19 May 2022
Lod is an ancient city with modern problems. Lod was first known to Americans as the location of the main airport.
An important perspective of modern Israel is found in Lod, its history and histrionics.
Two such perspectives were shared by two very different women.
Lod is mentioned in the Talmud. Lod occupies a strategic point between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It gained notoriety for Ben Gurion’s order in 1948 to push the Arab residents of Lod out of the way. Modern historians have recast a dark light on the reckless expulsion of the Arab population. A few Arabs remained, a few returned, and diverse other groups moved into Lod. Lod is not an economically healthy city. Many groups have come and gone over the decades since.