Chapter One: Are You Kidding Me?

Chapter Two: How Did We Get Here?

Chapter Three: Anne Frank Whispers . . . “Maybe You Should Go Back Home”

Chapter Four: Tel Aviv—Or Is This Miami?

Chapter Five: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You

Chapter Six: We’ll Never Take You into Harm’s Way

Chapter Seven: Reality—What’s Yours?

Chapter Eight: O’ Jerusalem

Chapter Nine: The “Old City”

Chapter Ten: Our Luck Runs Out

Chapter Eleven: Beneath the Veneer

Chapter Twelve: Absurd Realities

Chapter Thirteen: Toward Southern Israel, Ho!

Chapter Fourteen: Too Close for Comfort

Chapter Fifteen: A Long Night

Chapter Sixteen: Just Can’t Seem to Say Goodbye


Chapter Seventeen: Paris—No Escape!

Chapter Eighteen: Becoming Penny S. Tee

Chapter Nineteen: Foundations for Life






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