Archive for February, 2010

Izzie in HolyLand – Part 6

February 25, 2010

Izzie: Oh my G-d, Ehud, I’m soooo stoked about Dubai! How cool was that operation?
Barak: Yeah, it was pretty good.
Izzie: Oh, and that death squad! SOOO smoooooth. Did you check out that Gail Folliard? How hot is THAT chic?! Oh my G-d, it’s like the Mossad must have some kind of Simon Cowell filtering out [...]

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Squeezable Bibi

February 22, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
The U.S. administration has played it all wrong with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. After one year with both Netanyahu and Obama in office, the only “success” America has chalked up is a “freeze” on settlement building in the West Bank which is actually only a temporary freeze, and isn’t really [...]

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Once Again, Israel Shoots Itself in Both Legs

February 19, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
Israelis have been going on and on for decades about how nobody understands us, about how we’re fighting for a just cause, and how it’s always the other guy’s fault.
Over the years, governments in Jerusalem constantly changed their Hasbara tactics, but to no avail. (Hasbara, as Wikipedia points out, is “a [...]

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A Sight for Sore Eyes

February 17, 2010

Two nights ago Karen and I spent a few hours holding Emma’s hand at an emergency clinic in Tel Aviv. She had been vomiting the whole day, and by then she was quite dehydrated. Watching your kid cry her eyes out when a doctor sticks an IV drip into her wrist is as painful as [...]

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Superbowling

February 9, 2010

1) Rituals
Last night I watched the Superbowl.
Watching the Superbowl in Israel is the epitome of being a Half & Halfer.
It takes dedication. 
Concentration.
And caffeine. In any form.
Why? Because the game starts at 1:30 am. Ends at 5:30 am.
Over the years I’ve watched the game in different settings.
First with Dad, as a kid. Then later as a [...]

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The Other Israeli Siege

February 6, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
Next week, Bibi Netanyahu will be celebrating his first (and may it be the last) anniversary of his February 10 election victory.
After one year in office, Bibi’s got reasons to be fairly pleased with himself. Security-wise, 2009 was the quietest year in the past decade.
Diplomacy-wise, he’s staved off pressure from a [...]

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Maybe We Can?

February 2, 2010

Israeli leftists (those of us that are left) can be divided into two. Well, probably more than two, but stay with me a sec… Those who want to end the occupation for pragmatic reasons, and those who want to see an end to Palestinian suffering. There are, of course, many gray areas in between…
I won’t [...]

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