Dr. Asael Lubotsky was a Platoon Commander in the IDF’s Golani Brigade. He is the author of the Israeli bestseller, From the Wilderness and Lebanon that describes his experiences during the Second Lebanon War. The book was published in 2008 by Yediot Achronot, became a best-seller, won critical acclaim and was translated into English in 2015.
Asael was severely wounded in the infamous Battle of Bint Jbeil, when an anti-tank missile hit his vehicle. The book also documents his struggle through numerous operations, and a protracted period of rehabilitation during which he learned to walk again. As a result of his experiences during his hospitalization, Asael decided to study medicine and despite a permanent disability that requires him to walk with