Category Archives: In the News

Stop the Hatred – It’s Killing Us

Once again, I see the same dynamics in action. An Israeli posting something negative, but true, about Israel. It could be criticism of the government’s policies in the West Bank, about soldiers mistreating Palestinians at checkpoints, or about some cab … Continue reading

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Regards from the Gulag

What? Haven’t you heard? Israel has turned into a police state. Censorship all over the place and people are afraid of talking about “the affair” lest they get thrown in jail. “The authorities” were¬†considering¬†renting out a Gulag in Siberia for … Continue reading

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Mass Nude Art in Israel?

Looks like Israel is about to join the list of places where American photographer Spencer Tunick has taken one of his mass nude photographs. You can see his previous work here. Personally, I find his pictures somewhat disturbing. In my … Continue reading

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Tornado in Israel?

Tornadoes are so rare in Israel most people don’t believe they exist here. In fact, they are so rare, your average Israeli doesn’t know the difference between a tornado and a hurricane and they two are almost synonyms here. So, … Continue reading

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Futna in Big Brother Israel – Walla Eeshy!

Some interesting people and “issues” in this season’s Big Brother in Israel. In my posts about Big Brother Men and Big Brother Women, I reviewed the “special” people. We had one guy with Tourrette syndrome, one girl who used to … Continue reading

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Big Brother Israel – The Men

First of all: Ha! Told ya! I said in my last post that Daleet Leumi won’t be staying for long and indeed she was the first participant to leave the house. With that out of the way, I can continue … Continue reading

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Big Brother Israel – The Women

I confess, I am a reality shows addict – specifically Big Brother and Survivor in their Israeli versions. IsraeliDad is concerned about the effect this has on my brain, but I think he’s just being a cultural snob. I keep … Continue reading

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Gaza Style Zoology in Black and White

If you haven’t seen them yet, here are the famous zebras of the Gaza zoo: A recap, if you don’t want to watch the movie: Gaza has a small zoo. The zoo used to have two zebras, but alas both … Continue reading

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Threats from Lebanon Again

I have always wondered about the root of the conflict between Lebanon and Israel. A tiny piece of land (Shaba farms) just doesn’t seem to justify the continuous bloodshed to me. Lebanon and Israel are actually a lot a like, … Continue reading

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On Breaking the Silence

I was asked by a Facebook friend for my opinion on the Israeli organization of “Shovrim Shtika” or “Breaking the Silence“. For those who don’t know, this is a relatively new organization which aims at collecting testimonials from Israeli soldiers … Continue reading

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