Shielding Sderot

An interesting intersection of two different kinds of protection for the people of Sderot...

In recent weeks, a cavernous $5 million steel-reinforced indoor playground funded by the Jewish National Fund has opened, giving local kids a chance to enjoy climbing walls, air hockey and sports fields without the risk of kassams. (read more)

And on a more military note, Israel has announced a successful test of its 'Iron Dome' missile shield (read more), which is a system built to intercept rockets before they strike their targets. All well and good, but since the government isn't planning to get it out into the field until 2010, and has yet to shoot a rocket out of the air in its tests, it's a good thing the JNF playground is up and running.