Nearly nine years ago, Kay Wilson was hiking with her friend outside of Jerusalem when she was attacked, bound, gagged, stabbed and left for dead.
Kay Wilson, a British-Israeli tour guide, and her Christian friend Kristine Luken were beaten and hacked with machetes because their Palestinian attackers, by their own admissions, wanted to kill Jews. Wilson saw her friend butchered beside her, and saved her own life by pretending to be dead.
The next nine years of Wilson’s life became a tale of survival, healing, and now a relentless fight to end the supply of money that flows from Western governments to the families of terrorists who kill Israelis in cold blood.
I met Wilson last year on our Rebel trip to Israel. She told me her harrowing story then, but now, she has a new book out, The Rage Less Traveled: A Memoir of Surviving a Machete Attack. It’s a first-hand account of her attack, of bringing her would-be killers to justice and her road to recovery from PTSD.
Tonight Kay joins me from her her home in Jerusalem.