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Is Living in Israel Safe?

Is Living in Israel Safe?

As someone who has lived in Israel for 10+ years, I feel justified writing this article.  Who is this article for?  Anyone considering moving to Israel… from any part of the world.  So, I named this article: Is Living in Israel Safe?


The first thing we should do is talk about why you’re considering moving to Israel.


You’re thinking about moving to Israel for just a few reasons:

  1. Because you’re Jewish, and you’re thinking about making Aliyah.
  2.  Because you fell in love and your partner is Israeli.
    1. That’s why I moved here.
  3. Because you are running from something.  Meaning, a situation or circumstance that you do not find pleasurable for your future.
  4.  Because you have family in Israel.

Please feel free to comment below any reasons I left out.


Those are the reasons why you’re thinking about moving to Israel, and you’re asking yourself, “Is it safe living there?” 


First, let’s get one thing clear so you understand a little bit about me. 


I am originally from Los Angeles, and I was raised in a pretty bad neighborhood.  Furthermore, when i was in my early 20’s I moved to Las Vegas which… is probably not the safest place in the world either.


So, everything in this video is coming from that perspective of a person born and raised in Los Angeles, and that lived in Las Vegas… Two fairly “unsafe” places.


Let’s move forward, and let’s answer the Question:  Is it safe living in Israel?




Let’s talk about why.

The first reason why I believe living in Israel is safe:


Compared to the other places that I’ve lived, there is less crime in Israel.


There’s less gangs, and less random shootings, and less rape, and there’s less  robberies.  There’s a lot less crime in Israel in general.   


Compared to the United states of America, there’s less crime… which makes it safer.


Side note:


You can actually see it.  You can actually feel it out on the streets.  There is a completely different energy.  People in Israel are not as afraid for their safety.


In Israel, the television news has to come up with completely different bad news to share.  And overall, there is much less crime reported during the television news reports.


The second reason why I believe living in Israel is safe:


What you’re thinking about most likely, is the idea of the war.  Yes, war in Israel.  Moreover, you’re wondering if it is safe in Israel if there’s a war going on.


I’ll tell you something you might not know. 


Whenever you have heard of a war happening in Israel, very very very few civilians ever get hurt.


As a civilian (which is what you’re going to be), you won’t see or feel very much of anything that has to do with war if you live towards the center of the country.




The energy does get tense during wars.  People in Israel have a tense feeling during wars, because their friends and family who are in the military (which all citizens in Israel are required to serve in the military for 2-3 years minimum), are exposed to potential violence. 


When the tense-ness goes up in the country during wars, that makes sense to me.  But, I won’t tell you Israel is a very relaxed place.  Israel is a tense place… with intense people.


In Conclusion:


Depending on where you are thinking of moving to Israel from, it might likely be MUCH safer than where you currently live (which was the case for me).   Therefore, in my opinion and as the official answer to the question is Israel is a very safe place to live…


Yes, Israel is a safe place to live.

About the creator of Is Living in Israel Safe?…

My name is Claude Lee Massey, I’ve been living in Tel Aviv for 10+ years… and what an adventure it has been!  I remember the day I arrived in Israel, I had NO money – NO friends – and NO job.  So, how exactly did I become a life coach and career counselor in Tel Aviv, Israel?

Here is my story…

About five years ago (after 15+ years of soul-searching), I had a realization:  That I was put here on this planet to teach and to share the knowledge I have.  Along with that powerful revelation, I had a powerful insight: “I want to open my own consulting business”.

As the start-up capital of the world, Israel has plenty of new companies with growing English speaking sales teams.  Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales, I decided to open a sales training/consulting company.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel…but I did!

At once, I went to an accountant to file the proper paperwork to legally operate my NEW sales consulting company.  Afterwards, I began to use all of my spare time (at this point I had a full-time job for a high-tech company) after work and before work creating materials and trying to acquire clients.

Most importantly, I knew what I had to do and whom I wanted to target. 

SalesDevelopmentIsrael.comI started cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.  Moreover, I was working like a madman.  I was sending emails and doing everything in my power to try to generate momentum in my business. 

It was, and is brutal being an entrepreneur, but great news!  I was able to find my first few clients!

Something I immediately noticed, was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops (where I focused on selling through telling stories, and teaching specific sales techniques), two things would happen consistently happen:

Firstly, I would receive feedback that the sales training workshop provided massive value.  Secondly, one or two of the students in the course would privately approach me. 

They would speak with me about their struggles, not only in sales but also in life.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one sit down session outside of the office.  She asked me to help her figure out a better career path.  As a struggling entrepreneur, I accepted.  

Another student, at another company, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.  Yes, he was planning to leave the sales job that he was at.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company me to help them work with their confidence and being able to communicate efficiently.  This would happen again, and again…

Each person with his or her own challenge.  They knew I was not certified or professionally trained.  Still, they would approach me and offer to pay me for my time.

To sit with them and help figure things out, and to give them my guidance.  These first clients called me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“.

Moreover, I was able to help them!  At the conclusion of our 3 to 5 one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted.

Eventually, enough people paid me to sit down with them, and called me their Career Counselor or Life Coach… that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

Most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach or career counselor before ever having a client.  However, I never said I wanted to be a life coach or a career counselor,

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me, literally.

And that is the super-short story of how I began life coaching and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

Now 5 years later, I can say that I’m happy to say I have helped thousands of people just like you.

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Is Living in Israel Safe? – Claude Lee Massey – Life Coach and Career Counseling in Tel Aviv Israel